Art by @stuffgracemade I want to talk to my white people about change-making. Specifically, I want to talk to my intensely creative, highly sensitive, empathic, spiritual white people, about change-making. I know this world can be a brutal place. I know you’ve learned to narrow your focus in order to survive, you’ve had to deliberately
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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
The three biggest mistakes I’ve made in my creative career can be summed up in: Not allowing myself to start small, trying to do too many different things at once, and dropping my day job too soon. All of them are related. They all have to do with rushing; trying to get to where I
“Vocation does not come from willfulness. It comes from listening. I must listen to my life and try to understand what it’s truly about – quite apart from what I would like it to be about – or my life will never represent anything real in the world, no matter how earnest my intentions.”
People come to me because they have a longing in their heart. I want more, they say. I long for deeper meaning / connection / joy / creativity. I crave a simpler life. I so desperately need more rest. And then the inevitable follow up: But I don’t have time. I don’t have time
“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
You’ve heard the push-through-your-fear messages – it’s in all the books and all over our creative spaces. I don’t believe in it. For most of us, trying to power our way through fear does more harm than good. It’s very simple, really. Fear makes us freeze up, physically, emotionally and creatively. We tighten. And
- 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