Creativity Kick-Start: Practice Creative Self-Acceptance

  The unique creative spark within you is a gift as much as it’s a healing tool to help you move closer to creative self-acceptance.   People often view their natural creative inclinations as good or bad, obvious or absent, lacking or not quite polished enough - all polarizing judgments that don’t leave you much room to grow. Yet, when you can reframe how you think about your creative self-expression and view it as unique inner healing tool and gift for you to hone - crea … [Read more...]

Creativity Kick-Start: Build a Creative Inspiration List and Share It

  Creative inspiration is catchy - plain and simple. When you connect with or do things that inspire you that energy and effort lights you up, helping you resonate with your passion and purpose with ease.   How connected you are with what inspires you goes in cycles. At times it’s easy to be in tune with your natural creative spark. You have time and space in your day to do little things that keep you grounded and connected with your natural way of being. Yet, as often as life … [Read more...]

Creativity Kick-Start: Stop Questioning Creative Timing and Listen

  Creative timing is one of the biggest influences on your creative path. Creative timing impacts when and if you do something, why, how easy or hard it can be and if your heart is in it or not.   With all these little bits of information influencing your effort and direction, it’s important to be clear on how to listen into what the timing is really telling you in the moment - not what you WISH it was telling you.   These are very different things.   If y … [Read more...]

Creativity Kick-Start: Be More Spontaneous to Open Creative Flow

  How often do you toss well-crafted plans out the window to try something new or accept an unexpected invitation - letting the spark of spontaneity guide your creative flow guide towards more fun?   The connection you feel in the moment to a potential creative seed or the tug you sense in your gut feels intoxicating and inspiring, but this happens less and less if you consistently keep a practiced life that never changes. When you leave a little space for the “what-if” you are … [Read more...]

Creativity Kick-Start: Honoring your Creative Timeline

  Life and business run on a set of standardized and accepted deadlines, yet, your personal creative timeline runs on intuition - a completely different kind of deadline driver.   What are you supposed to do in a traditional work environment or as a business owner if you’re a not a morning person, need solitude to do your best work or are a highly sensitive person who needs scheduled breathing space in your work day? Should you fight these tendencies just because you work for a … [Read more...]

Creativity Kick-Start: Identify your Creative Crutch

  Sometimes a creative block isn’t really a block as much as a worn out creative crutch. It may seem harmless, just part of your routine, but it can also be the reason you feel too comfortable, unwilling to stretch beyond your comfort zone.   A creative crutch serves as a very effective distraction that straddles the line between contentment and limitation. It keeps things moving along in ways you know, in the familiar grooves and patterns. The tricky part is that just beyond t … [Read more...]

Creativity Kick-Start: Release Romanticized Versions of your Creative Self

  Part of growing into a more evolved expression of your creative self is knowing when to release what’s no longer needed from the versions that have come before. While bits and pieces of your creative identity always build on each other to shape who you are now, it’s easy to have a bit of “selective memory” and romanticize what could have been - had you stuck to old dreams and plans.   This can keep you stuck in an energetic loop of riding the waves of the past, holding onto “ … [Read more...]

Creativity Kick-Start: Switch Up Artwork and Decorations for a Creative Energy Surge

  The items you choose to decorate your home definitely have an impact on your creative energy and inspiration. Family antiques, mementos from trips, photos, paintings, posters or sculptures draw your eye, each contributing to the creative vibe of your personal space. In many ways, the familiarity of your artwork feels reassuring, like a little bit of beautiful, comfy consistency in the chaos of life.   It can also lull your creative spark to sleep.   Over time you … [Read more...]

Creativity Kick-Start: Collaborate with a New Creative Partner

  Creative inspiration is catchy, especially when you connect with a collaboration partner who helps bring out new, deeper aspects of your gifts and personal expression. The rush of joining efforts with a like-heart fires up the mind, body and spirit, offering you a chance to see everything with a fresh set of eyes, including what inspires you.   The shared understanding you have with a collaboration partner also leaves everything open as you play off the creative energy of … [Read more...]

Creativity Kick-Start: Write Down Top 5 Wishes Each Week

  Wishes are a fun, free way to engage your creativity and brainstorming fairy dust. They bring out the child in you who believes anything is possible, and knows something magical can happen at any moment. And that child is a good creative ally to have around!   Wishes are also an invitation to remove yourself from what you already know, and expand into how it feels to ponder the unknown without being fearful or specific about the “how”. All you need to do is show up and start … [Read more...]