Empower. Inspire. Promote.

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I’m Melanie Clark Pullen and this is Strut and Bellow – a platform to empower, inspire and promote women makers.

I bear witness to the flourishing of women through my own creativity and in facilitating the creativity of others.

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EMPOWER

The Desire Map is where I keep you up to date on workshops and events I am running when I teach the process of identifying your Core Desired Feelings so that you can make Goals with Soul.

INSPIRE

The Blog is where I write about creativity, spirituality and being a woman in the 21st century.

 

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The Podcast is where I have conversations with other creative women who inspire me to keep going.

The Shout Out is a regular video slot where I big up an artist or activist who I’ve discovered.

 

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Bellow – The Blog

Women’s Christmas

  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 …

The Desire Map

Desire Map 2019

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.

 

 

Next event:

Free & Clear – 5th to 10th November 2018 – 11am GMT – free online course

INTRODUCTION TO THE DESIRE MAP

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.

 

Except…

 

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.”

— Danielle LaPorte, Author & Speaker

 

Find out more

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Bellow – Podcast episodes

The PodcastHere are the links to the podcasts in Soundcloud. They can also be subscribed to on iTunes

Episode 1 – Noni Stapleton – actress and writer

Episode 2 – Roisín O’ Farrell – artist

 

Episode 3 – Charlotte Darbyshire – choreographer and dance film maker

Episode 4 – Lian Bell – set designer, arts manager and founder of Waking the Feminists

Episode 5 – Heather Mc Kay – artist and illustrator

Episode 6 – Aoife Spillane Hinks – theatre director

Episode 7 – Susan Bracken – actress

Episode 8 – Cara Augustenborg – climate scientist and activist

Episode 9 – Amanda Coogan – artist

Episode 10 – Angela Josephine – Musician and artist

Episode 11 – Mel Wiggins – writer and activist

Episode 12 – Janine Boyd – photographer

Episode 13 – Lucy Pearce – writer and artist

Strut – Acting

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Enquiries to

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+44 (0) 20 7637 4623 | info@scottmarshall.co.uk

 

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.

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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.

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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.

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