Blast Through Comfy Habits to Create With Courageous Intention

  How are you going to create with courageous intention next year?   Is this a bold question to kick off a blog post? Sure is...and it’s also an invitation to break the comfy, restrictive, outdated mold you’ve created up until now by setting safe, practical goals.   The energy of 2018 was all about really seeing, sensing, and understanding what felt like a mismatch. It showed you ways you need to grow; maybe even forced you into the fire more than once to get the cor … [Read more...]

Grieve and Make Peace Before Creating a Fresh Path

  There’s something to be said for going all in on creating a fresh path. It feels good to leave the old behind and forget how much it sucked or hurt us. To leave things we know won’t work on the side of the road for the trash collector, or to burn in a ring of fire, as Johnny Cash would croon.   A catharsis point like the need to begin again can feel like it’s going to make everything better and stronger. And it can. It can also be a distraction from seeing, grieving, and heal … [Read more...]

Why Practicing Creative Discernment is Essential for Everyone

  There is an art to practicing creative discernment, or in other words, your personal ability to sense if something is in alignment with you and the deepest expression of your creative truth.   And right now you might be asking yourself, why is creative discernment important if I already create from my heart and go for what I want? You might also say, does this matter if I don’t really see myself as “creative”?   My answer is yes, it matters, and here’s the core rea … [Read more...]

Using Resistance as a Creative Navigation Tool

  It’s easy to notice resistance energy.   Resistance energy is uncomfortable. Sticky. Unpleasant. Cumbersome. Like you are pushing against the tide and giving it all you’ve got.   It can also show up as a sense of not knowing what to do next once creative efforts or “money moves” aren’t catching fire as expected.   What’s NOT so easy to notice is a path to understanding and dismantling resistance into its core parts, so you can leverage it as a navigation … [Read more...]

Courage to Create Anew

  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...]

Working Through Impatience and Confusion Along the Creative Journey

  Working through impatience and confusion along the creative journey is by no means a unique experience. We’ve all been there, feeling the weight of indecision about our next creative step, or the intense sensation of restlessness as we wait. Distract ourselves. Then wait some more - for things to click; to show up in a way that says, YES, you are on track and thriving.   Feeling successful and in the flow is something we all crave, especially when we are creatively and e … [Read more...]

Passion Gut Check: What Still Resonates?

  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...]

Happy Summer Solstice

  Hello there and happy summer solstice!    I've just returned from a week long trip to Portland, OR grabbing a dose of fresh creativity, fun, and great food. Spending some quality time at the beach was such a treat - especially as a land-locked Coloradoan. While the energy of the mountains has it's own brand of peace, I truly appreciate watching the flow of the waves as they build, crest and crash, sharing a rhythmic healing unique to the ocean. I have not been to a … [Read more...]

Why It’s Time To Stretch Those Creative Sore Spots

  It’s not always easy to stretch creative sore spots for one very simple, but silly, reason.   Complacency. Often self-imposed.   We get stuck in a routine. There are expectations, excuses, and distractions of all kinds. Other people blindside us with their demands and drama, and we are all too happy to let them because we don’t realize how stuck we feel.   After a while, we think of our creativity as something that’s a shadow in the background of our liv … [Read more...]

Change Up the Brush That Paints Your Creative Perspective

  A change in seasons is on the way and along with it, an opportunity to change up your creative perspective and how you open your heart to exploration.   There are standard changes that come in every season through nature. New things are about to bloom, others are about to complete their journey and need to be released. Seasonal foods, smells, travel opportunities, weddings, classes, or jobs are also often part of this shift. And let’s not forget all the baby critters finally … [Read more...]