• personal growth

    Saying Good-bye, Saying Hello

    Saying Good-bye, Saying Hello A very wise man once told me that there is no such thing as not saying anything.  He explained that even when we don’t talk, when we don’t say a single word, we are saying a lot. So in my silence during 2018, I didn’t mean to say, “Good-bye,” but in many ways, that is exactly what I was saying.  Good-bye.   I stopped talking to you here, sweet Creativity Tribe.  I pulled myself off some of my favorite social media platforms (for some, I still haven’t returned), pulled away from some of my local friends, and I dove deep into myself.  I didn’t do this…

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  • Special Events

    Celebrating with a Give-Away

    Celebrating with a Give-Away! I want to invite you to celebrate Creativity Tribe with me!  What are we celebrating?  Five years of instigating creativity in one another.  That’s right, five years ago I took my personal creative-life-centered blog (Art of Collecting Yourself) and transformed it into a professional website…. and my life work… Creativity Tribe. {Make sure not to miss the give-away at the bottom of the post.} I tell you, I didn’t REALLY know what I was doing.  I had never built a website before, and those were the days before drag and drop platforms.  I taught myself to build a site over the course of a couple of…

  • E-course

    21 Days of Self-Care: Re-Treat Yourself Well

    21 Days to Re-Treat Yourself Well (This event is closed.) The need for self-care seems to hit when it is most inconvenient. Life gets busy.  Life piles it on.  Someone you care about needs a little extra care….or a lot.  And you are lift wondering how in the world to make it all work without dipping into reserves that already feel shallow. Several years ago at the height of “going places” in my career as a helping professional, I got a hard taste of burn-out. Finding my way back to center meant balancing my busy schedule of pursuing my dreams while also committing to a consistent practice of meaningful self-care.…

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  • Creativity Prompt

    Setting Focus for 2017

    The New Year took off like a rocket ship!  It doesn’t always happen that way.  Sometimes I clearly envision my destination for the year to come. I enjoy setting focus for it.  But then, something in the first month starts me off with a sputter and splat!  I fall on my face…..and sometimes take awhile to get back up! Not this year! What I mean is, this year I didn’t stay down.  I did, however, start with a sputter, but I recovered quickly by moving into action.  And the action led to the rocket boost! On New Year’s Eve, I started getting sick.  I lost my voice, and by week’s end, it…

  • Challenges

    Gratitude Instagram Challenge #Gr8FullCre8ives

    Grateful Creatives… #Gr8FullCre8ives Several years ago, when I was doing everything I could to pull myself out of a funk I found myself in, I began playing with practicing gratitude on a daily basis.  It didn’t take long for me to feel that I was generally a grateful and appreciative person.  It was a powerful shift for me.  I felt genuinely heart-centered. As a Life Coach and Sacred Creativity Guide, I partner with Creatives who wish to live a more authentic, expressive life. I often begin by inviting them into a heart-centered flow through a gratitude practice.  The beautiful thing is that we can never be too grateful. So, on a…

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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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  • Art Journal

    Creating Fearlessly Art Journaling

    I fell in love with journaling the day it was introduced to me.  As an adult, I discovered you could create journals that held both words and images.  Mixed media journaling opened self-expression up to me in a whole new way.  My creative spirit and my art in general have never been the same! It has become a tool for ironing out ideas in my professional life, a stress-buster for my personal life, and a go-to source for personal development when I help other Creatives spin their dreams and engage more fully in creative projects. About a month ago I started broadcasting on Periscope.  Periscope is an app that allows you…

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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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  • Coaching,  Sacred Creativity,  spirituality

    Sacred Cacao Ceremony

    Sacred Cacao Ceremony I’ve just come from guiding a sacred cacao ceremony. I playfully call it the Chocolate Temple Journey.  It was an intimate gathering.  Each individual came for their own personal reason. We each sat, sipping a cup of warm, rich chocolate made with sacred cacao from Guatemala. We shared what called us to explore our inner landscape during this particular gathering. And then, each of us gently opened ourselves to the see what aspect of life wanted to join our collective playtime for the evening. This Chocolate Temple Journal is a collection of my personal reflections on sacred cacao and the inner sanctuary of Self and Source.  I share some…

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  • Special Events

    Chocolate Temple Journey

    Chocolate Temple Journey Do you yearn for deeper more intimate connections with yourself, your community, and with the Earth? In this journey, our sacred chocolate will invite all your senses to come out and play. What if you could connect with your own inner sanctuary in a magical yet practical way that would give you access to the wealth of wisdom and personal potential that awaits you? Chocolate Temple Journey is a creative visualization tool that connects you with your inner sacred space and gives you the keys to put that space to use in your life. Chocolate Temple Journey November 7th, 2015 3:00 pm – 8:00 pm Chapel of…

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