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Five reasons why you need a holiday

Five reasons why you need a holiday, even when you love your work.

July 12, 2019

Loving your work doesn’t mean holidays aren’t valuable. Here are my thoughts as to why! Work life/ Home life or simply LIFE I love my work and I don’t really have a distinction between life and work. I don’t want one. I have organised my life to support the work I want to do and…

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Audiobooks

Why are Audiobooks better than Books?

June 28, 2019

A Celebration of audiobooks in audiobook month Introduction As we near the end of audiobook month I thought it might be fun to consider the ways in which the audiobook is better than a book.  I am a lifelong book lover and an audiobook narrator.  I love to listen to audiobooks, also it’s part of…

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My First Audiobook

June 14, 2019

Remembering my first audiobook in audiobook month. Summer of 1978 When I was five I went into hospital for the summer, a warm August in 1978. I had been born with a hole in my heart that had left me officially failing to thrive. I was small, sickly and struggled to breathe with a fairly…

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We are in this together

May 24, 2019

Stories unite us and help us recognise our common humanity Mental Health Awareness Last week was Mental Health Awareness week. One of the memes used to promote it says “You are Not Alone.” During that week I suffered a bout of insomnia. I found myself awake at four o’clock in the morning, the summer sunlight…

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Emotional Athletes, Storytellers,

Storytellers are Emotional Athletes

May 13, 2019

Athletes need a support team. Being a storyteller Al Pacino said that actors become emotional athletes. I would extend his description to all storytellers, whether writers, film makers, musicians, theatre directors or actors. He describes this as a painful process that caused his personal life to suffer. But does that have to be the case?…

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Meditation Helps Creatives

How Meditation Helps Creatives

April 19, 2019

Noise is everywhere. Noise wakes us from our rest. Noise accompanies us on our journeys to and from work. Noise bombards us on social media. It is everywhere. We take in the opinions of others constantly. There are those close to us who have ideas about what we “should” do. Then there are those further…

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How Mindfulness Boosts Creativity

April 5, 2019

“Creativity is intelligence having fun.”  So said Albert Einstein, one of history’s most creative thinkers who also seemed to really enjoy his explorations and discoveries.  But sometimes when I’m trying to figure out a problem or staring at an empty page wondering what to write I don’t feel like it is a lot of fun.…

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Hope for a Better Tomorrow

March 22, 2019

“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.” Nelson Mandela I grew up surrounded by books. I was reading by the age of three and devoured whatever I could manage. I was not well as a child but as a reader I could go anywhere, do anything, be anyone.…

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World Poetry Day 2019

March 21, 2019

As a way to commemorate World Poetry Day I have been trying to think of a list of my favourite poems but I’m struggling. It may be tiredness, I’ve been narrating a really long book this week. It may be indecision, I am often to be found staring at shop shelves unable to pick what…

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Hope Springs

March 9, 2019

Book Review: Making Happy Work by Mick Timpson Have you become overwhelmed with all the things you feel you have to do?  Do you feel as if you are forcing yourself through each day, waiting until all the tasks are done before you can feel any joy?  Have you lost faith in yourself to grow…

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