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Creativity

Navigating Depression and ADHD as a Creative

It’s 7am. I’m getting up. Doesn’t sound unusual. Thing is, I went down for a nap at 6pm yesterday. I was tired. Again, sounds normal and reasonable. I have long Covid. I tested positive for Covid early December 2020. I was extremely ill for 2 weeks. It’s now the middle of May 2021. I’m still […]

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Creativity Personal

oh baby..revisited

I love surprises! Don’t you? I especially love it when those surprises spring from the same well. “oh baby” by LCD Soundsystem. It’s a sublime song. I spoke about the joy of hearing it for the first time in my last post. Another thing that gives me joy is storytelling. Particularly visual storytelling. Films, long […]

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Creativity Personal

oh baby

I love surprises! Don’t you? With my head hunched down at my laptop in a trendy office I hummed “oh baby….” The sounds of hypnotic synths travelled through the room. “What song is this?” I asked my colleague. “It’s ‘oh baby’ by LCD Soundsystem” she replied. For decades I’ve struggled with dissociation*. I’ve found it […]

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Creativity Personal

Jump Starting a Car – Take #2

So, I wrote my last blog post “Jump Starting a Car” hoping it’d I could bring some momentum back to this blog. I published it a few days back and shared it several days afterwards. But I wrote it back in November. I didn’t make good on the intentions I set in that post and […]

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Creativity Poetry

Golden Brown

Last year I remember clearly the moment that my artistic journey hit a new stage.  I wrote the poem 7 Bar Loop. I wrote this while attending a multi week workshop with Rachel Long.  Rachel Long is an incredible poet and arguably the best poetry teacher I’ve ever had the privilege of studying under. She […]

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Creativity Poetry

A New Perspective

I really need to start writing more again. Well….I want to write more. “I need to…” is such a strong and absolute statement. I know I’m starting to repeat myself, but I’m still grieving, it’s thrown my physical health off of balance. I’m also trying to figure out ways to bring money in as copywriting […]

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Creativity Journalling Personal

Staying Fluid

I’ve been quiet on here for a while. I lost someone close to me to Covid19 and I’m still struggling to come to terms with my loss and the loss to my community. I’m working my way through my grief at my own (crawling) pace. Creativity is my refuge. It always has been a way […]

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Creativity Writing

The Key to My Creative Process

I’m having a fascinating journey as a writer right now.  The past several weeks have been interesting. Some days I’ve lacked inspiration and other days I’ve been furiously jotting down ideas that I want to come back to.  Recently, I was reading a book called “Feck Perfuction” by James Victore and an idea popped into […]