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Freedom – Fun with Creative Writing

 It's July 4th and summer is officially in full swing. Images are running through my mind... of picnics and fireworks and giggling children playing in the sprinklers and sparklers that make me smile and loud booming explosions that don't. But most of all, I'm thinking of freedom and how privileged I am. Yes, life is good. This week I shared a simple creative writing process with a group-- some call it the ladder process. Beginning with any word, you simply write the letters of the word … [Read More...]


From Paralyzed to Energized – Transforming Fear to Step Up

Have you ever been paralyzed by fear? I sure have.  It used to happen all the time. Now, I process life changes and choices so much differently. I've learned to use my fear as a marker of stepping up. If I'm not afraid, then I am probably not growing. A few years ago, I wrote a blog post about my fears, and the truth of the story remains so powerful that I wanted to share it again (with a few edits to reflect my personal transformation)... Here we go! I was saying to myself "Take a … [Read More...]

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CCA Telesummit replay: Self Care with a Creative Flair

What fun I had spending an hour chatting with Beverly Down, the Creativity Coaching Association's President, about creativity and self-care! The full-day telesummit, "Catch the Creativity Wave: Success Strategies for Growing Creativity", held in May 2015, is available free of charge for replay, through the link I've included below. I hope you'll bookmark this page and come back to it often to listen in to all five of the sessions. My fellow Creativity Coaches, Melissa Rosati, Susan … [Read More...]

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Guest Post: Your Pet May Be Your Favorite Journal Writing Companion

Journaling is a cathartic activity that allows you to bring in the flow of creativity. Journaling draws in the energy that you write about. It also helps you release old hurts, old beliefs and helps you let go of what no longer serves you as well as brings forth why it is the situation you are in which can be don’t listen to others, pursue your passion, and stop wanting your parents blessings when they won’t give them to you. Simply put: don’t give your power away. This is a powerful tool that … [Read More...]

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How to Make the Most of The Writer’s Retreat

So, you've finally decided that the only way to make progress on your writing project will be to run away to sequester yourself on an official "writer's retreat". Maybe you've even scheduled to join my friend Dr. Elinor Robin, June 18 - 20, 2015 in Boca Raton at The Writer's Retreat...    (click here for more information). What do you need to know to make the most of the Writer's Retreat experience? Here are a few of my best suggestions: Don’t get too hung up on the location or the … [Read More...]

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The Writer’s Retreat FAQs

What: 2 night/ 2.5 day writer's get away - The Writer's Retreat -  in Boca Raton, Florida at the Hilton Garden Inn. Where: Hilton Garden Inn, 8201 Congress Avenue, Boca Raton, Florida, 33487, USA TEL: +1-561-988-6110 FAX: +1-561-886-1808 When: June 18 - 20, 2015. Beginning Thursday evening, June 18, 2015 with dinner at 6pm and ending at 2pm on Saturday, June 20, 2015 after lunch. General schedule: Thursday, June 18th: Arrival and check-in prior to 6pm.          Dinner - 6p - 7:30pm … [Read More...]

The Writers Retreat

3 Reasons Why You Need to Attend a Writer’s Retreat

Elinor Robin, Ph.D., my friend, baby step believer, and Wise Well Woman, is a prolific writer. She writes for Huffington Post, authored her first book in 2014, "The Professional Woman's Guide to Conflict Management", and is published regularly in myriads of mediation and training publications. Yet, somehow finishing the proposal for the second book she's dreamed about is not coming easy to her. So, she's decided to hold a writer's retreat and she's invited me to join her, along with Lisa … [Read More...]


The BIG O: Secrets Revealed

I've learned that life mastery is all about self-discovery. When I was willing to peel back the covers enough to expose my truths, self-discovery began for me. The secrets of "the BIG O" were revealed. Before that, the BIG O was ruling my life. I was preoccupied and distracted by it. Sometimes, I was even paralyzed by it. Yet, I continued to feed my desire with more and more, oblivious to the consequences. To the outside world, everything appeared to be "just fine". But, behind closed … [Read More...]

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Stuck? Creative Play Makes Progress!

There is nothing more inspiring to me than to watch a curious young child at play, exploring something new. I know that I am witnessing pure joy -- the joy of creating. As the little girl begins, even if it's somewhat timidly at first, she carries no preconceived notions of what she is supposed to do, or what the result has to become. She ventures into this new experience because her instinct to explore is keen.  And the experience transports her into whole new worlds, full of smiles and … [Read More...]

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Curious about Creativity Coaching?

I'm often asked, what is a creativity coach? A coach in any focus area or discipline is someone who supports you and guides you in the transition from where you are now to where you want to go.  A creativity coach is one who helps people who create with every aspect of their lives and businesses, understanding that creative people and creative businesses are different. Creativity Coaching is life coaching for creative people or business coaching for creators or a combination of the … [Read More...]