Tips & Prompts

How to Complete Each Coaching Meeting Feeling Satisfied

https://youtu.be/42LKeaXNQ_I I love helping people move in the direction of their dreams. Yet the people who gain the most from coaching recognize their transformation is in their hands. I'm just a guide.  Get the most out of every creativity coaching session by following these helpful tips! Schedule time before the meeting to prepare yourself mentally. … Continue reading How to Complete Each Coaching Meeting Feeling Satisfied

The Whole World Appears Like a Paradise to One Who is Reverent

The verse of thirteenth-century poet-sage Jalal-ud-Din Rumi inspired this month's Creativity Rx newsletter. Rumi wrote out of devotion to the divine*, yet his words feel universal, especially in the following poem. (If the idea of a masculine deity offends you, replace the word with a feminine or gender-neutral form. If the idea of the divine … Continue reading The Whole World Appears Like a Paradise to One Who is Reverent

A Personal story about self-doubt & the importance of your art

CREATIVITY TIP Two years ago, I took a job in charge of Communications & Development for a local nonprofit. I was eager to use my writing and design skills to make a difference in the community, but things did not turn out as I expected.   I quickly discovered that my colleagues in upper management had … Continue reading A Personal story about self-doubt & the importance of your art

Are you willing to be vulnerable enough to face the blank page?

WRITING TIP Facing the blank page is an act of vulnerability.  In my case, it’s a feeling of vulnerability that I rather enjoy (unlike all the other experiences of vulnerability in my life). If you want to push yourself beyond where you thought you could go with your writing, you need to explore this feeling … Continue reading Are you willing to be vulnerable enough to face the blank page?

Don’t Let Fear Stop You From Bringing Your Vision Into the World!

CREATIVITY TIP If there is a way to make creativity less risky, I haven’t figured out what that is. Whether you paint,  write a poem, or perform, you will be taking a risk. Try to consider everything you may need to succeed in your endeavor. Rehearsal time? A series of new ingredients for a recipe? New … Continue reading Don’t Let Fear Stop You From Bringing Your Vision Into the World!