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
There’s something that’s been on my mind for a while now, which I’ve struggled to put into words and felt pretty nervous to write about. And if online businesses and blogging have taught me anything, it’s that when you feel like that, that’s *exactly* when you should be hitting publish and starting the conversation. So […]Read More
The blog is back! After a creative break this summer, I’m so excited to go back to blogging at least once a week, and I have SO many posts planned to help you shine brighter, put yourself out in the world as you are and thrive wholeheartedly in a world that sometimes feels like it’s […]Read More
Okay, Couragemakers who struggle with self-doubt, listen up. Sometimes on this creative and dream chasing journey, we all need reminders which are a bit more of a kick up the ass. Today is one of those days. So here’s the thing: If you are looking for evidence that you’re shit, you’re going to find […]Read More
It’s fair to say that as kind-hearted creatives, we spend a lot of the time feeling like we’re swimming against the tide. We contemplate things which others think are plain odd (my Dad is SO sick of being asked if he’d rather be a bench or a tree) and generally spend a lot of time […]Read More