Those of you who follow my blog will know I tend to write about copywriting or about freelancing, and that my posts are often on the short-and-sweet side, rather than … Continue Reading Balance… And Flex
You’ve heard of Alien vs Predator. You’ve heard of Mega Shark vs Giant Octopus. You might even have heard of Kramer vs Kramer, if you’re old enough. Now introducing: Distraction … Continue Reading Distraction vs Freelancer
When I was rooting around in an old box the other day I found a couple of tests my Mum had kept from my primary school days. At a guess, … Continue Reading Love what you do (and do what you love)
2017. A YEAR IN LISTS: And yes. There are 101 things on the list. But the numbering went haywire in the blog editor. And while I could sort it out, … Continue Reading 101 things about 2017
Some of you may have noticed I was conspicuously absent (or if not entirely absent, very quiet) in November. You may have felt an overwhelming sense of relief at that. … Continue Reading Thank you, NHS
For the first parts of this series about living with a chronic illness (lupus) see here, here and here. Lupus, like many long-term conditions, is a waiting game. It can get better, … Continue Reading The emotions of a long term diagnosis
For the first parts of this series about living with a chronic illness (lupus) see here and here. For the next part see here. After the euphoria of finally being … Continue Reading And then came the crash
If you missed out on the first part of this series about living with a chronic condition (lupus), catch up here. You can also see the next parts here and here. In … Continue Reading On being believed
I normally try to keep this blog about copywriting. Well, pretty much… Maybe copywriting, writing, creativity, freelancing, that kind of thing. Anyway, the point is, I don’t normally talk about … Continue Reading Swerving off-topic, but please still have a read: lupus awareness month
We all have those days, especially if we work freelance or run our own business. The days when you question yourself, your skills, that you’re charging too much or too … Continue Reading 4 EASY ways to build your own cheer squad
Working from home, for yourself is great. You get to pick your own hours. You have the flexibility to plan your day, slotting in family, fun and other commitments. More often than … Continue Reading Working from home and your wellbeing
Adapted from an article I was invited to write for the Mind blog, published in August 2013. Let’s get one thing straight from the start – I’m not what you’d call artistic. My … Continue Reading The Power of Paint
Political confusion. High pollen count (atchoo). On the face of it, today isn’t great. Add to that the last couple of weeks’ worth of news (terrorism, US withdrawal from the … Continue Reading Reasons to be happy
There’s one sure-fire way to do all that and more, and that’s by giving away your time – even just a tiny smidge of it – for free. Go on… … Continue Reading Use your brain (or brawn), meet people, make the world a bit better. VOLUNTEER.
Some days, doing anything at all seems like too much work. Last week I talked about coming to terms with being someone who struggles with getting motivated and being more motivated … Continue Reading Need More Motivation?
Motivation and I have never been friends. Just ask my mum, who spent my childhood years prodding me to tidy my room, my teenage years nagging me to do my … Continue Reading Need Motivation?