You Will Love This!

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Read Big Magic by Elizabeth Gilbert!!!  Big Magic asks us to embrace our curiosity and let go of needless suffering. Elizabeth Gilbert shows us how to tackle what we most love, and how to face down what we most fear. She discusses the attitudes, approaches, and habits we need in order to live our most creative lives. Balancing between soulful …

Creative Spaces

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WElCOME to my workshop. This is my private, creative, and very sacred, special space. It took a long time to get here and I am so very grateful that I have this place in my life.  Having a sacred space in which you can feel free to create in is valuable but, trust me,  this wasn’t always the case. When …

An Art-Full Life

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Each month, Delta artist, writer and anthropologist Meg Neufeld and I co-write a column in our local newspaper, The Delta Optimist, called An Art-Full Life.  The column focuses on the benefits of living an art-full life through creativity.  100% of the funds that we receive for contributing are donated to the Alongside you bucket fund, helping aid in funding for …

Rattling Beliefs

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  FREE Mini-Series Wild Side On-Line Workshop Series Starting June 30th I am sorry but the spots for this  workshop have been filled. Please put  your name on the waiting list for the next offering. All creative souls, which include every human on earth,  live within a field of unlimited creativeness.  Maybe today is the day for you to decide …

Receiving Nourishment

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As a creative soul your mind is always working, even as we sleep. I personally have a pen and book at my bedside and often receive my best creative ideas through dreams at around 3 am.  I wake up and write them down.  My life is a constant outpouring of creative energy.  This often leaves me feeling depleted, dry, tired. …

Subscribe to the Daily OM

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This site is amazing. If you aren’t already subscribed please do – you can take great courses and they are not expensive – with some being as low as $10.00. or pay what you can afford.  I have taken many courses on this site that have been well designed and useful – Dr. Eric Maisel is one author that I have …

Creativity, Inc. on Leadership & Creativity

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CREATIVITY INC. From Ed Catmull, co-founder (with Steve Jobs and John Lasseter) of Pixar Animation Studios, “The best leaders make room for and acknowledge what they do not know.  Not just because humility is a great virtue, but because until one adopts this mindset the most striking breakthoughs can’t occur. A good leader must accept risk, loosen control, not tighten …