Why It’s Time to Embrace the Unsexy Parts of Self-Expression and Creativity

  A flash of insight, the burning desire to create and an outpouring of deep, honest self-expression are definitely part of the creative process.   Also part of creativity...long hours, doubt, frustration, mundane tasks, starting over and feeling like you don’t know your own voice. This is not a bad thing, it’s just not...sexy. It's so much easier to live in the dreamy part of your vision!   Yet, embracing the unsexy parts of self-expression leads to more honest cre … [Read more...]

Identify Go-To Soul Comforts and Call on Them to Create with Greater Love and Intention

  Soul comforts are one of the most potent acts of self-love and creativity. Not only do these little acts of care revive, inspire and transform you from the inside out, their influence enables you to create anything with greater love and intention.   Our personal go-to soul comforts are often the first thing that gets neglected in favor of “doing” to make an impact in the external, physical world. And as we get older and leave behind our natural childhood soothing techniques, … [Read more...]

Why Practicing Silence is a Super Ninja BFF for Creativity and Intuition

  Have you ever tried practicing silence? Total silence as in not uttering a peep, completely ignoring the neighbor's yappy dog and disconnecting from the siren song of your endless mind chatter?   Is there a part of you that loves the idea in theory, but find it hard to practice in every day life?   Well, welcome to the club! We are all trying to find our own path to quality quiet time in the digital age.   While practicing silence through a meditation … [Read more...]

Redirecting the Mind’s Relentless Review of What We Create

  The mind is only one aspect of who we are, but it tends to run the show a lot of the time. Take the power of the mind and combine it with our “inner software” - fears, challenges, old patterns and varying levels of confidence and it runs off, rethinking, reworking and trapping us in a relentless review of what we create.   Sometimes it can seem like the mind just loves to dig back into spots we thought were a clean slate, dragging us into a previous version of ourselves or sh … [Read more...]

Release, Surrender and Opening Up to Creative Renewal

As we cycle through the seasons, a natural rhythm evolves in the external world related to the earth, as well as in our inner world through creative renewal.   In spring it’s about planting seeds and taking care of them. When summer rolls around, we are surrounded by what’s grown ripe. In fall, harvest is in full swing, as we collect the bounty of what we’ve planted. In winter, the dormant earth reminds us to turn inward in order to release what’s not growing to begin again, guided by … [Read more...]

Solar Plexus Chakra: Tapping into Personal Power and Creative Truth

The solar plexus chakra is our inner sun and the energetic center of self-worth, motivating us to act on the creative ideas that inspire us. It’s the core of what makes us unique, and fuels the desire to stand in our creative truth so we can be truly free in our self- expression.   Pulling from the tribe energy of the root chakra and the partnership energy of the sacral chakra, the solar plexus speaks to our individual creative expression; what we want to say, share, express and be in … [Read more...]

Creative Barriers and Self-Perception

  Your self-perception is the most powerful tool you have to work through creative barriers.   What you think of yourself cracks open your heart or shrinks it - empowers you or defeats you before you even start your day.   How you interpret your strengths, weaknesses, good deeds or failures also influence your ability to see clearly, hear the truth about yourself and act in alignment with your natural essence.   When there’s a disconnect between what you t … [Read more...]

4 Ways to Glide Through a Creative Dry Spell

  A creative dry spell is a blessing. Truly. When your mind is swirling but can’t land on something that feels right, you are getting insight on your creative state-of-heart. If the path you’re on no longer lights you up, it’s a sign a little down time can help you get re-centered and make a shift into what’s on it’s way into your life next.  Most importantly a creative dry spell can also show you that you are ready to expand into something bigger than you feel prepared to take on. &nb … [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...]

Consistent vs. Complacent: Which One are You?

Just as so many others have declared before this post, I’m going to affirm yet again that we live in a busy world that is face-paced and dense with information overload. And yes, I’m well aware that I’m stating the obvious. But as the world continues to whiz on by and change at hyper-speed, we form habits to deal with all the "noise." Some of us need a routine to help keep us on track, others just become complacent in the barrage of input, and choose to hollow out a niche where we feel comfo … [Read more...]