What I Know

What I know to be True

I have made no secret of how much I love a good TEDTalk. I find them educational and inspiring. The most recent inspirational talk I have heard was from this year, 2017 TED Conference. It was by Anne Lamott, well known in writing circles for her book Bird by Bird. In this particular talk, Ms. Read More

Eight TEDtalks

Eight TEDTalks to Inspire Your Creativity

One of my favorite things to do lately is watch TEDTalks. I find them fascinating, informative and fun. In the last two weeks, I have watched 25 talks. There isn’t one yet that I haven’t taken something from. So today, I am bringing to you some of my favorite talks on creativity or that inspire Read More

a callto failure

A Call to Face Failure

“To live a creative life, we must lose our fear of being wrong.” — Joseph Chilton Pearce If we are living a creative life, we will fail. We will make mistakes, a lot of them. We will stumble around not sure if it is right or wrong or feeling uncertain of our direction. But that’s Read More

Over 100 Reasons

Over 100 Reasons to Write an “Open When” Letter

Last month, I wrote a post on Five Reasons to Write a Handwritten Letter. As someone who creates cards just for those occasions when handwritten letters are the most needed, I really feel that a handwritten letter says so much more than a text or e-mails can.  When was the last time you sent out a Read More

Six Ways to gofrom

Six Ways to go from Busy to Creative

In this time and place where the answer the question,”How are you?” and “Busy” is the acceptable answer, there something wrong. Busyness has become a feeling rather than being something one is doing. I hear it all the time and have even done it myself without thinking. Someone asks How I am and instead of Read More

Fourteen Tips on Self Care for theCreative Person

Fourteen Tips of Self- Care for the Creative Person

Being creative is its own form of self-care. However even creative people need to take some time out and refuel their souls. Self-care is the new trend in today’s need to tend to our body and souls that are sometimes starving from lack of attention. Creativity is one of the recommendations for self-care. If you Read More

We are the Believers

We are the Believers and we Believe…

We are the believers. We are the fun-makers, and bringers of messiness in a world that longs to remain neat and clean. We are the creators, the artists, the ones who know that creativity is vital to our very soul and without it, we could not breathe. We are the ones who do not stand Read More

Fika Tuesday

Ten Minute Tuesday: Introducing “Fika”

“Fika is Swedish for a coffee break that’s more about socializing than drinking coffee. And something sweet is also welcome.” “Fika is much more than having a coffee. It is a social phenomenon, a legitimate reason to set aside a moment for quality time. Fika can happen at any time, morning as well as evening. Read More

A Creative

For You: A Creative Manifesto

This is something I have been working on for you for a while now. I have been trying to figure out how to get the wording right for what I felt it should say. Then I realized, I had already said all that it needed to say. I had made affirmations and written posts that Read More

creative dedication

How to Step up Your Creative Dedication

Have you ever dedicated yourself to something? Have you ever felt the call to pursue a path so much that you knew that no matter if you failed or succeeded you would follow the path anyways. Elizabeth Gilbert, in her book Big Magic, discusses how she dedicated herself to writing as a teenager. In her Read More