A better alternative to "be yourself"

A better alternative to "be yourself"

The phrase "be yourself" has lost a lot of meaning lately, and more often than not, the phrase simply frustrates people more than it helps us.

We are being ourselves, at all times, aren't we?

Unless we're intentionally lying or deceiving. We are all here, right now, in our bodies, in our shells - we are here, we are present, and the only thing we can be is ourselves. 

If anyone has ever said this to you, it probably left you thinking, "What do I specifically need to do?" 


Stephanie Lennox is an award-winning author, keynote speaker, holistic writing coach and wellness advocate. She’s also the founder of The Authorship Program®, a 12-week immersive experience that helps writers conquer fear in their creative lives. You can find her on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Please share this post:

Your negative emotions are your muse in disguise

Your negative emotions are your muse in disguise

If there's one thing I've learnt in my creative life, it's that you just can't sit around waiting for the right feeling to hit.

Sometimes it will be there, sometimes not.

Sometimes the feeling that does manifest will be negative. But none of that means you aren't still as creative, wonderful and useful as you were yesterday. In fact now, you're bringing something new to the table. 


Stephanie Lennox is an award-winning author, keynote speaker, holistic writing coach and wellness advocate. She’s also the founder of The Authorship Program®, a 12-week immersive experience that helps writers conquer fear in their creative lives. You can find her on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Please share this post:

My five rules for your next writing project

My five rules for your next writing project

This is what used to happen every time I started a new writing project:

I'd be super passionate and excited, and even though I was ready to go, there would always be one tiny problem. I could hear this tiny nagging voice in the back of my mind, reminding me of my shortcomings from the LAST project I started. How much time I wasted, and all the things I could have done better if I'd organised my time, my outline or my mindset more efficiently.

So I'd promise myself that this time it'd be different, and that everything would work itself perfectly this time, only to fall back into the exact same patterns over and over again - until I figured out these five simple rules. And I can't tell you enough how setting down these simple foundations saved me from so many problems further down the road.


Stephanie Lennox is an award-winning author, keynote speaker, holistic writing coach and wellness advocate. She’s also the founder of The Authorship Program®, a 12-week immersive experience that helps writers conquer fear in their creative lives. You can find her on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Please share this post:

You are more than enough.

You are more than enough.

All my life I've known exactly who I am.

I'm the "creative, artsy, intellectual one" in most of my social circles. I'm the one who 'knows about computers' to anyone in my family over 50 years old. I'm Steph to my friends, Stephanie Lennox to the world, Stevie Lennox on musical.ly.

My purpose in life is to encourage people, and to create platforms where people can be creative, expressive, and bring their ideas to life. I know this, and embrace this...


Stephanie Lennox is an award-winning author, keynote speaker, holistic writing coach and wellness advocate. She’s also the founder of The Authorship Program®, a 12-week immersive experience that helps writers conquer fear in their creative lives. You can find her on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Please share this post:

Comparison is nothing but a challenge from the Universe

Comparison is nothing but a challenge from the Universe

We all know what it feels like to put ourselves side by side with someone and not measure up, metaphorically. It feels terrible - but there's a reason for that.

Feelings of jealousy and worthlessness are a message from The Universe.


Stephanie Lennox is an award-winning author, keynote speaker, holistic writing coach and wellness advocate. She’s also the founder of The Authorship Program®, a 12-week immersive experience that helps writers conquer fear in their creative lives. You can find her on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Please share this post:

You're way closer to becoming your "best self" than you think.

You're way closer to becoming your "best self" than you think.

Who wants to be their best self?

Even as a recovering perfectionist, I know I do. And there's nothing wrong with that!

As a culture though, we've started to put this idea of our "best selves" on too high a pedestal. We expect too much of ourselves and that only creates disappointment and self-loathing in the short term, which isn't good for anyone. So I'd like to propose a change.


Stephanie Lennox is an award-winning author, keynote speaker, holistic writing coach and wellness advocate. She’s also the founder of The Authorship Program®, a 12-week immersive experience that helps writers conquer fear in their creative lives. You can find her on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Please share this post:

When writing is your long-term lover (and it's time to renew the spark...)

When writing is your long-term lover (and it's time to renew the spark...)

Have you ever had this feeling of dread come over you as soon as you sit down to write?

The dread that makes you say, “Screw it, I’ll try again tomorrow”, just so you can escape the feeling?

The last time I felt like that, I talked it out with a friend. It had been happening for a while, but I was adamant it was just a phase that I would come out of sooner or later. I was in extreme denial and didn't want to say anything negative about the writing, or the project. I was proclaiming that I LOVED it all.


Stephanie Lennox is an award-winning author, keynote speaker, holistic writing coach and wellness advocate. She’s also the founder of The Authorship Program®, a 12-week immersive experience that helps writers conquer fear in their creative lives. You can find her on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Please share this post:

Writer's block isn't an incurable disease (Woohoo...!)

Writer's block isn't an incurable disease (Woohoo...!)

We've all experienced the dreaded "Writer's block" at one time or another.

You know, that feeling that all your best ideas have been stolen away by "the boogeyman".

Where you can't remember your writing voice and everything you spit out seems stale and unoriginal. That is, if you're spitting out anything at all. A lot of the time you're just in the staring phase, where you're paralysed by the blank page and the thought of smearing it is making you a little sick, to be honest.

It's been annoying, frustrating and even debilitating for me at times in the past, so I can relate if you're reading this and you're in it right now...but I also have some ultra-fantastic news for you.


Stephanie Lennox is an award-winning author, keynote speaker, holistic writing coach and wellness advocate. She’s also the founder of The Authorship Program®, a 12-week immersive experience that helps writers conquer fear in their creative lives. You can find her on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Please share this post:

The other human beings (or, why you should ignore everybody and write what you were meant to write)

The other human beings (or, why you should ignore everybody and write what you were meant to write)

Typically, writing comes super easily to me.

It's just a streaming set of thoughts that flow from my mind, through my forearms and wrists, and into this weird computerised machine that collects my thoughts and makes them readable for other human beings to enjoy.

All of that comes to a halt, however, when I think about the "other human beings". 


Stephanie Lennox is an award-winning author, keynote speaker, holistic writing coach and wellness advocate. She’s also the founder of The Authorship Program®, a 12-week immersive experience that helps writers conquer fear in their creative lives. You can find her on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Please share this post:

The writers, the artists, the philosophers...the dearest to the Gods.

The writers, the artists, the philosophers...the dearest to the Gods.

This post is simply to share a beautiful email I received recently.

Since starting this blog, and introducing people to the idea of the #wholewriter: your strongest, bravest, healthiest, most creative self, and the person within you who is not afraid, people have not hesitated to come forward and share with me some incredible testimonies to this philosophy that I continue to be humbled by every single day. 

(Okay, that was so wordy. I get wordy when I'm flattered.) 

What I'm trying to say is: emails, tweets, kind letters to my front door have arrived, even. People all over the world, telling me that THIS SOUNDS ABOUT RIGHT, and when they believe in this person within them and take steps to awaken them, great things start happening in their daily lives and for their writing careers. 


Stephanie Lennox is an award-winning author, keynote speaker, holistic writing coach and wellness advocate. She’s also the founder of The Authorship Program®, a 12-week immersive experience that helps writers conquer fear in their creative lives. You can find her on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Please share this post:

10 spiritual lessons that will make you a better writer

10 spiritual lessons that will make you a better writer

There will be times in your writing life where traditional writing advice just won't be enough.

There will be times where you'll need the sweet pearls of wisdom that can only be gleaned from the non-corporeal, the meta-physical, the emotional, and the holistic. This is the advice that will stick with you, that will soothe your soul, and get your back on your rightful creative path again. I have ten pieces of that special kind of wisdom for you right now. (You'll have plenty to stick on your fridge after this.)


Stephanie Lennox is an award-winning author, keynote speaker, holistic writing coach and wellness advocate. She’s also the founder of The Authorship Program®, a 12-week immersive experience that helps writers conquer fear in their creative lives. You can find her on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Please share this post:

A few words from some creative legends about why writing is worthwhile.

A few words from some creative legends about why writing is worthwhile.

If writing is what you think about when you envision a purposeful life...

If it makes you feel whole and complete, and it's something you think you'll always want to do regardless of how much money you have in the bank...then writing is your destiny, and something you should be pursuing with the intensity of a thousand suns.


Stephanie Lennox is an award-winning author, keynote speaker, holistic writing coach and wellness advocate. She’s also the founder of The Authorship Program®, a 12-week immersive experience that helps writers conquer fear in their creative lives. You can find her on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Please share this post:

What if my first draft is terrible...?!

What if my first draft is terrible...?!

For the love of God, allow yourself to be terrible.

You need to start somewhere.

Give yourself the grace period, the opportunity, the freedom of creating something completely, unabashedly, embarrassingly terrible.

I know in your mind and in your heart, you will die a little inside when I tell you to start the e-book you've been dreaming about in a shitty Word document.

Or to start your blog with one lone post. I know your soul will cry out:

"No graphics? No formatting? Arial font?!"

But that's just perfectionism speaking.


Stephanie Lennox is an award-winning author, keynote speaker, holistic writing coach and wellness advocate. She’s also the founder of The Authorship Program®, a 12-week immersive experience that helps writers conquer fear in their creative lives. You can find her on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Please share this post:

They are cool (and so are you)

They are cool (and so are you)

Last week they were secure in themselves and what they wanted to do, rocking with their #wholewriter.

Today they’re confused because what this other person is doing looks so cool and they can’t even remember what they wanted before, but it definitely wasn’t as cool as this new person and what they’re doing.


Stephanie Lennox is an award-winning author, keynote speaker, holistic writing coach and wellness advocate. She’s also the founder of The Authorship Program®, a 12-week immersive experience that helps writers conquer fear in their creative lives. You can find her on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Please share this post:

Why you've been denying your call to write

Why you've been denying your call to write

There's nothing more damaging to the soul than not being who you were meant to be...or not writing, when your calling is to write.

There's nothing preventing you from writing except the insecurities in your own mind, most of the time. And every day you don't write, makes it that much worse. It's like you're digging yourself into a hole, filled with anxiety and fear, with no idea how you'll get out. Am I right?

If this sounds like you, let's talk about it.


Stephanie Lennox is an award-winning author, keynote speaker, holistic writing coach and wellness advocate. She’s also the founder of The Authorship Program®, a 12-week immersive experience that helps writers conquer fear in their creative lives. You can find her on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Please share this post: