Creativity Kick-Start: 3 Tips to Stay Connected to your Creative Purpose

  Changing your mind is something you have the power to do at any moment, but what about changing your creative purpose? Do you feel you were born to accomplish or create something specific that hasn’t come to pass? Are you trailing after a creative purpose that doesn’t spark your heart or interest anymore? Or is your inner voice leading you to create something completely different that will turn your life upside down?   It can be all of these reasons and a thousand more. The m … [Read more...]

Creativity Kick-Start: Busting Through Creative Doubt

Creative doubt is the great equalizer. Everyone has faced tough choices that require deep clarity and courage, wondered if the path ahead is really the right direction or doubted if the opportunity to share the deep, beautiful creative parts of you in a way that’s meaningful and appreciated will ever materialize.   Maybe you’ve worked towards something all your life only to still doubt if it’s truly right for you, or keep pushing back against the small, faint voice in your heart by fin … [Read more...]

Creativity Kick-Start: Tips to Identify and Tame Creative Distractions

  Playfulness and an open mind are key creative tools that fuel new ideas, and can also lure you towards interesting creative distractions. There’s a delicate balance you need to cultivate and hone that keeps you open-hearted and aware of new sparks of ideas, but at the same time disciplined enough to take consistent action towards something tangible.   It starts with truly knowing yourself and how to work with or avoid the little things that can easily turn a string of h … [Read more...]

Creativity Kick-Start: How to Rethink Creative Opportunities

  The new year is a built-in invitation to look at everything with a fresh set of eyes, but it’s also a chance to rethink creative opportunities left over from last year. Are there some half-baked ideas still hanging out in the back of your mind? Any current ideas that feel played out and uninspired? What about projects that involve collaborators and shared paths? Do they still feel like a fit?   It’s human nature to want to scrap the old and start over once you get a whiff of … [Read more...]

Creativity Kick-Start: Break your Own Creative Mold

  It’s a fresh New Year - time to break the creative mold! I’m excited to spice up the weekly Creativity Kick-Start with a new focus and insights to help you move past creative blocks, connect with new depths of self-expression and build up a stronger sense of creative wholeness.   This year, my Monday posts are about how to dive into and navigate the waves of current creative energy impacting all of us. Each week I will share a new theme to help you focus and work through per … [Read more...]

Creativity Kick-Start: Explore your Next Creative Edge

  As the year comes to a close I have thanks in my heart for all I’ve learned and created, paired with a simmering passion for my next creative edge.   In many ways I took the things I’ve learned (and continue to learn) through my personal experience and turned them into tools and insights to support and guide others to dive deeper into creative self-exploration. Through my weekly blog posts, classes, G+ Hangout on Air appearances and connections with clients my goal is always … [Read more...]

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

  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...]

Creativity Kick-Start: Celebrate Unexpected Gifts and Accomplishing Unplanned Goals

  As the year winds down it’s easy to get caught in top ten lists, savory baked goods and the appearance of the familiar year-end friend - goals. The promise of a fresh new year sweeps people into evaluation mode, nudging you to judge your success and performance or lament opportunities missed. The holiday season is an annual calendar prompt to see if you are moving along in a way that feels good or rough around the edges, healthy or exhausting, or like an endless combination of other e … [Read more...]

Creativity Kickstart: 4 Ways to Re-Imagine How you View Creative Milestones

  I think of creative milestones like a highlight reel of memorable moments. They can include a range of physical and emotional experiences in your life that have brought you joy or pushed you to grow, empowered you to realize something deeper about yourself or made you feel something intense that sticks in your mind and heart.   This is my definition, but what’s yours? How do you view and value your creative milestones? Do you even think about it, or just continue to do what y … [Read more...]

Creativity Kick-Start: Refresh Creative Tools

    It's inevitable, the go-to creative tools you call on daily get dull over time. Whether it's meditation, physical exercise, writing prompts, visualizations, brainstorming, walks in nature or hobbies, the initial “punch” these activities offer can start to feel watered down long-term.   Regular use of any tool provides a sense of comfort, and it's easy to fall in step with a common energy pattern that feels stabilizing. However, as you get more familiar with the … [Read more...]