Happy Summer Solstice

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  Hello there and happy summer solstice!    I've just returned from a week long trip to Portland, OR grabbing a dose of fresh creativity, fun, and great food. Spending some quality time at the beach was such a treat - especially as a land-locked Coloradoan. While the energy of the mountains has it's own brand of peace, I truly appreciate watching the flow of the waves as they build, crest and crash, sharing a rhythmic healing unique to the ocean. I have not been to a … [Read more...]

Why It’s Time To Stretch Those Creative Sore Spots

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  It’s not always easy to stretch creative sore spots for one very simple, but silly, reason.   Complacency. Often self-imposed.   We get stuck in a routine. There are expectations, excuses, and distractions of all kinds. Other people blindside us with their demands and drama, and we are all too happy to let them because we don’t realize how stuck we feel.   After a while, we think of our creativity as something that’s a shadow in the background of our liv … [Read more...]

Get Raw to Tap Into Next Level Creativity

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  If you identify as a creative or entrepreneur, you are secretly, or not so secretly, looking to tap into next level creativity. Especially when things feel stale and too predictable.   You can take things into your own hands and actively cause a little chaos to shake things up. And while blowing up your own life can be an interesting distraction and adrenaline rush, it’s not always a way to next level creative expression (but sometimes necessary).   So for the m … [Read more...]

Change Up Routines, Refresh the Spirit

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  It's spring time for me here in the US, which means I'm feeling a pull - a pull to change up my routines and refresh my spirit. I see it as an opportunity to shake off the winter mindset and look at things with the eyes and heart of a beginner as I go inward to reflect on what's next.    At the same time, I use it as a chance to review my habits and see if they are still serving me in positive ways. Habits structure our day and outlook on life, after all, which makes … [Read more...]

Soul Lessons and Being Present Through Change

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  When you get down to it, soul lessons drive our path forward while acting as a reflection of how well we know ourselves.    It doesn’t matter if you are a creative entrepreneur, parent, healer, 9 to 5-er, young or old. Soul lessons inspire what leads to our desires and the inner calling to understand ourselves better. They also keep us moving forward towards change, offering ample opportunities to shed things, people, beliefs, and ways of life along the w … [Read more...]

Notice and Leverage Useful Insight from Creative Crunch Time Behaviors

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  Creative crunch time behaviors are something we all develop. Students, employees, entrepreneurs and creatives alike deal with the sense of dread that comes with looming deadlines and feeling the mental and physical pressure. We also have habits we return to again and again in crunch time that we can use to our advantage - if we stop judging ourselves about them.   Take a moment to pause and think about it. When you have a deadline looming and start to feel the pressure, what … [Read more...]

Owning and Understanding the Essence of Our Inner Work

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  The phrase inner work is a common one. It means something different to each person, but at its core, inner work relates to our skill level and willingness to practice self-care, creative self-expression of our truth, and personal self-growth.   As we move through life, discover our values, have experiences (good and bad), and shift our lifestyle to reflect what truly matters to our heart, we grow. Change. Discover what to let go or create. Bring to light what truly nourishes … [Read more...]

What’s Your Biggest Obstacle to Creative Wholeness?

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  Exploring the idea of creative wholeness is one of my passions as a creativity coach, intuitive, and writer. So this weekend when I selected The World card from The Wild Unknown deck to kick off my Sunday meditation, it got me thinking about the concept in a visionary way.     I blog regularly about the idea of creative wholeness in its pieces, providing insights and ways to deepen a personal creative practice or mindset.  However, I was still drawn to writing … [Read more...]

Wake Up to Your New Creative Dawn

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    As we transition into the fresh 365 days we call 2018, I find myself drawn to the idea of a new creative dawn - and what that really means for each of us.   In some ways it’s about tossing out old habits and finding new healthier ones. Letting go of baggage and getting clear on what we value and want with a more empowered focus. Setting goals and intentions. You know, standard January fare.   These very practical approaches are important tools, but focus … [Read more...]

Making it Through a Creative Desert to the Other Side

  It takes guts to admit when we are in the middle of a creative desert, especially if we aren’t sure how to get out of it to the other side.    The experience can start out innocently enough. Distractions become more engaging than looking at what’s “dried up”, and why. Drama inflicted by others takes on a new level of importance, and there’s always lots of excuses about timing and inspiration. We might also focus on what isn’t working to a fault, instead of what we can cr … [Read more...]