To accompany you on your journey... I want to share with you some resources & links to stuff I love.. This  page is a work in progress :) Enjoy

 

Videos

This video from Brene Brown on human connection — our ability to empathize, belong, love.

Brene again, exploring what can happen when people confront their secret shame head-on.

I love this amazing short film about how the things we're scared of in our minds stop us from doing the thing we really want to do in our hearts. Especially for creatives! 

 

Books

Melody Beattie's book 'The Language of letting go'. Encouragement to trust ourselves on our journeys of self-care. I've bought numerous copies of this book to share with friends. It's not a cover to cover read... Passages by topic that you can dip into when you find yourself 'stuck' or hanging on to stuff that holds you back.

Clarissa Pinkola Estes: Anything, and I mean anything by this amazing lady. I have numerous audiobooks from this inspiring woman, narrated by herself. She is a true poet and so much more. For creative souls, to be acquainted with her work is an absolute MUST. Look out for this book especially on creativity. You'll find her audio book downloads through that last site link also. I love this quote from her:

''If you have never been called a defiant, incorrigible, impossible woman… have faith… there is yet time." - from Women Who Run with the Wolves

Caroline Myss: Your Creative Soul

Clarissa Pinkola Estes and Caroline Myss: (HELLO...Bonus!) Intuition and the Mystical Life 

Julia Cameron: The Artists Way (book) and Online Course

Poetry

David Whyte:  'We shape our self, to fit this world and by the world are shaped again'

Poemhunter  ... For explorers!

WB Yeats, who wrote stuff like this....

He Wishes for the Cloths of Heaven

Had I the heavens' embroidered cloths, Enwrought with golden and silver light, The blue and the dim and the dark cloths Of night and light and the half-light, I would spread the cloths under your feet: But I, being poor, have only my dreams; I have spread my dreams under your feet; Tread softly because you tread on my dreams.

 

Music

You know that beautiful sensation of someone playing with your hair? Musically, Gabriel Yared does this here and here

For more hair playing deliciousness click here

This song is like a 5 minute foot massage

This track which makes me want to lick the radio

This song for lovers and dreamers fills me with happiness and love...

This incredible performance evokes all sorts of emotions in me... chills!

This, with a twist ..for when you just need a good oul dance around the place

This, for well... just itself

 

Funnies

I love a good laugh

This  poor guy, trying to deal with a spider in his bathroom

The amazing Jim Henson creations singing this

This incredibly frustrated (understatement) Guitarist having a meltdown... Hilarious. Be warned, he swears A LOT.

The first time I saw this video I cried laughing

 

Artists 

 

Pauline Agnew, Irish artist and Teacher, runs hugely popular Ecourses and Magical Art retreats.

The gallant Orly Avineri is the woman to connect with for transformational art journalling workshops and retreats.

For an inspiring and fearless insight into and guidance through the intuitive creative process, Flora Bowley is the very girl.

Jane Davies doesn't mess around. She has TONS of tutorials on her brilliant blog. She also delivers online and in person workshops  that always book out FAST. She's amazing

Tamara Laporte is a very special person. Her art is uplifting and healing, her followers a nurturing community and her lessons are full of art, heart and self care inspiration.

Glenda & Adrian Waterworth's Portpatrick studios in Scotland is where you go to shine a little brighter and sing a little louder.

Linda Chaves is an artist, teacher and enchanted world explorer. Spending her time between her home, the Pink Buddha Studio in Portugal and her beloved India, Linda's art is full of hope, colour and spirit. Linda runs retreats in Portugal and is planning a very special 2016 retreat in India! You can visit her blog for details and general goodness here.

Anel Stricker-Bessinger is visual journalist, singer, traveller, explorer-of-the-soul, maker-of-things and a mom. She also runs art journalling workshops at The Play Cafe. I had the pleasure of meeting Anel on a retreat we both attended. She has the most musical speaking voice, I could listen to her beautiful South African accent all day long! Visit her here.