Category: family values

Shaking the restlessness; ready, set, go for it!

Diving into that familiar restlessness of September and planning the new routine dream as the children go back to school and we all try and work out how we navigate all the new rules and find some creative calm in it all!

How childhood experiences can shape your future creative self

Taking a good look at how your childhood helps to shape your creative journey and applying that lesson to our own children and families…it’s time to have some Summer adventures! Plus there’s another creative challenge in here for you, this week all about animals and pets!

Surviving working in lock-down…with a house full!

A light-hearted look at life in lock-down with a house full when you are trying to get your work done! It’s not easy is it? But we are all in the same boat and we can get through this together, here are some tips for a calmer working week!

Mindset over matter – choose how you respond to life’s challenges…

This week I’m talking about how you don’t have to let past traumatic events define you, it’s all how about how you choose to respond and how this can also relate to taking the leap to start a new creative hobby, it’s all mindset over matter!

When plates are spinning, you can’t always be an octopus

Sometimes all you can do is try your best and ride the waves of life…..I never was great on boats though so this week I’m seeking calmer waters…

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…

Can fear spark a deeper level of creativity?

When faced with periods of uncertainty, do you stand still, forge through it, or might it be healthier to pause and take a closer look at what’s going on and perhaps take your creative talents to a higher level? This week I dig deeper into fears and learn quite a lot about myself in the process.

Keep on reading, if you want to write

Learn how reading regularly can really help you with your own writing journey and quest to get published

Savouring the Summer slow-down and a little reflection

This week I’ve realised that despite being on school summer holidays, I’m still managing to carve out some creative time and find moments of inspiration too, in-between the shouts of ‘Mum, what’s for lunch?! and Mum, what are we doing today and Mum can… Continue Reading “Savouring the Summer slow-down and a little reflection”

Who’s cheering you on? And are you backing them too?

  This week it’s Holmfirth Art Week, a huge festival locally that has raised almost £1Million in funds for Macmillan Cancer and has been going since 1967. It attracts 400 exhibiting artists, over 2000 pieces of artwork and approximately 10,000 visitors and spreads out… Continue Reading “Who’s cheering you on? And are you backing them too?”