Category: conversations of inspiration

Trust in your talent or ‘to be’ talent…

Why it’s important to trust in your talents and really believe them to be true….polish that rough diamond within yourself, and give yourself the opportunity to shine.

How to motivate yourself back into creative action, with a little kindness…

I know that some people are finding it really hard to motivate themselves in their creative work, so in the week of mental health awareness, I think we need to practice some kindness to ourselves, others and access the wonderful creative support out there at the moment. Hopefully it will give you the boost that you need…

Poetry Practice to help you Process

How poetry practice can help you process difficult times and emotions, whilst also helping you to relax, by using your creative skills and getting into the flow-state of mind.

How having an adventurous spirit and ‘can do’ attitude opens up your world to endless opportunities

Chatting to the lovely Lesley Ellis as she launches her new podcast – The Midlife Manifesto, all about how she’s got to this point, why she’s launching a podcast and what has inspired her growing up. She’s one of the most adventurous people I know and so it’s an interesting and valuable conversation…

Chatting to Suzy Walker, Editor of Psychologies Magazine about why creative activities are so good for you in these uncertain times

Today I had the huge privilege of speaking to the brilliant Suzy Walker, Editor of Psychologies magazine about all aspects of creativity and its benefits via a live video on their Facebook page and group. Here you will find the link to the chat and also many links to useful previous posts to help you get started on your own creative journey during this unprecedented time

Connecting with shared conversations

Ever thought about starting your own podcast? Shared conversations have never been more important to keep connected. Read how the Two Northern Lasses got started and see if this could be the creative outlet for you.

Reflecting on 2019 – What ‘firsts’ are you celebrating this year?

Find out how reflecting on and celebrating your ‘firsts’ this year can help to drive you forward with confidence into 2020.

Why accountability is key to personal growth

Accountability is no longer a dirty word, it can help you grow your business, increase your skills and confidence and help you to truly value your work. Here I explain how…

The most inspiring evening – Holly Tucker interviews Mark Constantine for her Podcast Live

If you’ve been reading my Blog for a while, you’ll know by now that I am a huge fan of Holly Tucker’s podcast ‘Conversations of Inspiration.’ Holly Tucker MBE founded ‘Not on the Highstreet’ 13 years ago and is now the UK Ambassador to…

How Photography can lead to creative joy

  Last week I dared myself to enter the BBC Countryfile photo competition, partly just to try but also to make me look for the unusual a little bit more when I’m taking my photographs every day. Whilst on that mission, it made me…