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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


Eat Write Love column now in Hastings Independent

written September 7, 2023 by Nicky Torode

Read and do my journaling exercises inspired by seasonal recipes. Eat write love!


Early bird journaling is back!

written September 6, 2023 by Nicky Torode

    Mornings never felt so good: coffee, journal, go!   Early bird journaling sets you up right for the week. Untangle the weekend, identify what’s calling this week and make a to-do list that’s bursting to get done! Journaling gives you clarity, focus, energy, success!


The Makers Journey – join our coaching circle for creatives

written August 15, 2023 by Nicky Torode

Yes, summer is energy, summer is fun, summer is slide-y! Don’t let summer slide away without moving – or falling back in love with – your creative goals. We’re here to help. We are the Makers Journey – giving you a burst of motivation, energy,


Faith Holders in Phare magazine

written July 4, 2023 by Nicky Torode

Pleased that my little piece was published in Phare magazine. What a strange feeling to be in a magazine where David Gaffney is also published! Thanks, made my year!


Hope and Compassion for Ukraine

written June 28, 2023 by Nicky Torode

https://www.hastingsindependentpress.co.uk/articles/news/compassion-and-hope-for-ukraine/  


Journaling in Manhattan (Manhattan Gardens, Hastings!)

written June 21, 2023 by Nicky Torode

  Be inspired by nature, small wild bloomings outside and inside. No experience of journaling necessary. Give it a go, feel how energising it is when you catch the colour, the sounds, the scents, memories and delights. Get in touch nicky@diamond-minds.co.uk. See you in Manhattan


Bexhill Ukrainian Hub – celebration event 23rd June

written June 20, 2023 by Nicky Torode

Come connect and enjoy an evening of Ukrainian culture – music, song, dance and food – celebrating the Ukrainian spirit. At the marvellous De La Warr Pavillion. Our journaling group of Ukrainian women will display some of their touching words. UKRAINIAN CELEBRATION OF CREATIVITY &


Get this journal started!

written May 30, 2023 by Nicky Torode

Delighted to see my guest blog on BAPAM’s website – the British Association for Performing Arts Medicine. I was also delighted to run a journaling workshop for BAPAM staff recently. Journaling really does make a difference, a vital tool to get to know yourself better,


Come wander with me in Croydon this July!

written May 18, 2023 by Nicky Torode

Street Wisdom, a head-to-toe creative practice to help you tune in to yourself and the environment. We wander and find answers tucked away in the streets to our top-of-mind question. Sounds curious? Sounds inviting? Sign up for July 7th Croydon Street Wisdom with me! Book


Journaling at Battle Library – mental health week

written by Nicky Torode

  Delighted to be part of East Sussex Libraries activities for Mental Health Week. Come journal with me at Battle Library. See how journaling and mindfulness can aid your wellbeing. Book on their website for your free spot. Connect with yourself on the page and


Ideal and real – Early bird journaling

written April 3, 2023 by Nicky Torode

  I love the early mornings, lighter now, and seeing people join my Early Bird Journaling from all over! I love seeing, too, their posts on Insta! This image is from an Early Birder in Spain! Today, we journaled into the ideal and real, with


Out Lines – stroll+journaling

written March 20, 2023 by Nicky Torode

Come wander and journal with me this 27th! We’re strolling on Queens, mighty road of fascination in Hastings. After wandering, noticing, being with ourselves, we’ll gather in Sunshine Cafe for journaling and deeper connection. Message me to book.