Category: support

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!

Digging into fear and why we are feeling it

Examining our fears; how much they can effect us without us even realising and devising an action plan to work through them and keep moving forwards…

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…

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 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.

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…

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…