Getting organised: how you can learn from nature

Do you have piles of stuff constantly growing around you? Are you overwhelmed by your to-do list and the sheer volume of work you ‘absolutely must’ do to keep your business going? Right now. Straight away. URGENTLY! You are not alone. A couple of months ago things came to a head in Susan’s copywriting world. [...]

By | 2019-07-24T16:01:10+00:00 July 24th, 2019|My copywriting life, Outdoors and wellbeing|0 Comments

Mountain walking: a healing balm for depression

People often ask me, “Why the outdoors and wellbeing niche?” “What makes you want to help businesses in this area?” Well, here’s one experience that continues to motivate me every day – mountains helped me recover from depression. And if they helped me, they can help you too. Whether you have any mental health challenges [...]

By | 2019-02-25T12:02:12+00:00 February 25th, 2019|Outdoors and wellbeing|0 Comments

3 great things about snow

Is anyone else hoping for a white Christmas? Remembering last year's snow in Leicestershire has made me long for it. And why not? It’s magical, lots of fun and so peaceful... 1. Snow creates a magical winter wonderland There’s no doubt about it, snow transforms the landscape. Where fields were brown and bare, they become [...]

Running a business: how to stay sane

Bunny ears! Shades! The geologist look! Whaaaaaaat...? Is that really how to stay sane? Well, no. But it did help me get over the scary I’m-an-introvert-and-public-speaking-is-scary feeling when I gave a presentation the other week. Want to know why these particular props? Then read on. This post summarises my presentation…   It’s hard running a [...]

By | 2018-12-06T16:25:00+00:00 December 6th, 2018|My copywriting life, Outdoors and wellbeing|0 Comments

Are you overwhelmed? Find ‘a spacious place’ and reclaim peace.

November. The clocks have changed, it's colder, darker, generally grimmer, and it's hard to stay on top of things at this time of year. But you have to. Life carries on. Over the years I've come up with a few strategies that help. Journey with me to Iona and discover how you can find peace [...]

Trees: nature’s playground

Trees – what do they mean to you? Do you even notice them? Maybe you’re so used to trees as part of the scenery you don’t ever think about them. But I bet you noticed trees when you were a child! They’re so enchanting to young minds. I loved Enid Blyton’s The Magic Faraway Tree [...]

By | 2018-10-01T10:39:16+00:00 October 1st, 2018|Outdoors and wellbeing|0 Comments

The mindful life – 3 great ways to rest in Creation

According to the dictionary rest means to cease work or movement in order to relax or recover strength/energy. However, I think rest is so much more than this and although it seems contradictory, rest does not always have to involve inactivity. It can simply mean doing things in a different way.   Mindfulness Recently I have committed [...]

Staffa: a land of fire and giants, caves and creativity

Still on the subject of Islands, I just had to share my trip to Staffa with you. Famous for its dramatic basalt columns, sea caves and bird life, Staffa is a small uninhabited island that has captivated 1000’s over the years. Hardly known until 1772, when botanist Joseph Banks highlighted the wild, natural beauty of [...]

Islomania: an adventure on the Isle of Iona

What is islomania? Islomania: “An obsessional enthusiasm or partiality for islands.” As a child it was such an adventure to cross the water to the Isle of Wight – like visiting a foreign country. And getting lost in an Anglesey forest, well, that was all the more exciting because we were cut off from ‘civilisation’ [...]