Let’s make magic in 2017!

Unravel Your Year 2017 : a free workbook on SusannahConway.com

 

If you ever meet me in the street I can guarantee I’ll have a journal with me. Writing stuff down has always been how I make sense of the world, ever since my 11-year-old self chronicled the passing of her guinea pig in her Bramley Hedge notebook. So it’ll come as no surprise that I love all the reflecting that goes on at this time of year and I especially love sharing my yearly workbook with the world!

It’s got a new name but I promise I haven’t altered too much in this 2017 edition. I like to compare my answers from year to year and as a creature of habit it feels extra cosy to sink into these familiar pages and reflect on the year that’s passing. The cover is full colour which will look fab if you’re getting it printed (I like Blurb’s economy magazine option) but to keep it printer-friendly I’m including a separate B&W cover you can colour in if you wish :-)

 

Unravel Your Year 2017

 

This year I’m also experimenting with a planner of sorts. The calendar’s been jazzed up and I’ve added some monthly reflections (loving these a lot!). You’ll also find blank daily and weekly pages at the back which you can use to create your own DIY planner. To be completely honest I have no idea how well this will work, but it’s something I’ve been hankering after for ages. There’s a good chance 2018’s workbook will be accompanied by a full-on planner…. Watch this space!

If you share your printed workbooks and planners on social media use the hashtag #unravelyouryear2017 so I can take a peek at the magic you’re making!

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Find Your Word 2017 :: the free 5-day course on SusannahConway.com

 

Find Your Word is also back by popular demand!

In the eight years I’ve been choosing a word for the year, my life has certainly changed for the better. Some of my previous words proved to be wildly empowering — BRAVE, EXPAND and OPEN were all dynamically useful words that helped me create change in my life. Other words have been less helpful: COMPASSION, for example, was a bit of a cop-out in 2011. Last year’s word was NOURISH and it was the most supportive and nourishing — pun intended — word I’ve chosen so far. This year I’ve danced with LOVE and now I look back I see it was exactly the word I needed to navigate all this year has thrown at me.

The more I do this practice the more I understand why it’s such a valuable thing to do each year. I also know that sometimes we need a hand uncovering our just-right word, so I created this sweet lil 5-day course to help you find YOUR word for 2017.

Head over to this page
to get started — it’s completely free, of course!

ENJOY! xo

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Something for the weekend

Something for the weekend | SusannahConway.com

 

[Podcast] Girl Gang Conversations: Loved chatting to Sarah about creativity and being an HSP

Gift ideas: I’m obsessed with their Patchouli 24 | this home fragrance | get one for yourself too

Political Emotional Maturity

[Podcast] Micro practice: Loving Kindness

Twice baked sweet potatoes with broccoli | caramelised banana oatmeal | tomato soup with smoky chickpeas + herbs

 

My new regular column in Project Calm magazine

 

Thrilled to be writing a regular column for this lovely new magazine

20 Brutalist sandcastles

Fascinating: overheard in a perfume store

[Podcast] Zadie Smith on historical nostalgia and the nature of talent

#Offlineisthenewluxury

I know some of you have just enjoyed your Thanksgiving (hello USA loves!) and today is called Black Friday which as far as I can tell is when everyone goes mad trying to bag a half-price toaster, yes? ;-) I like The Wild Unknown’s take on this — #goodkarmaisthenewblackfriday — so from now (Friday) until midnight EST on Monday you can get my self-study course, Photo Meditations, for HALF PRICE using the discount code: fridaylove50.

PLUS 10% of all sales will be donated to the Children’s Heart Federation in honour of my nephew, Sammy. <3

Happy weekend, loves xo

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A month of remembering

December Reflections: A Month of Remembering | SusannahConway.com

 

I’ve been running community photo projects for quite a while now and I love each of them for different reasons. The August Break started it all in 2010 and I love how it gives me permission to slow down in August and enjoy taking photos just for the sheer pleasure of looking and seeing. April Love is my newest baby and for the last two years it’s been filling my heart to overflowing, both from the tender sharing in the commmunity and the generosity of the invited contributors (whose words have been gathered into ebooks in the Inspiration Library if you’d like to download them).

But if I had to pick a favourite I would choose December Reflections. There’s something extra cosy about the community that gathers around this one. Perhaps it’s because we’re all in that end-of-year headspace and feeling reflective. The holiday season can often feel overwhelming so DR gives us a chance to weave some mindfulness and calm into our days in the run up to 2017.

The idea behind December Reflections is simple: you take a photograph (and share it if you wish) every day in December while reflecting back over the year. I’ve provided a list of daily prompts with a mix of things to photograph — for example: light, circles, “on the table” — and things to ponder. The “ponder prompts” are an extra invitation to pause for a moment and consider some of your favourite bits of 2016. Share your treasured photos from the year alongside your thoughts. Dig further into the prompts privately in your journal. You may feel moved to create paintings or doodles, collages or poems. December Reflections started as a photo project but feel free to take it in any direction that calls to you!

 

A Month of Remembering with December Reflections | SusannahConway.com

 

There are several ways we can gather together as a community:

1. Share your photos on Instagram using the #DecemberReflections2016 hashtag

2. Add your photos to the December Reflections 2016 Facebook group

3. Add your blog to our blog roll on this page so we can all find new blogs to read

We officially start on December 1st but feel free to join in at any time! You can use any camera to take your photos. You could shoot every day or every other day or just on weekends. You can share your photos or simply enjoy taking them without sharing. You can follow along with the prompts or just do your own thing. You can do the prompts that appeal to you and ignore the rest.

Anything goes, loves! Enjoy! xo

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Something for the weekend

Something for the weekend on SusannahConway.com

 

This is not my beautiful house

Gift ideas: this pouch | this book | this brooch | these door hangers

“The objectification and scrutiny we put women through is absurd and disturbing. The way I am portrayed by the media is simply a reflection of how we see and portray women in general, measured against some warped standard of beauty. Sometimes cultural standards just need a different perspective so we can see them for what they really are — a collective acceptance… a subconscious agreement. We are in charge of our agreement. Little girls everywhere are absorbing our agreement, passive or otherwise. And it begins early.” — read this article from Jennifer Aniston

[Podcast] Lisa Congdon and The Jealous Curator in conversation

Torta caprese | double dark chocolate g-f zucchini bread | cardomom oatmeal with pear & nut butter

“Trump and Putin supporters don’t read the Guardian, so writing there is just reassuring our friends. We need to find a way to bridge from our closed groups to other closed groups, try to cross the ever widening social divides.” — this piece gave me shivers but needed to be read

[Podcast] You’ve got to have faith

Help spread a little more kindness

If there were ever a time for women to be resourced, awake and rooted, this is it. — read this post from Rachel

[Podcast] Mary Oliver: Listening to the world

Happy weekend, loves xo

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