Blog

Writing the City!

written April 18, 2024 by Nicky Torode

“I’m still buzzing from the workshop. Just what I needed.”  A heart-warming comment from a writer on my recent Writing the City workshop for WEA. And I’m still buzzing. What in your creative life gets you buzzing? It’s all data – to what you need,


Dream Planner Journal by Collins

written March 17, 2024 by Nicky Torode

Excited to have a photoshoot and what better prop than the CollinsDebden Dream Planner journal. Great pix from Sarah Marland – check out her offers – and the ambiance, decor and colours of the marvellous Hair and Hound of Hastings!


Free therapeutic coaching for UK business owners

written February 28, 2024 by Nicky Torode

Pleased to be one of the coaches again in Mental Health UK’s therapeutic coaching initiative, funded by Lloyds Bank. It’s free so follow the link to select your preferred coach. Research confirmed the benefits not only to the mental health of business owners but also


Not sure what to write about in your journal? Try these 7mins x 7 days challenge

written February 15, 2024 by Nicky Torode

Read my latest guest blog post for BAPAM, the British Association for Performing Artists Medicine. I guide you through easy-to-start journaling exercises. Commit to 7 days and see if you can turn journaling into an enjoyable micro habit!  


What makes a good question is a good question!

written by Nicky Torode

Read my blog post for Street Wisdom, the creative walkshops which deliver us wisdom to our top-of-mind question. I do love a good question!


Boost Your Vibe – Mindset for Success hub

written February 4, 2024 by Nicky Torode

Being in dialogue with yourself and others is the way to boost your vibe! Step inside the hub for personal and professional growth! You’ll have journaling inspiration videos and a live coaching circle. Also printables to journal into once the videos are over. This is


Journaling to boost your entrepreneurial mind – StartUps Magazine

written January 29, 2024 by Nicky Torode

  Read my latest guest blog in the StartUps magazine UK. Tips on how to bring a beginner’s innovative mind to the blank page and make journaling a micro habit, using a menu of appetising techniques to stimulate fresh thinking!     https://startupsmagazine.co.uk/article-journaling-boost-your-entrepreneurial-mindset  


Start the Year Well journaling workshop for SBREC

written by Nicky Torode

I had great pleasure running an online journaling workshop for entrepreneurs, hosted by the Small Business Research+Enterprise Centre. We journaled into what 2023 had prepared us for and what are our guiding lights for 2024. Much insights and action points to carry into this year.


written January 22, 2024 by Nicky Torode

New, gentle creative writing course Here and There. Online, for those who have moved — had to move — from their home, their country and are trying to make a new home elsewhere. Starting 14 Feb, I am offering some free tickets so encourage you


Early bird journaling…develop your mindset for success!

written January 4, 2024 by Nicky Torode

  Heard all the buzz about journaling? It really is an impactful tool for helping you grow, professionally and personally! Give it a go! Meet yourself on the page and harness the wisdom, oh yes much wisdom, comes out when we’re not planning or writing


Boost Your Vibe – make 2024 count in this journaling and coaching hub!

written December 30, 2023 by Nicky Torode

Launching in January my very own journaling and coaching hub! Find that you start and stop with journaling? Find that you lack inspiration to know what to write about? Stuck on how to make the most of what you journal about? Then the hub is


Express coaching 3 x 30

written November 29, 2023 by Nicky Torode

Coaching at the point of need! Finish the year well with three short coaching sessions to move you forward. Coaching is often about hearing the conversation you need to have with yourself. Get to that shift in awareness and all else flows! Book on my


Walk listen create!

written November 27, 2023 by Nicky Torode

I have the pleasure of doing a walkshop for the social enterprise Walk Listen Create this January. We’ll zoom in for warm ups, go on our own solo wander with some lines of poems and journaling question to take on our walk. And then hop


The Makers Journey – the makings of you podcast

written by Nicky Torode

Loved working with Easimus Jones this year. We’ve created the Makers Journey podcast – 3 questions to probe gently into the learnings and peaks of the week. Really is an effective creative and reflective space. Can’t help but smile on a Friday! And in January


The story of my year!

written by Nicky Torode

What are the stories you live by? Let’s journal them out this December. I love journaling for self-discovery, the surprises, the a-has! And once finding those insights, I move forward differently. Come journal with me – online or in Hastings. Experience how journaling can support


Lovable pumpkins! Journaling into fond food memories

written October 31, 2023 by Nicky Torode

  Yes, Halloween people! And we brought to you, in this month’s Hastings Independent column, these delicious recipe and, quite frankly, nourishing journaling exercises! Journaling into fond food memories, using our imagination, planning something delicious to try are all ways to boost our mood! Give


Journaling to optimise work-life integration

written September 28, 2023 by Nicky Torode

Thrilled to deliver another journaling workshop today for the SBREC – Small Business Research and Enterprise Centre. A topic close to my heart and entrepreneurs I coach too. Work-life integration – how to optimise?  Spending time on self can be hard when the constraints and


Early bird journaling – Mondays at 8am online

written September 18, 2023 by Nicky Torode

Come join and see how journaling sets you up right for the week. No need to be a writer, this is connecting to your core and letting the words flow out without planning, no audience. Free! I facilitate 30 mins on a Monday, exercises rich


Street Wisdom time! Wander into fresh thinking

written September 9, 2023 by Nicky Torode

Love the magic of Street Wisdom, an everyday creative practice where the street offers us fresh thinking! And Camberwell, what a treat! Book in, it’s free, it’s fun, it’s Friday.  See you on the streets of Camberwell!


Eat, Write, Love!

written September 8, 2023 by Nicky Torode

Eat, Write, Love! Oh yes, what a combo.  My first column with Sonja from Rye Nutritional Therapy. We journal for health and wellbeing into fond food memories, harvest insights and step away with more ease and flow. All packed with bite-sized nutritional info and inspiring