THINGS I LOVE
I use Calendly for booking appointments with clients. It makes scheduling and sending appointment reminders super easy and automated. The best part is that it can be linked with Google Calendar which means that all appointment changes are automatically added to your day to day calendar.
This is my go-to to do list manager. I keep it organised and separated into categories that are aligned with my goals. My categories are Business, Wellness, Groceries, Travel, Admin and Learning.
This is probably one of my favourite note taking apps. I love the simplicity of its hashtag based organising system. I switched over to using Bear for all my note taking from Evernote and have not looked back.
I used Goodnotes for studying because it allowed me to handwrite and edit my notes on the go with my iPad and Apple Pencil. Goodnotes also has handwriting recognition which means that you can search anything you have written. I use this also for capturing notes from my meetings with clients.
I use Asana for managing my design projects. I love the intuitive interface and the fact that you can drag and drop files on it for your clients for each phase of the project makes it incredibly easy to keep everyone on the same page.
This simple app adjusts the tone of your computer screen according to the time you are using the computer. It reduces eye strain and also helps me get off the computer at a reasonable hour.
For reducing the size of JPEG files with minimal quality loss, this app is absolutely wonderful. It is super effective!
A wonderful free resource for royalty free photography. The quality on here is the best I have seen in terms of stock photography. Gone are the days of 90s-style, cheesy, corporate stock photos!
A very high quality alternative to Illustrator. I use Sketch for building Websites, Mailchimp templates and applications that need a UI. For the price, its an extremely good deal compared to the Adobe suite.
Procreate has helped me develop my skills further as an illustrator. This app comes with some amazing features that really makes illustration and creating hand drawn type for a design much more efficient.
The app lets you scroll forwards to see what time it would be in other places / time zones in the world, eliminating any confusion when it comes to to setting up a meeting with our clients based in other locations around the world.
Toggl helps you keep track of the time you spend on a project. Its extremely useful to see how much time and energy you have put into your work versus the amount you are paid and to see how much time certain projects may require, even though they may appear to be fairly simple jobs initially.
Instapaper helps you save and collect articles for later reading. With all the information overload, Instapaper helps me stay focused so that I can allocate a particular time of the day to sit down and read instead of being constantly distracted with open tabs and windows.
I have committed myself to learning how to code so that I can continue to bring better value and service to my work! Code school has easy to follow lessons on everything from HTML to CSS to PYTHON to RUBY and JAVA.
REIKI WITH SARA BROOKE
Sara Brooke's Reiki course is simply amazing. I don't think I have had such a powerful spiritual experience than during her Reiki Level 2 weekend. She radiates joy and wisdom with humbleness.
BRIGHT EYED BLOG HEARTED
Rachel McDonald's Bright Eyed Blog Hearted e-course really changed things for me as it made me start my blog!! It is a wonderful resource and provides access to a beautiful, supportive community that I love being a part of.
Lauren has poured her heart into creating Secret School. She guides us to uncover, learn and deep dive into our intuition so that we can find a greater sense of connection to ourselves. She has so much content on here and I have truly loved every single thing that she brings into this course.
BEAUTIFUL YOU COACHING ACADEMY
Julie Parker has created a wonderful, intensive program on life coaching. I learned so much in this program that I have been able to infuse into the work that I do with my clients.
Marie Forleo's B School is one of those courses that you will keep coming back to year after year. It is packed with amazing advice and guidance to help you create a solid framework and foundation for your business. Her approach is warm, friendly and practical and it continues to be such a crucial resource for me.
YOUTUBE & PODCASTS
Aileen's channel inspires you to live better with greater consciousness. She is a beautiful, creative soul and she shares all her life lessons, rituals and habits on living consciously in her videos.
Jenny Mustard and David Mustard chat about all things related to a minimalist, vegan life. Their Swedish / Scandanavian approach to conscious living makes me want to move to Sweden and begin my life as a youtuber.
One of the best resources for a designer are the videos and workshops from the Futur. Chris Do is the design teacher that every student would have loved to have in design school. He offers amazing advice and very practical guidance on the business of design.
YOGA WITH TIM
I love this channel because Tim's yoga videos are super minimalist, technical and well thought out. He excels at helping you find the correct posture in a yoga sequence so that you can be confident to practice it on your own and at home.
THE MINDFUL KIND
Rachel Kable's soulful podcast features weekly tips on living with greater mindfulness. I have loved seeing Rachel take her podcast to new heights, inspiring so many people on a more mindful way of life.
I love having the Minimalists Podcast in the background while I work. They offer thought provoking conversation on the topic of living with less, inspiring people to declutter and be more conscious about what they consume and how they live.
SLOW HOME PODCAST
This husband and wife team have beautiful chats on slowing everything down on our hectic hustle and bustle lives. They remind us about the wonder of the simple things and have inspired me to explore slow living for myself.
THE INSPIRED TABLE
Jordanna Levin is a natural! She just has a way of holding space for others in conversation. And the result from this is a series of beautiful conversations with some very inspiring people. She explores the topics around spirituality, food, yoga, meditation and creativity from all perspectives.
I personally love AirBnB. Not only for their accomodation but for their AirBnB experiences which add a whole new dimension to travelling. Airbnb provides travellers with a different perspective on what it really is like to live in the city that they are visiting and to also meet the people who are part of the city's heartbeat. I have had some amazing experiences from staying at Airbnb and will always travel with them!
I am a little bit of an addict when it comes to learning. I'm always wanting to open my mind to new ideas and ways of thinking and Audble is a great tool for this. I have listened to so many interesting books on here and it is super easy to take your books with you on the go so that you can squeeze in learning wherever you are.
I'm currently learning Spanish at the moment and am really enjoying this app. It is a good introduction into the language and the grammar and helps you build skills and a strong foundation in your chosen language that are scalable.
INTO THE WOODS
A fascinating exploration on how we ebb and flow in our energy throughout out lives. Lauren delves into this using the concept of seasons to help us identify where we are at the moment and how we can live fully and get the most out of each season.
ADORE YOUR CYCLE
A wonderful guide on understanding your lunar cycle and how each phase can play an impact on your emotions, mood and energy.
INTUITION JOURNAL KIT
I created this tool because I wanted something that I could go back to every day to help me explore and dive into my intuition. It is a series of planner pages dedicated to help you live more connected to your intuition.
THE WILD UNKNOWN TAROT
This tarot deck is incredibly powerful and has been a super helpful tool for developing my intuition. It is beautifully made and I have found myself connecting strongly with it.
CORK YOGA MAT
I absolutely love practicing on this mat. It feels amazing on my hands and feet because it is made from natural cork. I have had the mat for about 3 years now and it still looks like new so it is super durable as well!