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...]

Get Down to Basics to Ignite More Meaningful Creative Insights

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  As the energy of the new year rolls into our hearts, minds and consciousness, there’s a strong desire to change something, anything, in order to ignite new creative insights. Yet, the date on the calendar does not magically make the experiences and emotions of last year disappear, or enable change to spring into motion.   The push and pull between these two distinctly different types of energies is actually happening all the time, despite what the calendar says. The imprint … [Read more...]

Creative Revelations and Taking Chances

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As the year slides towards the finish line, there’s an almost universal vibe of reflection in the air. The feeling can be hard to pin down into one word or a string of adjectives. It takes you into and out of memories, wins, regrets and creative revelations. There’s a strong sense of being in two worlds at once, as you honor the one you are in and prepare for the new, ready or not.   You’ve learned. Celebrated. Loved. Released. Expressed gratitude.   And you’ve created. … [Read more...]

Release the Old to Welcome in the New Year with Grace

  Photo by ~*Leah*~ on Flickr As we prepare for the year to come to a close, the focus is usually already on the year ahead. You know…buckle down. Get clear. Make lists, Set goals. Get FIRED UP! However, in all the holiday hub bub, often we forget this time of year is also a very emotional one. We mix with family members and acquaintances we only see a few times of year and may not particularly like. We also have to answer big lifestyle questions about love, career and our … [Read more...]