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Act – Get Ready

Exercise #4 in Stage Two – Starting Out The action that you took in the last chapter was to create your To Do list of prep items. As if you were preparing for a journey, you created a list of the things that you would need to do to get ready. Well, the time has […]

Create – Paint Your Vision

Exercise #3 of Stage 2 – Venture Forth As you imagined the start of your journey in the earlier exercise, what did you see? Get out some poster paints, watercolors, crayons or whatever you have handy, and paint it.  But wait, as soon as I placed that period I could hear the voice in your […]

Explore – Who Are You?

Exercise #2 in Stage Two – Venture Forth You will learn a lot about yourself during this journey of a lifetime. You will discover strengths that you didn’t know you had and you will uncover your authentic self. But you start this journey with more than you realize too. Take time now to explore who […]

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Imagine – Your Creativity Journey Starts Now

Exercise #1 in Stage Two – Venture Forth Now that you have ventured forth, where does your adventure begin? Though I didn’t realize that I was on my creativity journey at this stage, when I do think about my trek, I envision a jungle. You walked through the door or jumped off a cliff. Where […]

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Act – Make Your Lists

Exercise #4 in Stage One – Feel the Pull It is now time to prepare for your journey. Just as you would before leaving on a trip, make a list of what you need to do before you leave. (If you aren’t a list-maker, but someone who packs just before the flight leaves, I admire […]

Create – Stepping Off

Exercise #3 in Stage One of the Creativity Journey When I first did the exercise described in the Imagine section I was stunned by how powerful it was. My creativity coach Robyn asked me to stand and imagine myself committing fully to my art. I closed my eyes and I imagined the precipice over the […]

Explore – What’s Whispering to You?

If you’ve decided to begin this creativity journey something whispers to you just as it did to me. The sound may be coming to you faintly, coming from a place deep in your soul, but the whispers are likely there. Can you hear them? If the whispers are faint, try a writing exercise. Contemplate a […]

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Imagine – Walk Through

This is the first exercise in Stage One of the Creativity Journey. Find a comfortable chair and start your journey. One of the things that I love about traveling is the excitement that builds before the journey begins. Before my bags are packed I imagine what I will do on my trip and how it […]

Feeling the Pull Toward Your Creativity

Over the years you may have felt the pull of your own creativity. Perhaps you were an armchair traveler, daydreaming of a creative adventure.  On occasion you may have indulged in a creative project and felt the stirrings in your soul. But now that tug on your heart has gotten stronger, hasn’t it? You have […]