Creative Constipation

Just as our bodies can get backed up when we don’t properly eat and exercise, so too can our creative spirit. That element inside of us is very much alive and needs to be treated accordingly with attention, care, love, and respect.When the creative spirit lies dormant, it can create a real mess of things. We may end up feeling dull, listless, unmotivated, worthless, even depressed… creativity is a force that requires action and motion; to be nurtured and flexed – never ignored or stifled.Here’s my little guide to help avoid getting plugged up…...more

Why Imagination Matters

Do you consider yourself a creative person?  Are you able to imagine things that you cannot see?  Imagination is a valuable skill that had the power to improve our lives....more

Hot Pink Ghosts

Another block to creativity are the ghosts of failures past.A client once told me, “I’m afraid to get my work out there because the last time I tried, I was sabotaged and betrayed by a group of women I had trusted.”I said, “I’m so sorry that happened. That must have been excruciatingly painful. But I’m noticing that there is no group of women holding you back now. It is you holding you back. You are sabotaging and betraying yourself.”She launched her new business exactly seven days later....more

3,672 Stitches

Eulalia Benejam Cobb (Lali)Blog:  MyGreenVermont.comWebsite:  www.LaliGallery.com...more

Confessions of a "Busy Addict"

Work/life balance. Work/life balance. I have been contemplating this topic a lot lately. Maybe because it's hard in 2015 to describe ourselves as anything but the dreaded "b" word...Busy.I've personally read some excellent articles on how a lot of people are having trouble keeping their downtime...well...down?...more

On Conquering Creative Fear

On Working Through Dry Spells

Last month I got super excited about writing about creativity all through March, and sketched out a posting schedule and topics I wanted to write about, but then, life happens. My flow was interrupted by the anxiety of waiting for my grandmother’s passing, by making travel plans, by traveling and being with family and all of the swirling thoughts and feelings that that entails, and by the busy schedule that awaited me when I came home....more

On Creativity

Drawings I made at age five....more

On Doing Things Badly

A lot of people talk about “failing well,” and I do love the concept. But, maybe this is just a linguistic quirk of mine, the word failure does not resonate with me a whole lot when it comes to creativity.I see failure as a binary possibility – pass/fail, success/failure. You fail a test, fail a class. It’s a kind of non-doing. You did not meet the criteria or measurement of success. You failed....more

Intuition and Migraines

I was at a conference listening to an acclaimed speaker deliver his talk when the very small half-thought flittered through my mind, “I think I’m getting a migraine.”And my big, in-charge inner voice started to protest that no, this couldn’t be happening now, it was a very inconvenient time.  But I have learned something in my years on earth: ignore the beginnings of a migraine at your own peril....more