“My mantra for the last few years have been no more striving. It came as a reaction to my lifelong tendency to constantly push myself far beyond my limits, but it has slowly grown into a way of life. Now, whenever I feel the tendency to push and strive—when that tension starts to build in
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I was interviewed by my darling friend and fellow creative doer, Michelle McCartan, for her Wise Women series, and it was one of those good talks, where truths are told and wisdom flows. We talked about so many important things – the path from self hatred to self love, the challenges of being an introvert
“It’s a balance between getting things done on the one hand, and really checking in and seeing what’s next for me on the other. Being ok with the fact that the perfect moment for some things I thought I’d do ages ago still isn’t here.” Meet Elenore Bendel Zahn, passionate gardener and spokesperson for a
Photo by Johnny C Y Lam © www.johnnycylam.com “I would have liked to have known that writing is a relationship, and that there is no real “success” – except that you get to be writing. The doing is the best part. You will never get there – you’ll never be finished with the journey.” Meet writer
“As the years pass, I find that I just don’t have the patience to sit and type on a computer all day long, the way I used to. I feel time moving by quickly, the years roaring by, and I don’t want to suddenly find myself being 80 years old, thinking, “Oops! I spent most
“That’s the feeling I live for: The Kindergarten Factor. That experience of being so lost in what I’m doing, so into it, that I have no sense of time passing and I don’t even click away to check Facebook. I even forget to eat! That’s creativity.” Meet Laura Belgray, copywriter and one of the funniest
“It wasn’t until I dared to fully show up as myself – to write without hiding behind the words and to hold the metaphorical eye contact with the reader without looking away – that I really had a breakthrough and big things started to happen in my career.” Enjoy the second interview in the The
“Fear and action can exist in parallel. In fact they should. Fear and discomfort typically mean I’m moving in the right direction and that I need to keep going.” First one out in this interview series is one of my online favourites: writer, webdesigner and course creator Paul Jarvis. If you don’t know him already,
- In search of a simpler life
- Why I ditched a beautiful career
- To Love’s defence – A letter to my racist friend
- Why I write about sexual violence on a blog about creativity
- If you need permission to rest
- Confessions of an unprofitable human being
- How to burn a little brighter. Or, the end of a favourite myth
- The power of words – a letter from the Psych Ward
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