Category: inspiring stories

Keeping Connected in tough times

This week it’s all about self-preparation as we head into further lock-down. What self care techniques can you use to feel better and get through this? Who can you connect with to serve our human need to belong to a tribe? Lots of tips to make sure we all get through this together, with passion and purpose…living life to the full.

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!

Summer Solstice reflections and setting new intentions

As we nudge passed the Summer Solstice point of the year, it’s a great time to reflect on our achievements and celebrate how far we’ve come, even more so in these challenging times. You can then use this knowledge to look forwards, set new intentions, dream big and make the most of the rest of the year…

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.

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

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!

The difference between physical and creative hobbies and do you feel guilty or not-guilty?

This week I’m delving deep into how we perceive and feel about different hobbies and what type we’d choose if we absolutely had to! It’s an interesting conversation…

Write; Lets get back to it!

The tinsel has gone and pine needles sticking less and less to my socks….It’s time for me to set my new writing goals! Whose going to join me? Plus a look at the tools I use to help me with planning! Lets do this!

The ability to learn is our super-power – my favourites of 2019!

A look back at all the sources of inspiration for me this year to see if they could help support you on your creative journey too.