Category: Self-care

Why creativity is crucial for mental health

Hi everyone, I just thought that this was an important subject to talk about in the wake of National Mental Health Week and following just one of those tricky weeks for me – see I told you it wasn’t always sunshine and roses!. So I’ll…

Guiding word of the year – How is yours going so far?

  It’s my 20th blog post today! I can’t believe I’m already 20 posts in, this year is going so fast already – I know it’s a sign of my age that years are seeming to fly by and that scares me, I’m already…

Checking in and celebrating achievements

After the challenges I wrote about last week when I was trying to do all things possible and invent extra time in the universe, the upshot has been an amazing week and this made me think about how it is so important, especially after…

When Life gets in the way of Creative Routine

Ok, the truth is this last week I’ve been feeling the pressure, with the children being off for two weeks over Easter and keeping them entertained and fed (seriously how can two children eat so much?), I feel like I’ve been pulled in all…

Creative Country Walks; How to get the kids more interested

Creative outdoor activities with the kids this Easter Hi everyone, hope you’re all enjoying the Easter holidays! It’s the second week of the school holidays now in the UK and thankfully the weather has been unusually good to us so far but as the…

Why Curiosity is key for me…

Hello and Happy Easter to you all, I thought it might now be the time to introduce myself a bit more, now that I’m further along this blogging road and explain how The Curious Creative Club all came about. So, this is me, when…

Underneath fear lies great opportunities

The last four weeks of Blog posts, where I’ve probed deep into the psyche of our local creatives, have been truly fascinating and inspiring and it has just made me even more determined to encourage people to try living a more creative life, because…

Cherish the Challenge

Hi everyone, I just wanted to pop in, in the middle of my four interviews with local creatives to say ‘Hi’ and share a few thoughts about my week. It’s been a challenging one to be honest, snippets of weird things going wrong but…

A Holme-made tale of international success and personal satisfaction

This week I‘m interviewing Carole Heaton from Holmemade With Love, a local crafter, designer and producer of beautiful hand-made gifts and home goods, living in the gorgeous Holme Valley. We talk about what is really important to her in her business, where she’d like…

Glow with the flow…

It’s Monday and usually I’ve written my blog post by now or at least done most of it on the Sunday night but as my husband goes to Vegas for a week today (with work, it’s a tough gig, I know), my mind is…