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My Favourite go-to Books!

I know I bang on a lot about books, but really I can't imagine a life without having a stack of them tucked away somewhere... They can fill a room with energy, wisdom and presence. The anticipation and promise, so many stories so little time...  Below are a handful of my favourite books. Not even a stack really. I encourage you to pick out one and commit its words to your reading stack. A happy day is a book [...]

Letting go

In January I started a six month course in Narrative Coaching with Dr David Drake, a leading specialist in this field. Narrative Coaching is based on the concept "that stories are at the core of what makes us human", [...]

Preparing for the summer break

The festive break and summer holidays are looming large as we move into mid-December and January.  It is a very social time with lots of parties, end of year celebrations, family gatherings at Christmas or Hanukah or New Year.  [...]

Try a little tenderness

Creating of any kind takes you on many wonderful adventures and fills you with such excitement that you want to immediately jump into a new or existing project and just keep going, powering on.  Days when ideas flow easily [...]

Pace yourself

Watching the Olympic games in Brazil I was again reminded of what elite athletes [...]

7 habits of mind to boost your arts career

Earlier this year I contributed to an article on ArtsHub called the Seven habits of mind that will boost your arts career. Metalsmith and lecturer, Simon Cottrell, feminist organiser Karen Pickering, community cultural development practitioner, Susie Waller, and myself were interviewed and asked what behaviours and attitudes help artists to excel and survive in the demanding world of today’s arts practitioner.  The responses provide plenty of food for thought and focus on some of the important intangible aspects associated [...]

Inspirational writing

I just wanted to let you know about this wonderful book - Anne Lamott's Bird by Bird: some instructions on writing and life.  First published in 1994, it has been described as the bible of writing guides and it's easy to see why. It is full of creative strategies to take you through the various stages of the writing process - from getting started and beyond the panic of the empty page right up to publication - in a [...]

Creativity Rules!

As we move into a new age, a new way of thinking, creativity and innovation have become the ‘buzz’ words of the decade.  We are moving from an economy and a society built on the logical, linear, computer-like capabilities of the Information Age to an economy and a society built on the inventive, empathic, big-picture capabilities of what’s rising in its place, the Conceptual Age.1 Creativity means many things to different people and in different contexts.  It involves bringing [...]

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