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Do You Know the Power of Commitment

By • Aug 31st, 2018 • Category: Creativity Coaching, Life Coaching, Writing Ideas

Let yourself be silently drawn by the strange pull of what you really love. It will not lead you astray. – Rumi I’ve been thinking about the difference between trying and doing and how it applies to our creative lives. Consider how it feels to say “I’m going to try to write a book versus […]

Ready to Find Inspiration in Unlikely Places

By • Jul 29th, 2018 • Category: Creativity Coaching, Life Coaching, Nature, Writing Ideas

Recently on a trip to the Montana mountains, where we spent a week camped near a river that slowly snakes through a broad meadow, I noticed a pair of baby ducks who were clearly without their mother. I walked down to the water several times a day to check on them and was always relieved […]

How Does Relaxing Help Your Creativity

By • Jul 1st, 2018 • Category: Creativity Coaching, Life Coaching, Nature, Writing Ideas

This morning I was thinking of the importance of being relaxed in enhancing our creativity and our capacity for creative problem solving. The sense of letting go and allowing for things to flow and ideas to come to you. I had in mind doing something like meditation or deep breathing and consciously relaxing your body […]

Why Does Being Creative Feel So Good?

By • May 1st, 2018 • Category: Creativity Coaching, Life Coaching, Writing Ideas

Why should we use all our creative power? Because there is nothing that makes people so generous, joyful, lively, bold and compassionate. – Brenda Ueland Why does really engaging our creative power feel so good? It brings us into the moment. It brings more of our heart, soul and spirit into play. We are allowing […]

The Infinite Possibilities of Your Imagination

By • Feb 5th, 2018 • Category: Creativity Coaching, Life Coaching, Writing Ideas

This world is but a canvas to our imagination. – Henry David Thoreau We use our imagination all the time, whether we realize it or not. When we are worrying about a future event we are imagining the possibility of a negative outcome. When we are thinking about our next dream vacation we are imagining the place […]

What Sparks Your Creativity

By • Jan 15th, 2018 • Category: Creativity Coaching, Life Coaching, Writing Ideas

One of the loveliest words in the English language is the word “inspiration”. It signifies again the creative breath. It also has to do with spontaneity, with the arrival of the unexpected image or idea in the mind. Inspiration is the flash of connecting light that suddenly comes from elsewhere and illuminates. – John O’Donohue […]

Ready to Feel the Satisfaction of Playing with Your Creativity

By • Dec 30th, 2017 • Category: Creativity Coaching, Life Coaching, Writing Ideas

True art is characterized by an irresistible urge in the creative artist. – Albert Einstein We are all creative. It’s a natural capacity, that when we are willing to play with it in new and evolving ways, feeds something deep within us. As Irene Claremont de Castillejo insists, “nothing is more satisfying to the human […]

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 […]