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How Did I Book a TEDx Talk?

October 21, 2019

Stepping into Your Story I am giving a TEDx talk on November 16th at Royal Central School of Speech and Drama (RCSSD) about creativity and its transformational powers.  I am not going to tell you here about the contents of the talk, but how it came about. What’s a TEDx? When I tell someone I…

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Why does creativity require serenity?

September 30, 2019

How to stay connected to your creativity Journaling Serenity As a creative being I hope you have come across journaling as a way to connect with yourself and set you off on a creative journey.  Most mornings I spend some time journaling.  I have done so for many years now, on and off, after the…

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Connecting to a Creative Community

September 11, 2019

How do you find your tribe as a creative introvert? Odd one out As a creative and an introvert I often feel like I am out of touch when I’m in a group of people. I see a group full of happy, smiling, chatting people and the fear starts. My stomach clenches, my palms start…

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Can we find Joy in the Juggle?

August 19, 2019

Maybe it’s the fact that I woke up with a headache, maybe it’s the pounding rain outside or maybe it’s the realisation that the summer, that long awaited haven, has only a few weeks left to run before the back to school buzz of September, but I’m feeling a little underwhelmed right now.  Anyone else?…

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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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