Every so often I share the things I've found most inspiring online. Hopefully there's something here to inspire you too. Some thoughts on having multiple passions (and why you should keep them all) Need a reason to relax? Here are ten ways chilling feeds creativity What is your definition of enough? I love this writing advice by Ray Bradbury On writing a first draft How to trust your inner compass If you struggle with writing, why not give yourself permission to write … [Read more...] about What’s inspiring me right now
A few months ago I rebranded my online business: from Jen Morris Creative to Brave Intentional Life. I wanted to take my work in a new direction, to include more of my true self and be more authentic in my work online, and for some reason I thought changing to a new name would help that. The irony is that it actually had the opposite effect. A few months into this new brand and things started to feel 'off'. I explored this idea at length with my patrons, and came to a conclusion. A … [Read more...] about What I learned about branding, authenticity and being an ‘expert’ (or, why I’m changing my business name again)
Sometimes I feel like I'm two different people inside one body. It's like my soul is divided in two, each yearning for a life opposite from the other. This can make things interesting, but mostly it's frustrating. My greatest love, the center of my universe and the most important thing to me now and forever is my family. That will never change. But then, I have this secret lover, this one I can't be with. I think about 'him' in stolen moments, I long for his warm embrace, when my mind … [Read more...] about On motherhood, home and travel
Every so often I share some of the things I'm inspired by. Here's what I've been loving lately: I love these 10 things about writing How do you find time to write? This brilliant piece on the importance of 'you time' really resonated with me after taking a night out for myself Tammy has a new ebook about journaling on offer If you want creative ideas, make sure there's enough white space in your life Follow these simplicity basics to slow the inflow of noise and … [Read more...] about What’s inspiring me
On Sunday night I took myself out on a much-needed 'me date'. I went to see I Feel Pretty at the movies, then went to a cafe and wrote in my journal for over an hour. It was lovely. I realised something profound as I wrote: I've never really given myself permission to write about the things that interest me, because they don't seem good enough. I think it was the movie that allowed this realisation to surface. It's about a woman living in New York who doesn't think she's very pretty, … [Read more...] about Write about whatever you want – it’s all valid
Writing is hard work. It might seem easy: a few words on a page, pen to paper or fingers on keyboard. But while the tools are simple enough, getting them to do what you want is not always straightforward. I wanted a way to practice and improve my own writing as I work on my book. They say that the best way to improve as a writer is to read more and write more. So I’m doing just that. I’m devouring books on writing, on creativity and also on the link between creativity and motherhood. As … [Read more...] about How to develop a writing practice – and come join our writing group!