From Dreamer to Doer: 10 Strategies to Get Your Creative Mojo Back


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As the air turns crisper and the leaves start changing their colors, there's an undeniable change of direction in the air – some are getting back to school, some back to work. But when will you get back to your creative vision? And how will you find your creative mojo to get there?It’s enriching to step away from your creative work at times, as you might have done this summer. Go ahead and let yourself off the hook for having a great summer. But now there are gears to shift...

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A Life Without Regret: A Step-by-Step Guide


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How to be happy with the way you’ve lived. I often share how heartbroken I was by my mother’s dying words: “I never got my turn.” It made me realize that I could with the best intentions live the way I think I should live and come to the end regretting my choices. It was a wakeup call of earth-shattering proportions.I guess that's why I now work with people who have a vision they know they must complete to fully express themselves with their  lives, and so to die...

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Unlocking the Secrets of Inspiration: A Guide for the Everyday Person


Inspiration is a powerful force that can drive us to achieve great things. But for many of us, finding inspiration can feel like a mystery that seems to elude us. In a world filled with distractions and competing priorities, it can be hard to tap into that inner spark that propels us forward.A research article published in Frontiers in Human Neuroscience provides some insight into the science of inspiration. The article suggests that inspiration is linked to increased...

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Ikigai and the Path from Passion to Purposeful Work


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The path from passion to purposeful work. You only have to watch the Olympics to see where it can take you. If you want to take it all the way you will also see what it costs. But without it, life is not really worth living.According to the ancient Japanese concept of Ikigai, passion lives in the intersection between what you love doing and what you’re good at.Ikigai is a flower with four petals:What you loveWhat you’re good atWhat the world needsWhat you can be paid...

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Beyond The Great Resignation… 5 Steps to Reinventing Yourself with Passion


Passion brought us here

Decades ago Coco Chanel spoke my future with these words:“A woman who cuts her hair is about to change her life.” I lived out Mlle Chanel’s words – cutting off all my long silky hair – when what I really wanted to do was change my relationship. Eventually, I did that too. And then my partner at the time and I both wrote songs about it!These are those kinds of times.One of my clients put it so simply in our last Creative Process Group: “I feel like I’m waiting on...

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The Life In Your Years: Making Meaning in Every Decade


I’m just about to get on a plane after a week in Houston, Texas for my cousin’s 80th birthday. It’s the place where I was born, so I’m thinking a lot about my life to date. I’ve lived six decades so far, and I am moving deeper into my seventh. I hope I have many more, but nothing is certain.Each decade of life brings a developmental task we need to complete in order to move forward in our lives in strength. If any of these tasks are not achieved, we move forward in life...

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