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7 ways to look after your introvert self when things go pear shaped

Today was a tough day for my introvert self. A lot of my life revolves around doing non-introvert things. Like looking after extrovert children. And coaching people. And going to group training sessions. And marketing myself. There are things that look after my introvert self like preschool, … Read More >>

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Running a marathon as a creative process…

It is not unusual for people to wax lyrical about running a marathon and it's not purely a matter of pride, ego and bragging. Although that is part of it. Somewhere between the marathon and the … Read More >>

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9 Things I learnt from photo bloggers…

A couple of years ago I was in New York and although I went to a blogging conference while I was there, it was pretty much a waste of time. I would have been far better off spending more time … Read More >>

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But how do you have enough time?…

I get asked this question a lot. And I don't really have the answer. Except that there is never enough time. It kind of seems defeatist, doesn't it? But somehow acknowledging that you will never … Read More >>

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Five alternative breakfasts…

I pretty much eat the same breakfast everyday so I love weekends when I have the time, and usually the inclination, to try something new. And honestly, I can hardly live in inner Melbourne if I don’t … Read More >>

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Plagiarism! It’s an idea killer.…

Recently I was in a blogging group on Facebook and someone running a photo a day challenge was accused of plagiarism because of Chantelle's very well established community of #fmsphotoaday. Nothing … Read More >>

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November Creative Challenge…

This was Kate's idea. On the morning after running a really long way in Melbourne we woke up and I had imagined she was probably tuning Emily and I out as we chatted back and forth about what to do … Read More >>

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Don’t write it perfect, write it down…

You know what's worse than writing something and have it not be perfect? Not writing it. Perfectionism is an insidious saboteur. Perfectionism stops you from doing all manner of things. It stops you … Read More >>

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Tattoo brainstorming…

Tattoos have definitely become a generational and geographical thing. I don’t mean geography compared to where on your body, but if you look around your suburb or town, you will quickly realize if you … Read More >>

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How partnership can propel you to the next level…

I move in a lot of circles of solo enterprise. Bloggers and Writers and Designers and Social Media people. For most people it's a one person gig. It starts that way and it stays that way. So many … Read More >>

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Black…

FINALLY the coffee shows up! I KNOW. It took me awhile. It's nice that I can own black clothes now without the fear of them being ruined by baby vomit. Bonus. Once when my babies were still babies he … Read More >>

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White…

Yesterday was white. I celebrated with a white chocolate pecan tart of not school holidays aloneness and it was delicious. Generally, I don't own white clothing because I have small children and I … Read More >>

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Fiction versus non-fiction: it’s all…

Writing is writing – or is it? A factual account, an opinion piece and a novel might all use the same 26 letters, but the creative process behind them can be very different.  So how different is … Read More >>