Branching Out Into New Creative Waters

  Branching out into new creative waters is about more than trying something different or uncharacteristic of your norm. More than starting a new healthy habit or spiritual ritual.   I’m talking about a heart based decision to stand fully in who you are, even when your legs are shaky and your voice cracks. When fear creeps up the back of your neck, but you step forward anyway, willing to face the emotional challenge and find new ground to build an authentic creative foundation … [Read more...]

Taking External Action is Only One Part of the Creative Equation

  It’s easy to focus on taking external action as the most important part of creative expression. Our culture puts a lot of emphasis on getting moving, crossing things off the list, clearing, building, growing and having something to show for our time and efforts.   The actions we take also give us a feeling of purpose and worthiness, especially when we share details in conversation with others or on social media.   So when we are in a creative action lull, or more “ … [Read more...]

The Throat Chakra: Honest Self-Expression and Active Listening Shapes Creative Confidence

  The throat chakra represents how we fine tune and express our unique ideas and creative voice outwardly. Guided by the heart chakra before it, our voice encompasses more than what we want to say - it includes what we are guided to say intuitively (inner voice), as well as what we are afraid to say to others out of fear of rejection, criticism or “being wrong”.   In this way, the throat chakra acts as a gatekeeper, balancing our true voice with the perceived “cost” of express … [Read more...]

Reframe Creative Hiccups to Move Forward with Confidence

  Creative hiccups happen. You lose a computer file, the “idea well” runs dry as a deadline looms or a promising project falls flat. While unintended, these little snafus don’t leave you empty handed - they offer plate after plate of overthinking and regret just like an like all you can eat buffet.   Can you tell when you’re full? Or does the buffet keep sucking you back in for more self-judgment?   The creative hiccups sprinkled into all aspects of your life are cho … [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...]