select published work:

creative careers & purposeful living:


How the Japanese Concept ‘Ikigai’ Can Help You Live More Intentionally

darling magazine

Feeling Overwhelmed? Try a 'Stop-Doing' List

darling magazine

How Summer Inspires My Creativity

darling magazine

The Psychology of Mountain Culture & Creativity

tasmanian times

What is Purpose Anxiety & Do You Have It?



Creative Productivity Strategies for Non-Morning People

rising tide society

writing & literary life:

10 Writing Lessons From Anne Lamott's Bird By Bird

write or die tribe

10 Writing Lessons From Natalie Goldberg's Writing Down the Bones

write or die tribe

Writers Who Inspire Us: The Searing Prose of Han Kang

write or die tribe

Author Interview: Enitan Ige

write or die tribe

Author Interview: Ashley Kalagian Blunt

write or die tribe



positive psychology:

Does Your Phone Give You Anxiety?


The Psychological Perils of Perpetual Enthusiasm

the ascent

INFJ or ENTJ? Do Personality Tests Really Mean Anything?

psych central

The Comfort of Your Comfort Zone: An Alternative Perspective

psych central

Why Trusting Your Intuition is More Complex Than You Think

psych central

self-care, health, & wellbeing:

Lessons On Quarantine From My Dog

darling magazine

When I Walked Away From a Toxic Job, I Chose Myself

darling magazine

The (Forgotten) Art of Joy

scribe magazine

What is Mindful Self-Compassion?



travel & culture:

The Art of Travel & the Difficulty of Being 'In The Moment'

the banksia woman

Perth Writers Week Review 2019

the westerly, editors desk



relationships & lifestyle:

On Motherhood & Dog Ownership

grattan street press

On (Not) Learning to Drive, Gender & Failure

grattan street press

Is the #GirlGang Hashtag Exclusive?

darling magazine

Unconditional Roots


Ichi-go Ichi-e, 一期一会: Moving Past Nostalgia to Savour the Present

scribe magazine

La Dolce Far Niente: The Sweetness of Doing Nothing

scribe magazine

editorial | blogs | articles 


Do I contradict myself? Very well then, I contradict myself. I am large, I contain multitudes.
Walt Whitman


I try to live by the advice know something about everything and everything about something.


It's the advice that leads my writing and the clients I work with. So, while my writing may be a little eclectic, everything I write is fuelled by a quiet curiosity and deep interest to better understand both myself and my fellow humans.


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