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 …

Music to Create With

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Music enhances creativity. My creativity process is full of rituals that help empty my mind and allow me to get in touch with my senses. One thing I do is surround my self with music. Music changes my world. It is different every time.  It takes me away to places that I am able to reach in silence. It opens …

Durga Interiors

Boost your Creativity with Essential Oils

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I have been buying and using essential oils or years. I honestly feel that they lift up my mood, help me to relax and open up all my senses This is especially true of the Oud oil that I purchase from Durga Interiors, this is seriously the best oil for increasing creativity.  I wear it  everyday. Visit Ray or shop …