Tagged with Cultivating Creativity

11 steps on my path through loneliness

11 steps on my path through loneliness

Here’s the thing: a lot of us are lonely. Oh, maybe we don’t use the word lonely to describe what we’re feeling. Often that seems too risky, like we’re setting ourselves up to be judged by the dictionary definitions of it: companionless, desolate, bleak. Instead we talk about the absence of (and yearning for) deep … Continue reading

Isadora Duncan. Wannabe Syndrome. And Scarves.

Isadora Duncan. Wannabe Syndrome. And Scarves.

Me. Many years ago. A high school corridor. I’m stopped by two girls, vaguely familiar, with notebooks in hand. Brunette and blonde. Ready to write. “We’re doing a story for the school paper,” the brunette tells me. “Can we ask you a question?” “Yeah, sure!” “Cool! What famous person do you wish you could trade … Continue reading

Patience

Patience

How do we cultivate patience? That’s the prevailing theme for the week. It’s shown up in almost every session with clients. And we all seem to agree: it’s HARD to do patience. So yes, I’ve been known to ask clients how they cultivate their patience. But I’ve learned it’s not a very effective question. And … Continue reading

Dream the Impossible Dream (Redux)

I am I Don Quixote…The Lord of La Mancha…My Destiny Calls and I Go! When I hear this refrain, I get all excited-tingly inside. And I’m not alone, apparently. Last Saturday night I sat in a packed theatre with a bunch of other people, all of us watching Don Quixote’s magical quest unfold and letting … Continue reading

Meaning Mondays: Life As Collage

IN MY DAY, I’VE MADE MY SHARE OF COLLAGES. ALL KINDS OF COLLAGES. Vision boards. Treasure maps. Collages of dreams (the waking kind). And more collages of dreams (the sleeping kind). Even a collage of carefully selected images meant to reflect my purpose in life, the pith of who I am and where I’m going. A … Continue reading

Meaning Mondays: An Invitation to Dance

You can dance your life, and in dancing your life you can lead the life you want to have. -Anna Halprin WHERE IN YOUR LIFE DID YOU STOP DANCING? If you were here last week, you know I proposed that this question begs us to look in the wings for other metaphorical questions. Questions that … Continue reading

Meaning Mondays: Dancing with Heart

You can dance anywhere, even if only in your heart. ~Author Unknown As you may recall, last Monday found me doing a lazy dance across my bare kitchen floor. And a few weeks ago, I wrote about the Four Healing Salves: Singing, Storytelling, Silence, and…drum roll please…DANCING! Clearly, something’s in the air. Or at least, … Continue reading

the four healing salves

the four healing salves

For much of the last year I’ve been fascinated by the process of healing. That’s partly because I’ve been in a deep period of life transition. But there’s more to it than that. A few months ago I finished my final relationship coaching class. (Yay! I’m now a certified relationship coaching specialist.) And just like all … Continue reading

Meaning Mondays: The Less is More Edition

Did you ever hear the story about National Geographic photographer Jim Brandenburg? Back in the fall of 1994, he got tired of the grind. The endless treadmill. The pressure to produce more. So what did he do? He hightailed it back home, to the Boundary Waters area of Northern Minnesota. In that wild and beautiful … Continue reading