The importance of contribution

By Samantha Papesch

“It is in your hands to create a better world for all who live in it” ~ Nelson Mandela

I was inspired to write this blog thanks to my friend and creative mentor, Wanda Grein.

Wanda recently published a book called ‘All roads lead to Cairo ~ no need to judge‘.  It’s a beautiful tale; her memoirs woven amongst self-help strategies that encourage readers to tap into their ‘soul energy’, and find their full potential through fearless creativity.

Knowing Wanda, I knew this book would be full of wisdom and great ideas, and that I could pick the parts that resonated most with me, and use them to positively steer my life.  I was right.  And, it got me thinking that we all have the ability to ‘give’, and that contribution in any form can provide opportunities for positive impact.

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On finding your creativity

By Samantha Papesch

“If I waited for perfection I would never write a word” ~ Margaret Atwood

When I was a teenager, I unwittingly equated ‘being creative’ with ‘being an artist’.  In my high-school classes there were kids so talented I felt like an imposter.  I loved everything to do with art, but sadly, I felt I had no business being amongst such sublimely gifted individuals. Continue reading