Category: struggles in life

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…

5 days to the end of Chemo….and other interesting numbers!

I’m nearly at the end of chemo and on one insomnia fuelled night I worked out all the medical statistics around treatment! It’s a mountain of numbers and care, for which I’ll be forever grateful…x

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!

Heading into un-chartered waters…

A look in on what’s being going on over the last 7 weeks including lots of health tests and a diagnosis I’m facing tomorrow; this is to help others going through anything similar, and how I’ve gotten through these limbo weeks…

Special places = Special writing

Tips on how to use the special places in your life as a way to create extra special writing…

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…

A little poetry practice, to soothe the soul…

A little poetry practice to soothe the soul…some simple tips to get you started and enjoy a little creative time, plus my very own poetic take on keeping a watchful eye on the seasons…

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.

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…