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My favourite insight from Your Invisible Power by Genevieve Behrend.
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One of my favourite tips to reduce worry and overwhelm;
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For all its commonplace simplicity, writing is actually a profound process.
We are turning invisible, intangible ideas and thoughts into a concrete form that exists in the world and not just in our heads.
It’s a highly creative act.
Writing can turn ideas into actions, it can make things happen, it can lead to the creation of something new.
But the effects of writing go beyond the written words…
A short story that might help you if you’re ever facing any kind of resistance, problem or challenge.
(Inspired by a recent mini-epiphany in my workday.)
I recently experienced a tiny miracle during a yoga session that opened my eyes to the power of possibility thinking.
This lovely insight turns out to be fantastic for helping us to believe in ourselves more, which is a HUGE asset for anyone on the creative path.
And so I’d love to share with you the miraculous magic of perception-shifting…
A Creative Route to Wellness
How creativity is good for your health, plus 3 tips for beginning a creative wellness practice.
How to design your life (& why)
Reviewing our lives with a designer’s eye is liberating and empowering – and leads to some exciting outcomes…
What’s your thing?
(That thing you love to do?)
Uplifting & empowering mindset games for grown ups
A collection of mighty little mindset tools, to help you discover your power & reconnect with your inner magic. ?
Wine O’Clock Prayer for celebration, serenity & surrender
My favourite proverb which I’ve rechristened my Wine O’Clock Prayer.
Recommended remedies for emotional calm
Proactively prioritising our own emotional balance is one of the most helpful things we can do – both for ourselves and for others.
So, to inspire you to discover and implement the most effective tools and practices for you, here are some of my recommended remedies for emotional calm.
4 lovely ways hitting the snooze button can enhance your day (& your life)
My take on the snooze button debate: To snooze or not to snooze?
My favourite prosperity tip
A fun and potentially lucrative tip to support your creative adventures.
A short story from my work week
that led me to appointing a new Creative Director in my business…
Reconnecting with creative joy
Any Given Tuesday: Guest Post for Eric Maisel & Fine Art America
2 magic words…
with mighty results for both your success and your joy along the way.
The 7 iPad writing apps I use and recommend.
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!
My simple remedy for Should I be doing something else…? Syndrome.
For my fellow multi-passionate, multi-potentialise, renaissance soul creatives.
Self-coaching skills for writers
A new way to help writers tap into their own resources and inner support skills when they need them most.
Too many ideas?!
My heart-felt Ode to the Workflowy task management app. Plus 5 Overwhelm- blasting Tips for the Over-Inspired Creative.
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.
5 ways to make ‘keeping the faith’ easier.
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.
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.)
Why I’m doing NaNoWriMo this year…
…despite lots of ‘good reasons’ why not. The 8 Great Reasons I’m going for it anyway.
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 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…
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 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…
Today’s inspiring nugget comes from an unlikely blend of hip-hop guru, entrepreneur and meditation devotee – Uncle Rush (aka Russell Simmons).