Yes, it’s a thing. Nollaig na mBan is the day when, in rural Irish communities, the men take on the household duties as a way of honouring all the work the women have done to make Christmas happen (and everything else all through out the year but who’s keeping score, eh?). I’m writing this at …
I will be forever grateful to my friend Robyn who emailed me from France one day when I was in the thick of life with little littles and struggling to reconcile my creative desires with early motherhood. She told me about a book called the Rainbow Way which dealt head on with the very issues …
A few weeks ago, I went to a photography workshop round at Janine Boyd’s house in an attempt to learn a few tips so that I can have a more interesting Instagram feed. We met through Picking up the Pieces artist, Lyn Magill, on one of her sea swimming adventures. I didn’t know Janine well …
This New Year’s, turn traditional goal-setting on it’s head by planning how you want to feel in various parts of your life. If your heart’s been pacing to find a better way to set your life goals, I can show you how at my next New Year’s Desire Map workshop.
Instead of asking yourself what you want to accomplish, do, or have this year, I want you to tune into your inner knowing and find out how you want to feel in every area of your life. With New Year’s around the corner, this is a totally different approach to goal setting that won’t burn out by February. I’m hosting a Desire Map workshop about aligning inner atunement with outer attainment. Less striving, more living. Learn more here.
When was the last time someone asked you this: “How do you want to feel?” In my upcoming Desire Map workshop, a guided experience for holistic life planning, I’m going to help you get clear on that question, just in time for the New Year. If you’re ready to set resolutions that feel GOOD, click here.
When you think of “New Year Goals” what comes to mind? Encouragement or anxiety? Soulful striving or giving up?
Before you think about the external things you want to accomplish in 2019, I want you to pause, and get clear on how you most want to feel. I will be hosting a special workshop for you that give you a guidance system for making choices and setting goals based on how you want to feel in various areasof your life. This is a revolutionary way to set goals this New Year.
Based on the best-selling book The Desire Map by Danielle LaPorte
You want it.
Aspiring. Hoping. Reaching. So you make a plan to get it. The bucket list. To-do lists. Objectives. Goals.
You’re not chasing the goal, you’re chasing a feeling you hope the goal will give you. So what if you first get clear on how you actually want to feel in your life, and then set your intentions? Game-changer.
Created by Danielle LaPorte, The Desire Map is a tool for holistic living. It puts your Core Desired Feelings at the heart of your goal setting and life planning. And it all begins with YOUR FEELINGS.
Want a taste? Introduction to The Desire Map is a five-day digital exploration in identifying your deepest desires. It’s the first part of the Desire Mapping process.
Desire to Feel Better? Ya, you do.
“Knowing how you want to feel is the most potent form of clarity you can have. Generating those feelings is the most powerful thing you can do with your life.”
Whether on stage or on set, I’m at my most ‘me’ when I’m playing someone else. I’ve been privileged to work with some amazing artists on wonderful projects.
My career was launched in 1997 with a year and a half in the cast of the BBC’s EastEnders. It was a baptism of fire in more ways than one. It was the best training in screen acting I could have hoped for. This was followed by various gigs in TV but one favourite was getting to be a Cookson Lady in the mini-series A Dinner of Herbs. Catherine Cookson was a prolific writer from the North East of England and the TV adaptations were beloved in my home as it was were half my family came from. So getting to by Mary Ellen and spend three months in my ‘other’ home of Durham was a joy.
A theatre highlight was playing Perdita in Nick Hytner’s production of The Winter’s Tale by Shakespeare on the Olivier stage at the National Theatre in London. Despite my lack of formal training, Hytner gave me the opporuntity to learn guerrilla style from great theatre actors like Deborah Findlay, Julian Wadham, Alex Jennings and Claire Skinner. I was coached by the formidable voice teacher Patsy Rodenberg. It was one of the most glorious summers of my life.
More recently, playing the wife of DI John Bacchus in Inspector George Gently over a few years was great fun. Once again it was a chance to work at ‘home’ in the North East, though I was cast when they shot the series in Ireland. Getting to share a screen with Martin Shaw and Lee Ingleby was a real treat.