Episodes

  • FULL POWER CACAO has been 10 years in the making, she was birthed in 2012 after Liam’s trip to Guatemala for the end of the Mayan Calendar. On his spiritual adventure he met the Chocolate Shaman on the majestic Lake Atitlán and the trajectory of his life was changed forever. He worked closely with the Shaman and discovered the ancient hidden healing secrets of Lady Cacao and wanted to share that magic with everyone he met. This is when the journey began…. Now that magic is ready to be shared with you and the whole world!

    For the last two years Liam has been testing and researching cacao from all over the world with his team of healers and holistic therapists to finally bring you his FULL POWER CACAO brand. He has personally sourced this authentic, powerful, magical, heart opening plant medicine from Venezuela, to bring love and harmony to your heart and enrich your daily life. The most important element when choosing Cacao to put his name on was the vibration. It needed to blast the heart open so people could see the magnificence and love that was within them.

    Connnect with Liam here

    https://fullpowercacao.com

  • Ilona Drew (yes that’s her actual surname) is based in Brighten and has designed for a number of large publishers including Camden Graphics, Paper Rose, Uk Greetings and sold textiles designs in the UK & US before taking her first stand at PG Live in 2013. Working with mixed media, her pieces evolve often beginning with just one block of colour.

    Ilona talks about her creative path - losing her mum just after starting University, and what effect that had on her and her values in life and business now as a mother herself.

    I Drew This is now stocked in over 200 retailers around the UK including St Pauls, Edinburgh Castle, Museum of London, Mall Galleries, Paperchase, Fenwicks, Exeter Cathedral and the British Airways i360.

    Ilona’s Takeaways

    1. Follow your strongest pull

    2. What speaks the loudest to you?

    3.Life happens the road can be longer – it can be winder at all at different times of people's lives

    You can teach yourself anything Things take time, reach and hunt for the breadcrumbs. Reach out to studios, send x20 out and see what comes back

    Be adaptable.

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    If it’s not a hell yes, it’s a no Set up your business days with non-negotiables if it’s a morning workout or not working when you see your children – be sure to stick to this as a habit. These are your company’s values It’s ok to not like 9-5 it’s your life and art, work your business around that. Creatives work best through play – we must trick ourselves to get into doing the work. Some people need a non-creative day job to keep their minds clear for their business Take a business course Look at your boundaries You may love what you do so much that it doesn’t feel like work, however, we need to live, and life will speed past, be mindful of this and design your life with all holistic qualities humans need, family time, fitness, social time. When you get a brief, ask yourself how it makes you feel? Is it for money or is it in alignment with your brand”? As creatives we feel it all, look at what makes a good productive day good t get into that flow state easily again, is it the hustle of the morning city energy? The evening sunlight? The sounds of the birds at 5 am? The radio afternoon chat show? We need these elements so it’s important to note what it all is.

    Connect with Ilona Drew here

    https://idrewthis.co.uk

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  • You might have followed the breadcrumbs and only got to the thing that is truly you,

    your unique gift to our planet but 10 years later form the first step, and at 51? This Is Lou’s story…

    Lou from Luinluland left Brighton U.K and moved to Portland Oregon with her husband and then 10 year old son.

    Since then Lou has created a space for women to come together & empower them to find fresh & exciting new ways to get through life - growing into middle age with optimism & energy, founded in gratitude, truth and a celebration of joy.

    Luinluland is a place to inspire you to shake your life up, step out of your comfort zone, in your style, in your health & wellbeing & it’s a place to come to feel all the feels.

    1. You might not be able to help what life’s thrown at you – we rarely do, but we do get to control how we react.

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    2. Put both feet into change – join groups that you’re interested in.

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    3. What can you do now with what you have? Start where you are.

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    4. Being positive and saying yes to everything leads to a more interesting and aligned path – follow those breadcrumbs.

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    5. Life isn’t over when you hit menopause, it’s only just started! It’s a new exciting chapter.

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    6. See the change as something positive! Lots of your life is in your mindset.

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    7. Life can be exciting embrace your new menopause chapter! It’s your time now to put yourself first.

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    8. There is so much joy in Community with a common purpose.

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    9. If you’re struggling, write down each small positive thing that happened to you that day.

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    10. If you have a habit that you know needs to stop and is hurting you, change your daily routine too, your route home, the coffee shop you go to, the magazines you buy.

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    Your inspired ideas and action are very different to the doing – the marketing, or admin action, the negative imposter syndrome will be loud then, learn to ignore it and take each step in the unknown, it’s our brains trying to keep us safe.

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    12. If you’re scared, you’re doing it right, if you’re not, then you aren’t that bothered.

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    13. Open yourself up and you’ll find different paths, follow those breadcrumbs.

    If you’re in LA this week be sure to get to Lou’s amazing event.

    https://www.eventbrite.com/e/luchella-a-self-love-revolution-weekender-tickets-297094035257

    https://www.luinluland.com

  • Charlie India is a lawyer turned artist based in London. She documents her life as a creative building her art practice online. Charlie now works part time whist following her vunerable creative path openly to give others permmsion to a more forfilled and aligned lifestyle.

    Charlie started posting about her creative journey - opening up about feeling like an imposter after so many years of denying her creativity. She quickly realised that she was not alone. Creatives from all over the world were messaging her saying 'oh thank goodness, I feel that way too'. And in that connection sparked an idea - what if there was a community where we could inspire people to prioritise their creativity, talk openly about the ups and downs of their creative journeys and support each other in the process?

    And so began The Creatives' Coffee Club!

    Charlie’s Takeaways

    1.Your creative journey sounds abstract but it’s an inner feeling not logical thought process.

    2.You may have suppressed your inner artist unknowingly, there might not anyone in your circles and always felt an outsider.

    3.Find your inner artist.

    4.None of us are masters.

    5.You can design a varied life if you’re multi passionate, be true to yourself.

    6. Allow the space to be messy and a learner.

    7. The two brains fight at exactly that moment when we need it most, the lizard brain wants to keep us safe, it’s not evolved yet – hence the panic attacks in a shop when we really know we are safe. It gets us when we are least expecting it.

    8. We could draw before we could write, we danced before we could sing.

    9. The fear of feeling judged and the fear of people in your past and life seeing you on your new more aligned path doesn’t go away, you just get used to it.

    10. If you have a day job – own it, it doesn’t make you less of an artists.

    Connect with Charlie

    https://www.imcharlieindia.co/

    Sign up to Emma's Free workshop

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  • Rachel Emma Wearing is a stylist turned strategist – Racheal helps creatives blend visuals and sales, specialising in Pinterest training and content creation.

    Rachel studied film and set design at university so of course she has a great eye for styling and of course branding

    1:1 Pinterest training, along with Rachels signature group course Ignite, are for independent businesses, who want to produce creative content showing off the best of your work without having to put in too much work yourself

    Pinterest totally transformed Rachel’s business In the space of a month.

    Rachel says ‘We don’t set up our businesses because we want to spend our time stressing about social media- we se up our businesses because we want to create and to share our joy with the world’

    Rachel’s Takeaways

    1.Energy is so important- spend time to get it high and bursting with fun and lightness first and you will get that sale.

    2.Takig no action and allowing yourself time t relax and get into feeling a flow state, the ideas will come on the next action.

    3.Over thinking can come in when we are feeling overwhelmed and anxious, that scarcity mindset starts forming.

    4.Overworking and burnout may not be the job, it can be you and your personality, are you neurodiverse and used to trying to prove your self worth?

    5.Pinterest is the 2md biggest search engine! The algorithms work for you.

    6.When posting on pinterest put the time into your SEO key words.

    7. Make sure you get a business account when you’re setting up a new Pinterest world

    8.Pinterest love your fresh ideas and content no other artists pins

    9.Idea pins are huge right now, experiment with these. Most people aren’t looking at your whole account, which gives us room to explore

    10.Start before you’re ready

    Connect with Rachel

    www.rachelemmawaring.com

    Enneagram-Personality-Test - www.truity.com

    Discover the work that makes you come alive - www.sparketype.com

  • Shamanic and Reiki healer Angela Sandland was drawn to becoming an arts therapist and after studies at University, Reiki training followed in her own path to wellness. Angela has over 20 years experience as a practitioner, facilitator & teacher in holistic health, covering many areas.

    Angela’s knowledge & wisdom have not just come from the training but from her real life experiences that she battled with a life condition Scoliosis and has also been a career too .

    She’s had quite a few mountains to climb!

    Angela says ‘Our life experiences are where the greatest wisdom comes from.’

    Shamanic and Reiki healer Angela Sandland was drawn to becoming an arts therapist and after studies at University, Reiki training followed in her own path to wellness.

    Angela has over 20 years experience as a practitioner, facilitator & teacher in holistic health, covering many areas.

    Angela’s knowledge & wisdom have not just come from the training but from her real life experiences that she battled with a life condition Scoliosis and has also been a career too .

    She’s had quite a few mountains to climb!

    Angela says ‘Our life experiences are where the greatest wisdom comes from.’

    If you like me have always been drawn to crystals, and all things healing but feel like you have no idea how or where to start, then listen to this conversation with our Deerheart Women! Even though Angela has had both life long condition and 20 years training in this field, she is like the girl next door, after listening over coffee you will learn how we can implement a life of self healing that we can design now with what we have in our homes to make our lives a reflection of our inner souls. Which is really what a home and or lives should be right?

    Angela’s Takeaways

    1.Find a purpose, find a career.

    2.Find the gold in each situation.

    3.What are the key word that life’s teaching us?

    4.Pain isn’t blocking us – We aren’t being blocked! It’s for us to grow.

    6.Be in the moment when you’re out walking, don’t drown out the moment with our phones or music.

    7.Don’t worship or be heavily influenced by another human, we are all flawed.

    8.Be inclusive if you’re running a gathering, sitting on the floor for long periods of time can be painful for many people.

    9.Make your home a true reflection of you.

    10.Express your fantasy, your surroundings, cos play party, your favourite textures around your home.

    11.What’s your favourite favourites environment? Is it the coast, woodland, mountains? You can add this to your home

    12.Creating an alter is a space for you, your favourite crystals, affirmations, candles, trinkets seasonal flowers.

    13.When you write things down using pen and paper, it happens, start with your journal.

    14.Do the work daily, if its meditating, deep breathing, healthy eating, keep doing it like we do an exercise.

    Connect with Angela here

    www.deerheartwoman.com

    TikTok- Deerheart.healing

    Insta- www.instagramdeerheart_woman

  • Jemimasara is a multi-disciplinary artist addressing freedom of expression and aspects of daily life.

    Humorous, tongue-in-cheek, expressive and ironic; Jemima Sara creates a mixture of artwork, limited edition prints, illustrative accessories, easy-to-wear clothing and pretty much anything she wants to get stuck into.

    With collaberations ranging from perfume, shoes and handbags to women celebrating women. JEMIMASARA enjoys bringing creativity, art and print to new places. She also works on a private commission basis.

    For JEMIMASARA, her practice is a form of self therapy. Jemima enjoys discovering a language in drawing (or 'scribbling' as she describes) to ignite conversations and to exhibit the struggles of daily life. Jemima has exhibited her work in many solo and group shows.

    Jemimasarah’s Takeaway’s

    1.You don’t have to stay stuck with one style, we evolve each day, so can our art.

    The fixed mindset is the opposite to being creative, we shouldn’t think we will ever know everything Always be curious We don’t exec a chef to sell his first batch of dishes Stop the pressure of thinking you need to create every day, we ebb and flow Intuitive drawing can help shut off your thoughts Self development is not selfish Try a body scan Don’t struggle alone. You gave to get uncomfortable if you want to break the destructive habits You are not your lizard brain, you can put distance between the two. Your brain is 100’s of times eating to seek the pleasure release from jumping off the plan than the hard work you’ve put in. Noting is black and white, give yourself grace. Our mind and body is always connected, our best art comes from this place when we are in a good mental space.

    Connect with JEMIMASARAH here

    https://www.jemimasara.co.uk

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  • Ashley Mary is an abstract artist, designer, and illustrator who creates lively, energetic works in her studio in Minneapolis. Her work focuses around strong use of colour and shape compositions. Ashley’s paintings are in heavy acrylics creating thick textures.

    Her process is influenced heavily by her collage work, patterns, vintage ephemera, and her background in graphic design. Ashley’s work pays attention to the unintentional and leaves space to be surprised.

    Her murals and product designs can be seen nationwide in large scale collaborations with brands such as Starbucks, Anthropologie and Google,

    Ashley is the Co-Founder and Creative Director of Curiosity Studios. A creative learning space for those blocked.

    Ashley’s Takeaways

    1.Be confident in your mark making.

    2.Moving your body moves your mind and work.

    3.Change your surroundings.

    4.Honour your space and silence if that’s where your best art

    is born.

    5.If you feel the flow and strong energy in your commission, ask your client if they will let you carry this flow to your own natural completion.

    6.Sometimes there's no reason why a commission or client isn’t a great fit, it’s not black and white and can just be a personality clash.

    7. Look at your why and core values.

    8.If it’s a no is a yes to something else.

    9.Its ok to have your years intentions different from previous, in fact it should be. what got us here want move us there.

    10.Being present instead of big future goals can be huge and more productive and tangible.

    11.Making a big life change like relocating or making a fulfilling a life dream or smaller goal will come out in your art and shift your craft for the better.

    12.Place close attention to what’s in front of you.

    13.Get outside more!

    Connect with Ashley here

    http://ashleymary.com/

    Sponsor - Claire Oldham West

    Have you ever felt that your creative spark lies within a feast of chocolate !? I'm sure I'm not on my own when I say in times of stress I feed my feelings.....and here's the thing..............habits, beliefs, and behaviours towards the food you crave can take a new direction within hypnosis. Claire Oldham West invites you to try a new approach and if you can relate to food cravings head over to the show notes for more information on how Claire can help you to stop feeding your feelings and curb food cravings. Claire understands a holistic approach may sound a little woo woo so I've added a link to her You Tube channel so you can see this process in action! Click on the link below

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  • Louise Hardaker, founder of kids clothing brand Magic Kind, finally listened to those inner nudges she had experienced all of her life and finally turned her childhood passion into a booming business.

    More than that, her kids clothing brand has proven time and time again the ripple affect with helping other creatives and business’s. Louise purchases U.K surface pattern designers work and keeps her brand true to her vision.

    Louise also shares the importance of having a day job and the boundaries that and running. family has around juggling the business.

    ⬇️Louise’s Takeaways⬇️

    1.If you’re not feeling your truest self, ask yourself this, ‘when was last time I created for myself? For the process? For the joy of it?

    2.Have strict boundaries with answering emails and work hours

    3.You’re not being selfish, as a mum your kids are learning skills and watching you build something. You’re giving them examples of how we can turn a thought into a physical business!

    4.Your business helps other business’s look at Louise buying surface patterns deigns, it’s all great generous energy

    5.Get out of your comfort zone! If you can’t afford a coach or mentor, ask a friend for accountability who will tell you what you need to hear not what you want too.

    6.Business products don’t go viral overnight; you have to keep reminding people. The marketing experts used to advise 7 steps, these days try tripling that these days with social media.

    Connect Here -

    https://www.magickind.co.uk/

  • Are you looking for a safe space with like minded individuals?

    Do you love freelance life but yearn for more connection to your peers?

    Do you want to make more friends in biz?

    Do you struggle setting goals and sticking to them?

    I am launching a brand new membership -

    THE CREATIVE COLLECTIVE.

    A membership packed full of knowledge, accountability, masterclasses, co-working sessions and above all COMMUNITY.

    Have you found your people? Your tribe?

    Well, now you have.

  • London based mural artists Eloisa Henderson Fills the world with happiness, she brings excitement to many lucky people’s walls! Of course we know how brave she must be to paint huge murals but what I love about her is that she explains in our conversation that’s she feels the fear each time! She explains here how she pushes through and her childhood growing up with her mum who works with children who are maybe vulnerable and neurodiverse, which of course has helped shape Elosia's art to this current day.

    What I also love is that this was all born through lock down! To help keep a float last year, Eloisa Henderson ran workshops in her garden. Eloisa spins lots of plates, she paints on film sets too!

    Eloisa’s Takeaways

    1.Just because you didn’t enjoy the project, the teaching, or whatever the thing is the first time, it doesn’t mean you won’t again, try it a second time and see!

    2.Put out what you want more of. It’s that simple

    3.Worrying about a project is common, it’s what keeps us at our best, we have to look for ways to keep this healthy and not overtake us.

    4. As creatives we natural worry

    5.If you don’t get the project you pitched for remember, you’re successful to even be in this position to apply.

    6. It’s about trying again down the line, it’s not a sorry no’ it’s a ‘not right now’.

    7.Some projects can just feel way too big because it is right now, and that’s ok, if you feel it will impact you negatively. Listen to that. Of course, we need to push ourself out of our comfort zone, however, there is a difference, don’t confuse the two.

    8.When children play up, we know it’s for attention, use your art to play! This will ease them into a safer, calmer mental space. Art is a super power.

    9.You can make people smile through your art that’s the true magic!

    10.It is possible to spin lots of plates If you’re interested in a variety of different creative areas, it’s important to do if you know you need the mix

    11. When working on a job its expected for you to work out what you need to do to get that job done, so don’t worry if it’s new to you, just say ‘Yes thankyou let me get on with that’ and research later. Your manager just wats it done, they don’t mind if you’ve done it or not.

    12. You don’t always know more the longer you’re in a studio, don’t worry, just learn on the job. That’s what we all do!

    13. It’s ok to be anxious when you’re putting yourself out there creatively, we can reconise that nasty voice and say internally ‘thank you, I’m doing it anyway! ‘I’m doing the best I can and that will lead to more great art’ This kind of narrative is far more inviting, progressive and helps us move past in the moment than letting all of the nasty mean words paralyse us.

    14.Spread your art outside or hang in your windows for passer by’s to enjoy, your art will brighten their day, it’s a gift.

  • Victoria Tojeiro founder of ‘Happy Stuff Studio’ is a self taught illustrator, designer and now has her own jewellery too

    Victoria gave up her teaching career to follow her pull to a creative life that suits her vibrant personality, not only does Victoria create colourful fun characters, she also literally wears her joy too! Victoria gave up her wardrobe of beige, grey and blacks for a fully pattern on pattern fun retro galore she says ‘everyday is literally dress up day!

    Nothing makes her happier than knowing she's been able to spread a bit of 'daftness and joy to the world'

    Victoria’s Takeaways

    1.Question anyone who tells you there isn’t any work for the arts

    2.Step into your children's world rather than expect them to embrace

    3.Step fully into your originality

    4.We need to stop limiting children need to teach us

    5.The younger generation keep design industry

    6.Wear your joy, it’s all connected

    7. Create what you want not what you think will sell

    8.Don’t force it

    9. Your happiness will fill the house with your mood, don’t underestimate it

    Connect with Victoria here

    www.happystuffstudio.co.uk

  • Lisa Metcalfe is a designer and illustrator for the greeting card industry, her designs can be found in many major retailers and charities globally.

    Lisa got here, employed to design in her 3rd big studio without a university degree!

    'Lisa didn’t stop there and sit back mind you, she is constantly pushing herself and developing new skills with online course's trying new techniques.

    Lisa’s Takeaways

    1.You don’t need a degree to make a living from your art

    2.Keep knocking on doors

    3. Getting back up and being resourceful is always the key

    4.Put pride aside and be humble and gracious, we can all agree its an attractive trait

    5. Always be curious and perculate, experiment and play with Developing new ideas

    6. Set a space up in the house however small

    7.Getting looser with your work and not being precious

    8. Remember if you don’t like it you can paint over it.

    9.Get the kids involved

    10. Tell the family how important this new project is to youUse up left over paint with making marks in your sketch book

    11. Paint for the process not the outcome

    12.You don’t need loads of time for your art – the first 20 – 30 minutes is normally your best most energised work

    13.Don’t get in your own head

    Connect with Lisa

    https://www.instagram.com/lisa.metcalfe.art/

  • Artist, advertising maverick and author Dave Buonaguidi shares his valuable wisdom with us this week. Dave has been a true shaker in the advertising world for over 30 years. Dave was the founder of Karmarama & St lukes co-operative creative advertising agencies which was way ahead of its time, it was named ‘the most dangerous company on earth!’ by the Harvard business review! They worked with Ikea, Boots, The Body Shop Anita Roddick to name just a few.

    They created the famous ‘MAKE TEA NOT WAR!’ poster for the Stop the War Coalition, which is now in the V&A.

    Dave then went on to be creative director for Channel 4 for a time before truly diving into his creative calling as an artist! Dave is the king of messaging and creating connection through his art.

    Dave’s has gone against the grain challenging the status quo, and creating noise his whole career, Dave is definitely not beige and this is why we all love him!

    Dave shares how to get your message out there and create connection through building your universe and market. He also believes by keeping your values and shinning your true light, the rest will come!

    Dave Takeaways

    1.We all really need to feel seen and have connection

    2.Build your universe and your market

    3.Keep getting back up!!

    4.Be authentic and guided by your inner morals

    5. Create an emotive reaction to get your message out there with connection

    6. If you keep going and shining your light bright, people will come back

    7. There are more people who will give up and pull the plug than keep going.

    8. Keep to your values!

    9.Creativity is the cure

    10. Your pain is your message

    You can find Dave’s work and the galleries he’s at

    https://www.realhackneydave.com/

    And Buy his book! Blah blah blah I couldn’t put it down!! Buy on Amazon and give.co.uk

    https://www.amazon.co.uk/Blah-Memoirs-British-advertisings-mavericks/dp/1912892170/ref=nodl_

    He’s also done a Ted talk ‘be the driver not the passenger’

    https://youtu.be/pmJDpQO-fBo

  • This week Emma Isaacs talks about feeling stuck and how to overcome this and move forward.

    Emma has broken down five main strategies that promise to help break any mental blocks and move past into an inspired joyful space that helps us get back into the creative flow.

  • Denise Gasser is a mixed media artist, born and raised near the mountains of Utah.

    After years of over whelming guilt for wanting to still be an artist mixed with anxiety to try be the perfect mum and helper in her community, Denise decided to hold her hands up and embrace it all, the distractions, imperfections, the messiness around trying to paint and mother 4 young children!­­

    Denise founded the ‘Art After’ project. Reconciling art and motherhood. A series of small paintings that occur in one sitting and must be finished once interrupted. When that happens, Denise writes on the back the date the time she started the time she finished and what the interruption was.

    As you can imagine this project has had global reach after her exhibition! Denise gives talks and workshops in the US and Canada and is owned in private collections in several countries around the world.

    Denise shares honestly about her journey as a young Mum and artist, her thoughts on balance, boundaries and guilt.

    Look at her stunning work

    www.denisegasser.com

    Denise’s Takeaways

    1.Having honest conversation with other women is vital

    2.Being a mum is lonely, being an artist is lonely! Make sure you reach out to creative communities online.

    3.Finding time to create is vital to being a better Mum, because you’re being the better you!

    4.Feeling burnt out isn’t ok! We are told its path and we need to juggle, spin those plates. Talk to your family and work out scheduling times for you!

    5.We don’t have an adult telling us to take care of ourselves! It’s our job to think about what patterns and examples we are setting to our kids.

    6.It’s ok to say being at home with the kids isn’t working out for us all. That doesn’t make you a bad parent! You’re an honest human.

    7.Giving yourself permission is vital, not just for yourself but for others.

    8.Take a good look at where your time is spent each day, which chunks are being spent on what areas and write it all down so you can see in detail how many people and jobs are taking you away from what you really want.

    9.Stop asking why you should do it. What's the reason? Sometimes our bodies want to move and dance just because!

    11.Chipping away is such a powerful mantra. Start telling yourself this each day.

    12.If alarm bells are ringing for you or a family member regarding ADHD take an online test and have a look at the show notes for some of our favourite books.

    Denise's Book Recommendations:

    Driven to Distraction

    ADHD 2.0

    The ADDitude Website has tons of great articles

    Anything by Russel Barkley. I learned a lot from this talk I listened to on YouTube : https://youtu.be/YSfCdBBqNXY

  • As October is ADHD awareness month, I'm sharing my ADHD journey so far, what I've learned since getting my diagnoses aged 40, just 12 Months ago and what I feel we should all know as parents, teachers, partners and members of our wonderful globe!

    ADHD Takeaways

    1.The brain isn’t fully understood, we are all learning and developing all of the time2.What is normal, there are no two humans the same, even identical twins have different fingerprints

    3.Dyslexia can be paired with ADHD

    4.OCD Is commonly paired with ADHD

    5.ADAHD’S are highly creative, they can be inventive thinkers, they often think very differently. Big companies actively seek neurodiverse creatives

    6.Family members will say ‘oh it’s the latest trend, answer by saying its only the same as giving someone glasses or a walking stick if they get diagnosed!

    7. ADHD in girls is harder to pick up because they learn very young age to mimic others which masks any blocks and struggles.

    8.ADHD does run in the family

    9.We get used to struggle, get tested if you’re wondering you will be helping your family if you won’t think of yourself!

    Andy J Pizza - https://bit.ly/3AexY8Y

    Denise Gasser -https://bit.ly/3FngVW4

    Brené Brown's TED Talk "Listening to shame" from TED2012

    https://youtu.be/5C6UELitWkw

  • Textile Designer Lauren Lesley has been a senior designer for Surya she’s travelled to many trade shows such as High Point Furniture Market, Las Vegas, New York, and Heimtex + Domotex in Germanyand many rug factories in India.

    Lauren has worked with licensees such as Candice Olson, Country Living, Mike Farrell, and Gluckstein Home and not forgetting Anthropologie and Target

    Lauren now freelancers and runs online courses- ‘How to become a Textile Designer, ‘How to Find your Own Style’ are just a few examples. Lauren is also a hit on YouTube too!

    Lauren’s Takeaways

    1.Transitioning from designing for a studio to freelance is huge, give yourself the time and grace

    2.As a designer it’s crucial you keep your eye on future trends

    3.Trends are always watered down for the high street, see what’s coming through ahead of time. Is it big puffy sleeves, pattern clash for example?

    4.Finding your style can be a headache! Try not to over think it, you can start by looking at your favourite colour palette

    5.Generally, we follow creatives on social media who show a style we are attracted too, so look at what it is that you’re loving in those groups

    6.Be sure to work off screen this really changes perspective, scale, colour ways and you can take it back onto the ipad and replicate it after.

    7.Be gentle with yourself when you are trying new mediums and techniques it’s not just ok to mess up, we absolutely should messy up, allow it!

    You can find Lauren's YouTube channel and work here

    https://youtu.be/YqzZRBHyzM8

    https://www.laurenlesley.com/

  • Megan Sjuts is a visionary designer, online educator, and creative coach. With a decade of industry experience, Megan has mastered the art of visual communications. She is the owner of Building 07, a dynamic design studio through which she has served a wide range of clients, from businesses and brands to ministries and non-profit organisations.

    Megan has a Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) in Marketing and Advertising Management. Always wanting to learn more, she later earned a Master of Arts in Mass Communication degree at the University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications, specialising in Web Design and Online Communications.

    As a designer, Megan partners with ambitious business women to bring their vision to life through strategic design and creative direction. She offers a unique perspective by effectively combining her knowledge of marketing, advertising, and design expertise to create strategic solutions for her clients.

    As a creative coach, Megan is passionate about encouraging creatives to own their design and courageously pursue their paths. As a former design professor, and through her work as an industry expert for the Bucket-list Bombshells Design Skills Course, she has helped thousands of young creatives build flourishing and fulfilling online businesses and careers.

    Megan Takeaways

    1.Shut down comparison, it completely stumps creativity

    2.What do I have? What am I good at?

    3.Concentrate on what you have achieved instead of always feeling less than and thinking and wanting to accomplish more.

    4.Shift your focus from what other people have done, and shift it to what am I good at? How can I use that and strengthen my skillset to help and serve other people

    5.What makes you feel most inspired doing? That’s the thing

    6.We all have a completely different lenses and so our interpretation on something will have of course have your individual take.

    7.You can give a class the same brief and they will all have a completely different take on something.

    8.Collaboration and groups is so powerful for us creatives

    9.Not many of us creatives have other creatives in our family or close unit, so it’s important to find your village and keep them close

    10.Owning your creativity isn’t one moment to step into, its many tiny steps.

    11.Watch your inner dialogue, are you being kind and gentle to yourself?

    12.Try to not take yourself so seriously by tapping into your younger fun self

    13.Play is vital, allow yourself to enjoy the journey along the way!

    14.Look for freedom in your life to connect to creativity

    hello@building07.com

    www.building07.com

    @building07

  • Artists Nova Zef is a true creative visionary, she’s a trained professional dancer from New York, now living between Bali and L.A Nova, is a vocalist and creative mind behind the NY band Pendulum people, she’s a spoken word artist, a writer, and has the fashion label Tooky Tooky. Nova has performed at large festivals; she’s created staging for shows and she navigates all of this with travel too. You’re going to love hearing Nova’s story and the mindset she has.

    Nova’s Takeaway's

    1.The big bold exciting gigs don’t come without struggle and compromise

    2.Other people’s words and opinions are just that. They shouldn’t define you. The true power is in carrying on.

    3.Be the audience or the student and take in everything, having that different perspective is huge

    4.When you’re stood on that stage, In that scary exhibition, opening and you feel wobbly or scared, trust See your inner gift imagine it as a light and visualise it.

    5.Trust that you have value and you’re gifting the world.

    6.We are all stuck on the internet we are all craving soul and connecting

    7.Watch out for social media, if you’re not feeling inspired and instead triggered then turn Instagram off, put your phone upstairs the night before a creative day so you’re not having hundreds of negative distractions and self-doubt.

    8.Stay truthful to your vision and goals.

    9. Being multi passionate is a gift, yes its a lot of work but it's important to keep on re addressing and aligning.

    10. Keep working on your good mental space, on knowing beliveing and working hard.

    www.instagram.com/novazef