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Getting Stuck 4

AS AN ARTIST OR WRITER, what does it mean to “get stuck,” and perhaps more important, how do I get “unstuck”? The words getting stuck bring several pictures to my mind. In one, my foot is caught in something, perhaps under a fence or a rock, and I can’t pull […]

Why Limitations Boost Creativity 3

LIMITATIONS. None of us like them, yet limitation is the fertile ground in which the seeds of creativity sprout and grow. Without the challenge of limitation, there is no need for creativity. We would never be pushed into seeing things in new ways, because there would be no incentive. When […]

Grow Your Intuition – 3 Ways to Access Your Inner Sage

Intuition: it’s a kind of knowing or sensing of information. People who are intuitive are generally more creative, flexible, independent, and confident. Many believe that intuition is a spiritual connection to our inner, higher self and/or to God. We all have it. Yet, some people seem to be better at […]

All Of The Above: Why you don’t have to choose one art form 1

Are you right-brained or left-brained? Scientific or artistic? Introverted or extroverted? It’s normal for us to compartmentalize, to think in terms of “right or wrong,” “black or white,” “either-or,” “left-brained or right brained.” After all, the ability to quickly categorize information and then act on it is an important skill. […]

Take the 5-in-5 Gratitude Challenge 3

In the United States, it’s Thanksgiving. I love this holiday, for a number of reasons: family connections, great food, crisp fall weather, and a general openness in people. It’s wonderful to be reminded of all the good things in our lives, but why reserve gratitude for one week a year? […]