I’m not a huge fan of spiders. And I’m also not a huge fan of being reduced to pathetically standing on my bed hiding from a creepy crawly afraid to move an inch even though it’s at least five feet away from me and I’m approximately 99.98% bigger than it.Read More
As a society there seems to be a pre-defined notion of how you’re expected to react to certain situations, how each emotion is ‘supposed’ to look and feel like and when you should feel each one. And along the way, we all put on a mask.Read More
I can honestly say I don’t know why I haven’t been doing this my whole life.
I love to plan but I’d never thought of sitting down on a Sunday night, making it part of a really nice routine and bringing a lot more clarity and focus into my life. I now wake up on Monday feeling more ready to approach the week rather than deer stuck in headlights not knowing where to turn first.
You’re going to have days you feel uninspired. You’re going to have times where you literally can’t think of any ideas, and you’re going to have days where that feeling makes you feel shitty. But what do you do when they happen?Read More
Macklemore, dogs and notebooks bring me more joy than I could ever tell you. That sentence brings me a lot of joy alone. Quit feeling goofy of embarrassed about what makes you happy - share away with pride and be grateful for the things that light you up brighter than anything else.Read More
In the last couple of years, self-care has started becoming a trendy buzzword that it never was before. Now it’s an Instagram hashtag to be thrown around and rather than a solution, it seems to have become a problem. A problem that is perpetuating the bullshit notions of patriarchy that we’ve been fighting against for years.Read More
I don’t know about you, but the world feels like it’s getting more terrifying every day. And as creatives, dreamers and world shakers, it’s hard to feel any hope at all.
It’s hard not to get sucked into a massive tunnel of doom and feel like the world is falling to pieces.Read More
As creatives and multi-passionate women, we thrive and survive on our ideas and projects: that feeling when ideas are coming to us faster than we can write? It’s like being on the top of the world. But how do you protect yourself when you share your idea and you’re met with a damp squid? Let me show you!Read More
When you think about a growth mindset we think about words like high achieving, successful, driven, ambitious, open minded, strong willed, and intelligent. Although I absolutely agree that all those traits are part of a growth mindset one that is always missing is well rested.
Being well rested does not only mean getting an adequate amount of sleep…which of course is vital to a growth mindset but it also means having a balance of playtime tooRead More
Today I'm calling bullshit and getting real about what it takes to chase your dreams, why pit stops are so important and why it is so damn exhausting If you're working to build the life you want, chasing your dreams, daring to live differently and make the world a brighter place, chances are you're reminded everyday about the things you should be doing or should be feeling.
I’ve been in lots of situations where the response from the people I moan to, or open up to to, has been along the lines of:
“Well think what they must have been through to end up like that.”
“Don’t get angry, have compassion because they clearly need it as they’re in a lot of emotional pain.”Read More
A huge myth about introverts is that we’re all these quiet timid people. I call bullshit.
Some of the most chatty people I know are introverts — people who can fill silence with non-stop chatter, who end up chatting to any one on the bus and like to have a good loud laugh.Read More
As creative and multi-passionate women, it’s fair to say that we all struggle with getting shit done. Now, before you start judging yourself, and beating yourself up, know that you’re not alone: we all struggle.Read More
So, I don’t know if you’ve noticed lately, but the online world is a pretty noisy place. I think along the way, people have become unsurprisingly pretty disillusioned.Read More
Now, if you’ve been around here before, you’ll know that I have beef with a lot of things. Today’s beef? The cult of now.Read More
This is a tale about making bread. But it’s not really about making bread.
It’s about keeping going when you don’t feel like you’re making a differenceRead More
This post is half permission slip and half a bunch of practical ways you can cope when life goes wonky, you have unexpected bad stuff to deal with but somehow you’ve still got to keep going.Read More
**Hello Couragemakers! I am so happy to be back after a pretty long break – a lot longer than I expected. A lot of things have happened during my time away which I won’t bog you down with, but let’s just say that it’s been a pretty ugly couple of months, which involved losing someone […]Read More
You do not owe anything to anyone, regardless of how they make you feel otherwise. You do not owe anyone an explanation for who you are or how you live your life. That decision is up to you alone.
You will change. You will go through experiences that alter and develop the fundamentals of who you are. That’s life - that is how you grow and develop as the person only you can be.Read More