How We Unleash Natural Talents When We Get Clear On Our “No’s”

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  The word “no” looks small on paper, but it’s a powerful word to express when it really means saying "yes" to something much bigger - our natural talents.   As little ones we learn about the word “no” pretty quickly. Sometimes we were doing something legitimately unsafe and needed to be redirected. Other times the word was expressed with annoyance because of the state of mind, mood, and ingrained personal fear patterns of our caregivers, making us a bit … [Read more...]

How Can You Create More Freedom In Your Life?

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  Freedom is a powerful word.   We often strive to create more of it, but don't realize how our routines are keeping us far from it.   Responsibilities can make us feel disconnected from our sense of freedom, shaping a mindset of "someday" instead of finding it in the now.   Then, there's the physical aspects of freedom; how we are connected or disconnected from our body, feel stuck in a relationship, or struggle with a power dynamic within the scope of … [Read more...]

How Good Are You At Owning, Then Releasing, Your Mistakes?

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  We all make mistakes. What we don’t always realize is how we hold onto the energy of them long after they’ve transpired, and what it does to our self-esteem and creativity.   Our mind can get caught up in repainting our memory or retelling the story of our mistakes, too. The creative inspiration that could be saved for our projects can run amok, crafting new villains and building fresh plot lines, all while we sit with the emotions, letting them replay larger and deeper into … [Read more...]

Break Away From Assumptions and Open Up New Creative Opportunities

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  I think it’s pretty safe to say everyone makes assumptions time to time that limit our ability to notice creative opportunities.   Our assumptions can be rooted in the things we’ve learned, love, or have been burned by, and have come to shape our vision and values. Family influence and personal relationships fortify those assumptions even further.   As intuitive beings, we also rely on the way we feel as part of our decision making process. Even when our intuition … [Read more...]

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...]