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Why Creative People Struggle to Work in Conventional Jobs

Why Creative People Struggle to Work in Conventional Jobs

I share a mutual friend with an elderly Melbourne artist of some repute. She has won a number of awards and taught art at a big art college. Her love of art first began at school, but she didn’t make a career out of art until she was middle-aged. What prompted her to pursue art
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How to Enjoy Christmas Parties as an Introvert

How to Enjoy Christmas Parties as an Introvert

Is your calendar already filling up with social bookings for the month of December? How many parties will you go to? I have to admit that in previous years I’ve gone to so many parties that I’ve suffered socialising fatigue! My face ached from smiling; my hand was numb from handshakes. By December 25 I
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How Gratitude Can Improve Your Health

How Gratitude Can Improve Your Health

In my last blog, I wrote about the importance of being grateful given that it is November and Thanksgiving is celebrated on the fourth Thursday of this month in the United States. We don’t have a dedicated day to count our blessings in Australia, which is unfortunate, because I firmly believe in the benefits of
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What Does it Mean to Be Thankful and Why You Should Be?

What Does it Mean to Be Thankful and Why You Should Be?

The United States recently celebrated Thanksgiving Day. I’ve spent quite a bit of time in the US and I’ve always been fascinated by this American holiday – a day to be grateful of all your blessings. We don’t have such a day in Australia. I think a lot of us often concentrate on what is
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How to Identify Your Personality Blind Spots and Make Real Changes

How to Identify Your Personality Blind Spots and Make Real Changes

What are Blind Spots?If you drive, you no doubt have had the experience of being about to change lanes only to discover that there is another vehicle just behind you in that lane which you didn’t see. The reason you didn’t see it was because the car was in your blind spot. The Cambridge Dictionary
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10 Ways to Come Across as Confident, Not Conceited

10 Ways to Come Across as Confident, Not Conceited

I know a German man in Australia who is often perceived as arrogant, but I don’t think he is arrogant. He is an efficient character and very task focussed. When he is working on a project he is totally engrossed and will not notice if you are unhappy, crying or even on fire! Hence people
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