The August Break returns!


It wouldn’t be August without the August Break, am I right? What started as a blogging pause back in 2009 has turned into a community challenge I look forward to every year. As always I’ve put together a list of prompts to turn your August into a photo treasure hunt and there’s a Facebook group, an Instagram hashtag and a blog roll too if you’d like to share your photos with the group.

It’s all happening over here, loves! xo

72 hours to gather your superpowers!

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When my friend Andrea Scher invited me to join her and 10 other women I genuinely admire to be part of a mega 72 hour sale event, I didn’t hesitate to say yes. Why? Because these chicks are all doing good work and I know a bargain when I see one! If you haven’t come across one of these 72-hour sale things before, here’s how it works: for the next 72 hours all of the courses and ebooks listed below are being offered together in a big bundle of goodness for just $99 (approximately £60 or €76 or $111 AUD) for the lot!

Here’s what’s in the bundle:

1. Vivienne McMaster: Your Beloved Camera E-book (Value $44)
2. Marianne Elliott: 10 Big Ideas for Putting Courage to Action (Value $49)
3. Kelly Rae Roberts: Flying Lessons: Tips + Tricks to Help Your Creative Business Soar (Value $140)
4. Jen Louden: The Satisfaction Finder (Value $42)
5. Lacy Young: Sweet Surrender: A 10 Day Sugar Detox (Value $47)
6. Karen Walrond: Field Notes: A Concise Guide to Finding Your Life’s Light (Value $10)
7. Pixie Campbell: Boundaries Bootcamp (Value $59)
8. Mati Rose McDonough: Daring Adventures in Collage: Self-Guided course (Value $199)
9. Andrea Scher: Treasure Hunt: Collecting Color (Value $49)
10. Anna Guest-Jelley: Permission to Curve: E-book + Video Library (Value $97)
11. Laurie Wagner: 27 Powers Writing Prompts (Value $27)
12. Susannah Conway: The Sacred Alone E-book (Value $75)

Pretty sweet, huh?

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I’ve contributed the ebook version of the Sacred Alone, which contains all the content from the course — 14 emails and 14 MP3 meditations — in a beautifully designed PDF format. This isn’t a live version of the course — that’s happening in November (pre-holiday calm!) — but is still a lovely way to connect to your own sacred alone and meditate with me in your headphones :)

The sale starts right now (Wednesday September 24th, 12:01 PST / 08:01 BST) and ends at midnight PST on Friday September 26th (8am BST on Saturday in the UK).

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I’m not usually one to do affiliate stuff — when you earn money for promoting someone else’s work — because I’m not the biggest fan of selling at the best of times! But this is a) the sort of thing I’d buy myself and b) a genuine bargain :) so I’m happy to join in on the offer and happy to offer it to you guys — there’s lots of great stuff to explore and dive into for the rest of the year!

Check out all the deets over here xo


We’re having a heatwave here in the UK. It could be argued that we’re actually just having a summer (it’s been so long none of us can remember what summer is like) but apparently is really is a heatwave. We’re not really equipped for extreme weather. When it snows the country stops and everything breaks; in a heatwave everyone melts as air conditioning is not really a thing we understand. We’re very good at rain. Rain is where Britain excels. Everything else is a mystery to us.

If you’ve ever visited this country you’ve no doubt had a conversation with someone about the weather. Every time I get in a cab I chat with the driver about the weather. We talk weather in shops and while queuing in the post office. Weather is the topic every Brit knows inside out. Bemoaning the weather is like our national sport.

It’s because our weather is generally really really crap. Ludicrously so. The British aren’t miserable at all — we just have crap weather and it gets us down. But give us a sunny day and we’re all smiles! It’s why half the country seems to decamp to Spain every year, to get burned on the beach and drink their bodyweight in sangria. We just need a bit of sun now and then.

Those of you who live in a hot climate are probably giggling at our inability to handle the heat, but London in a heatwave is pretty intense. It’s blocking my ability to write. And think. And sleep.

But in all honesty, I don’t mind it one bit.

And neither does Noah :)