I’m writing about navigating life, the tidy and the messy chapters, and how connecting with our curiosity and creativity can help us make progress and find a rhythm to life that sustains us in the long run.

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Creativity takes courage

When I introduce myself and my work, I’m typically met with lots of curiosity and some confusion. Here’s what I hear a lot: That sounds great, but sadly I’m not creative. I can’t draw for the life of me... 
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Why we keep busy

I was leisurely scrolling through Instagram this morning and came across a familiar quote from Brené Brown: “’Crazy-busy’ is a great armor, it’s a great way for numbing. What a lot of us do is that we stay so busy, and so out in front of our life, that the truth of how we’re feeling and what we really need can’t catch up with us.”
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Transformation & unlearning

“Transformation is often more about unlearning than learning.”
– Richard Rohr
This caught my attention. I often emphasised the aspect of learning new things in order to grow...
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On gratitude

“Gratitude empowers us to take charge of our emotional lives and, as a consequence, our bodies reap the benefits.” ― Robert Emmons
The idea of practicing gratitude is becoming more widespread these days. 
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Creating your 10% list

As the end of the year is racing towards me, I begin to reflect on the year, what worked, what changed, where did I move forward ...
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Dear Diary

The need to ponder and reflect is a basic human need and a valuable mechanism of evolution. It supports us in learning ...
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The power of play

"Tell me and I forget, teach me and I remember, involve me and I learn."

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Winter journaling

"Winter, a lingering season, is a time to gather golden moments, embark upon a sentimental journey, and enjoy every idle hour"
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Creative excuses to avoid getting creative

I first came across art journaling around ten years ago. Full of excitement and enthusiasm I bought books, blank journals, paints...
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Values are the work of the heart

 They are a hidden rudder, our inner compass, and when we are clear on our values, making decisions that feel good gets easier.
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Who has time for self-care?

Self-care is a huge buzz word these days. Looking after ourselves, our physical and mental wellbeing is crucial...
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What happens in Art Therapy?

It’s such a straightforward question, and very appropriate one, because Art Therapy is still on the fringes of the therapy field.
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Is Art Therapy for me?

Art therapy can support us with a broad range of challenges and experiences as we find ways to creatively express our experiences in life, ...
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Therapy versus Coaching
 

As I am refining how I weave my business background into my work, I've been pondering the difference between therapy and coaching.
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Riding uncertainty
to find the spark of joy

 Marie Kondo’s method of decluttering has been around for a few years and is currently experiencing increased popularity...
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Holding on & letting go

We’re all familiar with the heart-warming reflex of a baby gripping our finger when we stroke its palm. It’s called the Palmar Grasp Reflex...
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Finding the trailhead of your creative process

I am on day 22 of #the100day project and my #100daysofsensemakingemotions. Once I had decided to embark on this project, ...
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100 days of sensemaking emotions

I wholeheartedly recommend starting a regular creative practice – it doesn’t matter whether you consider yourself to be artistic.
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Improvising and saying 'yes'
 

Recently, I’ve been inspired by reading a gem of a book called 'Improv Wisdom' by Patricia Ryan Madson.
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