Posted in the ‘Creativity Coaching’ Category

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 […]

Creativity Comes From Beyond the Mind

By • Oct 8th, 2016 • Category: Creativity Coaching, Poetry, Writing Ideas

All the things that truly matter – beauty, love , creativity, joy, inner peace – arise from beyond the mind. – Eckhart Tolle Once years ago when someone asked me what we did in my writing workshop I laughingly responded, “I’ll teach you to lose your mind”. I was delighted when they signed up on […]

Chaos As An Invitation to Creativity

By • Sep 29th, 2016 • Category: Creativity Coaching, Life Coaching, Nature

Creativity is bound up in our ability to find new ways around old problems. – Martin Seligman What if the chaos we experience in the world today and in our lives is actually an invitation to let go of the old ways and create something new. What if in letting go in the face of […]

The Profound Beauty of John O’Donohue

By • Sep 16th, 2016 • Category: Creativity Coaching, Ireland, Poetry, Writing Ideas

We can slip into the Beautiful with the same ease as we slip into the seamless embrace of water; something ancient within us already trusts that this embrace will hold us. – John O’Donohue Beauty brings us alive. As we focus our attention on the beautiful we are immersed in the here and now. Whether […]