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Gratitude Is Something You Cultivate “I’m not feeling very grateful today,” said this friend of mine. Sometimes is hard to “feel” gratitude, I completely understand. But while we all would like to “feel” grateful, we forget to “be” grateful in the first place. I’m reminded of a Gretchen Rubin’s quote,Continue 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

When Mondays roll around there’s one thing that has become a great motivator; getting the Free Goods of Week email from the CreativeMarket. This week my favorite free goodie, hands down, has to be the Roka PowerPoint Template by TempLabs. And it couldn’t have come at a better time. AtContinue Reading

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The Creative Market is one of my favorite platforms to find design inspiration and after reading this it will be one of yours too. I’m always looking for ways to enhance the professional look and feel of this blog. One of my on-going projects is to develop a mini-course ofContinue Reading

**This post contains affiliate links. I’ll generate a small commission if you decide to make a purchase after clicking on the links.** For the past two weeks, I’ve been experimenting with Blurb Bookwright. I wasn’t familiar with the platform, so I watched their step-by-step beginner tutorials. I realized they’ve beenContinue Reading

You might be able to do it all. You might be a writer who also draws, and has a handle on graphic design. But if you are like me, and you don’t want to wait until your own skills as an illustrator improve before sharing a story with the world,Continue Reading

As creatives, we are always hunting for new ideas. How can we generate these ideas organically? I propose we start from the basic component of our verbal and written communications: Words If the word or concept we are looking for does not exist, we can create it! Here are 3Continue Reading

JournalingΒ is an invaluable tool for any creative. People have kept journals through extraordinary situations, as part of intuitive self-healing practices. We have to believe their journals was an essential part of what kept them from falling into despair, inaction. Journals are outlets for the soul, the mind. Blank pages canContinue Reading

You build your creative path one mindful stone at a time. Sometimes you will have to build your path over difficult terrain, and each stone must be manifested from the sand. As we sometimes do when we listen to our favorite Youtubers for inspiration, yesterday we wrote down an interestingContinue Reading