To Nurture Your Creativity, Stop Focusing On Output

Focusing solely on creative output leads to burnout. You will run out of ideas as your flow becomes stagnant. Your inner gremlins will gain a foothold, and it will be difficult to push them back. Worse, you will forget who you are and instead run on who you used to be, and then wonder why … Continue reading To Nurture Your Creativity, Stop Focusing On Output

On Secrets, Vulnerability, and Untidy things

Hola lovelies, You know how sometimes you find yourself doing things that seem to be vestiges of a prior set of priorities or a life you had but has now passed – except for this one thing? Maybe it's a friendship you keep up that's damned unlikely and doesn't fit your narrative, or a habit … Continue reading On Secrets, Vulnerability, and Untidy things

When It All Comes Together: Creative Homecomings

Hey there lovely people, Well, it's Sunday blog post time, and I think it's high time I share with you the finished song that I started a couple of weeks ago. I posted about it here, where I talked about my process. The big hang-up with this one was that after I'd gotten all the … Continue reading When It All Comes Together: Creative Homecomings

March

Mitchell Hollander

I love March. She’s so contrary and doesn’t try to please anyone. We’re all standing around clucking and tapping our feet, arms crossed over our guarded hearts, wagging our heads at March: Well? Where are the crocuses? Where are the warming air and buds bursting forth on trees? Act like Spring! And March is, like, … Continue reading March

Creativity Impasse: Things To Do While Waiting for Prayers to be Answered

Oh dear. Creativity Breakthrough Day 9, and I am kind of stuck. Have you been there? You have this idea. You love the idea. You're working on it. You're in love. There’s never been a truer love. It’s for-evah, you can tell. But you just. can’t. get. it. to. come. together. What to do? How … Continue reading Creativity Impasse: Things To Do While Waiting for Prayers to be Answered

How to Get Ideas for a Song

Haha, see what I did there? Yeah, ideas to write a song. And ideas that cost a song. In other words, they're free, kids. All you have to do is Keep a running list of random oblique inspiration-generating ideas to get you from where you are to someplace else. In today's post (Welcome back!), I … Continue reading How to Get Ideas for a Song

Why Create? Art + What.

Hello dear reader, Today's blog entry is a video I made for you, sharing my creative process on Days 1 and 2 of my personal 30 Day Creativity Breakthrough, which I'm doing to prepare for Reclaim Your Creative Soul, a program I'm putting together to help gifted but struggling creative people reconnect with their creativity, … Continue reading Why Create? Art + What.

Permission and a Promise

It seems simple enough: Create a safe space for creating. Just don't let anyone see what you've written or drawn, right? Well, actually, it's not quite that. It's a little trickier. It's almost this: Don't let YOU see what you've made. How do you do that? Well, you see, the toughest critic and biggest obstacle … Continue reading Permission and a Promise

Reclaim Your Creative Soul. Here’s How.

Hello Dear Reader, Thanks for reading this far. I know – Low bar, right? What can I say? I'm easily pleased. 😁 I guess I'm feeling just a little bit heady and giddy after the weekend I had with my coaching peeps in San Jose, re-energizing my business, connecting with all the love and support … Continue reading Reclaim Your Creative Soul. Here’s How.

Breaking the Family Commandments and Creating Anyway

This past week the loving Universe has conspired to bring me the perfect teachers and teachings. I talked about my fave astrologer and some of the other resources that are helping me lately in last week’s post. Add to them, dreams, random snippets of overheard conversations, and other serendipitous voices in the symphony that is my … Continue reading Breaking the Family Commandments and Creating Anyway