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Following on from my last post about chasing your dreams I wanted to go a little deeper on achieving goals, I need to go deeper myself. I’m also going to give you a permission slip, just in case you need one too. My number one distraction is my phone and the world within it. Sound […]

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That long-held dream of yours. That cause that brings out the fighter in you. The big creative project that you’ll do once you get time or retire or the kids start school. Whatever it is I’m here to say, start it now. Dedicate some time to it now. Start chasing your dreams now. Start it […]

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This post features gifted items (pillows). We are way past the point of arguing if Global Warming is a fact. We are way past being able to ignore the plastic bottles whose number is swelling in our seas. We have to question everything. And I know it is hard. I know that changes are easier […]

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Hello! How are you? I’ve had a bit of an extended break from the blog, the kids have been off school and Easter in the sunshine means I’ve sort of forgotten what I do… So, I’m easing myself in with a very short and sweet (hopefully) blog post. I’ve two things to tell you about, […]

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Today I wanted to share something I think is useful for any type of creative work. Be it writing, painting, photography etc. Whatever it is that you need to be absorbed in, to create the best version of your idea. I’m talking deep work, the type of creative work where you can get lost in […]

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A bit overdue, as I try to do one of these every quarter, but better late than never! I’ve been reading rather a lot and I’m reading books in tandem too. I find this works for me as I can have one book in my bag, one or two at my bedside and one downstairs. Tandem reading is also good if you are finding a book hard going and maybe you need some light relief… Without…

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If you’ve read this blog for a while you’ll know one of my favourite places in Manchester is Victoria Baths. It won hearts on the BBC’s Restoration programme and my mum used to swim there as a young girl. It hosts pop up cinema events, weddings (here’s one I went to), vintage fairs and lots more. Last year they even managed to fill one of the pools and I went for a swim! I’ve also visited…

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Plan to Thrive; My Wellbeing Choosing THRIVE as my word of the year is all-encompassing. It includes my health and wellbeing, which is what I wanted to share with you today. Last year I shared the supplements that I take, but I want to share some things I’ve tried so far this year too. Foam roller/massage Using a foam roller is a form of self-massage. Last year I managed to strain my groin, but getting a…

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As part of my 2019 mission to THRIVE this year, I’ve been looking at my relationship with money. More to the point, I’ve decided to do something about it. I’m happiest finding answers in books, so I read You Are A Badass At Making Money by Jen Sincero. A book that had been recommended to me several times by different people. Feelings of awkwardness, self- worth, and safety around money have been pulled to the surface after reading. And…

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The key to writing a novel for me, the actual HOW, is not stopping when you get stuck. Creativity ebbs and flows, this is true, but you can work around its tempestuous nature. Do not sit around waiting for the muse to strike again. You may end up waiting a long time. I was thinking about this recently and how I actually wrote my story. It still amazes me that I completed that first draft last…

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