Creative Opinions, Which Ones Are You Taking to Heart And Why?

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  There will always be people who want to share their creative opinions about what we do. Their words can come across as a harmless, simple suggestions meant to inspire or motivate us, or they may cut wide and deep, venturing into preachy territory.   These two ends of the creative opinions spectrum can start out with good intent, but don’t necessarily foster our creative spirit. However, while you are unable to stop people from sharing their thoughts, what they say is not … [Read more...]

Stillness Is the Key Creative Step You May Be Missing

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  The energy expended “pushing” through life takes its toll when each creative step we take is an active one, and never counterbalanced with stillness.   Multiply this pattern by a million moments and we suddenly find ourselves running on empty while calling it living. As a result, the body and mind suffer, and the heart is filled with tasks and expectations instead of fun and joy.   Wow, this turned dark pretty quickly! But, think about it. Push past the “to-do” … [Read more...]

Aligning With Your Inner Truth Empowers You to Be a Living Expression of Creativity

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  Aligning with your inner truth calls for a moment to moment commitment to honesty, release, embracing what is and loving yourself - no matter how things appear. It’s being the living embodiment of “flow” and acting as a living creative expression in motion.   In every sense, aligning with your inner truth is a commitment, as you resonate with what you believe in your heart to be true. When you are in the midst of deep change or transformation, it takes dedication to stand … [Read more...]

Common Creative Roadblocks for Empaths

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    Creativity is a natural trait for empaths and HSP’s because we feel and emote so deeply, yet, these same abilities also build up unique creative roadblocks that can be hard to spot and clear.   Between managing our own feelings and navigating the energy of family, friends, relationships and the world at large, an “emotional stew” forms pretty quickly. Soon it’s difficult to clearly sense what we really want to create because our desires are buried deep under so … [Read more...]

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...]

Mindfulness and Crafting a Creative Self-Care Practice

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  Mindfulness is a key part of a creative self-care practice. Nourishing your inner spark is a mental act as much as it is an emotional and spiritual one, offering up the opportunity for you to honor, expand and be in the flow of your creative gift moment to moment.   Yet, “minding” the way you talk to yourself and the choices you make, especially during the holiday season, can be a bit challenging to put into action.   Between personal holiday commitments and the need … [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...]

Identify Go-To Soul Comforts and Call on Them to Create with Greater Love and Intention

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  Soul comforts are one of the most potent acts of self-love and creativity. Not only do these little acts of care revive, inspire and transform you from the inside out, their influence enables you to create anything with greater love and intention.   Our personal go-to soul comforts are often the first thing that gets neglected in favor of “doing” to make an impact in the external, physical world. And as we get older and leave behind our natural childhood soothing techniques, … [Read more...]

Why Practicing Silence is a Super Ninja BFF for Creativity and Intuition

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  Have you ever tried practicing silence? Total silence as in not uttering a peep, completely ignoring the neighbor's yappy dog and disconnecting from the siren song of your endless mind chatter?   Is there a part of you that loves the idea in theory, but find it hard to practice in every day life?   Well, welcome to the club! We are all trying to find our own path to quality quiet time in the digital age.   While practicing silence through a meditation … [Read more...]

Redirecting the Mind’s Relentless Review of What We Create

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  The mind is only one aspect of who we are, but it tends to run the show a lot of the time. Take the power of the mind and combine it with our “inner software” - fears, challenges, old patterns and varying levels of confidence and it runs off, rethinking, reworking and trapping us in a relentless review of what we create.   Sometimes it can seem like the mind just loves to dig back into spots we thought were a clean slate, dragging us into a previous version of ourselves or … [Read more...]