January was pretty much a write-off (and I know I'm not alone in taking a while to get going), so I'm declaring February as the real new year. Here are my intentions and word for the year ahead.
Today I’m chatting with the lovely Shantini Rajah all about her intuitive emotional writing technique – how it can be used for self-healing as well as a powerful boost to our copy and how it connects with readers. We talk about the importance of shadow work, how to get into the right emotion before you start writing, and the power of a single breath.
Today I’m chatting with Kelsey Mech, a clinical counsellor and trauma therapist, who is passionate about exploring the intersections between mental health and living a more intentional life. We talk about how anxiety and self-doubt show up in our creative work and businesses, being authentic and having boundaries, the societal expectations that impact our mental health, letting go of the shoulds and working on our own version of success, and meeting yourself where you’re at to make positive changes when navigating all of this.
This post will explore your feelings around getting visible, which can be a huge subject for those of us that have brands based on who we are.
Although I now have a podcast and regularly show my face in live videos and Stories, my own journey with visibility is a long and complicated one. A few years ago I didn’t feel I was the “right” person to show up and be seen online, and far from being confident around it, I suffered very real anxiety at the thought of showing my face.
2020 was the year I started singing lessons, dyed my hair pink, sold my old business, and hit new levels with this one. Not to mention the year we all lived through a pandemic, and all the physical and emotional upheaval that came with that. Here is my review.
I can’t let this one go. I am tired – so tired – of the posts on social media that blame us for choosing overwhelm, stuckness, negativity, fear, without also acknowledging the circumstances BEYOND our control.