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How is your imagination lately? 5 ways to kickstart your creativity

Do you want to kickstart your creativity but just feel stuck? Have you ever noticed how kids drift off sometimes. People call it spacing out. But it's not really. They are just somewhere else. As adults we are often in such a rush to call them back. Bring them back to us. Snap them out of it. But I'm not. I don't know where that place is, but it seems like it might be important or fun or magical. "Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once we grow up." - Pablo … [Read More...]

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Getting Off The Hamster Wheel and Reviving Creativity

I've been thinking about this for awhile. Let it turn over in my mind for a time. So it is whole. And it's logic is formed. Maybe I could trace it back to listening to Karen talk about writing and feeling that sinking feeling in my stomach that tells me I know my work is substandard. Not in the false perfection kind of a way, but in the way of not committing enough of myself and my time to do something justice - not doing myself justice. Maybe it's the way in which I am so inspired by … [Read More...]

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The epic deception of perfectionism

I am a reformed perfectionist. Not completely. I'm not perfect at it. See? I'm reformed. Perfectionism is a nice idea, alluring even. 'Do your best', 'aim for the stars', 'give it your all'. The problem is that these goals are completely unquantifiable. How will I know if it was my absolute best? Is this the stars or the moon? Maybe I could have done a little bit better. And that's the insidious nature of perfectionism, you could always have done better. Perfectionism is a black hole of … [Read More...]