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  • A fountain pen is poised above lined paper, which already contains some handwriting in black ink.

    Monday Motivation: Write Your Truth

    All you have to do is write one true sentence. Write the truest sentence that you know. ~ Ernest Hemingway Birthing a creative project is hard. Many observers to the creative life see it through rose-tinted glasses, imagining how wonderful it must be to write a book, play an instrument, or paint a landscape. They often don’t see (or don’t choose to see) the blood, sweat, and tears that go into the act of creation. The same with the spiritual and emotional journey — many of my spiritual breakthroughs and much of my personal development work has come via bereavements.…

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    Monday Motivation: Rest

    “The most valuable thing we can do for the psyche, occasionally, is to let it rest, wander, live in the changing light of room, not try to be or do anything whatever.” ~ May Sarton A bit of a belated Monday Motivation this week, as I had to take some time to rest. I’d pushed myself too hard last week and over the weekend, and yesterday my body and mind both said: Rest. Ironically enough, it was precisely this subject that I was going to write about for this week’s Monday Motivation. I’d like to invite you to get curious…

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  • Paint brushes lie on a well-used painter's palette tin, with various colours of paint staining the tin itself -- oranges, blues, greens, reds, purples.

    Monday Motivation: Having Fun

    “Creativity is intelligence having fun.” ~ Albert Einstein How could you have fun with your creativity this week? What would enliven your creative practice — dancing to your favourite song? Involving a trusted friend? Going out on an artist’s date to a new museum? Using a new set of coloured pencils? Trying out a new dance move? Learning a new song? Enjoying nature as your creative muse? When we’re living a creative life, it’s all too easy to forget to have fun. We get caught up in making sure we have written an “acceptable” number of words for the day,…

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