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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How clutter relates to ‘control’ and ‘loss’…

Sheila Chandra - Thursday, June 29, 2017

Walls of clutter can buffer some people against loss. Find out how their minds work…

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How to handle touring absences from your friends and family

Sheila Chandra - Monday, June 26, 2017

Touring absences from your partner, friends and family can bring up all sorts of resentments and jealousies. Here are some expert tips for making sure they never arise.

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The cupboard of shame…

Sheila Chandra - Thursday, June 22, 2017

Don’t pretend you haven’t got one! That place you’ve put all those guilty purchases – things you never use but can’t bear to throw out. Here’s how to live free of it…

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Why artists need to connect their work and home lives (and why doing so is a political act)

Sheila Chandra - Monday, June 19, 2017

Your physical energy, capacity to concentrate, peace of mind and emotional health are all resources that are essential to creative work. Are you cultivating yours?

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How being organized can make you a better friend…

Sheila Chandra - Thursday, June 15, 2017

Good friends aren’t just kind hearted – they’re well organized! Here’s the organizing secret to being a much better friend.

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5 ways to balance your creative career with being a parent

Sheila Chandra - Monday, June 12, 2017

Being a parent is a full-time job! Here are some tips for carving out time for your creative career despite that fact…

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