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Nicole Roberts Ryder


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Hi, I’m Nicole. A writer, actor, wellness enthusiast and a passionate explorer of all things creative. Join me for tips and musings on staying healthy, productive and inspired. Read more…

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Writing Burnout and Information Overload: How to Keep Calm and Carry on Blogging

Information Overload and Writing Burnout: How to Keep Calm and Carry on Blogging

You may have noticed that this blog went quiet for nearly two years. I disappeared for a lot of reasons. Mainly it was a mixture of writing burnout, imposter syndrome and blogging advice overload. Add a hefty dose of perfectionism and a full-time job and you’ve got yourself a recipe for an abandoned creative outlet. Maybe you can relate…

How to know if you have a gut microbiome imbalance

Restoring the balance of your gut microbiome can be an ongoing battle. An imbalanced gut, where bad bacteria run the show, can lead to skin issues (e.g. Rosacea, Eczema), autoimmune diseases, and allergies. Poor gut health is also linked to endocrine disorders, endometriosis, candida, and everyone’s favourite the incurably irritable, IBS.

How to Stop Procrastinating; Advice for Creative People

Everybody puts things off, but for creative people, in particular, procrastination can be a big problem. When it all seems too big or too hard, motivation can vanish completely. Once you start procrastinating, it can send you into a tailspin trying to get the job done when deadlines loom. So though I’m no doctor of psychology- half the time I can’t even spell it- here follows a little friendly advice for creative people on how to stop procrastinating from someone who has spent far too long avoiding.