Did God Speak to Moses through a burning bush…and did He speak to me through this watch?

Do you think God has anything to say to us in this day and age? Or is it all nonsense? Well, let me tell you a little story about a watch. Disclaimer – this blog post *definitely discusses Christian matters.* It’s quite a journey, but worth it, I think! Also I’ve been itching to tell […]

How to Keep Habits | The Parenting Diaries

I’ve been wondering recently, can I think of a new way to help me to keep my habits? I’ve decided to start by making it public, putting it out there and allowing you, readers, to ask me how I’m doing! I realised that habits were helpful things and also a bit of a lifeline when […]

My Framework for Growth – ‘Who I’m Becoming’.

I’ve been reading a book by Bill Hybels, called, ‘Simplify’. One chapter is about your schedule (or diary). There is a quote which I have really taken to heart: This means that we put in our diary not what is coming at us, but the appointments, meetings and events that will help us become who […]

Parenting Diaries: the Quest for ‘Deep Work’…

I just don’t *do* busy. So, I am a mother of Isaac, a delightful seven-month old noisy mini-me with lots of energy, I have my own business, Joy Factory, doing marketing consultation, design and selling my art, I do mental health advocacy, I’m a business mentor, I volunteer at my church…people often ask me how […]

Pregnancy and Parenting Diaries…puke, panic, perseverance and prayer.

Here is my story of my pregancy and first six months of parenting. It’s been a rollercoaster. I share this as a record for myself, to be honest about mental health illness and to shine the light on some awesome services. So, I’ve been meaning to write this post for a very long time. Perhaps […]

A Christian walked into ‘The Book of Mormon’. Was challenged, not offended…

What did I, a Christian of 15 years, think about ‘The Book of Mormon‘? Should I have been there in the first place? Am I going to burn in hell? *wink* Not offended, but challenged. A few years ago a colleague at the marketing organisation I worked at *helpfully* warned me to never go and […]

What happens when you become a business mentor? Good things.

Why did I, and maybe could you, think about becoming a business mentor? What good things could happen? Well, let me tell you about my story so far with Mentoring Harrow. Last year I attended the launch of the Mentoring Harrow scheme, part of the London Business Partnership, which has been funded by the Mayor […]

Two awesome friends’ perspective on ‘invisible illness’.

I was very moved by the blog posts of two dear friends recently. They both blogged on the subject of ‘invisible illnesses’. The first comes from my friend Shoba Chacksfield, who I volunteer with at Mind Charity Shop in Harrow. She is amazing at opening up her walk (and battle) with Anorexia (her invisible illness) […]

Lovely ‘Paintings from my Suitcase’ write up from Harrow Times

Many thanks to Vickiie Oliphant and Pete Beal from Harrow Times who came round to the ‘Joy Factory’ (well, mine and Mike’s home and where I work) to see me at work and ask me about my show, ‘Paintings from my Suitcase’, next week on the 21st and 22nd November. I don’t know what I […]

Watch the ‘Paintings from my Suitcase, Art by Katie Moritz’ Trailer

I’ve been working hard (and having fun!) on creating new artwork for my next exhibition, ‘Paintings from my Suitcase‘ later this month. My husband Mike, has made a little trailer of my preparations, inspiration for paintings and a few sneak peaks of finished works. Have a look: Come and see the paintings yourself on the […]