Routines and Why you Can Stop Longing for “the” Creative Zap

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  Routines and the seemingly elusive creative zap of inspiration you long for do co-exist.   Really, they do.   Actually noticing the creative zap is about your perspective from within the routine.   It’s not about completely changing what you do and who you are, but being willing to look at where your routines are more protective than supportive, more evasive than empowering.   Do you understand why you do it "your" way?   Look at y … [Read more...]

Are you Ignoring the Melody of your Creative Soul?

  Your creative soul is always speaking to you. Even when you can’t hear it, don’t want to listen or are too preoccupied with the past or future to pay attention, it’s there, waiting patiently. If you are searching, frustrated or feel lost - it’s still there, strumming a note or two, hoping to find a point of resonance that draws you back to the “true you” underneath everything external.   The melody you hear doesn't have to be specific or clear - it’s simply an invitation from … [Read more...]

Searching for the Ultimate Creative Key

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  Is there an ultimate creative key? Can you find the one hack, inspiration or epiphany that changes everything? It depends on how you are looking.   In a world that promises a fix for everything, it’s tempting to search for a bright and shiny creative key to unlock your potential in one ultimate reveal, just like on reality television.   While this formula satiates your craving to know the outcome within an hour or a season, real life isn’t like that at all … [Read more...]

Creativity Kick-Start: Explore your Next Creative Edge

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  As the year comes to a close I have thanks in my heart for all I’ve learned and created, paired with a simmering passion for my next creative edge.   In many ways I took the things I’ve learned (and continue to learn) through my personal experience and turned them into tools and insights to support and guide others to dive deeper into creative self-exploration. Through my weekly blog posts, classes, G+ Hangout on Air appearances and connections with clients my goal is always … [Read more...]

Creativity Kick-Start: Switch Up Artwork and Decorations for a Creative Energy Surge

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  The items you choose to decorate your home definitely have an impact on your creative energy and inspiration. Family antiques, mementos from trips, photos, paintings, posters or sculptures draw your eye, each contributing to the creative vibe of your personal space. In many ways, the familiarity of your artwork feels reassuring, like a little bit of beautiful, comfy consistency in the chaos of life.   It can also lull your creative spark to sleep.   Over time you … [Read more...]

4 Simple Ways to Put your Passion First Every Day

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  Living your passion is a feeling that expands beyond the container of words we have to explain it. It’s an inner knowing that’s desired yet sometimes also feared, and it drives you to follow the path it carves until you feel it’s energy flow through you effortlessly.   With something so powerful within us, why aren't we actively expressing our passion every day?   We aren't always sure how to mix it into to a busy life.   There are some things you can do … [Read more...]

Does a Creative Impulse Follow a Plan or Purpose?

  A creative impulse is intoxicating. The rush of inspiration you feel in your mind and body lights you up, offering a body buzz that sends endorphins sky high. It’s dreamy, exciting and fun all at the same time.   When the initial feeling passes and your body settles down, sometimes the mind can come barging in with an agenda of it’s own. It’s not trying to ruin your fun on purpose, it sometimes just let’s the ego drive the bus instead of the heart.   So when you ha … [Read more...]

What is your Creative Currency?

    Creative currency is all the innate little gifts, insights, beliefs and abilities you have to share with the world. As much as each of these unique elements make us into wonderfully diverse people, it’s the expression of the gift, not the gift itself, that constitutes your special blend of creative currency.   For example, you can be a really good singer, but never sing (even when you are alone). Or, maybe you are a talented programmer who can write awesome t … [Read more...]

Creativity Kick-Start: Inspiration by Nature

This week’s creativity kick-start takes you away from the mental grind and four office walls into nature to find inspiration. The beauty of nature is far beyond what we can physically see at first glance. It's present in the simple design of a leaf as easily as it's camouflaged deep into the grooves of a tree trunk, hidden from view unless you search for it. To get inspired by nature it helps to be outdoors and experience it, yet, reading books, browsing photos or watching nature programs is e … [Read more...]

Weekly Creativity Kick-Start: Plant a Real Seed to Pair with a New Idea

This week’s creativity kick-start is about pairing thoughts with action. When you think of an exciting new creative idea it initially feels electric and fun, but it can just as quickly lose momentum when you become distracted So what better way to remind yourself to water, tend to and nourish a new idea then to plant a brand new actual seed at the same time? Seasons don’t matter - there is always a way to work with a seed or starter plant in your home. All it takes is a windowsill o … [Read more...]