Happy New Year!

Here’s a fun exercise to determine which creative projects or goals we’re going to work on in 2016. Instead of looking at the entire year ahead, let’s just focus on the first quarter- this takes us from now up until March 31st.

  1. Get a piece of paper and divide it into 3 columns
  2. Label each column with the heading “Project 1”, “Project 2” and “Project 3”
  3. Now, choose your projects/goals- it could be: Project 1- Learn Guitar, Project 2- Go to an Acting Class, Project 3- Write a novel
  4. Look at your list again- is it realistic? Can you actually accomplish these three things by the end of the first quarter, or is this list already stressing you out? Yes or no?
  5. Re-edit list- it might look now look like this Project 1-Start guitar lessons, Project 2- Start going to an Acting Class, Project 3- Write a short story/plot for my novel
  6. Now you have three projects to work on that are actually in your grasp of achieving.
  7. Now under each heading, list 5 steps you need to take in order to achieve these outcomes- for example “Start guitar lessons” a)get guitar out of the garage b) tune it c) research group classes- where are they on/who’s running them/what appeals? d)listen to some music that inspires me e) sign up/attend classes etc.
  8. Do the same kind of list under each project, the Acting Class process will be similar, but if writing is your goal you will need to be more specific/disciplined and realistic, for example- how much time can you devote to your practice? Do you need to set your alarm half an hour early just to get up and write before the rest of the household interrupts you?
  9. Now you have a blue print for the first quarter of the year. The list should now feel supportive to your wishes, not stressful. Don’t forget to tick off your achievements from this list, no matter how small! For example, you can’t start guitar lessons without getting your guitar out of the garage- tick! That’s one thing off your list.

I hope this year is super creative for you and you are able to connect with your soul through that which you love- be it music, art, writing, performance or whatever makes you smile. I am available as a Creativity Coach both in person or via Skype and my seven week courses are listed below- Love Claire xx

Acting Classes- Term 1- Acting Fundamentals (Beginners class for Grown Ups)- 7 Weeks/$300, Saturday Mornings 9-11am (Feb 6th, 2016) Pasvolsky Studio (Intermediate to Advanced)- 7 Weeks/$360, Saturdays Midday- 3pm (Feb 6th, 2016). Creative and Acting Coaching sessions are available in person or via Skype. Email me to book-



New Year’s Manifesting- Live the life You Imagine

“Go confidently in the direction of your dreams and live the life you imagined”- Thoreau

Hi Friends,

Here’s a short and lovely exercise to bring you happily into the New Year, focusing on the things you want to create in your life…

1. Get a piece of paper and divide it into three columns

2. In the first column write the heading “Things I’m leaving behind in 2014”. Write a list of whatever you don’t want in your life- behaviours , excess weight, toxic people etc you no longer need.

3. In the next column- write the heading “Things I’m bringing into 2015”- and write a list of about ten things that you do already or know will serve you- eg- Drinking filtered water every day, walking, meditating etc.

4. In the final column write the heading “Things I’m Manifesting in 2015”- Choose about four things and write them in the present tense as a powerful affirmation, for example, “I am at my optimal level of health- I’m at goal weight, eating healthy food every day and drinking lots of water. I am vibrantly energetic”… don’t choose too many things, and don’t choose things that are unrealistic. Think about manifesting things that are actually within your control and that you are able to co-create with source energy.

5. Finally, read all your lists- look at the comparison of the things that don’t serve you with the things you want more of/want to manifest. Now remove list one with a pair of scissors and shred it/burn it/ throw it away. That’s crap you don’t need anymore, and what you are left with are things that feed your soul- your “soul vitamins” and a list of manifestation affirmations! Bring on 2015!!!

Love Claire xx

“Unleashing Your Creativity” 2015 January Intensive, Newcastle Australia 19-23rd- email to book. 30 minute and 1 hour Creativity Coaching available on Skype- email to book a time.