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Using Anger as Constructive Fuel

Anger. What images come to mind when you think of anger? Do you think of violence? People hurting one another? Uncontrolled emotion? What if anger was healing? or led to healing? What if anger was positive? and Constructive? What if it was divine?   Our anger is often confused and stored in our body, our mind, … Continue reading

Creative ACTion: Overcoming the Fear to Create (The Beginning of your Personal Expression)

Action may not always bring happiness, but there is no happiness without action. ~Benjamin Disraeli, former British Prime Minister I was recently reading Tim Ferris’s The 4-Hour Workweek when i came across this quote. And it brings me to my new series of blogs on creative action for the non creatives. Your not a creative, … Continue reading

Art Movement: Expressionism

Expressionism is a style of art that captures emotion. This style of art culturally was birthed in the early 20th Century in Germany and Austria. There is a lot one we can gain by recovering expressionism is our artwork, especially for painters. I and the Village (1911) by expressionist Marc ChagallI (1887-1985), a Jewish man … Continue reading

The Influence of the Introvert

The influence of the introvert! Influence and Introvert, interested? As we rethink what it means to be a creator, and gain momentum in our creative process and find our creative voices I would like to suggest to all of you reading that we need to explore introversion. Our culture in the past has said you … Continue reading

Unearthing the Hidden Sage

Let me introduce through the aging pages of literature, and poetic fantasy to one of the hidden sages of our time, George MacDonald (1824-1905). This is another man that no matter what we believe personally, we can learn to glean from for wisdom and richness of language and life. George was a Scottish native (Huntly, Aberdeenshire, … Continue reading

Ancient Parable on Increasing Wealth

Here is an ancient story from one of the wisest teachers to walk the earth, his name is Jesus. Whatever you believe about this man, you should still be able to honor his words here and glean from the story he’s telling. He said: “A man of noble birth went to a distant country to have … Continue reading

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The Myth of Being Self Taught

I recently was reading a blog from Chris Guillebeau’s on destiny, influence, and the impossibility of being self-taught. This stirred some thoughts on the creative and learning process. First read an excerpt from Chris: 1. Self-Taught Back when I played music I used to say I was self-taught, because I never went to music school … Continue reading

Staying Playful

There is a common belief that playfulness is frivolous. Creatives can be some of the most serious of people and it’s our focus and determination that gets the work done. Isn’t it? Maybe there is more…I would like to suggest that our ability to play in our work, with our work, and instead of work holds … Continue reading