Category: mental wellbeing

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.

The Curious Cabin is open!

The Curious Cabin is open! Come inside for a sneaky peak at what we’ve been up to for the last 3 weeks, building the perfect creative sanctuary in the garden….if you need me, you’ll find me in here! #cabinfever!

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!

Go with the energy you have; it may just surprise you…

How listening to your gut and assessing your energy each day can really help you focus on the best task for that day…..don’t be a slave to your to do list, instead make it work for you.

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!

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…

Lessons from lock-down, creating a Self-Care SOS List!

As I’ve been doing lock-down a while now, I just thought I’d share what’s getting me through it, it’s my own Self-care SOS list!

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

Podcast yourself happy with my top 13 recommendations

As a huge podcast fan I’m listening to lots whilst we are staying safe at home! Here are my top 13 to keep you happy and why I think they have such a positive impact on day to day life.