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Creative Blocks or Multipotentiality?

Creative Blocks or Multipotentiality?

If you’re new here you may not know this, but my writing has been somewhat sporadic lately. It’s not that I have nothing to say. Quite the contrary, loads of ideas are vying for space in the old right brain. Daily, it seems, a new inspiration knocks at my door. But the urgency to get … Continue reading

life as a work of art

life as a work of art

For years these words were on my website about what I want for my clients and myself: Following our deepest purpose and direction in life Saying “Yes!” to our unique talents, potential, and creativity Breaking through obstacles that hold us back Living passionately and experiencing life as a work of art Life as a work … Continue reading

Dancing Around the Living Room

Today finds me dancing around the living room. Just a little. A few twirls. A slide across the floor. A kick here and there. And it’s all because of the frisky little orange button you see to your right. You know, the one that says, “Subscribe in a reader.” Yes. I finally got my RSS … Continue reading

How Do You Sustain Meaning In Life?

This past weekend proved to be one of those glorious Northern California wonders, and happily, I was in just the right place for it: Western Sonoma County. A perfect fall episode. Brilliant Sun. Dazzling blue sky. Towering redwoods. Shimmering waves. An almost full moon. And I mustn’t forget the charming little villages. Brigadoon-like places you … Continue reading

Creative Inspiration From Stephen Sondheim

In the past I’ve written about my love of shows like Man of La Mancha and Les Miserables. Actually, I’m a fan of ALL types of theatre, but one man consistently rises to the top for me in the musical theatre genre: composer and lyricist Stephen Sondheim. For years he’s been on the cutting edge. … Continue reading

More Perfectionism

Continuing the conversation from last week, I’d like to share my favorite story about perfectionism, from the book Art and Fear, by Bayles and Orland. Although the authors frame perfection specifically in terms of artists, their observations apply to perfectionism of any kind. And if you read it closely you will likely find something in … Continue reading

Perfectionism

Considering this week’s theme has been all about creativity, I thought I’d briefly stick my toe into the waters of perfectionism. Perfectionism. An experience most creatives are intimately familiar with. I know I certainly am. If I don’t carefully watch where I’m going, I can easily step into a perfectionistic mud hole. The big problem … Continue reading

Keeping the Channel Open

Susan Boyle is a sensational role model for keeping the channel open, no matter what. We can all be inspired by her willingness to embrace her talent and let it out into the world. And as a follow-up to my post about her yesterday, I thought it fitting to revisit Martha Graham’s famous words to … Continue reading

Susan Boyle

Like the rest of the world, I’ve been captivated this past week by Susan Boyle, the seemingly ordinary middle-aged woman who appears to be extraordinarily talented. I’m one of those who got goose bumps when I heard her sing. It helps that I’m a big fan of Les Miz in general and the song she … Continue reading