Jodie McCarthy

About Jodie McCarthy

Jodie is a writer, speaker, poet and mother. An unashamed words girl who writes to process the myriad of experiences of life. In her writing and on her blog she investigates the journey of life: the beautiful; the painful; the everyday; and the mundane. She has a heart for encouraging women on their life journey, particularly when that journey traverses the harder places of grief and pain. On the days when she is not writing you will find her in her kitchen, usually licking the beaters from a chocolate cake. You can find her books and follow her journey at

It’s better to learn how to learn than to know Dr Seuss She is exasperated and screws up her drawing in a huff. “I can’t do it,” she exclaims angrily, “I’m no good at drawing.” I find it a little scary how her mistakes take her quickly to the point […]

The myth of perfect

                    my biggest accuser points the finger at my pride my inflexibility my belief in the rightness of me my biggest accuser whispers in my ear about my selfishness my smugness and my neglect of the things that matter my biggest […]

my biggest accuser

So this, I believe, is the central question upon which all creative living hinges: Do you have the courage to bring forth the treasures that are hidden within you? Elizabeth Gilbert In 2012 I wrote some poems, I collated them into a collection, and then I self-published a few to […]

releasing creative control

Give yourself permission to feel emotion, get curious about it, pay attention to it, and practice. This work takes practice. Awkward uncomfortable practice Brené Brown I vividly remember going to see “War of the Worlds” in the cinema. I had never encountered the story, and so it was a totally […]

Big emotions