Category: Inspiration

The Brand Nirvana Playlist: Volume #1

A new series on the Earth & Sea blog: The Brand Nirvana Playlist. Lists of things that grace my ears when I’m out walking, for your auditory enjoyment. First up, podcasts.   These are my go-to podcasts.            October 2016 playlist:   1 October 2016 #BusinessAddicts discussing business trade marks with Lisa Win.   3 October 2016 …

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10 reasons why your personal beliefs are your brand message

Why is it that a branding specialist or copywriter needs to know so much about YOU as a person in order to create something like a logo or copy for your business?    Have you ever answered a creative briefing question with ‘N/A’.   I bet you muttered to yourself “This question is not relevant to my situation”    Guess what? Your worldview UNEQUIVOCALLY matters to …

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5 ways to cure self doubt + overwhelm when trying something new

If you’re about to take a massive leap of faith in business, chances are you might be experiencing an equally big dose of <insert negative state of mind here>.   Soloist life has it’s perks: freedom, collaborating with amazing people, travel, self-empowerment, leaving a legacy, helping people, monetising your passion etc etc.    And then there are the times …

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Awesome People to Discover Vol 1: eL Seed TED Talk – Street art with a message of hope & peace

Hands up if you LOVE discovering inspiring people? Ditto. And I love sharing the wisdom I discover… it’s all about the ripple effect. I had the pleasure of attending the Strategies for Inspired Health & Personal Success Seminar yesterday – a seminar facilitated in East Gippsland by two awesome people living their passion and heeding to their calling with absolute …

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Seeking Happiness: The Life of an Artist through the Lens of Photographer Yari Sacco

Seeking Happiness: The Life of an Artist through the Lens of Photographer Yari Sacco. The visual and written language in this post is stunning. So much so I had to share. via Seeking Happiness: The Life of an Artist through the Lens of Photographer Yari Sacco.

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Case Study: The Sensual Seed Oracle Card Deck

It’s not every day a graphic designer has the opportunity to collaborate with an amazing, compassionate and soulful person to help them bring their passion project to life. Passion projects are BIG ideas coming to life, and they often bubble away in the unconscious for many years before becoming fully realised. This particular passion project is a collaboration …

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28 amazing ways to unplug from technology.

At the tender age of six, the creative fire lit within & I discovered stationery. The internet wasn’t around when I was a kid, and you know what? I’m so happy about that. I experienced life. I knew what it was like to be bored and have to make my own fun. I immersed myself …

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Case Study: Sensual Seed Brand Development

The Brand Story Christine Ford is the Founder of Life in Sync, and Sensual Seed is a collaboration between artist Amanda Kennedy and Christine to produce a stunning, bespoke oracle card set for women to use in their daily life. Sensual Seed oracle cards are beautiful, rustic, natural, raw, energetic and feminine. The essence of the …

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4 ways to publish a book

When it comes to self-publishing a book, there are a number of options for aspiring authors. Secure a grant to fund the project Engage the services of a Print on Demand (POD) company Have your manuscript appraised Secure a contract with a publisher (the hardest option to attain)   Secure a grant to fund the …

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Permission to be immersed in creativity

Participating in the 2nd United Nations International Day of Happiness highlighted a synergy between the environment and creativity. And this was fully validated when I watched this TEDx Talk by John Paul Caponigro. John Paul’s presentation gives the audience permission to be creative, which is what we often need to move past the fear of failure …

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Happiness – what does it mean to you?

On the page dedicated to 17 March, in the book Buddhist Offerings 365, happiness is a theme. “Happiness is the result on inner maturity. It depends on us alone, and requires patient work, carried out from day to day. Happiness must be built, and this requires time and effort. In the long term, happiness and unhappiness are …

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TEDx Talk / Alex Wissner-Gross: A new equation for intelligence

After watching this TEDx Talk it’s safe to say that cybernetics is the only way of the future. Imagine a world where robots are as intelligent as human beings. It’s possible when you hear Alex Wissner-Gross’ new equation for intelligence. A few parts of the TEDx Talk captured my attention.. Here they are in visual …

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