Ruth Clare

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No matter how big your challenges or how unlikely you dreams, where there is a will there is a way. Here you will find courage-building strategies, tools and resets to support you on your journey. 

The courage of creativity

The courage of creativity

Creativity is courage in action. It asks you to take a risk and dare. To be brave and share –…
Courageous businesses start with courageous leaders

Courageous businesses start with courageous leaders

Businesses that lead with courage are those built on a foundation of psychological safety. Not a box ticking nod to…
Visualising your courageous new future

Visualising your courageous new future

BACKGROUND: Visualisation, also known as mental rehearsal, involves creating vivid images or scenarios in your mind. You may think of…
Why the things in your control are the only thing to focus on

Why the things in your control are the only thing to focus on

Most of us focus on what we can’t control Many of us spend an enormous amount of time ruminating on…
Claiming back your power through archetypes

Claiming back your power through archetypes

The idea of archetypes might seem a bit left-field to some, which is not surprising. Jung was a pretty whacky…
Why you only need 10 seconds of courage

Why you only need 10 seconds of courage

How will my life change if I act courageously for 10 seconds a day? Background: Courage is a practice You…
When all else fails, at least there are memes

When all else fails, at least there are memes

Sometimes the best thing for your mental health is to have a laugh. Bonus points if you find a way…
Your energy is your most precious resource

Your energy is your most precious resource

We all have to spend time in the company of people – family, work colleagues, people in our community –…
9 things to remind yourself when you are going through a tough time

9 things to remind yourself when you are going through a tough time

Sometimes keeping your head above water and making it through the day takes every ounce of your energy. Now is…
Change your beliefs, change your world

Change your beliefs, change your world

We often blame things beyond our control for our decisions, telling ourselves we can’t do something we want to do…

Adverse childhood experiences (ACEs)

Content warning: If you have had a crap childhood this material can feel confronting (At least it was for me…
Prize positivity

Prize positivity

We all go through times in our life where we are facing difficulties that overwhelm us. I would never want…
How your body can help you contain stress and overwhelm

How your body can help you contain stress and overwhelm

When you start to feel stressed you can use these three easy techniques to help you shift to a calmer,…

Dealing with your inner critic

We all have an inner critic. It’s the voice that tells us our work is no good, our bum is…

The value of speaking the unspeakable

I speak about things like growing up with violence and addiction because these things are not often spoken and I…

The Life Lab fundamentals

We all deserve medals for dealing with our issuesDealing with your issues takes courage and humility. It involves developing new…

We need to talk about class…

When I was told I was school captain when I was eleven years old, nobody knew that I rushed home…

Ruth Clare is an award-winning author, TEDx and motivational keynote speaker, professional actor, qualified scientist and authenticity, resilience and change expert who learned by necessity, first to survive, then to thrive. Ruth weaves research and hard-won lessons with powerful, relatable stories from her lived experience overcoming adversity, to help others find the courage to own the stories that are holding them back so they can rewrite their lives. With a rare knack for distilling the neuroscience and psychology of human behaviour into simple ideas and practical strategies, Ruth shows people how to embrace uncertainty, stay hopeful when times are tough and harness their potential for growth and change. Ruth’s TEDx talk, The Pain of Hiding Your True Self, has had over half a million views.