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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Want to get the life of your dreams ? Quit Drinking Alcohol !

Margaritas

Since May 1st, 2018 I have not touched a drop of alcohol, so that’s over 2 months since I quit drinking.  For some of you that’s an incredibly short period, for others, it sounds ridiculously long. It’s not the longest time I’ve quit drinking alcohol for, but it’s certainly the most impactful. The funny thing is that I could give up both alcohol and smoking on the same day and I quite honestly have not thought about them in terms

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How Lizzy Created Her Professional Voice-Over Career From Scratch

Lizzy Roxburgh Voice Over Artist

Today I’m talking to Lizzy Roxburgh ( Roxy)  who currently lives in Bali and is a nomadic voice-over artist. She’s held a myriad of jobs from a kindergarten teacher, to bar work and now professional nomadic voice-over artist. We talk a lot about how she started, how she travels and does her work and what a voiceover artist actually does.  Also, she generously shares a lot of information and top tips, which will be super useful,  if you are considering entering

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Is fear accelerated by denial of self-love?

Don't let fear dim your light !

I meditate a lot, and now I’m on a creative sabbatical with a lot more time on my hands I can meditate a lot more. Sometimes I do hours and hours a day. Meditation really helps calm down my anxious mind, but it almost always gives me loads of ideas and solutions to problems.  I’m an ideas person anyway, but meditation just brings this to another level for me. This morning’s felt like an epiphany to me or a kind

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Lifestyle Redesign: From HR Professional in Law to Yoga Teacher

Kelly Brooks Yoga in the Snow

This weeks lifestyle redesign podcast is with Kelly Brooks. We chatted at the tail end of 2017 in her beautiful flat in South London on how she redesigned her life. She went from working at a City Law firm to becoming a qualified yoga teacher. She now teaches in many of London’s yoga hotspots, forward-thinking companies and in retreats that she runs and manages all over Europe. Kelly is an inspiration for anyone looking to give up corporate the corporate

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How to survive your first month as a Digital Nomad

How to survive your first month digital nomading

In December 2017 I packed up my London flat and London life and started my journey working from anywhere.  I’d love to say that I’d spent a great deal of time prepping for it, but the truth is I’d only really planned for part of it. I’d made sure that everything was in place work-wise, but I had not actually given much thought to how I was going to feel or what impact this would have on my mental health

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