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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 […]

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Because you don’t have to be a sounding board for the world and her cat, people-pleaser or not. 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 […]

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  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. Why do you think there are so many books on productivity, focus and life hacks?   It can be […]

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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. There’s always another webinar, another checklist that will CHANGE. YOUR. LIFE. There’s always another Facebook group that promises community over competition but quickly becomes about sneaky ways […]

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As long as I can remember, this whole New Year, New You shit has reduced me to rants. While the temptation to start anew is alluring, it’s just simply not possible. To paraphrase a piece on this subject I wrote a while ago, I don’t believe in reinventing yourself. To reinvent yourself is to dislocate […]

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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.   Have you ever noticed when endlessly scrolling through Facebook, Instagram or Twitter (we all do it, no shame please!) that in general, it feels like everyone has something exciting going […]

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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 difference, when you think that no one in the world cares about your work, when you’re not sure where you’re heading and you don’t think your work is good […]

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We’ve all been there. You’re in the middle of a creative project, you’ve got a huge important deadline, or you’re running a business and something happens.   Maybe it’s a period of health issues, a family crisis, a break-up, or something else. But it knocks the sails out of you and you need time, space […]

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**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 […]

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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 […]

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