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Balance #6: Keeping burnout at bay: reclaiming life in the time of Coronovirus

Even during the ‘before’ times, a lack of work-life balance, financial risk and the ongoing pressure to do more with less meant incidences of burnout in the creative sector were on the up. Fast forward to life in the time of Coronovirus, and new pressures and frustrations mean more of us than ever are susceptible […]Read More

Balance #5: Turn and face the strange: embracing the future and staying true to yourself

Change is a part of life, but that doesn’t mean it’s always easy, and it feels especially hard now, given that the change we’re living through feels seismic and constant. Should we try to stay the same, or is it better to embrace the future knowing that we might lose things we love or that […]Read More

BALANCE: WORLD MENTAL HEALTH ONE DAYER

It’s World Mental Health Day on 10 October, and to mark it we’ve put together a Balance OneDayer, full of talks, workshops, coaching sessions (plus a living room disco!) designed to help artists and creative freelancers take better care of their minds. The day is yours to dip in and out of, and you can […]Read More

Balance #3: Sorting the Shoulds from the Coulds: Staying motivated and making good choices

Our latest Balance talk was all about sorting the shoulds from the coulds… staying motivated, making good decisions amidst chaos, and finding the right path to a future you’ve had a hand in inventing. Pondering all of this with me, and offering insights-a-plenty along the way, was Andy Gibson, founder of Mindapples, and between us […]Read More

Balance #2: How to cope when uncertainty feels like the only certainty

After our 1st Balance talk last month looked at why we need to balance our minds if we want to balance our books, our 2nd talk explored uncertainty…How to make better friends with it, how getting to know ourselves a little bit better can help with that, and how we can move forward from chaos, […]Read More

Balance #1: Why we need to balance our minds to balance our books

  Balance is a new series of online talks and drop in sessions we’ve developed for artists and creative freelancers or entrepreneurs who want to learn how to take better care of their minds and their businesses.   Our first Balance session this month explored exactly why we – as artists, creative freelancers and entrepreneurs – […]Read More

Building a Mindapples ‘orchard’ for the creative sector!

Earlier this week we ran the first in our new series of Balance talks, all about why – as artists and creative entrepreneurs – we need to balance our minds if we want to balance our books. We were joined live by close to a hundred people from across the creative sector  – writers, film […]Read More

You can’t fight a global pandemic from your spare room – so be kind to yourself

When we first went into lockdown a couple of months ago, I went into rescuer mode. Like many others around me, my first thought was “Well, I’ve got to help those I can”, followed swiftly by “So what can I do to help?”.  Because helping people invent better futures is kind of what I do […]Read More