select published work:

creative careers & purposeful living:


How the Japanese Concept ‘Ikigai’ Can Help You Live More Intentionally

darling magazine

Feeling Overwhelmed? Try a 'Stop-Doing' List

darling magazine

How Summer Inspires My Creativity

darling magazine

What is Purpose Anxiety & Do You Have It?


Why 'Follow Your Passion' isn't Such Good Career Advice After all

curated careers

writing & literary life:

Fighting the Tofu: Overcoming the Resistance to Write

lightbox originals


Does Reading More Make You a Better Writer?

writer's edit

10 Writing Lessons From Anne Lamott's Bird By Bird

write or die tribe

10 Writing Lessons From Natalie Goldberg's Writing Down the Bones

write or die tribe

Writers Who Inspire Us: Han Kang

write or die tribe

Writer'sWho Inspire Us: Deborah Levy

write or die tribe

3 Vital Writing Lessons I Learned From Virginia Woolf

the writing cooperative

author interviews:

In the Spotlight: Enitan Ige

write or die tribe

In the Spotlight: Ashley Kalagian Blunt

write or die tribe

In the Spotlight: Madeleine Ryan

write or die tribe

In Conversation with Madeleine Ryan

the book slut

In the Spotlight: Crystal Stone

write or die tribe


positive psychology:

5 Ways to Engage With Blue Space for Emotional Wellbeing

live better magazine (print)

Does Your Phone Give You Anxiety? 7 Ways to Cope


The Psychological Perils of Perpetual Enthusiasm

the ascent

5 Ways to Explore & Apply Maslow's Theory of Self Actualisation

the ascent

self-care, health, & wellbeing:

Places We Swim: The Meditative Balm of Blue Spaces

wellbeing wild (print)

Lessons On Quarantine From My Dog

darling magazine

When I Walked Away From a Toxic Job, I Chose Myself

darling magazine

The (Forgotten) Art of Joy

scribe magazine


travel & culture:

Curious Street Art to Stop You in Your Tracks

a few words

How to Curate Your Own Writing Retreat

write or die tribe

The Art of Travel & the Difficulty of Being 'In The Moment'

the banksia woman

Perth Writers Week Review 2019

the westerly, editors desk



relationships & lifestyle:

On Motherhood & Dog Ownership

grattan street press

On (Not) Learning to Drive, Gender & Failure

grattan street press

Is the #GirlGang Hashtag Exclusive?

darling magazine

Unconditional Roots


Ichi-go Ichi-e, 一期一会: Moving Past Nostalgia to Savour the Present

scribe magazine

editorial | blogs | articles 


Do I contradict myself? Very well then, I contradict myself. I am large, I contain multitudes.
Walt Whitman


I try to live by the advice know something about everything and everything about something.


It's the advice that leads my writing and the clients I work with. So, while my writing may be a little eclectic, everything I write is fuelled by a quiet curiosity and deep interest to better understand both myself and my fellow humans.

Copyright © 2020 Elaine Mead