Seasons Greetings from My Heart to Yours

From my heart to yours, thank you for being a part of our Calm Space family this year. To all who contribute, to all who read and engage and encourage, my deep, deep thanks and appreciation.  Things will change a little here over the break. I’ll be back in the new year (likely mid-to-late January) […]

Friendship Inspiration

Something beautifully uplifting for you today! About Julia Barnickle Julia uses photography, words and video to share her Life experiences and musings on Taking Life As It Comes. Since 2006 she has coached introverts, Scanners and recovering creatives to re-connect with their passion and values, and re-discover flow. As The Quiet Entrepreneur, Julia helps introvert […]

The Value of Friendship

Good friends, good books, and a sleepy conscience: this is the ideal life. -Mark Twain My life is immeasurably sweeter because of friends. I’ve old friends, ones I went to school with, who I catch up with infrequently – and yet it seems like no time at all has passed when we do. I’ve new […]

A Recipe for Perspective

I am so very thrilled today to introduce you to Natalie Peluso – the Hungry Soprano. More about Natalie below. Let’s decide one rainy day you decide to bake a cake. Will it be nourishing or decadent? Frugal and simple or full to the brim with sugary naughtiness? Will you improvise with what you have […]

Use the Good Paper

Creativity is a Destructive Act. There is an element of destruction with everything we create. And this can be the thing that holds us back, that stills our voice, that has us staring into space or scrubbing grout with a toothbrush. When an artist paints, they use up paint, and the canvas is no longer […]

Creativity is more than just being different.

“Creativity is more than just being different. Anybody can plan weird; that’s easy. What’s hard is to be as simple as Bach. Making the simple, awesomely simple, that’s creativity” – Charles Mingus

Oh, the thinks you can think up!

“Think left and think right and think low and think high. Oh, the thinks you can think up if only you try” – Dr. Seuss

Cover the World with Imagination

Maybe we should develop a Crayola bomb as our next secret weapon. A happiness weapon. A beauty bomb. And every time a crisis developed we would launch one. It would explode high in the air – explode softly – and send thousands, millions, of little parachutes into the air. Floating down to earth – boxes […]

Forget the Rules and Create!

It is my pleasure to introduce Louise Watson to our pages today. Please do make Louise welcome – more about her below. ‘Everyone will laugh at me.’ ‘I haven’t got the talent.’ ‘I won’t be any good.’ Just some of the excuses I’ve heard for not taking up a creative activity. Fears over whether other […]

Give Yourself Permission to…

Today is Monday 1st September. The first day of spring here in the southern hemisphere. And just like that it feels like mother nature has flicked a switch! I am sitting on my back verandah in the patch of sun in the north facing corner, relishing the warmth on my back.  And I have on […]