• First, We Make the Beast Beautiful – Sarah Wilson

    I found out about First, We Make the Beast Beautiful by Sarah Wilson by one of my dear friends, it also happens to be one of the friends that is currently sitting to the left of me and she opened up to having anxiety, a term that I knew about but never really delved into because I never fully understood exactly what I needed to come to terms with for me to be okay with the word. And to be honest, I didn’t even think that I was going to get the book. Anxiety is scary to me, mostly because I’m a self-diagnosed anxious person, but I think that’s also…

  • Making Time to Write

    I get asked about how I make time to write a lot. In fact, let me list what I actually have going on in my life right now: I have two retail jobs (that’s 40+ hours a fortnight) I coach writers I edit I write stories I go to the gym I catch up with friends I sleep, eat, repeat I’m doing a masters degree Ok putting that out there doesn’t seem like much but when you factor in travel time, being an introvert who needs alone, while studying, reading for uni, writing for uni, writing for pleasure, editing for work, coaching for work, reading for pleasure, sleeping, having down…

  • Oils for Creativity

    Oils for Creativity

    Pssst. I have a secret to let you guys into. I’ve been keeping a bit of a lid on this because I wasn’t sure how well it would work, but I’ve found some beautiful things to help me create effortlessly and stay on task. I’ve found some oils for creativity and the best bit? They actually work! Lots of people have made the switch to natural and chemical free products in their home, I’m slowly making my way over to do that, not because everyone else is, but because it makes me feel better, my body enjoys it and my ability to sit down and write is better because I’m…

  • The Artist’s Way – Week 6

    Here we are at Week 6 of The Artist’s Way and it’s been one of my favourite so far. After having read Big Magic by Liz Gilbert there was no shame in having a job that paid the bills while I created my art, which is okay, I’m 100 per cent okay with having a retail job while I study and create because it allows me to do that with a peace of mind and not have to worry. The theme for this week was recovering a sense of abunance and the topics that were covered were: the great creator, luxury, counting (an exercise) and money madness I really like not…

  • 10 Healty Habits

    10 Tips To Help Your Writing Mental Health

    I’m always learning new things about myself and my writing mental health, and one of the best things I’m learning about is how to make myself feel better and work better. And because you too deserve to work at your optimum potential I’m sharing 10 of my best writing mental health tricks and because I love to break the rules you get a bonus one too (sneak peak, it’s my favourite of all of them). So, sit back and start your check list, don’t forget to leave me some love in the comments too. Learn to be gentle with yourself: Life throws you curveballs it’s not how you react to…