You are a powerful and phenomenal being

 On your down days, do you forget about your greatness too?  I’ve been friends with anxiety and depression (or maybe they’ve been friends with me) for quite some time, only this year I have been super proactive in addressing the root cause.   Self-care is no joke and as much as we can say affirmations…

BOOK LAUNCH: What’s Your Story?

Award-winning author and Writing Coach Annika Spalding celebrates the release of her SIXTH book – and you’re invited to the launch! About the book: What’s Your Story? is a book of writing workshops, prompts and guidance designed to fuel your creativity. If you’ve been thinking about writing but lack confidence or direction, this book will…

5 Easy Ways You Can Turn Writing Into Success

If you’ve landed here, I’m guessing you have considered the possibility of writing your way to success. I’ve been indulging in my love of writing for some time, discovering the different ways I can impact people and monetise it at the same time. I still have a way to go, but to many I am…

Why I almost gave up on writing (and what happened instead).

Do you believe there are limits to our learning? Do you believe we can reach a point of perfection and no longer need to acquire new information? I don’t. Life is one big long lesson and we are merely the students. When we find something we are good at or enjoy, we throw ourselves into…

Mummy Magic: FREE webinar!

Dear Mummies, are you prepared for the summer holidays? I am often asked how I do it all, manage my business, creativity, social life and motherhood. The school holidays are approaching and that means 6 weeks of activity to keep our children busy. But it can be stressful, frustrating and uninspiring to constantly be on…

Writers, dreamers, doers: This one is for you.

Have you ever reached a moment of absolute gratitude? When you reflect on your journey so far and realise that each decision you made paved the way to where you are now?  I want to share a little bit of my journey with you, and perhaps inspire you to take one step forward today, no…

Dear Aspiring Author: Does this sound like you?

If you’ve been dreaming about writing a book but not really doing anything about it, you’re in the right place. Does writing a book feel like an impossible task? Do you feel like your idea isn’t good enough to be a book? Are you overwhelmed with all of your ideas and don’t know where to…

The Problem With Self-Love

It’s all good on paper, but does it actually work? I’ve been open on here and social media about my experiences of anxiety and depression. I don’t want it to be at the forefront of everything I do, but it’s there most of the time and it is something I manage on a day-to-day basis….

10 Reasons Why You Should Write Now

If you ever needed a reason to write, hold tight! I’ve got ten! Are you a budding writer? Or perhaps just thinking about it? Maybe you’ve entertained the idea of being the next J.K. Rowling but you have yet to put pen to paper? The problem is that we find all kinds of excuses as…

How to Write Without Fear

Are you hesitant to put your thoughts on paper? I understand too well the anxiety that comes with sharing written work. A few years ago, my personal journals were read without my permission, and it took a long time to shake that feeling of violation. Not only was I left feeling like my creativity had…

10 Inspirational Writing Quotes

  The power of the written word never ceases to amaze me. I am a massive fan of inspirational quotes in general, in fact my Instagram page is full of them because I love them so much. I love the impact that can be made with a carefully constructed sentence or phrase. The penny drops,…

Write Where You Can

So, you’ve had an amazing idea for a book or blog, and you’re ready to get started on it, only you don’t know where you can make the time to write. Now what? How frustrating it can be for life to get in the way of our writing plans, for our weekends to pass us…