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


I've been writing blog content for a little over 6 years. It all started with a tweet and grew naturally from there. 

 

I love new writing challenges that allow me to flex my literary muscles, to create content that's personable, delivers succinctly on a clear message, and encourages readers to think more deeply about topics I'm passionate about.

 

You'll find my writing tends to cross-over a multitude of topics and I've been asked how that works (I even wrote about it for Rising Tide Society). I try to live by the advice know something about everything and everything about something. It's the advice that tends to lead my writing activities and the clients I work with. So, while my writing topics may be a little eclectic, everything I write is fuelled by quiet curiosity and a deep interest to better understand my fellow humans.

 

 

professional development | highlights
 
I work in careers development services by day and am ruthlessly passionate about lifelong learning. If there are things in life that give you a sense of purpose, it is your responsibility to pursue them, in whatever ways you can.
 
A few things I've pursued in the name of lifelong learning include:
- Grammar Therapy - Four weekly workshops, 2019
- Write What You Know - 4 week writing course with WritersHQ, 2019
 
- So, you want to be an Editor? - Half-day workshop, 2019
- Write drunk, edit sober - Half-day workshop, 2018
 
- Certificate in Journalism, 2018
 
- Diploma in Content Writing & Marketing, 2016
festivals
- Melbourne Writers Week - Attendee, 2019
- Perth Writers Festival - Attendee, 2017, 2018, 2019
- Feminist Writers Festival, Sydney - Attendee, 2018​
professional associations
- Australian Society of Authors (Member)
- Writers HQ (Member, UK)

creative careers & living:

 

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

darling magazine

 

Creative Productivity Strategies for Non-Morning People

rising tide society

 

Creative Career Burnout: How to Spot & Avoid It

rising tide society

 

Why it's Totally Okay NOT to Have a Writing Niche,

rising tide society

 

Why 'Follow Your Passion' Isn't Such Good Advice,

psych central

Letting Go of Perfectionism in Pursuit of Productivity

the start-up

 

 

positive psychology & emotional intelligence:

Emotional Intelligence Interview Questions: What they are & how to answer them

positive psychology

Effective Goal Setting: The Psychology Behind What It Is & How to Do It

positive psychology

INFJ or ENTJ? Do Personality Tests Really Mean Anything?

psych central

The Comfort of Your Comfort Zone: An Alternative Perspective

psych central

The Real Power of a Power Ballad: How Music Shapes Our Mood

psych central

 

Want to Feel Happier? Try Changing the Conversations You Have

psych central

Why Trusting Your Intuition is More Complex Than You Think

psych central

 

self-care, health and wellbeing:

The Art of Staying Still: Everything You Need is Right Here

scribe

6 Health Benefits of Cultivating More Happiness

positive psychology

Mindful Eating & Mindful Exercise: What the research says

positive psychology

modern culture & feminism:

 

The Trouble With # GirlGang

darling magazine

 

The Self-Improvement Myth

feminartsy

 

The New Language of Diet Culture

ramona for girls
 

 It's Time to Stop Fetishing Over Female Solo Travel

the banksia woman

 

 

travel, books & culture:

Bibiliotherapy: A nearly new way to make sense of love and life

the banksia woman

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

the banksia woman

Book Review: The White Book by Han Kang

the banksia woman

Book Review: Small Acts of Disappearance by Fiona Wright

the banksia woman

Perth Writers Week Review 2019

the westerly, editors desk

Book Review: Severance by Ling Ma

the banksia woman

Book Review: My Name is Revenge by Ashley Kalagian Blunt

feminartsy

 

 

relationships & lifestyle:

Words Don't Define You. Except When They Do

the start up

Breathe. Let Go. Repeat: Getting Over the Guilt of Letting Go

the banksia woman

When Long Distance Manifests: Love on Foreign Lands

the banksia woman

How I Handled A Toxic Boss (It might not be what you think)

thrive global

What is Mindful Self-Compassion?

positive psychology

Elaine Mead | Freelance Writer | Editor | Coffee Addict

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