The curse of the blank page and the blinking cursor: every writer's worst nightmare! (Actually my worst nightmare is all my teeth fall out and the brakes go out in my car as I'm driving down a hill). Let's talk about writer's block and how to work through it. tip 1: Identify the Root Cause … Continue reading 5 Tips to Overcome Writer’s Block
If I had a nickel for every time I manifested a desk…
I would have two nickels. Which isn't a lot, but it's cool that it happened twice. I've been looking for a desk. Not just any desk, but a small, basic desk or table that I can use for painting, separate from my computer desk. I like designated spaces. Bonus points for a desk with an … Continue reading If I had a nickel for every time I manifested a desk…
Does Prioritizing Yourself Mean De-Prioritizing Others?
Short answer: Yes, but that's not necessarily a bad thing. Think about airplane safety, and how they tell you to put on your own oxygen mask before helping others with theirs. Even your kids! You need to put on your mask before you help your kids put on their masks. Does this mean you are … Continue reading Does Prioritizing Yourself Mean De-Prioritizing Others?
What I Got Wrong: The Gaslighting of the Millennial Generation
I'm a published author — a fact I manage to forget on a regular basis. I started my writing journey as a minimalism blogger. I used to write about how I only owned five pairs of shoes, and how I maintained my 500 square foot apartment and didn't own a TV, and how I aspired … Continue reading What I Got Wrong: The Gaslighting of the Millennial Generation
How to Be More Creative
Most of us have creative impulses — whether we listen to them or not. So many of my creative coaching clients have lists and lists of amazing, creative ideas but don't know where to start or which idea is the "right" one that deserves their attention. If that sounds like you, keep reading! By the … Continue reading How to Be More Creative
Amateur Artists are Great, Actually
We've all seen them: the paintings in the hallway of the local hotel, the amateurish still lifes in the dentist's office, and the Sunday painter landscapes that are charming if not technically "fine art." While the works of amateur artists may not be technical masterpieces, they have beauty and charm that's hard to resist! There … Continue reading Amateur Artists are Great, Actually
Overcome Creativity Blocks in Business
Creativity isn't just being artistic — creativity is how we approach problems in new ways and think outside the box. Creative blocks are a common occurrence for artists, musicians, writers, and other creative professionals. However, they can also occur in business. When you experience a creative block, it can feel like you're stuck and can't … Continue reading Overcome Creativity Blocks in Business
4 Goal Setting Rules to Break
Everyone knows that goal setting is important, but most people have a hard time making the changes they want in their lives or businesses! Sometimes it just feels easier to stick with what we know. Why? Because the process of goal setting and achieving your goals can be overwhelming, and society is practically begging us … Continue reading 4 Goal Setting Rules to Break
Do You Have to Have Your Shit Together to Hire a Coach?
I used to think coaching was for a certain type of person. People with their shit together, really. I thought that hiring a coach was a pretty having-your-shit-together choice to make. Those were people who knew what they wanted, made a decision to hire someone to get them there, and never doubted that choice at … Continue reading Do You Have to Have Your Shit Together to Hire a Coach?
How to Level Up Your Creativity
Human beings are creative. We just are. Left to our own devices, we make up stories, draw pictures, write poems, use color in different ways, and display beautiful things in our homes. We have been making art and telling stories for eons. You are creative. I am creative. We are creative. But over time, creativity … Continue reading How to Level Up Your Creativity