Why We Should Be Thanking Creatives?

Annelie Solis - Reveal my Universe

When was the last time you contacted a creative and wrote a heartfelt message of thanks? And I don’t mean saying “thanks” or pressing like, retweeting or reposting. I mean writing down what their post, video article or ongoing inspiration meant to you? Telling them with gratitude and honesty #ThankU4Creating? I’m not accusing you, it’s merely a question. We consume voraciously and expect creators to consistently publish new content to feed our demand desires. Do we ever slow down for

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Quit Drinking Coffee & Get The Life Of Your Dreams ?

Seniman Decaf Coffee

Sounds a bit ridiculous and probably rather farfetched, doesn’t it? Quit drinking coffee and we can have the life of our dreams? But I assure you that by quitting something that has a major (negative) effect, it can almost certainly contribute to our immediate happiness, as well as our propensity for creating or transforming ourselves into a newer, better us, long-term. I’ve just spent the last month not drinking coffee. I did another self-imposed 30-day challenge, with the intention of breaking

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How To Create A DIY Writing Retreat

Image of a Write, Sketch & notebook & Fragipani flowers from my DIY Writing Retreat in Junjungan Guesthouse, Bali

I’ve just finished a 2-month solo DIY writing retreat in Bali. It’s part of a self-created and directed creative sabbatical that I’m doing this year. Many people use a sabbatical or a break from work to go travelling around the world, but I knew personally that is not what I wanted to do. I wanted to use the time to learn how to be more creative, pick up new skills and challenge myself. I know that I could not do

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