There are times in your life when you face new, unexpected struggles. And in those moments it may feel like the fragile sense of balance and clarity you had been building is vanishing into thin air. But if you are willing to sit with the discomfort and choose to humbly yet courageously venture into these new, trying experiences wholeheartedly, you’ll find that you haven’t lost anything. You’ll find that you’re on the brink of discovering new strengths, new depths, that you had no idea were within you. The truth is expansion can feel like a total sh*t show and pretty much always comes with growing pain. But every time you overcome challenges, every time you take the brave next step, every time you readjust what your reality looks and feels like, you get closer to being authentically, beautifully and unapologetically you. 📸 @wednesdayandoctober
2020: still loading... No? Is it just me? In the meantime, I made something pretty out of fallen frangipani flowers, which turned out to be a fitting metaphor for my current state of mind and smelt really really good. The full moon made me do it 🌝
The act of creating: is it ease-filled or painful? Playful or serious? Meticulously organised or wild? Structured or free? What I’ve experienced is that it is all of this at once. To me it feels like a moving and constantly morphing living thing that will never quite look the same from day to day. As a creator you must show and face resistance while getting out of your own way to allow for a playful creative flow to guide you. Easy right? 😆 And while you can train to refine your craft, nothing quite prepares you for designing a creative practice that allows you to explore deeper, create boldly while nourishing you in the long run so you can keep doing your thing well into your 90’s. That’s one of my favourite parts of my job: helping my clients find a sense of reverence, ease and playfulness in their daily creative practice, while bringing to life work that lights them up and inspires others around them. How do you feel about your creative practice?
Things that make me happy on this fine Friday morning: 1. this dreamy top by @graydawn_clothing - the fabric feels absolutely incredible 2. No bra 3. The fact that I would never have worn something that shows so much skin a couple of years ago. Funny, the stories we tell ourselves about what we can or cannot wear. When in doubt, remember that freedom looks great on you ✨
I am officially a certified coach! ✨🍾 This was an important step in my coaching practice journey. I had to undergo the rigorous @bycacademy certification process and log coaching hours to show my commitment to the coaching process and my clients. In a not-yet regulated industry, it was really important for me to ensure I received the proper training and accreditation to provide highly professional and truly transformational services. I thought that’d be a good time to share what some of my dreamy clients had to say about working with me - check my Insta stories 💕 If you’re an artist or creative looking for some guidance in your life and work, I am now taking bookings for 2020. You’ll find all the info you need in the link in my bio 👆🏻 Also, the wonderful @saspetherick released a podcast episode about the coaching experience and the importance of working with a qualified coach - If you’re curious about coaching, I suggest you have a listen. And I just so happen to have made her list of recommended coaches to work with ☺️
Hey you. Just a reminder that your art and creativity are kind of a big deal ✨