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Landscapes of my mind—how to make 2021 your most exciting year yet

Landscapes of my mind—how to make 2021 your most exciting year yet

  My intention for 2021 is to feel excited. Excited about me. Excited about you. Excited about art, writing, life—the ups and the downs. I’m feeling particularly excited about living MORE »

I look back and it seems like magic—2020 in review

I look back and it seems like magic—2020 in review

This year was hard, but my clients and I found creative ways to succeed. In what has been a hugely stressful year for all of us, I look back at MORE »

New works from the New Beginnings Series

New works from the New Beginnings Series

Dear friends,After a few days of rest following the delivery of my work to a group show at a local Bay of Islands gallery, in Kerikeri, The Beauty of Resilience, I MORE »

How I found my passion. . .and you can too

How I found my passion. . .and you can too

“Only when we are at our most playful can divinity finally get serious with us.”  ~ Elizabeth Gilbert, Creative Living Beyond fear During a visit to the United States, I MORE »

Love! Love! Love!

Love! Love! Love!

If you have a dream, passion project or want to transform your life LOVE! LOVE! LOVE! is for you. LOVE! LOVE! LOVE! is a life-changing group coaching program that will MORE »

Why Trusting Your Gut Is The Only Way to Live

Why Trusting Your Gut Is The Only Way to Live

“If my work seems difficult to someone not familiar with present trends in painting, it is none the less sincere and dedicated in its intellectual honesty.” – Cy Twombly Meet MORE »

Happy Thanks Giving

Happy Thanks Giving

Thank you for being you Happy Thanks Giving. I love that my American readers celebrate all the things they are thankful for. We don’t do this in New Zealand—but we MORE »

Self-esteem: Take steps to feel better about yourself

Self-esteem: Take steps to feel better about yourself

  In psychology, the term self–esteem is used to describe a person’s overall sense of self-worth or personal value. In other words, how much you appreciate and like yourself. It involves a variety MORE »

NEW! PLAY DATES: ONLINE CREATIVITY WORKSHOP

NEW! PLAY DATES: ONLINE CREATIVITY WORKSHOP

For those ready to explore the playful freedom of Abstract Art. Play Dates is my 6-week online course that I’ve created just for you! I invite you to join me MORE »

What’s the perfect gift?

What’s the perfect gift?

“A book is a gift you can open again and again,” ~ Garrison Keillor Hello happiness… There are so many pressing issues in the world aren’t there. Which is why MORE »

I did a Trump last night…

I did a Trump last night…

There is something we can all control…our attitude (Sneak peek in the studio. Did you know that limes, yellows, and pinks some of the many colours of joy? That’s why MORE »

The Surprising Secret Covid and Creativity Have In Common

The Surprising Secret Covid and Creativity Have In Common

Albert Einstein once said, “Creativity is contagious. Pass it on.” Genuis. So I did just this with one of my artworks which I gifted last weekend.   I painted and MORE »

Instantly 4x Your Productivity  Scientifically Engineered Hacks Proven to Increase Focus And Reduce Distractions

Instantly 4x Your Productivity Scientifically Engineered Hacks Proven to Increase Focus And Reduce Distractions

  “The mind that engages in subjects of too great variety becomes confused and weakened.” ~ Leonardo da Vinci Distractions are like flies. They buzz around you discordantly driving your MORE »

Believe! Your Secret to Attract Money, Love, Success, and Happiness in Your Life Now

Believe! Your Secret to Attract Money, Love, Success, and Happiness in Your Life Now

  What are some of your fav ways to boost beautiful belief? Me? I love inspirational quotes like the one above, which I print and place in strategic locations in MORE »

How guavas and working from home is the ultimate refuel strategy

How guavas and working from home is the ultimate refuel strategy

  “That should put more lead in your pencil.” ~ Lorenzo When you visualise something, you imagine it in your mind. When I visualise breakfast, I conjure the dynamics and MORE »

How Princesses and Toads Can Teach You What You Need to Know

How Princesses and Toads Can Teach You What You Need to Know

    “Only do what your heart tells you.” Princess Diana I know I set out to tell you everything single thing I know about creative unblocking, but I’m also MORE »

What 14 Self-Employed Business Owners Wish They Knew at the Start of Their Career

What 14 Self-Employed Business Owners Wish They Knew at the Start of Their Career

How to create a passion-driven career or business—Fourteen individuals tell you their stories of transformational change   “Wild horses wouldn’t drag me back to working for someone else.” Alan Sugar, MORE »

Why Little By Little Is The Fastest Way to Finish a Book

Why Little By Little Is The Fastest Way to Finish a Book

    “If you want to be a novelist, write. Everyday. Faithfully, serenely, and diligently. You have to want to write so badly that nothing, not jobs, not friends, not MORE »

Follow Your Bliss to Find Your Soul’s Path

Follow Your Bliss to Find Your Soul’s Path

  Dear Friends,   One of my coaching clients messaged me today, “I know the food industry is tough in the best of times, and it might take every waking MORE »

The science of happiness and powerful creativity

The science of happiness and powerful creativity

Neurobiologists have found that creating and viewing art results in the release of dopamine—your happy feel-good chemical. Dopamine is neurotransmitter that controls the brain’s pleasure and reward centres.  Isolation and MORE »

The Beauty of Resilience

The Beauty of Resilience

“We offer a world obsessed with velocity the gift of slow seeing and slow thinking, perhaps the most sublime gift one human being can offer another. We are dreamers. Our MORE »

Are you a change agent? How the rise of modern-resilience will empower your success

Are you a change agent? How the rise of modern-resilience will empower your success

The pace of change in modern society can feel overwhelming at times. The resulting stress can affect your life and your health. Unless of course, you arm yourself with some MORE »

Why fortune favours those who take chances

Why fortune favours those who take chances

  What have you done today to make you feel proud? Every day I sit down at my keyboard, or stand at the easel, or provide a client with spiritual MORE »

How to overcome impostor syndrome and things that keep you stuck

How to overcome impostor syndrome and things that keep you stuck

    The truth is nothing is born without pain. Creating anything, a painting, a story, a dream—a baby—invites discomfort. The sooner we accept this, the stronger and more resilient MORE »

 How To Find Your Passion and Purpose

 How To Find Your Passion and Purpose

  The Passion Pack was where one of my most popular books, How to Find Your Passion and Purpose, all started. A simple idea with a powerful message – follow MORE »

10 things you can do to stay positive despite fearing failure

10 things you can do to stay positive despite fearing failure

Dear friends, How does fear of failure show up for you? A recent comment by someone on one of my Facebook page brought this question home. In a random comment MORE »

How might we sabotage ourselves?

How might we sabotage ourselves?

Love yourself unconditionally “The wound is the place where the light enters you” ~ Rumi I wish to address the “stigma and misconceptions” surrounding mental health and in particular the trauma, often MORE »

The Smart Person’s Guide to Job Hunting and Changing Careers

The Smart Person’s Guide to Job Hunting and Changing Careers

Mid-Life Career Rescue: Career Change 3 Book Bundle How to Confidently Find a Job, Change Careers, and Start Living a Life you Love, Before It’s Too Late The Smart Person’s MORE »

How to know what passion is in easy, simple actionable steps

How to know what passion is in easy, simple actionable steps

Do you dream of being a rock star—but never learn how to play an instrument, write songs, or join a band? Do you endlessly listen to Lada Gaga and imagine MORE »

The Surprising Benefits of Working With Purpose

The Surprising Benefits of Working With Purpose

    We are all pens in the hands of a writing God sending love letters to the world. ~ Mother Theresa Many successful authors testify to the power of 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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