In collaboration with Breathe magazine.
I think it’s important to take a step back and enjoy how far we’ve come, especially when we reach a milestone on our journey. This is because when we recognise our achievements it boosts our confidence and enables us to relax and recharge, preparing us for the next stage.
So today, as we approach the end of the year, I’m pausing to look back and celebrate writing for the first nine editions of Breathe; an inspiring lifestyle magazine covering wellbeing, mindfulness, creativity and travel.
Writing for Breathe has been a wonderful part of my freelance life and it’s been an honour to write for one of my favourite magazines! I’ve written 12 articles and they’ve included, how to reach your goals, overcoming creative block, enjoying a more mindful day and how to simplify your relationship with the internet.
Embracing flow in life and work
Working as a writer has highlighted the value of setting goals while remaining open, enjoying the flow and movement of life and the opportunities that it brings with it. When I left my job at the University of Oxford in 2015, my plan was to fill days with blogging, styling and photography. However, after a few months, I felt like something was missing – pretty ironic after spending my career yearning for a more creative job!
Then one day an offer landed in my inbox to write for Breathe and I started utilising my people development experience by coaching creatives. As a result, things look very different today and I spend the majority of my time coaching and writing, along with a little voluntary work when time permits.
It’s okay to change your plans, pivot your career/business or even start again from scratch. You are responsible for your life and you hold the power to make changes. When we silence the noise and expectation we can give ourselves the freedom to uncover a path that’s right for us, letting go of all the things that are holding us back and making the most of our gifts and abilities.
Creative business coaching
If you’d like to take your life, career or business to the next level, I’m currently taking coaching bookings for 2018. As your coach, I can support you in uncovering your path, gaining clarity and moving closer to your aspirations, dreams and goals. For further details, testimonials and how to book, please pop over to my coaching pages.
Breathe magazine 12-month subscription giveaway
To celebrate the festive season, the kind people at Breathe are offering my readers the chance to win one of two 12-month subscriptions to Breathe magazine. Please feel free to enter up to five times using the grid below. The giveaway is open to UK residents only and closes on Sunday 31st December 2017. I will contact the winners on Wednesday 3rd January 2018. Good luck!
This is my final post of the year so I’d like to take this opportunity to thank you for visiting and to wish you a very happy and healthy holiday. I’ll be back in 2018 with a flurry of fortnightly blog posts and monthly letters. I look forward to seeing you soon!
Terms and conditions: This prize is non-transferable and cannot be exchanged for monetary value. No cash alternatives to the stated prize will be offered. Winners must claim their prize within 30 working days.
This post is in collaboration with Breathe magazine.