How to Use CoSchedule – a Review

One Blog, Two? More? A few years ago I decided to start a blog for my therapies business, then I started another one for my writing/creative business, and I have another blog idea bubbling away at the moment. I know other bloggers who have 5, 10 or even more blogs on...

How to Be More Creative – Top Tips to Deal with Fear

Dealing with the Fear Fear is a sneaky thing. It comes in many forms, creeps up on us, and jumps out just as we think we are doing okay. Which type of fear do you have? Fear of Missing Out? Fear of Success? Fear of Failure? Of being seen as a fraud? Of being laughed...

Self Care for Desk Workers

How To Take Care of Yourself if you Sit All Day A version of this post first appeared on www.jstherapies.co.uk When I am wearing my 'massage therapist' hat, I see people from all walks of life, sports people, doctors, teachers, call centre workers, retirees. However...

How Are Those Resolutions Coming Along?

Resolutions? What Resolutions? Are you in the small percent of people who actually make it past 'Blue Monday' (last week) and are still sticking to their resolutions by the end of the month? Yes? Well done you! You get a prize! For the rest of us, well never mind. You...

How to Get Into Creative Flow – 5 Top Tips

 How to Get Into Creative Flow In my previous post I looked at how taking small steps and setting our goals to do-able levels can help us maintain our resolve, and get us past the end of January with our creative resolutions. This time I wanted to explore how we can...

Planning to Make 2018 Your Creative Year

Planning for the next creative year In the previous blog post I was looking backwards, reviewing 2017, and I shared a coaching tool called the wheel of life which can help identify areas you are doing well, and not so well, in. Which helps you to plan for improvements...

How Was 2017 for Your Creativity?

Was 2017 your creative year? As 2017 draws to a close, you may have started to think about your year, and what you have or haven't achieved. It's a popular time for looking back, especially for businesses, but why not do it for your creativity and wellbeing? What was...

The End of NaNoWriMo, So What Now?

Well Done You Made It Getting to the end of Nano is an achievement in itself. Even if you didn’t hit the 50k and ‘win’, just writing more than you have done in the past is a massive step forward for any one who wants to be a writer. Doing it for one month shows your...

Top 10 Benefits of NaNoWriMo

You Made it to Week 3! Week three of Nano, and you are almost at the end. Whoop! This third week, sees you over that mid way hump, and still going, so that is great. It can also be the time, especially if you are behind, that you question why you are doing this. Or...

Which Creative Routine Do You Prefer?

In the previous two blogs I have looked at the two approaches to forming a regular creative routine. There is the daily habit method which involves establishing a routine. The aim being that we do the same things, use the same music and eat the same food. The idea is...