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...]

Aligning With Your Inner Truth Empowers You to Be a Living Expression of Creativity

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  Aligning with your inner truth calls for a moment to moment commitment to honesty, release, embracing what is and loving yourself - no matter how things appear. It’s being the living embodiment of “flow” and acting as a living creative expression in motion.   In every sense, aligning with your inner truth is a commitment, as you resonate with what you believe in your heart to be true. When you are in the midst of deep change or transformation, it takes dedication to stand … [Read more...]

What Would You Create If Time Didn’t Matter?

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  I don’t know about you, but the element of time definitely plays a role in what I choose to create.   It takes time to connect with an idea and it’s possibilities, gather resources and shift into “creative mode”. In addition, creativity requires us to feel like it’s “worth it" to start on a project and consistently follow through until it’s finished, whether it’s for yourself or a client.   And there’s also that perfection part of us that can slip in, wondering … [Read more...]

Heal the Survival Self, Dream With the Thriving Self

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  What part of you wants to create and allows yourself to dream - the survival self or the thriving self?   It’s an important question to ask.   The creative dreams, goals and hopes we hold dear are clearly connected to an aspect within us. So the question becomes, is the impulse to create coming from a place of pure joy (thriving self), or a place of safety (survival self)? Are you willing to hear the answer?   To find out, it helps to get a clearer … [Read more...]

Refine Personal Filters To Access Deeper Self-Awareness and Creativity

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  How we manage our personal filters, or practice discernment, is a pretty important skill. Especially now.   Between political shifts, media overload and a general sense of energetic imbalance in the world, it can be hard to hear our own truth - or hear it loudly enough to focus on it for more than two minutes.   When it comes to times of big change in the external world, we can’t help but change, too. The influence of new triggers or the discovery of fresh … [Read more...]

Common Creative Roadblocks for Empaths

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    Creativity is a natural trait for empaths and HSP’s because we feel and emote so deeply, yet, these same abilities also build up unique creative roadblocks that can be hard to spot and clear.   Between managing our own feelings and navigating the energy of family, friends, relationships and the world at large, an “emotional stew” forms pretty quickly. Soon it’s difficult to clearly sense what we really want to create because our desires are buried deep under so … [Read more...]

How Are You Going To Be More True To Yourself In 2017?

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    Being true to yourself as you transition into the energy of a new year sounds good on paper, but can be a little challenging to put into practice.   January can feel packed with demands, expectations and a call to kick-off something, anything new. Hope and excitement energy feels invigorating, and is a nice shift to help inspire your creative heart. The same energy can also scatter your attention, especially when it’s blended with an underlying sense of urgency … [Read more...]

Appreciation, Creative Inspiration and Seeing With the Heart

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As we all close out 2016 in our own way, it's easy to think about the creative "to-do's" or physical accomplishments that have come to pass. They serve as concrete markers of our efforts and the goals we set out to meet. And let's be honest - who doesn't enjoy seeing a physical path to creative expression and accomplishment? It always inspires a reason to celebrate and connect with a feeling of appreciation!   At the same time, it's also easy to slip into thinking about what me missed … [Read more...]

Opening Up to the True Spirit of Creative Self-Care

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  The spirit or energy around your creative self-care practice is driven by your desire and willingness to listen to what resonates, then act on it.    I think of creativity as a spiritual energy. It’s an impulse that comes from somewhere deep within me that I don’t have to understand. I do have to give it permission to be expressed. When I’m stressed, tired, not taking care of myself or have no room for play or visioning, it’s hard to connect with the spirit of … [Read more...]