Posted in the ‘Creativity Coaching’ Category

How Ireland Supports Creativity

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

I’m in the West of Ireland where every May I lead 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 in Galway City […]



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 […]



Creating the World from Love

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

You never change things by fighting the existing reality. To change something, build a new model that makes the old model obsolete. R. Buckminster Fuller I am a citizen of a country that does not yet exist. Dr. Vincent Harding I suspect most of us are feeling challenged by the large scale of change taking […]



Are You Adrift in a Sea of Distractions?

By • Jan 14th, 2017 • Category: Creativity Coaching, Life Coaching, Writing Ideas

I started writing before the development of the personal computer, when cut and paste meant I was down on the floor with a pair of scissors and a jar of that thick white glue that smelled vaguely of peppermint. It was in many ways a simpler time with far less pulling on my attention. Every […]



Creating Your Best Year Ever

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

Amid what seems like a world gone mad, can you relax, take a deep breath and consider the possibility that all that is happening around us, that seems so disturbing, is really an opportunity for so many to awaken to the divine spark within each of us. The place that holds the light and the creative […]



The Invisible That Supports the Visible

By • Dec 9th, 2016 • Category: Creativity Coaching, Ireland, Life Coaching, Nature, Writing Ideas

I just listened to an interview with the late Irish poet John O’Donohue where he tells a wonderful story from Africa that he got from poet Robert Bly’s book The Soul Is Here For It’s Own Joy. As it goes, there is a man with a herd of cows who notices that they are not […]



Dancing with the Unknown

By • Nov 29th, 2016 • Category: Creativity Coaching, Life Coaching

The scope of change we are experiencing in the world, especially the recent election in the United States, has us feeling as if we are sailing uncharted waters. A large number of the Americans said no to the old ways of doing business. Yet it’s not clear what people are for and what exactly they […]



“We Are the Ones We Have Been Waiting For”

By • Oct 13th, 2016 • Category: Creativity Coaching, Life Coaching

A friend recently commented on how much power the entire world has invested in the presidency of the United States. On some basic level we perhaps are hoping that he alone can make the world a better place, that he can somehow save us. President Obama tried to point us in a different direction at […]