Stuff I recommend
You know when you see something online and you think it might be worth getting? But then you think, “Maybe I shouldn’t? How do I know if it’s worth the money?”
That feeling really sucks, doesn’t it?
But have no fear! You need never worry about it again. At least, if you’re interested in any of the things I’m telling you about on this page.
Everything here has my whole-hearted personal recommendation.
That means I’ve bought it myself, used it and found it helpful, lovely and awesome. Sometimes I’ve bought other stuff from the same source, and I have no trouble recommending all their products. Other times I might be specific about one thing I love. But I’ll always be honest and clear about what I recommend and why.
And if you’re still not sure about it, please feel free to email me to ask me any specific questions and I’ll do my best to answer them.
Isn’t that nice?
All I ask in exchange is that if you decide to purchase something I’ve recommended here, you use the links below.
Because, yes, that means that the product’s creator lets me have a little bit of appreciation monies to thank me for my recommendation. Which I would never give if I didn’t mean it anyway. So we both win. Yay for win/win results!
On to the good stuff…
Havi Brooks & Selma the Duck (The Fluent Self)
Okay, I love pretty much anything Havi creates, but will you too? That depends whether you like smart, kind, understanding and non-violent advice with a side of kooky sarcasm and just a hint of non-linear woo-woo.
Pretty much everything I’ve achieved towards my goal of being a Real Artist is in some part, or some roundabout way, down to Havi and the techniques, advice and support I’ve received as a member of her Kitchen Table programme.
But Havi explains what she does better than I can:
The Fluent Self is a complete system of how to learn stuff about yourself so you can rewrite your patterns and do things differently.
My duck and I help bright, creative, kooky people destuckify their stuff so they can do the thing.
So they can work through all the overwhelming, sometimes-terrifying goo that gets in the way of doing what they love and biggifying it like crazy. In a smart, mindful way.
Wacky, maybe, but effective. Buy it if you want to get moving on your Thing.
What the worst that can happen? You stay stuck where you are right now?
Goddess Leonie (GoddessGuidebook.com)
If ever there was an old soul in a young and beautiful body, Leonie Allan must be it. She’s the wisest, silliest, most thoughtful, most giggly, spiritual, irreverent, creative genius. And all in one yet so young, my best beloveds!
She’s also incredibly generous, and all her products are excellent value for money, but her latest offering beats them all.
Her new Goddess Circle membership includes e-courses on creativity, creating your own haven and supporting your health and wellbeing, along with meditations for releasing fears, divine dreaming, soul healing and more. There are workbooks, videos, audio and access to a community of other women for friendship, support and accountability.
All this for a whole year for the insanely low price of $99. It’s incredible value for money.
Leonie is a spiritual soul in a new-age hippy kind of way (and I know she won’t mind me saying so) so be prepared for some woo-woo internal journeying and a focus on holistic development of the self. And silliness. There will definitely be some silliness.
Ali Luke (Aliventures)
So you’ve got yourself a blog and you’re ready to write. But wait, what do you write about today? Or tomorrow even? And whyyyyy does it take so loooong to write a post? Won’t somebody help you to do this with less struggle?
You need The Blogger’s Guide to Effective Writing by Ali Luke (Ali Hale as she was when she wrote it). Ali is a writer, professional blogger (yes, she gets paid to write for blogs!) and writing coach with an MA in Creative and Life Writing. So she knows what she’s talking about. She’s also a lovely person but don’t let that sway you, because this ebook is full of good stuff.
And there’s a lot of it too – from thinking about why you’re blogging and what your bigger themes might be, coming up with ideas, how to structure your posts, effective headlines and all the way through to more advanced topics like writing a series. She even provides templates of different types of blog posts to help you get started.