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Have we forgot what it is like to be human?

Have we forgot what it is like to be human?

Have you ever make a little mistake and the aftermath gets out of control. Your thoughts go round and round your head, you are really hard on yourself you are unable to let it go. This then spirals out of control and the situation feels way worse than the reality....

Make 2020 Your Best Year Yet!

Make 2020 Your Best Year Yet!

It was fabulous to be a guest on the Be The Drop Podcast for a special New Years edition. Amelia and I talk about the importance of acknowledging where you are at and I give you few ideas on how you can reflect on who you want to be in life. Some points from the...

‘A giraffe just needs to be a giraffe’

‘A giraffe just needs to be a giraffe’

‘A giraffe just needs to be a giraffe’ This may seem like a random comment out of context but yesterday this message hit home when a participant in my workshop realised that the character they chose (the giraffe) had this powerful message. Authenticity is a buzz word...

Practical Ways to Manage Wellbeing

Practical Ways to Manage Wellbeing

Self care is something that gets bandied around often but what does that actually mean particularly when you are sitting on the challenging end of the wellbeing spectrum. Ideally it becomes what you do every day - you know that its beneficial to eat well, move your...

Mum came with a shotgun

Mum came with a shotgun

When I was about 9 or 10 years old, I drove the ute to be filled with petrol – yes you learn young on the farm! It was a petrol tank where you pump the handle and the fuel syphons through – unbeknownst to me the rubber tubing had split from being in the sun too long....

Podcast Guest with The Conflict Coach.

Podcast Guest with The Conflict Coach.

It was wonderful having a chat with Kate Russell about how art therapy can help you explore you life and navigate the stress of life. Listen to the end to hear from Kate and her Lucy who chat about the power of their experiences in the art therapy room. To listen...

They were really annoyed!

They were really annoyed!

I had a client arrive today and they were pretty shitty and pissed off! It was obvious in their tone, their demeanour and the short responses were a dead giveaway. They got even more annoyed that I noticed. Rather than trying to appease, to calm them down and make it...

Lessons from the left.

Lessons from the left.

Shout out to my fellow lefties on International left handers day, There can be many challenges like ink up your arms when doing art, rubbing off a whiteboard as you write on it or having to turn everything around so that it faces the other way (ie ironing board and...

If the table could speak.

If the table could speak.

Last weekend I replaced the table in my studio. Boy has it done its job – it has taken a beating and after years of being flooded, pounded, coloured, glued, taped, dyed and drawn on, it was time to retire it as the surface had rubbed away and has holes all over it -...

Getting out of a funk.

On one hand there has been wonderful creative curious things happening but on the other a funk has also reared it’s head lately. That’s life right? Holding the tension between light and dark but sometimes it all needs a place to be explored and looked at so that it...

Why you need to CREATE

Why you need to CREATE

If I had a dollar for every time someone said to me ‘oh but I am not good at art’ when I describe what I do, I wouldn’t actually need to see any clients or do any workshops to make a living. That’s why I have thought long and hard about how I capture what I do...

No way to experience everyday

Today I was trying not to eavesdrop on a conversation happening on the next table in a café but the tone could not be missed. One of them was speaking very calmly, listened and asked questions to try and understand. The other was annoyed and everything that was said...

A great reminder to connect

Are you one of those people that will not return to places due to rude service? I am and I had an experience on last week that was unforgettable. I was rushing on my way to the pool and called in at the bakery to get my milk and bread. There was a man in front of us...

Whats the point in hobbies.

Swimming with menI went and saw this movie last night and boy did it surprise. It is filled with so many thought provoking messages with lots of humour too. I even had two ladies that I was walking out with invite me to have coffee with them – that was the impact of...

How a Facebook Quiz impacted

Mmm this nearly caused a meltdown. And it wasn’t trying to find the answer. I don’t normally do these types of things but somehow this one hooked me in. After some brain power I came to my conclusion to the answer. My friend also commented that they got a different...

Needing to detox the toxic people.

Today I had some time with two incredible people who energise, inspire and have me feeling good about life. It’s interesting how connecting with all round great people can influence your being and have a positive impact. There is a saying that you are the some of the...

Trying New Things

One of the things I value is learning and I was taking to a friend last week about how lucky I was that my parents sacrificed a lot to send my siblings and I to boarding school. We certainly got to experience something really unique and it expanded our horizons. Being...

A lesson from Lawn Bowls.

I nearly had a heart attack watching lawn bowls today. Yes that’s right lawn bowls. My brother was in the final of the club championship and we went to support him. OMG it was stressful being a spectator at the end as it was a nail biter but the excitement wasn’t...

A new way of seeing!

I picked up new glasses last week. Not long ago my sister and I were laughing about the fact that quite often when we lived together, I would yell out for her to help me find my glasses or my contact lenses - she would ‘laugh’ and tell to me find them yourself. But...

Not just about jumping in water fully clothed

Not just about jumping in water fully clothed

Earlier this week I posted an image of me in the sea fully clothed!  It showed how much I have changed as once upon a time I would have been completely embarrassed and been a little paranoid about what others would think etc. Once upon a time I would have just sat on...

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