What are you waiting for? Seize the day.


Traveling back and forth to England during these past few years has introduced me to a culture of people who know that the sun will not always shine, and it must be enjoyed right now. This has been a powerful mirror for me to see myself. One of the things I’ve learned about myself over the years is that I wait. Sometimes this is a wise choice. Sometimes it’s not. Let’s look at the first kind of waiting first. There have been a few times in my life when...

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Creative Control: Two Big Lies


Sometimes in the course of the day, I observe my tendency to take hold of my life and try to control my way through it. Whether I’m trying to make something happen that I really believe in or to keep something from happening that I think is bad or wrong, I close my fists around life and try to have my way with it. Have you ever noticed that the more you try to force your will on life, the more your desired outcome avoids you? This approach breeds a sense of urgency and...

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Creative Living: Working with the letters you have


Every day Life gives you a set of letters. Like a great Scrabble game, only in 3D where you can get hurt playing. One day last week, my letters spelled L O N E L I N E S S. I saw myself starting to go down the path where that can take me. And I had a moment of clarity.   What else can I create with these letters? I took myself out for a walk. I took a new route to the local library to renew my card. As I passed the familiar row of unentered antique stores, it occurred...

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Start Your Creative Adventure in London


This Thursday, February 21st, I’ll be waiting for you at The Nomad Chef Secret Restaurant in Central London for the UK launch of my book: The Wheel of Creativity: Taking Your Place in the Adventure of Life Will you be There? This party celebrates more than the launch of my book. It is also a celebration of all your dreams still being dreamt and all your plans waiting to be laid down. It is a celebration of what you are here on Earth to do. The Adventure Starts Here...

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Creative Video Journal: What are you pulling?


What are you pulling? Today I’m going to try something, and I’d love to know your thoughts about it. Today I begin a creative experiment by recording a video journal a few times each week. In each journal, I will invite you into my private world, behind the photos, quotes and status updates I create on the Internet. What’s really going on for me today? What am I pulling? How can this help you? For many years of my life, I made my living writing and...

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