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Compassion authenticity compassion creator love mindfulness Jan 22, 2024

Compassion: A Short Story

I do some part-time work as a professor and counselor at a local college, mainly to stay connected to the world of higher education that has been a part of my life for over...

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Invite the Muse creativity creator inspiration mindset success Dec 19, 2023

So here it is. You have cleared your mind and stilled the incessant, distracting chatter (as we discussed in last week’s blog post). Now you are staring at a blank page, or staff or canvas....

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The Dark Side art authenticity creator expression inspiration motivation success Nov 13, 2023

“Sad songs, they say so much,” sang Elton John in 1984. The dark side of art was popular long before Bernie Taupin wrote those lyrics and remains so now.

Sophie’s Choice; The Road;...

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Why Change? change creator discipline mindset transformation truth Aug 14, 2023

As creators, we are – by default – agents of change. It’s in the name: “creation” means to bring something to manifestation that previously did not exist. This is the...

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Self-Care for Creators authenticity creator inspiration mindfulness motivation original self love success Aug 07, 2023

Creative types have a big responsibility: our audiences depend on us to deliver content that challenges, entertains and inspires. It is more difficult to create authentic, original ideas when we...

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Inspiration vs. Distraction creator discipline discrimination inspiration mindset purpose success Jul 31, 2023

How can you tell the difference between inspiration and distraction in a world that offers so much of each? I wouldn’t think to advise you about anything that I haven’t thought...

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Why Create? authenticity creator energy inspiration motivation success Jul 17, 2023

Why are humans are hardwired to create?

We – as a species – have been inveterate creators from the earliest cave paintings to cutting-edge technological innovations. We invent, we...

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The Heart of Creation creator energy inspiration mindset motivation success Jul 10, 2023

Everyone benefits from the things that creative people produce. But the heart of creation – the fragile dance of emotion and cognition that every creator knows – is rarely discussed....

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