The Blog

An eclectic collection of Business Tips and Tutorials – mixed up with my personal musings and tales me; of a mum of three, running a creative business and building a life she loves.

Regain time and energy in your day with these 3 tips

Regain time and energy in your day with these 3 tips

Each of these tasks can feel counterintuitive, it takes TIME to set these things up and as you’re building new habits it can feel slow and like your wading through thick mud. But trust me, each of these three tips will see you regain time and energy in your day and in...

5 Tips to help you make the most of in person events

5 Tips to help you make the most of in person events

Investing in a live event, the money, the time away from your business and life, often the travel to get there, can feel risky. We’ve all been to events that haven’t really hit the mark and therefore felt like a waste. These five tips for in-person events will help...

Why I Started Running a Conference

Why I Started Running a Conference

I want to tell you why I started running a conference. I dreamed up the vision for Artful Business Conference when I was a broke single-mum who had just started out running her own business. Despite my love of small business, the joy and freedom it gave me AND my...

My Words for 2019

My Words for 2019

Since 2015 I've been choosing three words each year to help guide me through the upcoming 12 months. I used to pick one word and that also felt forced and so-what unhelpful but in late 2014 a friend introduced me to Chris Brogan's practice of choosing three guiding...

Ambition and Motherhood

Ambition and Motherhood

Do you struggle to find alignment between ambition and motherhood? I know I do.   I’ve always been ambitious. At school I wanted to do well, admittedly, for most of it, without working too hard. But I joined debate teams and entered eisteddfods – I did activities...

My three words for 2018

My three words for 2018

The last few years now I have been in December or January I choose three words to guide my intentions and direction for the year ahead.  I've been doing this since Chris Brogan introduced the practice to me in 2015 and I find it much more satisfying than trying to...

I HATE my postpartum body

I HATE my postpartum body

I went out to dinner on Friday night, with some amazing women I have met through my local Multiple Birth Association (it's a club for families with multiples - ie twins, triplets and quads). These women all have twins only a few months older than Harry and Joan, and...

Our Financial Journey – Part One

Our Financial Journey – Part One

All through my twenties I figured "It doesn't matter - I'll have my shit sorted by the time I'm 30!" Not sure how I thought I would have said shit sorted, when I was doing nothing at all about getting it sorted!! And by shit - I'm mostly talking about money, financial...

My intentions for 2017 – My three words

My intentions for 2017 – My three words

I have often chosen a specific word to guide my focus and intention into a new year and last year, thanks to a tip from Katie Wyatt and some seriously powerful inspiration from Chris Brogan I decided to choose THREE WORDS. Last year my words were FOCUSED, ENERGISED...