The artist’s emotional green room

Sheila Chandra - Monday, July 31, 2017

Your favourite artist may seem to be larger than life – a little bit ‘magic’. But all working artists know the truth. We’re just human and this is how we recharge.

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Why aiming for ‘tidier’ doesn’t work

Sheila Chandra - Thursday, July 27, 2017

Too often, getting to ‘tidier’ gives your subconscious mind the wrong message for it to work. Here’s the way round that…

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4 ways to be an emotionally secure artist

Sheila Chandra - Monday, July 24, 2017

Being an artist or performer can be a heady experience – and leave you feeling anxious or insecure. Here are 4 ways to combat that and give yourself the emotional security you need.

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Why crash diet clear outs never work

Sheila Chandra - Thursday, July 20, 2017

Why do clear outs only last five minutes? Naturally tidy people know how to create order around themselves automatically, because they understand this one secret…

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What should artists sacrifice for their art?

Sheila Chandra - Monday, July 17, 2017

People talk about the sacrifices artists have to make for their art. That doesn’t mean creating drama so that you’re a ‘true’ artist. So what are they?

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How to be naturally tidy

Sheila Chandra - Thursday, July 13, 2017

You too can be one of those ‘lucky’ people who never seem to have to tidy up. Here’s how they do it….

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Weren’t all the great artists messy?

Sheila Chandra - Monday, July 10, 2017

Mess doesn’t have to be inspiration’s essential companion. Not all the great artists were messy. In fact most weren’t. Here’s how to separate the two.

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Does your clutter feel normal now?

Sheila Chandra - Thursday, July 06, 2017

Living with clutter in your home can start feeling normal, despite all the inconvenience it causes you. But it isn’t…..

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Cave-aged cheddar or Dairylea? You get the music culture you pay for…

Sheila Chandra - Monday, July 03, 2017

Why do we resent investing in artists’ long-term development and refuse to pay them properly? We’re funding a ‘throwaway’ culture… Here’s why...

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