Tag: creativity

The 12 Best Posts Of 2017

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This year I’ve made another human being. It wasn’t planned and it wasn’t easy. I think if you had told me last year that I would have a daughter by the end of 2017, I would have laughed, cried, and maybe fainted. But, here we are – I have my own little family now, and …

Ambition When You Have Depression

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One of my favourite movies is Forgetting Sarah Marshall. What I love about it is Peter (played by Jason Segel, who also wrote the movie). It wasn’t the break-up between himself and Sarah that made me empathise or connect with the character, but instead it was his behaviours. His mental health.

Cutting It Fine

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By Quinn Trigger warning: this post contains descriptions of self harm. I own three scalpels. When I start to feel stressed, I pick up a scalpel and I start to cut out tiny, tiny pieces of paper. Circles the size of pinheads and diamonds the size of exclamation marks are carefully carved out of card …

Using Writing As A Type Of Therapy

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I use writing to explain my thoughts, to make sense of the things that I am feeling. Lately though, I have been somewhat not able to let it all out, keeping some things to myself. This, in part, is what has made me fall a little bit out of love with my blog. I feel …

An Interview With: Aloha Lola Cards

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Claire, AKA Aloha Lola Cards, is very well-known among the blogging community, and I think one of the first people I followed when I created the This Stuff Is Golden Twitter account. Not only does she have a successful business as an illustrator, creating blogger banners, logos, and more, but she’s also one of the …