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
Even though I include the topic of self confidence in the flyer for my school talks, I don’t mention it anywhere in the actual presentation. I’ve come to realise self confidence is an illusion. We’re led to believe that self confidence is some ‘thing’ that we’re all meant to have and if we don’t then … Continue reading The illusion of self confidence.
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..
It’s easy to have an opinion. Everyone has them. They're thrown around like knickers at a Tom Jones concert. And sadly, opinions seem to be the only currency of most social media posts and news organisation sites. A clickbait cocaine infused rush of righteous indignation and outrage is now the only way to generate interest … Continue reading What if our opinions are wrong?
I had an absolutely fantastic day chatting to the kids at Fairview Primary School back in March. Not only did we talk about all the important things like 'Even cool kids have to Poo', I also got to address the entire school and parents at the assembly and local TV Station GWN came down to … Continue reading Fairview Primary School Visit
This may sound strange, but I’ve never really wanted to be ‘happy’. The idea of sitting comatose on a rocker recliner watching Married at First Sight being content with the world, I don't find that appealing. Instead I’d rather be passionate, curious, inspired and question, challenge, learn and grow. It’s taken me a long time … Continue reading You Don’t Have to Be Happy
Review: It’s OK to feel the way you do, otherwise you wouldn’t be you by Josh Langley Posted on October 2, 2017 by Nicole Madigan It’s OK to feel the way you do, otherwise you wouldn’t be you, Josh Langley (author and illustrator), Big Sky Publishing, 2017. “Everyone has feelings… happy, sad, lonely, angry, anxious, proud, scared … Continue reading Just Kids Lit – Book Review