Why It’s Essential to Blaze a Fresh Trail Between Playing it Safe and Taking Risks

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  We each have a unique way of playing it safe or taking risks with our life choices and self-expression.    It’s influenced by our age, personal circumstances, levels of fear, and patterns we’ve learned while growing up. The hurt we have accumulated, and held onto, also plays a big role in how we blaze this trail for ourselves, and what we expect is possible for us.   For example, risks within a relationship may seem so much scarier than the ones along our … [Read more...]

Explore The Roots of Your Creative Evolution

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  When you think about it, each day is a step in our creative evolution. Between what we learn and release, what we practice diligently and pursue with passion, the talents we celebrate and the ones we ignore, and more, there are a variety of factors to play with and combine.   Each day also offers a chance for us to step into more of what we want, feel, and wish to express, which leads to our unique path of creative evolution.   As you’ve heard a million times … [Read more...]

Creative Opinions, Which Ones Are You Taking to Heart And Why?

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  There will always be people who want to share their creative opinions about what we do. Their words can come across as a harmless, simple suggestions meant to inspire or motivate us, or they may cut wide and deep, venturing into preachy territory.   These two ends of the creative opinions spectrum can start out with good intent, but don’t necessarily foster our creative spirit. However, while you are unable to stop people from sharing their thoughts, what they say is not … [Read more...]

Stillness Is the Key Creative Step You May Be Missing

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  The energy expended “pushing” through life takes its toll when each creative step we take is an active one, and never counterbalanced with stillness.   Multiply this pattern by a million moments and we suddenly find ourselves running on empty while calling it living. As a result, the body and mind suffer, and the heart is filled with tasks and expectations instead of fun and joy.   Wow, this turned dark pretty quickly! But, think about it. Push past the “to-do” … [Read more...]

Spring Break!

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Focus Before Fire Turns Creativity into an Unstoppable Force

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  There is no denying that creativity is a force that runs on passion and inspiration, two energies that can be hard to focus. Taking these two aspects and transforming them into something that can live in the 3D world is a true magical act, like turning water into wine. It's part of why our creative abilities can be so mysterious - even to ourselves!    Each project, concept, collaboration, hobby, personal connection or idea scribbled into the margins of a journal is a … [Read more...]

Patiently Nourish What is Ready to Emerge or Cycle into a New Stage

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  We are on the brink of spring in the US which always sparks thoughts and excitement about what’s about to emerge in nature. The fresh sweet-smelling air, tweeting birds, budding trees and plants inspire us to do the same; to come out of our slumber and create anew.   Despite this spark of seasonal transformation, it’s important to remember that the energy of all of the seasons - winter, spring, summer and fall - resides within us and can be accessed at any time to instigate … [Read more...]

Awakening To Our Inner Creative Force and Natural Pace

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  There is something so beautiful about connecting with our true inner creative force and allowing it to speak through us.   When we get the kiss of inspiration it’s a feeling like no other, and it’s touch is an opportunity for us to bring an idea or spark into reality.   Yet, it’s so easy to lose touch with inspiration energy as the mind jumps to obstacles, deadlines, comparisons, shoulds, expectations and “rules”. This is why inspiration can quickly die on the … [Read more...]

The Heart Knows, The Mind Follows Its Lead

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  There is always a push to choose between the guidance of heart and the mind, as if one is better than the other.   Some of it has to do with the way society has created these aspects as identifiers, the other has to do with the way we see our core tendencies in comparison to ideals or other people.   Whether you identify as a heart-driven person or a mind-oriented person, everyone expresses qualities of both depending on what we feel or fear moment to … [Read more...]

Do You Judge Yourself For Needing Help?

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  Do you judge yourself for needing help? From time to time we all need help. On a mental level it seems simple enough to ask for it. But what happens when the realization that we need help triggers deep emotions within us we don’t understand?   Of course it’s natural to want to avoid pain or emotional upset, but the bigger challenge in avoiding “feeling bad” is that we don’t ask for help at all. Why? Because we are afraid to be vulnerable and may be confused about the kind of … [Read more...]