Permission to Write in 6 Steps

Resistance reared its ugly head and threatened my writing goals. But I cut that resistance out and gave myself permission to keep writing. How is resistance pulling you away from your writing? Today, give yourself permission to work through whatever story you're telling yourself about why you shouldn’t write.  Ask aloud or write in your journal: Why shouldn’t I … Continue reading Permission to Write in 6 Steps

CREATIVITY TIP: Bring Two Unexpected Things Together to Create Something New

A young friend recently showed me her new paintings. Honestly, I didn’t get them at first. She combined different types of imagery that didn’t seem to go together. The juxtaposition didn’t make sense to me, until she explained her rationale. Now, I’m convinced this young woman’s art will hang in museums one day. Of course, … Continue reading CREATIVITY TIP: Bring Two Unexpected Things Together to Create Something New

Creativity Tip: Meet Your Muse by Connecting with Color

Connecting with color is one way to recognize how your mind, body, and spirit respond (usually without your awareness) to what is in front of you. By allowing yourself to “feel” color, you can unlock new avenues to creative self-expression. Visit a paint store or hardware store near you. From the vast array of color … Continue reading Creativity Tip: Meet Your Muse by Connecting with Color

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!

Set Boundaries to Enhance Your Creative Flow

CREATIVITY TIP Are you trying to finish a project? Do you wish you had time to begin a new project?Whether you’re dreaming up a business plan or envisioning a sensual new painting, you need time and space to connect with the muse. The bad news is: no one can simply hand you time and space. … Continue reading Set Boundaries to Enhance Your Creative Flow