Courage to Create Anew

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  There are times when no matter how much we try to piece things together as they are and "make it work", the time has come to create anew. To ask deeper questions. To actively honor intuitive hits and the way we really feel deep in our heart, while coming to peace with what no longer resonates and let go. Sometimes all at once.    These elements are no small things for the heart and soul to consider. Attention to honoring them fully requires radical honesty with … [Read more...]

Passion Gut Check: What Still Resonates?

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  When was the last time you did a passion gut-check? Played with what feels good and sense what feels stale? Or, thought about how little time you spend connecting with your passions on a regular basis?   It’s not easy when managing “life” to tap into what lights you up inside. Many times you forget about passion altogether, focusing on the never ending list of responsibilities that need attention.  After a while, the focus and time you spend on practice, play, or exper … [Read more...]

Owning and Understanding the Essence of Our Inner Work

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  The phrase inner work is a common one. It means something different to each person, but at its core, inner work relates to our skill level and willingness to practice self-care, creative self-expression of our truth, and personal self-growth.   As we move through life, discover our values, have experiences (good and bad), and shift our lifestyle to reflect what truly matters to our heart, we grow. Change. Discover what to let go or create. Bring to light what truly nourishes … [Read more...]

The Heart Knows, The Mind Follows Its Lead

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  There is always a push to choose between the guidance of heart and the mind, as if one is better than the other.   Some of it has to do with the way society has created these aspects as identifiers, the other has to do with the way we see our core tendencies in comparison to ideals or other people.   Whether you identify as a heart-driven person or a mind-oriented person, everyone expresses qualities of both depending on what we feel or fear moment to … [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 up … [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...]

The Heart Chakra: Emotions, Love and the Heart of a Creative Journey

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The heart chakra is our love center, the place where self-love, unconditional love and compassion resonate most strongly. When tuning into our truth and purpose, the heart helps us find a way to express it outwardly, leading us towards connecting with deep creative needs and desires.   The challenge is we often let the head take over and ignore the heart’s call.   Listening to head over heart distracts us from what we need most of all in order for creative expression to t … [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 serve … [Read more...]

See and Love Yourself As a Creative Work in Progress

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  In a world where decisiveness and clarity is highly valued, admitting you are a vulnerable, creative work in progress isn’t always encouraged or respected.   Yet, every single one of us is a creative work in progress, no matter how “together” and polished the exterior finish.   Toss in the added pressure of a self-imposed timeline, list of “shoulds” and perceived competition, the creative muse can seem like it has a specific maturity date, rather than serving as an … [Read more...]

Creative Confidence, Rejection and How they Inspire Each Other

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At some point in your life, you’ve experienced the sting of rejection and the way it makes you question your path, focus, intentions or talents. The creative confidence you have in yourself can feel shaken and uprooted, like a tree upended in a fast-paced storm without a way to right itself again.   The sense of equilibrium you had is no longer possible, and it’s not supposed to be. What’s waiting before you is the choice to be inspired or feel less than.   When you exper … [Read more...]