“I’m overwhelmed and I don’t know where to start” How do I deal with this overwhelm?

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How have feelings of overwhelm impacted your creative works?  In today’s world, with a constant flow of ideas and unrealistic to-do lists, we wrestle daily with narrowing our choices.   Variety is both seductive and destructive to our focus.  Most creators have more ideas than lifetimes to fill on the activities that their ideas produce.  As we continue to generate new … Read More

How do I manage my inner critic so that I can move forward with my projects?

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Our self talk often includes words that judge, accuse, create doubt, remove hope, and even give up on the things that we want most for ourselves.  Our creative abilities can provide us with our greatest fulfillment in life, and yet we don’t exercise it, thanks to the inner critic.  Creativity can be stopped in an instant with the simplest of … Read More

How do I get off the couch and get started? How can I actually begin and complete my creative projects?

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In creating, the hardest part is often to begin. When it comes to working on our creative projects we often don’t give them priority in our lives.  The things that get in our way can range from being busy with work, caring for others, other priorities on the home-front such as maintenance tasks like cleaning, laundry, gardening etc.  And then … Read More

Nurturing the Creative Spirit – A Primer

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Nurturing the Creative Spirit – A Primer   Creation is our natural tendency.  Humans are adept at creating ideas, creating projects, creating relationships, creating problems, creating solutions, creating excuses, and so on and so on.  However, it is not unusual for the average person to underestimate their capacity to be creative.  Most of us are notorious for putting up barriers … Read More