Why it’s more important than ever to let kids daydream

When I was a kid, daydreaming was almost a punishable offence. “STOP WASTING TIME, PAY ATTENTION, SIT UP STRAIGHT! LEARN TO SPELL, LEARN TO COUNT – YOU’LL NEVER GET ANYWHERE IN LIFE IF YOU’RE OFF WITH THE FAIRIES!!” But now we realise how important daydreaming and imagination are in helping to problem solve and think … Continue reading Why it’s more important than ever to let kids daydream

Trying to find stable ground when everything is collapsing

I thought we’d reached peak overwhelm during the bushfire disasters in January, but now that seems a distant memory compared to what’s going on now. I don’t need to compile a detailed list of all that’s currently happening - you know it, you’re living it. It’s in the aisles of the supermarkets, it’s in the … Continue reading Trying to find stable ground when everything is collapsing

Mojo Workshop part of the Biggest Writers Festival Outside of Perth

Festival director of the Margaret River Readers and Writers Festival has invited me to run a Find Your Creative Mojo workshop with Andy Macleod at this years festival. The Margs festival has been an old favourite of mine and Andy and I had such a great response when we ran the Find Your Creative Mojo … Continue reading Mojo Workshop part of the Biggest Writers Festival Outside of Perth