Two books as art - illustrating a blogpost by Yang-May Ooi about boosting productivity by writing 2 books at once

2 Novel Ways to Boost Your Productivity

Most productivity advice says we should focus on one thing at time. But what if that’s not working for you? Creative actionista, Yang-May Ooi, suggests trying doing two things at once. 2 Novel Ways to Boost Your Productivity…

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High Heels, from Yang-May Ooi's memoir Bound Feet Blues - A Life Told in Shoes

Do High Heels Make You More of a Woman? ¦ Bound Feet Blues

Does wearing high heels make you more of a woman? Does wearing clumpy boots make you less of a woman? As women, do we have to be feminine to be considered beautiful? These are the intriguing questions asked…

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The White Garden, Sissinghurst - by Yang-May Ooi, to illustrate a blogpost on timelessness

Discovering Timelessness in a Fleeting Garden – The White Garden, Sissinghurst

Author Yang-May Ooi  is developing a new creative project, Rewilding My Life, her personal journey to explore our increasing alienation from the natural world – and how we can re-connect with nature and a sense of the wild. This…

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Friends hanging out - illustrating a blog post by Yang-May Ooi about making friends with your procrastination

Make Friends with Your Procrastination

Procrastination is our enemy, many self-help guides tell us, and we are urged to deal with it through metaphors of violence and war – we are told to “battle” procrastination, “beat”, “overcome” it or “break through” it. But…

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Clocks to illustrate a blog post by Yang-May Ooi about making time to achieve anything

How to create time for anything

So you want to write a book but somehow you never find the time. You have a creative passion you long to pursue but your day job gets in the way. Don’t wait, creative actionista Yang-May Ooi  says, you…

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Marta Becket - Death Valley dancer

Dance even when no-one is watching ¦ Fearless Creativity

Would you write your novel if no-one would read it? Would you paint a picture that would never be seen? Would you dance even if no-one is watching? Creative actionista Yang-May Ooi discusses what we can learn from…

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Radical Eye at the Tate – Immersed in Beautiful Art ¦ Tiger Spirit TV

Being immersed in beautiful art can inspire and excite us – as it does Sir Elton John. In this video blog, creative actionista, Yang-May Ooi, talks about the Radical Eye exhibition at the Tate Modern.   Tiger Spirit…

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Photos from International Women’s Day 2017 – Strengthening Women’s Voices

Here is a report and short slideshow from the Pan Asian Women’s Association (PAWA) event for International Women’s Day 2017 at the University Women’s Club (UWC) by “creative actionista” Yang-May Ooi who joined a panel discussion there on Strengthening…

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Start Before You Are Ready

One of the reasons why many of us take ages and maybe even fail altogether to follow our passion – write that novel, start our own business, create a social enterprise, get fit – is that we expect…

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Facebook Live vs Edited Video – Top Tip for Videomakers [video]

Facebook Live is great for quick unedited video but you can film and edit a video on the move in half an hour, says creative actionista, Yang-May Oo     You can see the film I filmed and…

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