I don’t believe much in balance. You know, the dream of managing and balancing all the different parts of our lives so that everything fits together neatly, without stress. That kind of balance is a myth and a fantasy. It’s just the old dream of having everything at once, in slightly different wording. The dream
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When I talk about self-care, I talk about meeting our needs. Not as an afterthought, not if there’s time left, but tending to our needs first. Fuelling up first. Before we’ve earned it, before we’ve proven ourselves or crossed the goal line. For most women, in the reality of our day-to-day lives, this is seriously
Let’s talk about pleasure – or about what we do when we feel drained and stressed and exhausted from living life at an unsustainable pace, which most of us do to some extent. When we find ourselves on the brink of burnout, the selfcare we’re encouraged to engage in is usually surface level. Take
I want to share a very special story with you. It’s about one of the first participants in The Creative Doer course, back in 2016, Juliane Solvång, and the curious path that lead to her heart’s work – and home. Juliane is a gifted creative with a fascinating life story. I could tell you about
Committing to create no matter what is not about pushing yourself through the hard times, it’s not about rigidity, nor an obsession with productivity at all costs. It’s about recognising and understanding what happens to us as humans when we create – and when we don’t create. It’s about creative ex-pression as a counterweight to
Last year, I decided that 2020 was going to be about building on what I already have, focusing on creating sustainability for me as an entrepreneur. (More about that here) My retreats, I figured, fit into that description. I’ve done it before, It’s a tried and tested concept, and people keep asking for them.
Returning to the fray 2018 was a slow year, workwise. I was only doing the bare minimum to keep the business going and otherwise focusing on recovering from the big burnout of 2017. It was wobbly and sometimes stressful and as I approached 2019, I spent a lot of time wondering if I even
As a creative entrepreneur, everything is about asking. Asking myself to do the work, asking the Muse to come play with me, asking life to hold me as I try my wings. And the scary part: asking other people. Asking them to support my work, to share my work, to buy what I sell, to
- In search of a simpler life
- Why I ditched a beautiful career
- Live it before you preach it
- 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