This is the chair I sit in and stare off into space. I put on some ambient chill music, sit back and let my mind shift down a gear and meander slowly, taking the scenic route through my imagination. I could be ‘out’ for 5 minutes or thirty minutes. I get an instinctual urge to … Continue reading Why staring out the window is good for mental health and productivity
Back in 2011, I was in a meeting with my boss when my phone rang embarrassingly in my pocket. Realising I should have switched it to silent, we both waited awkwardly until it rang out. Thirty seconds later, the familiar ding of a message came through. After the meeting, I looked at the number, it … Continue reading How I got my first book published …and what I learned.
A rainy day trip to Perth yielded some fantastic photo ops.
People often say that because I do so much stuff I can’t possibly doubt myself. Yes, I can write books, I can pitch to publishers, I can spend an entire day talking to over 200 school kids, I can sit on stage and be interviewed at writer’s festivals, I’m not afraid to enter my photography … Continue reading What to do when self-doubt creeps in like a stray cat to ransack the biscuits..
Take your ideas out of your head and do something with them. Take out a sketch book and sketch. Open up a notebook and jot down notes. Take your phone out and take photos. Don't be afraid to be the quirky one hiding in the shrubbery at a Mozart recital sketching the Cellist. (like this … Continue reading Take your ideas out of your head
We are all creative, we’ve all got amazing talents but most of don’t allow enough time or space in our lives to let the magic to happen. What’s even worse is that we believe we’re not worthy of allowing ourselves to be creative and end up feeling weight down by life and feeling spiritually … Continue reading How to tune into your creative heart
I haven’t always liked flowers. For most of my life I couldn't care less about them, thinking they were only for old ladies to tend in their garden or what mother’s demanded on mother’s day. It’s amazing how you can go through life missing out on something so extraordinary, so wonderful, so amazing, so uplifting … Continue reading Conversations with flowers and other ways of being real.