Posted in the ‘Nature’ Category

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 […]



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 […]



The Invisible That Supports the Visible

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

I just listened to 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 giving as much milk as usual. So he stays up one night […]



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 […]



Connecting to Nature and Creativity Can Help in These Troubling Times

By • Aug 17th, 2016 • Category: Creativity Coaching, Nature, Poetry, Writing Ideas

The earth has music for those who listen. – George Santayana Nature and creativity are doorways to the sacred. They can help us connect to the deeper parts of ourselves, the knowing of our hearts and souls. They can assist us in being more present in the moment and give us access to expanded capacities […]



Walking Can Really Enhance Your Creativity

By • Jun 2nd, 2016 • Category: Creativity Coaching, Life Coaching, Nature

All truly great thoughts are conceived by walking. – Frederick Nietzsche Me thinks that the moment my legs being to move, my thoughts begin to flow. – Henry David Thoreau When you are engaged in a project and feel the creative inspiration has dried up, take a break. Anything that occupies the consciousness mind in […]



The Gifts of Nature: Healing and Inspiration

By • May 14th, 2016 • Category: Creativity Coaching, Life Coaching, Nature

We still do not know one thousandth of one percent of what nature has revealed to us. – Albert Einstein I’ve been going into nature since I was a small child and have long been aware of the healing qualities that time in nature lend to mind, body and soul as well as the deep inspiration […]



The Love and Grace of Animals

By • Feb 16th, 2016 • Category: Creativity Coaching, Life Coaching, Nature

We still do not know one thousandth of one percent of what nature has revealed to us. – Albert Einstein I have a friend who does coaching that involves horses as an active partner in the client’s process around whatever issue is being addressed. I visited her recently and she took me to visit the […]



The Power of Taking a Soul Name

By • Jun 4th, 2015 • Category: Creativity Coaching, Life Coaching, Nature

A number of years ago I did a soul based backpacking journey into a Utah desert with Bill Plotkin, author of Soulcraft and Nature and the Human Soul. The trip, titled Falling into the Center of Your Longing, was a magical ten days in a remote red rock canyon in Utah full of flowers blooming […]