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 Sure is...and it’s also an invitation to break the comfy, restrictive, outdated mold you’ve created up until now by setting safe, practical goals.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...]

Get Raw to Tap Into Next Level Creativity

  If you identify as a creative or entrepreneur, you are secretly, or not so secretly, looking to tap into next level creativity. Especially when things feel stale and too predictable.   You can take things into your own hands and actively cause a little chaos to shake things up. And while blowing up your own life can be an interesting distraction and adrenaline rush, it’s not always a way to next level creative expression (but sometimes necessary).   So for the m … [Read more...]

Facing, and Dismissing, the Inner and Outer Critic

I can’t put this any simpler; we all face a judgy inner critic that drones on in our mind, and an outer critic (the world) that sprinkles our eyes and ears with nonsense and comparisons. It’s what can turn our self expression into an age old battle between ego (what makes us look good to ourselves and others), and heart (what we really feel and want to express.)    This struggle is the discordant energy that shapes us as people, like wind against beautiful sandstone in the des … [Read more...]

Allow Creative Mystery To Enchant You

  When was the last time you felt enchanted or drawn by a sense of creative mystery, free of boundaries or rules? No plan, no specific path, just open opportunity led by curiosity?   Can you recall when you last tuned into the creative mystery within yourself; to a connection that is felt and envisioned rather than drawn out on paper into a clear outline and process?   Or, do you focus on the “practical” side of creating without inviting in the mystery of what’s poss … [Read more...]

Do You Embrace or Suppress the Creative Storm Brewing Within?

  There’s a creative storm brewing within you right now. Yes, you.   It might not feel like much of a storm. Perhaps it seems more like a collection of thoughts, desires, emotions, and experiences circling about, building momentum. Churning. Brushing up against each other, causing a little friction and fire as they dance together.   But that’s how the creative spark works.   It’s not a mind thing, it’s an inspiration thing. A feeling thing that’s unique to … [Read more...]

How Can You Create More Freedom In Your Life?

  Freedom is a powerful word.   We often strive to create more of it, but don't realize how our routines are keeping us far from it.   Responsibilities can make us feel disconnected from our sense of freedom, shaping a mindset of "someday" instead of finding it in the now.   Then, there's the physical aspects of freedom; how we are connected or disconnected from our body, feel stuck in a relationship, or struggle with a power dynamic within the scope of … [Read more...]

The Heart Knows, The Mind Follows Its Lead

  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...]

Do You Judge Yourself For Needing Help?

  Do you judge yourself for needing help? From time to time we all need help. On a mental level it seems simple enough to ask for it. But what happens when the realization that we need help triggers deep emotions within us we don’t understand?   Of course it’s natural to want to avoid pain or emotional upset, but the bigger challenge in avoiding “feeling bad” is that we don’t ask for help at all. Why? Because we are afraid to be vulnerable and may be confused about the kind of … [Read more...]

Refine Personal Filters To Access Deeper Self-Awareness and Creativity

  How we manage our personal filters, or practice discernment, is a pretty important skill. Especially now.   Between political shifts, media overload and a general sense of energetic imbalance in the world, it can be hard to hear our own truth - or hear it loudly enough to focus on it for more than two minutes.   When it comes to times of big change in the external world, we can’t help but change, too. The influence of new triggers or the discovery of fresh i … [Read more...]

Opening Up to the True Spirit of Creative Self-Care

  The spirit or energy around your creative self-care practice is driven by your desire and willingness to listen to what resonates, then act on it.    I think of creativity as a spiritual energy. It’s an impulse that comes from somewhere deep within me that I don’t have to understand. I do have to give it permission to be expressed. When I’m stressed, tired, not taking care of myself or have no room for play or visioning, it’s hard to connect with the spirit of … [Read more...]