Something for the weekend

Something for the weekend | SusannahConway.com

 

100 famous artists and their studios | this artist’s work

Endowhat — a timely film | interview with the director

10 ways to start an email off on the right foot | The life changing magic of shorter emails

This will be me in 40 years time (still getting inked — got my first one 24 years ago ;-)

[video] The uses of envy

12 ways to overcome online jealousy

Blueberry latte | mushroom soup + avocado toast | spring onion fritatta

The patronising questions we ask women who write

Six stretches for people who sit at desks

My dog: the paradox

Happy weekend, loves! xo

April Love is BACK!

Join us in April for a month of self-care and kindness with my (completely free) April Love 2016 challenge | SusannahConway.com

 

While the world and their dog celebrate romantic love in February, April Love is all about extending love and kindness to ourselves. In last year’s inaugural challenge we explored self-love and self-care so this year we’re taking another route.

Welcome to April Love: A Month of Love Letters! 

I am *so* ready for this — you too? For this year’s challenge I’ve put together a list of 30 prompts inviting you to write — or photograph or draw or collage — a love letter every day in April.

Each prompt starts with “Dear…” and all address various parts of our selves and our world. Every day in April has a different prompt and the idea is to write a daily letter in your journal — or craft a poem or take a photograph or paint a picture or make a collage or write a blog post, etc — in response to the prompt. To practice love, kindness, honesty and probably a smidge of vulnerability, too. To find gratitude for what we have, where we’ve been and where we’re going.

Even though you’ll be offered a prompt every day there is no “homework” — meaning, don’t worry about trying to keep up! Do what you can when you feel inspired, cherry-pick the prompts you resonate with, leave the ones you don’t (or save ’em for another time!) and enjoy this month of community.

Here are the prompts!

 

Join us in April for a month of self-care and kindness with my (completely free) April Love 2016 challenge | SusannahConway.com

 

This year’s April Love is definitely more of a personal voyage, one that I believe will weave some real magic when tackled privately in your journal. It’s also a wordy-er challenge than last year’s, though you can still use each prompt as photo inspiration, of course! However you tackle the love letters, it’s always special when we come together as a group, so we’ll have a private Facebook group where we can gather and share, an Instagram hashtag (#AprilLove2016), a blog roll and you can also sign up for inspirational daily emails — more on that below!

 

The daily emails

This year I’ve invited a fabulous group of women to inspire us with their own take on the prompts. Each day in April you’ll be emailed a quick suggestion on how to tackle that day’s letter along with a heart-felt example from one of the souls below. At the end of the challenge I plan to put all the letters together into a (free) ebook which I’ll send to you — it’ll be a lovely companion to last year’s April Love pdf.

Get ready to hear from me and Alisha Somer, Amy Palko, Andrea Schroeder, Bridget Luff, Caroline Donahue, Eli Trier, Elizabeth Duvivier, Jeanette LeBlanc, Jen Lemen, Jenn Lee, Julie Daley, Lianne Raymond, Liv Lane, Meghan Genge, Michelle Marie McGrath, Michelle McCartan, Mindy Tsonas, Rachel Cole, Randi Buckley, Ronna Detrick, Sandi Amorim, Sara Blackthorne, Tammy Strobel, Tanya Geisler and Vivienne McMaster.

It’s another epic line-up, yes? :-)

Read more and sign up over HERE — I can’t wait to get started! xo

Something for the weekend

Something for the weekend | SusannahConway.com

 

I’m loving reading through the comments on my last post… I feel a follow-up post coming on ;-)

In the meantime… How to say no without guilt

I’m already plotting a retreat in this treehouse

This plate | this mug | this record player (!!)

“…when you’re innovating, sheer thinking just won’t work. What gets you there is fast iteration, and fast failing. And when you fail, you’ve done something great: you’ve learned something. In hindsight, it might look a little embarrassing, and people will say, “You should’ve known that.” But the truth is you couldn’t have known because it’s unchartered territory. Almost every entrepreneur I know has failed massively many, many times along the way.” Thank you for sharing this interview with me, Elizabeth

Find your flavour of minimalism

Supporting friends doing good things: Tanya’s demystifying the Impostor Complex | Soul Sensuality with Julie | sending good vibes and donations to Tammy’s cousin, Aubrey

A textile butchery (reminds me of this corner shop)

A bespoke typeface for Sir Quentin Blake

On the submerged world

Childless and childfree women role models

Happy weekend, loves! xo

Something for the weekend

Something for the weekend | SusannahConway.com

 

I’m still alive! *ahem* Moving swiftly on…

Notes from a week in the winter woods

Boom! Excavation uncovers remains of high-status women at Stonehenge

The 58 most commonly misused words and phrases

What the Divine Masculine really looks like

Why the world can’t handle Susan Sarandom and her 69-year-old cleavage

As if Joseph Gordon-Levitt wasn’t cool enough

“Books were my anti-depressant. Then books gave me know-how to get off the floor. Then books gave me ideas. Then ideas gave me actions and actions gave me people and opportunities and a new life.” — this from James Altucher (thanks, Jenny)

Empath vs Empathy: what’s the difference?

Polite responses for people who think tarot, astrology, reiki and other mystical arts are “fake” and “stupid” — Theresa nailed it :-)

A vintage Airstream adventure on the road #thisismyporn

Enjoy the rest of the weekend, loves! xo