How to cope with Idea Overwhelm
A cautionary tale of what can happen when you learn to woo your muse.
On hiring support…
The scary / fun / rewarding business of investing in your creative dreams.
How getting creative can help with life’s dramas
From tears at bedtime to a very happy ending.
Why I’m doing NaNoWriMo this year…
…despite lots of ‘good reasons’ why not.
The 8 Great Reasons I’m going for it anyway.
5 ways to make ‘keeping the faith’ easier.
What does a Creativity Coach actually do?
I often get a few Homer Simpson-esque blank stares when I tell people what I do. So I am on a mission to spread the word about my Dream Job, aka Creativity Coaching.
Here’s my take on this powerful and exciting new support service. (And why I love it so much.)
Ever felt torn as to whether to create from the heart, or compromise to meet market forces?
Does the prospect of marketing induce lethargy / repulsion / fear & dread / an overwhelming desire to hide under the duvet?
In this post I’m exploring a soul-soothing approach to marketing for creative people.
If you’d like to experience more joy, better health and improved results – in your work, at home, or indeed in any endeavour) – start celebrating!
It’s only Christmas.
During this frenzied time of year, it’s possible to get overwhelmed with the practicalities of creating The Perfect Christmas.
So here’s a quick tip for staying calm enough to enjoy the magic. 🙂
This week’s source may seem a strange choice for a series on creativity, but I’m guessing that most creatives have homes, many have housemates and a fair proportion may feel (as I did) that they were put on the planet for more important work than dusting and laundry.
I have another dose of creative wisdom for you, this time from author Jonathan Fields, though I actually found the following gem on his blog.
The blog post was called: Can abundance kill creativity?
This week’s creativity quote is a little different – I stumbled across it, not in a book, but on one of my favourite weekly vlogs; Marie Forleo’s Q&A Tuesday.
Marie was exploring the idea that creativity is a form of service, and this simple but powerful phrase leapt out at me…
C’est ici! (I’ve recently been to France and can’t resist using the few phrases I managed to master.)
In fact my Parisian travels provide the photograph for this week’s quote…
This week’s words of wisdom come from a fascinating author (and very nice chap) that I met at a recent Hay House event in London.
During a break between speakers, I found the bookshop and was eagerly stocking up on reading matter for my train journey home, when a book with a beautiful blue cover caught my eye…
Today’s inspiring nugget comes from an unlikely blend of hip-hop guru, entrepreneur and meditation devotee – Uncle Rush (aka Russell Simmons).