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Mind, Style, The Arts May 21, 2012

Wordless Inspiration #1 – Design

This post is part of a series in which I will post from time to time, something (usually an image with no words) that inspires me. Inspires me to dream, to do better, to gape at creativity and talent, to appreciate more. I believe that taking joy and inspiration in the…..

Mind, Self-Awareness April 11, 2012

Want to feel better? Create something.

Human beings have an innate drive to create and when we do we feel a deep sense of satisfaction. But what I’m discovering now is that creating something new is an immensely satisfying experience no matter how big or small the creation. Whether you write a post, bake a batch of homemade cookies, or…..

Lists, Mind, Self-Awareness November 1, 2011

How to do Something Worthwhile

I once read an article with this title “Worthwhile things are always hard” and while I liked the article well enough, what really grabbed me was the title. Because it’s so true. It’s hugely satisfying when it’s done, so why does the doing seem so hard?

Mind, Self-Awareness September 23, 2011

Brief Bits Friday: Resistance

I woke up today, as I do quite often, determined to “do the work”. For me, that means writing. But whether or not you like to write, it is a truth that we are simultaneously pulled to art – our creations as well as the art that is the way we live and design our lives – and to destruction.

Mind, Quotes, Self-Awareness September 7, 2011

Still Rubbing My Eyes

I turned forty recently. Yea thanks. And it was on the way there, just over the past two years or so, that I’ve had a real waking up experience.

For some reason it began to dawn on me, out of the blue, although I must confess that might have to do with my own naivete. Perhaps wiser souls would look upon my life and say “well oh yes of course…

Mind, Self-Awareness, The Arts May 31, 2011

Answering the Call

Creativity is the itch that goes with that feeling. Creativity is peering at the invisible; smelling it, sensing it, and feeling irrationally compelled to try to bring it into form. It is feeling pulled to do something, to create something to bring something into existence that never existed in quite the same way before.