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The last step in the creative habit trifecta is the rewards. The way to finally cement a new habit and make it part of your daily routine is by setting up your creative rewards. In this mini-post I want you to pause for a moment and reflect on the waysContinue Reading

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How can you be in creative flow on a daily basis? At some point in your life, I know you have felt the magic of creative flow. You’ve been completely immersed in your activity, not knowing exactly what were the triggers for your creative flow. You can recreate the conditionsContinue Reading

I’m no Buddhist or Zen monk, so, why meditation? Something will happen this week that will make you lose your balance. The point of meditation at work is to counter the impact of these unforeseen events from within. A coworker will say something, a colleague will do something, or won’t,Continue Reading

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Saying Hell Yeah to Positive Affirmations Inspired by a recent collaboration with Wanderella, I want to rant a bit more about positive affirmations here because you can never have too much positivity. We live in a world that bombards us with literal and metaphorical reasons to feel swamped in negativity.Continue Reading

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A beauty that is imperfect, impermanent and incomplete… There’s great beauty to be found in imperfections. Think Wabi Sabi. Anyone with an artistic inclination intuitively knows this, as creatives, we think we do. But this comes directly at odds with our drive for perfection, perfection that is elusive and brief.Continue Reading

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Sometimes to make something better we need to break it apart. Creativity is no different. As we all know and feel, our creative flow of comes under constant fire. The people around us, the demand of adult life, responsibilities and to-do-lists from which we don’t seem to get an ounceContinue Reading

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One of the philosophies that form the bedrock of everything we do and share on this site is that creativity is a habit. When we manifest that creativity through the way we do what we do, the way we say what we say, we dress how we dress, we interactContinue Reading

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This post was inspired by CrateJoyΒ  self-care campaign #SelfCareSunday Let start with a bold statement: Self-care is crucial for creativity to flourish and more importantly, for the creator to endure and thrive despite the ups and downs of the creative process itself. The way we care for ourselves should beContinue Reading

The Self-Healing Power of Writing. There are mindful activities that connect us with a sense of self, unattainable through anything else. Music, artistic expressions, dance, painting, drawing, writing. We do this naturally, almost unaware of the power they hold on our very human soul. As a writer, I’m drawn toContinue Reading