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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, […]

How Ireland Supports Creativity

By • May 3rd, 2017 • Category: Creativity Coaching, Ireland, Poetry, Writing Ideas

I’m in the West of Ireland where in a few days I will meet a small group of travelers as we explore the music, myths, magic and mystery of the place, the people and the culture. I am always struck for the support for the arts in Ireland and just discovered a poetry walking tour […]

Why Is Relaxing So Important, How Does Creativity Help

By • Apr 1st, 2017 • Category: Creativity Coaching, Life Coaching

We all know that relaxation makes us and our bodies feel good whereas stress causes us to tense up and feel less that optimum. New scientific research shows just how important relaxing our bodies and minds is. The emerging science of epigenetics shows that our genetic expression is not permanently fixed at birth, but actually […]

Nature the Greatest Inspiration

By • Mar 16th, 2017 • Category: Creativity Coaching, Life Coaching, Writing Ideas

Among my favorite nature writers are Thomas Hardy and John Steinbeck. Best known as literary giants, they brought an extraordinary sense of the natural world to their work. In the first chapter of Hardy’s Return of the Native no humans are introduced. Rather, a place, Egdon Heath takes center stage in all its wonder and […]

How Is Surrender Essential to Being Creative?

By • Feb 28th, 2017 • Category: Creativity Coaching, Life Coaching, Writing Ideas

We can’t force creativity. We know this intuitively. If we told a painter that we wanted a masterpiece by five o’clock tomorrow, they would look at us like we were crazy, that we clearly didn’t understand what being creative was all about. An important part of being creative is learning to surrender to the flow […]

How Can Nature Help Us?

By • Feb 15th, 2017 • Category: Creativity Coaching, Life Coaching, Nature, Poetry

Nature is not what you think! … She has a soul, she has freedom, she has love, and she can speak. – Fyodor Tyuchev In challenging times such as these, nature can be a great source of solace and support. Simply being in nature slows down our brain waves from everyday busy beta waves to […]