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Laying a Stronger Foundation – My 2016 Recap

I’m extremely grateful for the position I’m in at the end of 2016. If you’ve read this blog for a while, you’ll know I’ve worked hard over the last few years to prioritise my health – both mental and physical. That decision really has meant a new way of life for me, and the transition […]

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Mindset

Living Constructively

“Each day should be devoted to miracles. The purpose of time is to enable man to learn to use it constructively.” A Course in Miracles It’s the very first day of 2016. We, collectively as human beings on earth, are about to take another trip round the sun. How immensely exciting is that? What an […]

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Living the Life of the Mind (Without Going Crazy) – with Margaret Pinard

Margaret Pinard is one of the good pals I’m grateful to have made through writing this blog. She has been very supportive over the last few years  – thanks Margaret! I asked her to write for you about life as a self-published author – because she’s managed to write and publish three entire novels since I’ve known her.

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Creative Inspiration My story

A Month of Mini Time Capsule Videos

It’s hard to admit this on my blog that features the word ‘creative’ in the title, but I’ve been creatively blocked for a while now when it comes to my own projects (as you might have guessed by the lack of posts recently). I have a bad habit of starting up something creative with great gusto […]

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Perfectionism is not an end of level boss

A bit of faith, every day. And I can be happy. I don’t know about you, but I tend to hold myself to high standards, and often fall short of them. I want to practice positive habits every day and am pleased when I manage it for a reasonable stretch. But not accepting that I am […]

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Health and fitness

Recommended: Yoga With Adriene

Whether you’ve tried it or not, you might have already decided yoga’s not for you. I resisted it myself for a long time after attending a few classes and struggling to keep up with the pace. But maybe, like me, you just haven’t found the right teacher yet? Despite my doubts about my yogic abilities, […]

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Ambitions vs. Obstacles: My Year in Review

Writing about a year is weird. A year isn’t a ‘thing’. It’s 12 months, in which a lot happens. How to sum it up? Why do we even feel the need to? I don’t know, but for some reason it feels cathartic to do so. It allows us to move on from the themes of the […]

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Mindset

The Long and Winding Path to Finding Your Life’s Work (in 4 Steps)

The Clear-Minded Creative may not even know what their purpose is yet. But they will feel a strong drive to create in their heart. A longing in their gut to do something great. They will instinctively know that they have the potential to create something meaningful. Something that moves people, and maybe even helps them or […]

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Personal Development

Trying Not to Try: An Experiment with Effortlessness

I love to find new tips and tricks from books that I can apply in my own life so I was instantly attracted to the idea of being a ‘literary guinea pig’ for Canongate’s Nudge Your World series. The first book in the series, Trying Not to Try: The Ancient Art of Effortlessness and the […]

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Four Ways to Turn Past Hardships Into New Art

Your Hard Work Isn’t Wasted If you’re creative but feel like success has so far eluded you, it’s important not to forget or discount the things you’ve already done. Even if they don’t feel like things that would impress anyone else, they’re part of what has made you what you are now. Everything you’ve done has […]