The nine muses on a Roman sarcophagus (second century AD)—Louvre, Paris


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Invoking the Muses

Aha-PhroditeAnother Fine Myth: The 9 Modern Day Muses (and a Bodyguard)
I looked up from my latte's snowy foam to see nine Muses sideling up to my table with expressions of suppressed laughter, and the kind of raised eyebrows that foretell impending surprise. These Muses, however, were not of ancient Greece. They were a new and improved, updated variety; colorful, hip, full of chutzpa AND they had a bodyguard with them.

Meet the Muses: Aha-phrodite | Albert | Bea Silly | Muse Song | Spills | Audacity | Lull | Shadow | Marge | Arnold (the Bodyguard)


MelpomeneCreating with the 9 Athenian Muses
The original nine Greek Muses were the nine sister Goddesses of Imagination, Inspiration, and The Arts in ancient Greek mythology. Many cultures have celebrated, worshipped, and tried to entice the Muses. This series explores the variety of ways in which you can invoke each of the muses and enjoy their accompaniment in your own creative life.

Explore: Epic Poetry | History, Education, & Knowledge | Sensual Poetry | Music | Tragedy & Elegy | Sacred Song & Lyric Poetry | Music & Dance | Comedy | Astronomy, Astrology & Universal Love


Writing & Journaling

Natalie GoldbergNatalie Goldberg's Teachings and Good Advice for Writers
From a young age, Natalie Goldberg was mad for books and reading. A dedicated teacher, workshop leader, and author of the classic Writing Down the Bones Goldberg has taught writing and literature for the last thirty-five years. This series incorporates interviews and articles incorporating her teachings and Zen practice.

Explore: Beginner's Mind, Pen and Paper | Engendering Compassion | Alleviating Writer's Anxiety | What is Practice? | How to Flourish in Your Writing | Living the Writer's Life | Warning! (To Writers)


Creativity & Innovation

Jeannine McGladeStimulated! Habits to Spark Your Creative Genius at Work
This stimulating series is based on Jeannine McGlade and Andrew Pek's Stimulated! Habits to Spark Your Creative Genius at Work and outlines the successful habits of innovative, inspired and passionate people.

Explore: Overcome Blocked Creativity | Build Confidence & Courage | Evolution, Creation, and Stimulation | 5 Habits to Spark Your Creative Genius | Manage Your Energy, Not Your Time | Play — The Elixir of Creativity | Playing with Possibilities | Stimulate Your Creative Genius | Spark Creativity at Work


Bob EckertCreating Growth Through Innovation
Bob Eckert's work focuses on developing innovative organizations and innovation leaders via training, coaching and facilitation. A sought-after keynote speaker on topics surrounding innovation, this series delves into "brain tuning", managing emotions to foster innovation, using humor to instigate creative thinking, moving through conflict and fear, and ultimately, surrendering to your humanity.

Explore: Brain Tuning | The Story of Conflict | Managing Emotions | Fear: The Great Innovation Killer | Humor and Creative Thinking | How to Build a Better Idea Trap | Surrender to Your Humanity


Psychology & Creativity

Lisa AgaranIntegrative Therapy for the Creative Artist
Integrating both her artistic and psychology background Lisa has worked with artists and creative professionals with their careers and creative potential. This series explores the journey through the hills and valleys of creativity, Highly Sensitive Personality (HSP) and creativity, depression as the repressed voice of creativity, and how to re-enter the creative process.

Explore: Creativity — A Journey Through Hills and Valleys | Highly Sensitive Personality and Creativity | Creativity-Training Through The Senses | Depression: The Repressed Voice of Creativity |How to Re-enter the Creative Process

Repeat History
DaVinci's Genius
Edison's Habits
Darwin's Thinking

Favorites
InterviewsCreativity Interviews
These special interviews feature famous and fabulous muses, bestselling authors, artists, writers, teachers, creative coaches, and other creativity professionals including Natalie Goldberg, SARK, Angela Cartwright, Peter Clothier, Jill Badonsky, Ashfaq Ishaq, Michael Michalko, Jurgen Wolff, Eric Maisel, and Deanne Fitzpatrick.
Permission SlipsPermission Slips for Your Heart and Soul
Have you ever felt like you know what you want and need to do, but you just don't do it? Yet, if you had permission you would jump and do it in a minute! Whether you want to open up a new door, start over, or ask for help, you can use these colorful permission slips created by artist Pattie Mosca when you just can't seem to give permission to yourself. Creating the life you love will be much easier when you give yourself permission to do so.
Projects & Prompts
Magic Crayon Journaling
Write-Brain Workbook Exercises
Brickstorming
Craft a Cookie Fortune!
Imagination Prompt Generator