Category Archives: Thoughts

On Creativity & Self-Promotion

When I first sat down to write this post, it was after spending a Sunday afternoon browsing A Beautiful Mess‘s blog and coming across an article about why it’s okay to promote ourselves. That article struck something in me. It was … Continue reading

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What Pocket Change Means to Me

When I first started A Cat We Have, I was totally unsure of the kinds of posts Ed and I would share. In true collective fashion, we each have our own creative projects we work on separately. Ed is an … Continue reading

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On Expanding Your Definitions

I spent an evening recently cozied up with my latest issue of Flow Magazine. Flow is my jam, my one true love, my big, bright, wise book of constant inspiration. This is how inspirational Flow is. I was reading the … Continue reading

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10 Minute Tantrums: Coffee

A 10 Minute Tantrum for your day! The point isn’t to write perfectly, it’s just to get it all out. Read what Ed has to say about his ‘tantrums’ and then submit your own! Coffee Archaic buildings enclose the square. A … Continue reading

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On Declaring Your Intent

I’ve been re-reading Big Magic lately (for the 5th time) and every read through I get struck by some new sentence or thought that I somehow missed the first time around. (Even though it seems like every single word in my … Continue reading

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10 Minute Tantrums: Part II

10 Minute Tantrums is Ed’s new series where he clears his head and gets it all out on paper (and then shares it with the world!) Check out his first tantrums here! Pepper An inhale of breath, then a sharp … Continue reading

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Ten Minute Tantrums

I’ve been reading recently that it’s not important what you write but that you write. If you only ever write when you have ideas you will never coax out those thoughts which lay dormant, hiding behind your anxieties. As a … Continue reading

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On Unlearning Your Facts

I was reading an old journal of mine recently and came across a quote by happiness guru, Gretchen Rubin. She said, “Perhaps we can try to unlearn some of the facts that are no longer true for us.” I don’t … Continue reading

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2017: A Writing Odyssey

Writing has been a bit of a journey for me. As a kid, I loved writing stories. I’d write, re-enact, and dream of fighting dragons, armed only with a lightsabre, and 2 metres of strawberry liquorice. Then I hit secondary … Continue reading

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Journal Questions, Lists and Prompts

One of my favorite things is to sit down with a notebook and a cup of coffee and just write. Not to submit anywhere, not because of a deadline, not because I feel I need to prove to anyone that … Continue reading

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