The Year of Fun #14: Ice Cream at the Seaside

Another Year of Fun – another thing or two I’ve learned about FUN! Firstly, I have a confession to make.     I’ve been in a bit of a funk lately… nothing serious, just a bit of apathy that I know will pass. What’s weird is that things that might have excited me and challenged […]

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The Feeling Triad

EN02: The Feeling Triad

Last week I introduced this series which is all about the Enneagram: a system for describing nine personality types. Like I said, I see this as just one more way of learning about yourself, and it’s a fun tool to geek out on. Today we’re going to be looking at three of the nine types, […]

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The Year of Fun #13: Make a Collage

Here we are – the 13th week of Fun in the year. Since we last spoke I had a birthday, exited my twenties – with some trepidation, some relief.   I was planning to use my birthday as the subject of this week’s podcast but if I’m honest, there was little to say other than, […]

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EN01: What is the Enneagram?

People are weird. Right? l don’t know about you but understanding myself is hard enough, let alone the behaviour of others. This is one of the reasons I’m a self-confessed junkie of personality type testing. If you listened to any of the Self Knowledge Series – the 10 part series that l published at the […]

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CIP054: When To Quit and When To Stick

Do you feel like you’re ready to quit? Do you feel like you’re flogging a dead horse and beginning to look like a creazy person to you fam and friends? Do you have an iron-clad grip on a project or pursuit that is costing you time, money and energy – and your sanity? Then OH […]

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CIP053: Ben the Illustrator on Isolation + Illustration

In this week’s episode of the Creative Introvert podcast I talk to Ben O’Brien (aka Ben the Illustrator.) Ben likely needs no introduction especially if you’re a fellow illustrator – and even if you’re not – there’s a good chance you’ve seen his work, whether it was in the Guardian, GQ or for one of […]

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CIP052: Does Routine Kill Creativity?

Caveat: I’m a bit biased with this, as an INTJ. That basically means… I love me some routine. I love dreaming up routines, I love planning routines, I love doing routines. But… I haven’t always been this way – at least, not consciously. When I worked a 9–5 job in a design agency, I couldn’t […]

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The Year of Fun #10: Go to a Museum

  If you read the title, you’ll know already that I did not uphold my planned fun activity this week which was to go to a car boot sale. Unfortunately the British springtime weather just didn’t seem appropriate for a wander around parked cars on the 9th floor of a car park. So I did […]

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