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The Power of Creating New Stories

By • Nov 27th, 2017 • Category: Creativity Coaching, Ireland, Life Coaching, Writing Ideas

The universe is made of stories not atoms. – Muriel Rukeyser Ireland holds a deep tradition of storytelling that goes back thousands of years, even beyond the arrival of the Celts, to the Megalithic people who built the astronomically aligned burial tombs that are a thousand years older than Stonehenge in England and the pyramids […]

How Do We Bring More Love to Our World

By • Oct 14th, 2017 • Category: Creativity Coaching, Life Coaching

I don’t think any of us will question that these are tough times that can leave us feeling a bit helpless to have a positive, creative impact in our lives and the world. If we view the world solely from our rational mind, we limit our understanding to what has happened in the past or what […]

What I Love About Ireland

By • Sep 16th, 2017 • Category: Ireland

People who have journeyed to Ireland with me have repeatedly thanked me for sharing my love of the place with them. It got me thinking about all that I love about Ireland and the Irish people. It’s a long list. I thought I’d share a bit of it to give you a feel for the […]

Overwhelmed by Global Events: Remember to Breathe

By • Sep 9th, 2017 • Category: Creativity Coaching, Life Coaching

In times of stress our breath can be our best friend. All I have to do these days is listen to five minutes of news, of hurricanes and political tensions, and I start to feel a sense of overwhelm. I become aware that I am either holding my breath or it has gone very shallow. […]

What Does Creativity Mean to You & How to Celebrate It

By • Aug 24th, 2017 • Category: Creativity Coaching, Life Coaching

So often creativity seems like a loaded word. I say the word out loud and the room goes quiet. People’s mind leap to the insistence “I’m not creative” or drifts as mine does to the eighth grade art teacher who criticized my drawing so that I never again put charcoal pencil to paper. We were […]

How Do We Allow Creativity to Flow?

By • Aug 2nd, 2017 • Category: Creativity Coaching, Life Coaching, Writing Ideas

When we get lost in a good book it’s because the writer got lost in letting the story come through as they wrote. I remember the first time when I got on a roll with my writing, where I knew I was writing something good. I stopped and looked around the room to see where […]

Where Do We Find Inspiration

By • Jul 14th, 2017 • Category: Creativity Coaching, Life Coaching, Nature, Poetry, Writing Ideas

I recently spent time in Cedar Breaks National Monument in southern Utah. Besides having a colorful canyon and subalpine meadows filled with wildflowers, it is a designated International Dark Sky park with a wonderful night sky program provided by highly knowledgeable and committed astronomers volunteering their time. Much to my surprise spending time watching and learning about the […]

Beannacht by John O’Donohue

By • Jul 9th, 2017 • Category: Ireland, Poetry

John O’Donohue (1954 to 2008) was a poet, theologian, and philosopher. Authored several books, including Anam Ċara, Beauty, and Eternal Echoes. This poem Beannacht (the Irish for for Blessings) John wrote for his mother after the death of her husband, his father. John grew up speaking the Irish language on a farm in a remote […]

Bringing Your Gifts to the World

By • Jun 15th, 2017 • Category: Creativity Coaching, Life Coaching, Writing Ideas

It is our duty as men and women to proceed as though the limits of our abilities do not exist. Pierre Teilhard de Chardin I just watched the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductions for this year. The most surprising was Joan Baez, Folk music icon from the 1960s whose career began in coffeehouses […]

Creating with All Your Heart

By • May 31st, 2017 • Category: Creativity Coaching, Life Coaching, Writing Ideas

If I create from the heart, nearly everything works; if from the head, almost nothing. – Marc Chagall Love is a sacred reserve of energy; it is like the blood of spiritual evolution. – Pierre Teilhard de Chardin I recently saw a short film tribute to Chuck Berry, the undisputed father of rock and roll, […]