Life By Design
Tips & inspiration for intentional living, designing your dream career, success on your terms and living your life by design.
Flashback to Spring 2009... Apple has just released its new iPod Shuffle, Lady Gaga's Poker Face is dominating the radio, The Twilight saga is breaking Box Office records, and my home is ringing with the sounds of The Night Garden...(Oopsy Daisy! Iggle...read more
If you've been with me for a while, you've probably noticed that I love making up words. And today I'd like to introduce you to my latest new word: Calmfidence. Can you guess what it means?! I was looking for a word to describe that serene sense of inner...read more
How rest, self-care, naps and sleep can be highly productive. (Especially for creatives like us!) Plus short review of Rest by Alex Soojung-Kim Pang.read more
Harness the magic of believing. (It really is a creative superpower!) Possibility Reminder for Visionaries, Creatives & Big Dreamers How? Somehow. Tea / Coffee Mug Available to buy on Redbubble.com Magic happens when you swap How? for Somehow... Try it! It...read more
Inspiration and ideas can make a powerful, even magical difference to the quality of our work, as well as our enjoyment of the creative process. But where do those helpful notions and flashes of genius actually come from…?read more
Need to overcome procrastination in your creative adventures? My top tip is a new energy healing modality called Theta Healing…read more
The Joy of Dharma – my homage to this beautiful concept, where it has led me so far and an exciting vision for your creative dharma.read more
How my new lovely new keyboard case has transformed my writing life and how I use my iPad.read more
12.7 cm x 17.8 cm Thank You Card Available to buy on zazzle.com Hi! I'm Danielle. Instagram Twitter Pinterest Sometimes a little thank you just isn't enough... Design inspired by old school exercise books and vintage typewriters. I love having a stack of...read more
Harness the magic of believing. (It really is a creative superpower!) Possibility Reminder for Visionaries, Creatives & Big Dreamers 407mm x 407mm Framed Print Available to buy on Redbubble.com Magic happens when you swap How? for Somehow... Try it! It...read more
I designed this teal cushion as a reminder that Love and Business can go together beautifully. (Inspired by The Diamond Cutter by Geshe Michael Roach & Lama Christie McNally.)read more
Flashback to 2010... Today's post is inspired by an idea from my early blogging days - when my focus was how to stay serene (or at last sane) if you were an undomestic goddess with a home to keep. It's a tip from my first blog, Make Peace With Housework: The...read more
The day we moved house last year, my husband asked me a simple question: "Which cupboard shall we keep plates in?" Seems like an easy enough question. But I couldn’t answer him. I just couldn’t get my brain to click into decision-making mode. After the hundreds of...read more
If you’ve been with me for a while, hopefully I’ve helped you access the source of your inspiration and unleash your innate creativity. So if you’re now on great terms with your muse, you may be familiar with a new level of creative challenge... Creative overwhelm....read more
...despite lots of 'good reasons' why not. I’ve just signed up to participate in the fun and madness that is NaNoWriMo. (National Novel Writing Month) ...Even though I’m not a novelist. ...Even though the coming weeks could be the busiest and most intense of my...read more
I recently invested in support for a creative project that I dream of bringing to life. Even though I thought the timing wasn't right... (Turns out, the timing was perfect.) Even though I thought it was too expensive... (Turns out to have been worth double or...read more
Today I have a little story for you - how I got creative and turned a frustrating mini-drama into a very happy ending... Creativity: a tool for life Now, as you may know, I am obsessed with the creative process - how to find the time, inspiration and energy...read more
It's New Year time again. I love the energy and optimism of this time of year. We're so hopeful for the future, we're determined to improve things, to live better, to be better, to finally do those things we've been saying we will do. It's the perfect time...read more
A little (big) magical something for you this week!
I’ve got another dose of soul-soothing creative goodness, and for one lucky winner, I’ve also got a copy of the book where I found it.
And that’s especially good news because this week’s featured read is…
How to harness the creative power of whim and fancy – because there’s less need for discipline and will power when you feel naturally inspired to do a task.read more