Weeknotes: April blogging challenge complete, May birding challenge begun

My first week of freelancing in over 10 years is drawing to a close. Here’s where my attention, energy and time are going lately: Learning how to work freelance Creating an effective, supportive and sustainable working environment Chillaxing. Unlearning overworking, following joy and practising rest I blogged every day for 30 days Achievements + What […]

lots of cherry leaves and baby cherry fruits forming

Weeknotes: Nurturing flow by doing very little, a weekend primer

Embracing do nothing days and practising nourishing flow states Encouraging flow What is flow? Being “in the zone”. More on Wikipedia The 4 Fs of Flow (10 min video with subtitles): Focus Freedom: Letting go of fear and scrutiny Feedback: Am I getting closer to my goal or not? 4%: Optimal challenge Learning this is […]

single cherry blossom, pale pink

Weeknotes: Is your life a creative project?

When finishing The Artist’s Way, our group was advised not to immediately redo the course, nor to do another of Julia Cameron’s books, but rather to focus on our creative projects. My first thought was: What’s my creative project? Do I have one?! But now I know. My freelance life. That’s my creative project. That’s […]

cherry blossom and sky

Weeknotes: Infinite possibilities: Invitation to dance with life

Today: Watching birds Eating fruit Singing to myself outside and making up my own lyrics Here’s the song I was singing whilst walking around outside. So much fun and so freeing, awesome. It’s an invitation to gratitude. When things go wrong it reminds me things were going right. Timely reminder of the importance of ‘doing […]

Curiosity-driven learning: Following joy by wandering the web

wilfing noun the activity of browsing the Internet without any particular purpose Octalysis: Gamification & behavioural change Harness the power of play 😍 Yu-kai Chou Within an hour I’d signed up to Octalysis Prime on a $1, 30 day trial: Looked at OP website Watched TED Talk Did a quiz to unlock the trial Internally […]

Weeknotes: My learning plan for effective, joyful asynchronous study

Behind the scenes: How I planned my distance learning with Amplify & Earnable this weekend Daily blogging challenge for April 2021 Reflecting on overwhelm with buckets My week in pictures – daily diary drawings Highlights of my daily blogging challenge I started a daily blogging challenge this month. Here’s an overview of what I’ve done […]

Weeknotes: Designing better lives by mining the multiverse 🖌️

What am I excited about today? What are 3 things I did well today? starting & ending each day by reflecting on these questions I’m really proud of myself for: Giving myself time to rest, read & think this weekend. Reading An Unkindness of Ghosts By Rivers Solomon, which a friend recommended to me, and […]

Weeknotes: Nurturing courage & compassion: How to be on creative retreat 🎥🖌️

There are 3 themes in these weeknotes, coming live to you from my retreat: Creativity, with courage, compassion & curiosity Retreat, being on one, well, no, being on 2 simultaneously Thinking: Where’s my head at? Notes on asynchronous collaboration & ADHD ➡ What’s my relationship to my creativity? And how is it? And what about […]

Weeknotes: What’s your creative process? Here, I’ll show you mine… 🎥🖌️

How I learned to reflect every day, after months of false starts I love hearing about folks’ creative process/es, and I want to share mine more. Practising. My creative process is… Stopping and starting Jumping from drawing on my tablet, to auto-transcribing a vlog, to synching the drawing to the cloud and downloading it to […]

Weeknotes: How to practise resting without guilt, and stop overworking 🎥

Stuff I’m grateful I did this week Embarked on a 3 month retreat in daily life with Jaya Ashmore Family Constellations (BIPOC only) by Meenadchi, a modality for ancestral healing descended from Zulu medicine New Suns festival by the Barbican, a feminist literary festival returns to explore the legacy of science-fiction author Octavia Butler and […]