Create a personal retreat (without leaving your house)

Have you ever felt like you want to disappear to a cabin somewhere and have your own personal retreat? I've felt a lot like that this year. If you're reading this, I know you can relate. The online and offline world in 2020 is overwhelmingly loud and felt way too stressful for me to handle alone. I felt like I couldn't cope and I was beginning to have tension headaches. There was nowhere I could go and escape it all. There was nowhere to go in lockdown (except Aldi), and it was affecting me massively. My worries disrupted my…

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Create a personal retreat (without leaving your house)
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How I launched a book online with success

I launched my memoir She Who Writes online and it was a success! This isn't my first, second, or even third book, so I wanted to do something special. There is no way on this planet I could have been prepared for coronavirus and lockdown, so when it came to launching my book, I had to ask myself two questions: Wait until next year to launch itLaunch it anyway Naturally I chose to launch it online. Disclaimer I've been building my online brand for years and have a gorgeous following of people who support everything I do. I also…

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Be on the right side of history.

Black Lives Matter All the time. Every day. I feel a little overwhelmed by the online world sometimes, don't you? But it's been so necessary this year. Everything is heightened because we need to pay attention to the world around us. We're being invited to be on the right side of history. It really feels like 2020 is the year where everything is brought into the open so we can examine it as a worldwide community and let's face it; some of what we're looking at isn't pretty. Racism is difficult for everybody to talk about but we must talk…

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My memoir: She Who Writes

I know not everybody feels called to share their vulnerable moments with the public. But when you read this, you will understand how we survive, how we rebuild our broken foundations and cement a new home within ourselves. One that thrives on life and love, one that feels safe inside.

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5 Good Reasons to Start a Blog

You're thought about it before but maybe now is the time to start a blog. Sure, you could argue the blogging industry is oversaturated but despite that, I still believe there's room for you. How so? Because the blogging world hasn't experienced your unique perspective yet. When I first began blogging, I didn’t take it seriously. I didn’t make much of an effort and I didn’t blog with any clear focus or plan. I just liked writing and that’s what I did, but over the years my outlook has changed and now I know what an asset a blog…

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5 Good Reasons to Start a Blog
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How to Survive Your 20s

Ever feel like your 20's have been a drawn-out battle that you only just managed to survive? Here are thirty bits of wisdom, from me to you, on how to survive some of the most challenging but best years of your life.

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How to Survive Your 20s
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10 Reasons Why You Can Create Epic Content NOW

If you ever needed a reason to write, hold tight! I’ve got ten! Are you a budding blogger? Or perhaps just thinking about creating content for the first time? Maybe you're tired of your brand and need to give it a revamp? But maybe despite this, you just haven't yet found the time to work on it. The problem is that we find all kinds of excuses as to why we can’t create epic content right now, but it isn't the truth. Not really. Sometimes we need a gentle shove in the right direction, the encouragement we weren't expecting,…

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5 Ways to Overcome Impostor Syndrome

Feeling like a fraud who will be found out any day now? You are not alone. Impostor Syndrome does not discriminate. You could be highly qualified and experienced to do your work, write that book or launch that blog, and still, a little voice will whisper "you're a fraud!" I've said before that social media is a highlight reel and there is often much more going on behind the scenes than what we see in our news feed. Yet, you're comparing yourself to this. I remind myself of this whenever I catch my insecurities taunting my ego because someone…

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How to use life as writing inspiration

I think writing about your life is courageous, actually. Inspirational? Sure, but also incredibly brave. When we write about our lives, we face the truth on paper and our screens. When we share it with the world, we're putting our experiences out for judgement or approval, neither of which we expected. And life writing can come in many forms, right? Blog posts, social media captions, a memoir, a downloadable information pack for your mailing list or even our About Me page on your website. People have a real interest in learning all about the lives of other people, no…

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Stuck At Home? Here’s 5 Things You Can Do For You

If you feel stuck at home during COVID-19 and feel like the walls are closing in, here are a few things that you can do for you: Connect with loved ones Dare I say it, as the anti-phonecall Queen I am, but actually calling your loved ones makes a huge difference. We're being challenging to make use of all methods of non-physical contact and finally use those unlimited minutes on our mobile contracts - note to self. In the few times I've been outside, it's been weird seeing other people but I imagine it's worse for those who are…

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Stuck At Home? Here’s 5 Things You Can Do For You
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Why it’s okay to create, make and post during Covid-19

We're a few weeks into lockdown, at least in the UK, and social media has become a very busy place. While we're brought to a standstill, there's been some questions around whether it's okay to still create, make and post during Covid-19. We're all responding to it differently - and that's okay. Some brands have jumped straight into creativity, finding new ways to offer courses, talks and events by taking full advantage of online tools. Coaches of all types have urged people to use this time productively, to learn a new language or start on online course. And then…

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Why it’s okay to create, make and post during Covid-19
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Staying Social When Social Distancing

For those of you who maintain an active social life, staying inside away from everybody may be challenging for you. Where before you could visit friends or meet up for dinner, now you're instructed to stay indoors and only venture out for essential shopping or work. So, how do you stay connected during social distancing? Drawing on my own experience with my close friends and support networks, here is what can potentially work well for you: Whatsapp I'm in a few Whatsapp groups with different friendship circles, where the activity has certainly increased during this time. From saying good…

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