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...]

Acknowledge and Honor Emotions to Take Creative Self-Care to a New Level

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  Every road leads through emotions and triggers, especially when it comes to creativity.   As an emotionally-fueled experience, creativity guides you towards what you feel, fear or want to understand more clearly about yourself and the world around you. And when it comes to truly practicing creative self-care, emotions are the guiding force.   In a way, you are always dancing between what you acknowledge you feel, are afraid to feel or don’t understand how to feel. … [Read more...]

Listening to the Wisdom of the Body to Guide Creative Self-Care

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  Listening to the wisdom of the body becomes essential when you feel overwhelmed, stressed and exhausted.   Yet, it’s in these situations people force things the most, attempting to meet an unrealistic goal, honor a commitment or live up to an unreasonable expectation.   In a culture where being strong all the time and pushing through is expected, listening to the wisdom of the body can seem a bit “airy fairy” or impractical. Add in deadlines and societal … [Read more...]

Why It’s Time to Embrace the Unsexy Parts of Self-Expression and Creativity

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  A flash of insight, the burning desire to create and an outpouring of deep, honest self-expression are definitely part of the creative process.   Also part of creativity...long hours, doubt, frustration, mundane tasks, starting over and feeling like you don’t know your own voice. This is not a bad thing, it’s just not...sexy. It's so much easier to live in the dreamy part of your vision!   Yet, embracing the unsexy parts of self-expression leads to more honest … [Read more...]

Mind Your Mouth to Empower the Way You Talk to the Mind, Body and Soul

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  It’s not always easy to mind your mouth.   At times, thoughts or emotions racing through the brain can hijack your voice, prompting you to say something disguised as your “truth”. In other scenarios the mind shifts into default mode, leading you to share something that feels disconnected or flat. And let’s not forget how negative self-talk can weasel in when you already feel low.   Regardless of your personal experience, the specific words, tone and focus of … [Read more...]

Creative Expression and the Chakras: Sacral Chakra, Center of Passion, Desire and Creativity

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  Last week I kicked off a blog series exploring the 7 core chakras and how they influence self expression and creativity. Each chakra has a unique contribution to our overall internal energy flow and impacts how grounded, clear and freely we express ourselves in daily life.   In this post, I share insights on the sacral chakra. It’s the best-known chakra when it comes to creativity and represents the “sweetness in life”; what makes it worth living. Where the root chakra … [Read more...]

Feeling Empowered and Cultivating your Creative Sense-of-Self

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  When you feel empowered you see opportunity everywhere. Your creative sense of self is strong, confident and feels free to be curious, to follow the little flutters in your gut and trust your intuition. Life flows by and the bumps don’t matter; the heart truly understands these setbacks are temporary and you will make it through one way or another.   However, at times when faith in yourself or path is shaken, and you feel anything but empowered, the quality of the … [Read more...]

The Tricky Loop Between the Past and Your Creative Future

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  You are not your past, but you’ve shaped a creative future based on it.   The things you want to do but never tried, Fears you’ve faced and grown past, Desires that kept tickling your heart and never silenced, The people who made you strong with their support or by a complete lack of it, Dreams that seemed as big as the sky and just as far away...   These experiences, feelings and soul cries are all part of what makes your path unlike anyone else's, … [Read more...]

Carving a Path for Successful Creative Collaboration as an Empath

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  Creative collaboration is always fun at the start of a project. Ideas are sparking. The energy feels light and fizzy. Connections between the “big picture” and personal intentions are shifting into alignment and it all feels right.   Then come the dirty details of creative collaboration. Finding time. Assigning responsibilities, tasks and schedules. Showing up and completing things on a timeline.   This point in the process is where something really important … [Read more...]