Yearning is a feeling many of us ignore. The personal cost of this is enormous. Ignoring this feeling is something you mayregret at the end of your days. In this article, find out why you need to pay attention to what you YEARN to do.
My Inaugural Creative Expansion Weekly newsletter – When You’re Creating Something New and Your Brain Freaks Out
If you’re fired up about something new you’re creating, chances are your brain will decide at some point it’s a terrible idea. Here are 3 strategies to help keep you going.
People who think of creativity as a mere hobby, and art as a “nice to have”, are missing the point. Creativity iis transformative. It's how we get to the other side. It's the ONLY way we get to the other side. Read on to see the gifts that creativity can offer you.
The ultimate failure is succeeding, but never stopping to feel the joy of where you are now.
Are you trapped by an overwhelming schedule and your commitments to everyone else? Are you denying yourself the chance to do something you love? Find out how a creative mindset can help you get unstuck and feeling free, engaged and vibrantly alive.
Instead of picking a bunch of resolutions you'll likely be ignoring by the end of the month, consider carefully choosing one new belief to fuel you in 2020.
No more bright, shiny words that aren't connected with your reality. Let's start 2020 raw, real and ready to creatively expand our lives together.
I thought I wasn't free. Until the day I decided I was.
As I sat down to write this article, I looked up for a moment to appreciate the tranquil view of Lake Ontario that I can see from my favourite writing spot. I stopped typing for a moment to watch a huge flock of black Cormorants glide single file just below the line that marks the intersection of water and sky. I continued to watch as the birds flew by in the hundreds. The Cormorants’ parade continued for over half an hour. I’m guessing that my house must be between these birds’ favourite feeding grounds and their overnight nesting area. As I observed the birds, the coach in me pondered why it is that I love birds/water/sky so much. The first answer that came to mind – and I usually find that the best answers are the ones that come to me immediately, before the active part of my brain tries to “figure it out” and pull me away from a deeper truth - was how peaceful, present and calm I usually feel when [...]
I was struck by a question posed recently by Susan Hyatt, a leader in the life coaching industry and the passionate and courageous author of Bare, an anti-diet book that focusses the reader on loving her body and living her life. I was listening to Susan teaching a webinar on marketing for coaches. Susan shared her belief with us that a coach’s first step should be to examine who she is. Susan’s question struck me as interesting and novel. Why novel? Because, the typical marketing advice I’ve received since becoming a coach is to start by defining our “client avatar” (an imaginary person meant to represent our ideal client.) The client avatar concept is useful because it helps us imagine how the people we want to serve are feeling and thinking. This allows us to write marketing copy that connects emotionally with our prospective clients. The theory is that we should focus our marketing and our coaching practice on our clients’ needs rather than what we want to offer. After all, we’re in a service business. Coaching is [...]