How to Reclaim Your WHY Using Creativity and the Expressive Arts

How to Reclaim Your WHY Using Creativity and the Expressive Arts

Do you know your WHY? What do you stand for in life, work, and business? If you are feeling bored, unfocused, or increasingly annoyed at your customers, colleagues, and clients, there’s a good chance that you’ve lost connection with your Why. Use of the expressive arts can help you reclaim that connection, and restore your sense of fulfillment and purpose.

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Resilience and the Double-Edged Sword of Strength

Resilience and the Double-Edged Sword of Strength

Whether we are in a job interview or simply exploring our personal growth, my firm belief is that our greatest strengths and weaknesses are one and the same—like the blades of a double-edged sword. Nothing demonstrated this more perfectly then a morning spent art making with members of the US Air Force as they explored the theme of resilience.

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How to Make SKIM Drawings to Reduce Stress and Improve Flow

How to Make SKIM Drawings to Reduce Stress and Improve Flow

Conflicting thoughts, emotions, and an over-analyzing mind; add to that deadlines, to-do lists, and other types of head noise. I call this stuff SKIM: the “Stuff that Kills Intuition and Manifestation”. Thankfully, there are some great artistic resources for dealing with SKIM that only take a few minutes and are easy enough for anyone to do.

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Top Four Flow Blockers Among Creative/Empaths

Top Four Flow Blockers Among Creative/Empaths

Creative people are often emotionally sensitive and empathic. We to tune-in to details and concepts that other people simply don’t notice. This sensitivity makes us easily susceptible to overwhelm, anxiety, loneliness and/or burnout: a.k.a. Low Flow. Read about the top flow-blockers for creative empaths, and what to do if you are experiencing one or all of them.

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RealTalk #1: My Story About Art & Identity

RealTalk #1: My Story About Art & Identity

I used to be the type of creative who wore the title of ‘artist’ as both a shield and an identity symbol, and quickly learned that was not sustainable. So, with a commitment to my Little Inner Voice that far outweighed my courage, I set out to bridge the gap between my inner and outer worlds, and to redefine what it meant to me to be an artist.

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