Losing Myself in a Creative Project

“You can’t use up creativity. The more you use, the more you have.” ~ Maya Angelou We’re back from vacation and I’m keeping the promise to myself to work on my novel before I do any other work. I know, it’s only a few days, but today when the timer went off, I didn’t wantContinue reading “Losing Myself in a Creative Project”

What Writing Has Taught Me

“I spent a lot of years trying to outrun or outsmart vulnerability by making things certain and definite, black and white, good and bad. My inability to lean into the discomfort of vulnerability limited the fullness of those important experiences that are wrought with uncertainty: Love, belonging, trust, joy, and creativity to name a few.”Continue reading “What Writing Has Taught Me”

My Wilderness

“People are hard to hate close up. Move in. Speak truth to bullshit. Be civil. Hold hands. With strangers. Strong back. Soft front. Wild heart.” ~ Brené Brown, Braving the Wilderness “The paradox is one of our most valuable spiritual possessions … only the paradox comes anywhere near to comprehending the fullness of life.” ~Continue reading “My Wilderness”

Creative Urge

“The people we walk by every day have untold talents, passions that beat in their chest like a witch doctor’s drum.” ~ Pam Grout, Art and Soul Reloaded “Art, freedom and creativity will change society faster than politics.” ~ Victor Pinchuck “It’s impossible to explain creativity. It’s like asking a bird, ‘How do you fly?’Continue reading “Creative Urge”

I Almost Fell into the Trap

“Turning pro is a mindset. If we are struggling with fear, self-sabotage, procrastination, self-doubt, etc., the problem is, we’re thinking like amateurs. Amateurs don’t show up. Amateurs crap out. Amateurs let adversity defeat them. The pro thinks differently. He shows up, he does his work, he keeps on truckin’, no matter what.” ~ Steven Pressfield.Continue reading “I Almost Fell into the Trap”