• Art Journal

    Because I Said I Would… Building Self-Trust

    Because I Said I Would…Building Self-Trust We are all on a journey of some sort.  Living the Creative Life is about looking inside and seeing where your journey is leading you. Recently, my journey has reminded me about the value of building self-trust.  Building self-trust is a powerful gift for a Creative to give themselves because it often means they can more fully share their gifts with the World. Tips for Building Self-Trust Here is one of my favorite tips to help Creatives stand up and say to themselves and to the World…. I am doing it because I said I would. Start a Conversation In college as I was…

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  • Big Dreams in Action

    Tune into Your Dream

    “Tune into your dreams,” he said.  Sitting with one of my mentors at Cafe Calypso, whispering between the words of the folk songs that come wafting by, I am caught up in his words.  I feel a bubble form around us.  People float around the bubble but never stop to engage.  I am grateful for this time with him, alone.  His thoughts make my mind expand.  His heart opens me to more fully loving this life that we have shared for nearly 30 years.  Dr. Erwin was once my college freshman English professor and is now my mentor, my friend, and my muse. He talks to me of my dreams and…

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  • Creative Courage,  Creative Growth

    How Creativity is Like a Good Massage

    Many, many moons ago, while working at an art museum as an Arts Educator, I decided to study massage therapy.  When I told the museum director, he looked at me baffled.  He told me he thought the idea of a creative professional also doing massage felt like two disconnected ideas.  It seemed to me to make perfect sense, so I took a moment to explain to him how creativity is like a good massage. I have been thinking of this recently as I find my creativity cramping up, as it often does for Creatives.  When a massage therapist works on a muscle, she loosens it up, then often will apply…

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  • Intentional Living

    One Little Word 2016

    One Little Word for 2016 I am always looking for creative ways to help me guide my life in the direction of my heart, my passions, and my dreams.  In 2012 when I discovered Ali Edward‘s One Little Word project, I delighted in the idea.  The practice has become an annual tradition for me, my family, and much of the Creativity Tribe. It is an important part of my work as a Life Coach and Sacred Creativity Guide. Choosing My One Little Word In years past, my one word for the year has come to me in various ways.  It isn’t uncommon for it to come to me weeks before…

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