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Cassandra’s mission and why art offers the highest form of hope

Cassandra’s mission and why art offers the highest form of hope

“Give me the sorrows of the world. I will transform it into hope.” ~ Pablo Neruda. I know how comforting a beautiful soul-inspired painting can be. This is why both MORE »

Botanical / Intuitive Art Tutorial – Step Into Your Flower

Botanical / Intuitive Art Tutorial – Step Into Your Flower

In this video, I’m sharing some of the techniques and workings of my current work in progress, “Step into Your Flower.” I am working on a large circular board with MORE »

I pulled the plug on my safe, secure role during COVID

I pulled the plug on my safe, secure role during COVID

“You’ve just to go for it!” In her 60s Lynnie listened to her heart and trained to become a Worklife Solutions Career and Life Coach. Then the time came to MORE »

My story: how my dark nights of the soul awakened my passion and purpose

My story: how my dark nights of the soul awakened my passion and purpose

Dear readers, in this post I share how I found my passion and purpose and reasons you may want to consider to train to be a Worklife Solutions certified career MORE »

Learn to paint Amazing Abstracts: New In-Person and Online Classes

Learn to paint Amazing Abstracts: New In-Person and Online Classes

Hi, I’m Cassandra Gaisford, I’ve been an abstract painter for many years now. Nowadays abstraction is my greatest form of expression. It allows me to speak without words When I MORE »

The Tattooist of Auschwitz—his secret love and one woman’s passion and purpose behind telling his story

The Tattooist of Auschwitz—his secret love and one woman’s passion and purpose behind telling his story

I first met Heather Morris when she came to the Bay of Islands in New Zealand from her home in Melbourne to visit her brother, and my friend, who had MORE »

How to stress less and play more

How to stress less and play more

Is all the fear-mongering Covid communications stressing you out? It may be time to do something that makes your heart sing. “Too much of our work amounts to the drudgery MORE »

David Loves Lilly

David Loves Lilly

David Styles is nuts about water lilies. It’s such a passion that he’s nearly run out of room for them all—so now he has bathtubs overflowing with all his loves. What’s MORE »

How Beauty and Love Can Help You Change Careers and Love Your Life Again

How Beauty and Love Can Help You Change Careers and Love Your Life Again

Creating beauty is one of the best things we can do to cultivate our souls and enrich the lives of others. Recently, I’ve been drawn to painting again. A beautiful MORE »

How to Find Authentic Happiness: Love Is Where The Magic Is

How to Find Authentic Happiness: Love Is Where The Magic Is

Love is where the magic is. When you love what you do with such a passion you’d do it for free, this is your path with heart. You’ve heard the MORE »

Live Passionately!

Live Passionately!

We are all pens in the hands of a writing God sending love letters to the world. ~ Mother Theresa Do you know how to find and follow your purpose? MORE »

How to choose love, not fear

How to choose love, not fear

What do you focus on? Love or fear? If you follow the news you’d not be mistaken in believing the world is in apocalyptic chaos. Afghanistan aggression; Covid ongoing mutations; MORE »

What are some of the stories behind your work?

What are some of the stories behind your work?

People often ask where do I grab my inspiration from. So often my inspiration comes from the stories people share with me—their hurts, their pain…and their joy. In the case MORE »

Time Management For Creatives

Time Management For Creatives

“Everyone must row with the oars she has.” ~ Proverb. We all have different demands on our time. Some women are raising 5 kids on their own. Some of my MORE »

Why you should make optimism a way of life

Why you should make optimism a way of life

  “One of the things I learned the hard way was that it doesn’t pay to get discouraged. Keeping busy and making optimism a way of life can restore your MORE »

Creativity and The Successful Artists’ Mindset

Creativity and The Successful Artists’ Mindset

What does it mean to be resilient? It’s the ability to adopt the artists’ mindset, bounce back from setbacks and keep on keeping on. Thank you to everyone who left MORE »

Tame the Email Monster: How to Manage Stress, Anxiety, and Email Overload

Tame the Email Monster: How to Manage Stress, Anxiety, and Email Overload

Are you suffering from information obesity? Subconsciously, are all your unanswered emails sending your stress levels soaring? Or have text messages become the source of your anxiety? Email overload is frustrating—and MORE »

Judy Woods: The Upbeat Artist

Judy Woods: The Upbeat Artist

New Zealand artist Judy Woods shares her successful career combo and how to make a midlife career change in the wake of Covid-19 Welcome to another episode of The Cassandra MORE »

How to Overcome Anxiety, Panic, and Stress and Reclaim Joy

How to Overcome Anxiety, Panic, and Stress and Reclaim Joy

Overcome anxiety and stress and reclaim joy effectively and easily and holistically If you suffer from generalized anxiety and panic attacks If you suffer from stress or burnout If you MORE »

Mind Your Drink—How to become sexier, slimmer, and healthier

Mind Your Drink—How to become sexier, slimmer, and healthier

  Me enjoying sobriety at Tisa’s barefoot bar in American Samoa in Feb 2019. Heavenly—and the coconut infused mocktail was divine!   Many people mistakenly believe drinking alcohol will increase MORE »

Change your life with Cassandra Gaisford’s coaching programme LOVE! LOVE! LOVE!

Change your life with Cassandra Gaisford’s coaching programme LOVE! LOVE! LOVE!

I’m a woman with a passion. I’m passionate about passion, joy and helping others live abundant, prosperous and beautiful love-filled lives. I know from experience this is possible for us MORE »

7 Reasons Artists Should Have A Sale

7 Reasons Artists Should Have A Sale

Dear creatives, Do you love a sale? I do. Some of my best most memorable buys have been snapping up quality produces and services at reduced prices. I recently read MORE »

Painting for joy, what, why and when…

Painting for joy, what, why and when…

Come and paint with me. Abstract painting workshops in the Bay of Islands. Paint those grey, winter days away. Growing up I was blessed in that I had been given MORE »

What’s gratitude got to do with finding your gifts?

What’s gratitude got to do with finding your gifts?

Are you feeling blocked? Struggling to find your signature gifts? Lacking vitality…or something else? Find your strengths and gifts in the areas you have a natural advantage. In this blog MORE »

How To Commission A Painting

How To Commission A Painting

A recent commission. ‘Always Summer, acrylic on canvas, 2400 mm x 1200 mm Why Commission A Painting? You have remodelled your home, built new, or just feel like an immediate MORE »

How to fight for your dreams

How to fight for your dreams

Dear readers, Do you know how to fight for your dreams? Do you find yourself saying, “if only life was easy”? As many astrologers predicted, I read today that the MORE »

The Surprising Benefits of Massage

The Surprising Benefits of Massage

One of my favourite ways to rest and exercise self-care is to go for a massage. But, so many people mistakenly think massage is an indulgence rather than a health-behaviour. MORE »

Why Play is The Key to An Inspired Career Change and How to Dare Greatly

Why Play is The Key to An Inspired Career Change and How to Dare Greatly

Welcome to another episode of The Cassandra Gaisford Show, where I interview inspiring men and women from around the world and tell you THEIR story of finding, launching, and growing MORE »

How to Employ Yourself: Trust Your Passion

How to Employ Yourself: Trust Your Passion

“I just trusted my passion” Drum roll please… for one of my brilliantly courageous and talented clients who through my passion-driven work coaching programme traded a career she hated for MORE »

Burnout Blitz: things to do for success in the year 2021

Burnout Blitz: things to do for success in the year 2021

“We think, mistakenly, that success: is the result of the amount of time we put in at work, instead of the quality of time we put in.” Arianna Huffington, Entrepreneur MORE »

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ABOUT CASSANDRA
I am an artist, storyteller, intuitive guide, mentor and Reiki master. All my creations are infused with positive energy , inspiration, and light. I believe in magic and the power of beauty, joy, love, purpose, and creativity to transform your life. My greatest joy is helping your realize your dreams. That makes my soul sing!

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