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  I have been thinking about the dark side of creativity a lot lately. The public face of creativity is usually one of beautiful paintings, meaningful poetry or innovative products. It all seems very good, this creativity lark, however the dark side is known but poorly represented. Many people will think of the madness of […]
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It keeps coming up, this vulnerability thing. From the day I watched Brene Brown’s amazing TED talk, very few days have passed where I haven’t contemplated the strength and benefits of vulnerability and the requirement to tackle the associated shame. In creativity we know how important it is to let go, loosen up, let things […]
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For someone like me, spending  a prolonged period completing and finishing is like pulling teeth. And when I say “prolonged” I mean, more than a day or two! Despite having a glorious 3 days in the field last week speaking, inspiring, teaching and drinking vino, it only takes a couple of days at the computer […]
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So here we are. They tell me its November, but I am not convinced. I am fairly sure its around the end of June – that’s what I am putting my money on anyway. Creativity has been working its way back to my core, albeit in fits and starts since I wrote about Day 1.0 […]
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I am sitting here, working on a chapter for a book I am co-authoring. I have been writing the chapter for months and I need to finish it. In the lounge, my (long suffering) husband is proof reading a rather weighty resource on Creativity for Coaches.  I need to finish it and get it out […]
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I have been convinced for many years now, that it should be possible for someone like me, to have a plan and stick to it, even a little bit, but I am becoming increasingly unconvinced. I want a plan – I have said to my coaches…all of them, business and life coaches! You need a […]
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Thank you Robert Holden, Happiness Guru extraordinaire, for imparting this pearl of wisdom when I attended your “Teaching Happiness” workshop in Oxford in 2000.  Thankfully, but also sadly, I seem to have been learning it ever since and perhaps I always will! It seems that “letting go”  is one of the most important yet hardest things […]
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I have fought writing this blog post for weeks, but finally have stopped battling and just started to type. Twenty five years ago, I feel in love with paint: as a rather keen 16 year old student, I started painting large scale (4′ plus) oil paintings and spent most of my six form in the […]
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We often find ourselves stuck in repeating patterns, saying the same thing or making the same mistakes.  This can be really helpful as it often adds to continuity, but it can result in great frustration, limited progression during change or difficulty implementing something new. This happens to both individuals at home, work or in relationships. It […]
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