See Fear as an Invitation to Embark on a Creativity Deep Dive

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  Creativity is an exploration of all that is, all possibilities, ideas and emotions, even fear.   As a creative being you sometimes misunderstand the power of your fears and what they can teach. You decide to create around them instead, practicing avoidance, shutting down your heart or putting away your dreams. A reaction like this limits so many aspects of your life, not just your creativity.   These behaviors may serve to protect the mind, giving you a sense that … [Read more...]

Creativity Kick-Start: Write a Thank You Note to your Creative Self

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  After a long year of learning, brainstorming, creating and doing, your creative self deserves a big thank you.   Remember all those days filled with chaos and deadlines? The long nights you were poking at your creative muse, begging for it to come up with something fresh and innovative? How about the early mornings spent filling yourself with high-octane coffee, pouring over the fine details of your latest project or idea to make sure every little thing was “just r … [Read more...]

Throw Out What you Think you Know and Embrace Renewal

Each spring the human race feels compelled to wash windows, clean out closets and give our home the once over. The cathartic act of physical cleaning is peaceful in its own way, helping us slough off winter energy and prepare for a fiery new spring adventure among the tweeting birds and budding trees. It’s instinctual. In spring we also feel a renewed sense of wanting to "get moving." We don’t always know why or where we’re headed, but it’s a very deep desire to shake things up and get on the … [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 g … [Read more...]