Creativity Blog 2021 – My year in blog posts


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Blogging was my creative therapy of choice in 2021. 

Here is the full collection of musings from my creativity blog for the year – a happy mix of inspiration, insights and stories to support your own adventures in this bumpy journey that is the creative life. 


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My favourite writing apps for iPad (Part 2)

My favourite writing apps for ipad or smartphones, as well as some support processes that I’m using to write my latest book.

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How to get what you want ( + feel good factor )

My 5am epiphany about how we can all get whatever it is that we want – and feel good about it!

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How to use numerology to choose your Word for the Year

If choosing a word for the year is proving to be a challenge, I invite you to choose your 2022 number instead…

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Introducing… Heaven Hall (My vision & legacy-in-progress)

A vision for my work and life that has been percolating in my mind and heart for a number of years.

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A quick tip for faster & more intuitive decision making

A quick tip to help you with any dilemmas that send you into a tailspin of confusion, second-guessing anxiety or analysis paralysis.

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The benefits of a Daily Practice (+ tips)

The many creative benefits of some type of daily practice, plus a few tips for your perfect practice.

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How to believe in yourself more (A story of yoga & tiny miracles)

A tiny miracle I experienced during a yoga session that opened my eyes to the power of possibility thinking. 

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Short book reviews for creatives: The Desire Factor by Christy Whitman

As an advocate of the creative powers of positive emotions, I found so much to love in the latest book from success coach Christy Whitman. 

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The Gift Shift: How to find the blessings in disguise

A short story that might help you if you’re ever facing any kind of resistance, problem or challenge.

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Further adventures in Life Design: Sharpening your axe

Sharing this revelation from my Life Design adventures as part of my ongoing mission to explain seemingly inexplicable results along the creative path.

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Writing therapy; the benefits of writing for healing, creativity & calm

Even if you wouldn’t call yourself a writer, there are many valuable benefits to adopting some form of writing or journaling. Here are 12 ways that putting pen to paper (or fingers to keyboard) can be therapeutic.

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The creative benefits of trying something new

If you’d like to enjoy more of the life-enhancing benefits of inspired living, one way to invite more creativity is to try new things.

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Books For Writers : Z; A Novel of Zelda Fitzgerald

The absorbing novel that had me putting Paris on hold.

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Success is inevitable: The creative power of ideas

How your creative success can be inevitable! Inspired by the words and wisdom of Genevieve Behrend. 

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Time-saving tip for creatives: The Faith Check-In

The insight that saves me hours of wasted time, energy and effort every week. (Also helps avoid wasting money, resources, unnecessary heartache and frustration.)

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How ‘Build it & they will come’ didn’t work… Until it did.

A very happy report on the magic that can happen when you follow your dreams…

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Intentional living quotes & blog posts

A collection from my ongoing adventures in the joys and benefits of intentional living

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Siteground WordPress Hosting Review (for bloggers & solopreneurs)

Why I recommend Siteground as a hosting provider, especially if you’re just starting with your first website and you’d like it be a smooth and happy experience.

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A creative approach to solving dilemmas

An idea that helps me a huge amount whenever I am facing a dilemma. (Which, as a balance-loving Libran, can happen quite a lot…)

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Introducing: Your Direct Route to Success (& happiness)

A funny thing happens in our minds when we mentally ‘leapfrog’ our challenges; something shifts. 

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Introduction to Hello Flow Practice #2 (Free Sample Extract)

Harnessing the power of our environment and physical surroundings to uplevel and revitalise our self-image and sense of deservingness. 

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Dharma phases: From Career Confusion to The Pursuit of Excellence

When you clear resistanct and discover your dharma… what’s next?

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How to make peace with uncertainty

Some of the insights I’ve discovered about making peace with this inescapable – and potentially miraculous – aspect of creative living.

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Tips for Creative Confidence & Self-belief

A selection of ways to cultivate your self-belief – one of the cornerstones of faith.

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The Calm of Twixmas

In praise of the special energies of this potent time – the closing of a year and the dawn of a new one. 

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Pineapple season is coming…

My ode to a new business mentor who completely upgraded my vision, my courage, my faith and – most importantly – my joy in my own entrepreneurial journey. 



... because happy creatives are good for the planet. 

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