We’re an intelligent, soulful and creative bunch of book-lovers around these parts, aren’t we? Yeah, we may be immersed in the digital age of social media, blogging and instant information, but we’re still devotees to the printed word and tangible pages of a real life BOOK.
Getting High with Tara Bliss: Purpose, resistance, fear, creativity… And writing a best selling book
I can’t quite tell you exactly what date it was in July 2012, but one day – after a big, alcohol-fuelled weekend – I’d had enough. I shed a few tears about ‘not knowing what I wanted to do with my life’ and I made the simple decision to make a change; I emailed Tara Bliss.
And this divine woman became my life coach.
By Claire in CREATIVITY, FUN STUFF, HEALING, LIFE LESSONS, WELLNESS 36 Comments Tags: creative flow, curiosity, feminine energy, femininity, glorification of busy, lunar cycles, self care, self expression, slow down, yang, yin
I’ve been working way too much lately. It feels crappy. And I’ve felt too ashamed to tell you. Yes, I agree that the ‘glorification of busy’ isn’t healthy, but neither is the shame I’d developed by keeping it in the dark and slapping a ‘but I love my work so I can do it all day, every day’ tag on it, because I’m not buying it.
It’s been a big, beautiful and busy start to the year. Add to that a few Big Life Decisions and Unexpected Life Happenings (you’re a human being so you know the drill) and I woke up last week, looked at myself in the mirror and said: ‘Claire, you look like crap.’
My FREE eBook ‘Get Unstuck: A Workbook To Create Clarity, Ignite Your Spark & Keep You Moving Forward’ – the updated, redesigned and shiner version – is finally here!
By Claire in CREATIVITY, EVENTS, FUN STUFF, GUEST POST, LIFE LESSONS, WELLNESS 8 Comments Tags: claire baker, connection, dance, dream then do, Emily Ehlers, fear, femininity, friendship, inner critic, perth, resistance, workshop, yoga
I’ve been learning about and exploring the lunar calendar and yin/yang phases recently (more about this soon!) and today, we’re currently in a yin phase. This energy is receptive, inward, reflective, relaxing and feminine. On the flip-side, yang energy is energetic, expanding, active and action-oriented.
And let me tell you, I’ve never felt this distinction between yin/yang energy more than in the last few days.
Which brings me to explain why I haven’t written today’s post for you.
Well, this is exciting! After a stellar two month break from blogging, I’m seriously excited to be back online. And what better way to kick the year off on a HIGH note, than with a Gratitude Files segment, video style.
Well, here we are! Just days away from the end of 2014. I’ll tell you what, this year has been a transformative and delightful 12 months! My life – and many a mindset – has changed both subtly and dramatically.
And put simply, I’m seriously appreciative that 2014 brought with it so much joy, because if I’m honest, 2013 was the most difficult and challenging year of my life. This year felt SO different. Not without loss and confusion and sadness, but perhaps with a little more laughter and (the big one) acceptance.
Emily Ehlers and I are so excited to present ‘Dream, Then Do’, a creative, playful and powerful workshop in Perth, for an inspired new year.
This glittery, half-day event will be devoted to creating a space for you to map out those big dreams, expand your creative practice, set some soulful and solid intentions – and have a whole heap of fun.
It’s December! Woop woop! My absolute favourite time of year: Christmas. You can be sure there ain’t no grinchin’ at This is Lifeblood HQ! Bring on the tacky tinsel, carols, pavlova and glazed ham. I’m ready.
This will be the first Christmas in THREE YEARS that I’ve spent in my hometown in NSW with my family and I’ve been counting the sleeps for awhile now… So in my excitement for the silly season, I thought I’d share with you a nourishing and creative gift guide for the ladies in your life. Or maybe, for your fine self.
Today’s dose of The Gratitude Files is zoned in on movement. While I’ve always loved exercising, I’ve really been on a journey fuelled by curiosity and experimentation over the last couple of years, to figure out how to move my body in a way that is strengthening, nourishing, loving and sustainable.