Award-Winner! Creativity Portal Wins 2014 '101 Best Website' Award!
Writer's Digest magazine has again named Creativity Portal on their annual 101 BEST WEBSITES FOR WRITERS list! This year we're honored with an extra bonus — a 'Best of the Best' callout, for the first time, the #1 spot in their creativity category for 2014.
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Words and Images: Finding Beauty (in a Broken World) Finding Beauty in a Broken World by Terry Tempest Williams is a meditation on both seeking and seeing beauty in the harsh realities around us. Magic Journal Page #7: Your Lantern When we keep our lantern lit we are reminded of our strength and our truth. Dear Muse: Paralyzed by Perfectionism Four solutions that work for many who are paralyzed by perfectionism and fear in the creative process.
The Anxiety Of Performing A leading creativity coach Eric Maisel discusses "performing" as a classic anxiety producer. It consists of a great many different fears: the fear of being seen as flawed, the fear of criticism, the fear of disappointing people, the fear of being in power, the fear of embarrassment and humiliation, the fear of imperfection, the fear of loss of control, and even more dramatic fears like the fear of loss of love and approval and the fear of annihilation. The better a job you do of detaching from outcomes, getting a grip on your negative thoughts, and approaching life philosophically, the more likely it will be that you will be able to perform.
Wild Mind: Living the Writer's Life On NaNoWriMo, Personal Writing Style By Natalie GoldbergWhat's your personal writing style? Delve into the meaning of your own writing style. BTW, NaNoWriMo stands for "National Novel Writing Month". A Guided Imagery On Nourishing The Artist Within Have someone read this guided imagery exercise to you as you relax in your chair, couch, etc., and imagine yourself in the setting described. The words should be read calmly by the reader. Give it a tryyou'll like it!
The Ultimate 'YES!'
I've been cutting out and giving away pages from Pattie Mosca's Permission Slips for almost two months in preparation for the books' official launch this week through Story People Press (congratulations, Pattie!).
Creativity Portal celebrates with Pattie with an interview about her creative journey and sample permission slips from her book that you can download, print, and use.
Although I've mostly retired from reviewing books, I wanted to enjoy and report on some field experiences with Permission Slips in my coaching practice because I know how beautifully Pattie, a fellow Kaizen-Muse™ creativity coach, helps others work through self-limiting habits and beliefs towards more possibility and self-care all great soil in which compassion and creativity thrives . . . for all of us. Read more »
Q: Why is creativity important to you?
A: Sewing, fabric art, finding new uses for old things, journaling, and music are essential to my well-being and peace of mind. I find joy and satisfaction in creation.
~ Peggy Titt, Special Ed Teacher
Write-Brain Exercises Sideways Glance By Bonnie Neubauer
Stretching our eyes, minds, legs, and hearts is very helpful to developing writing muscle!
I Do Not Compare Myself to Others Anymore By Pattie Mosca Artist, Writer, Author of 'Permission Slips for Your Heart and Soul'
My journey has taken me from a shy little girl to one who sees so many possibilities ... from never showing my work to anyone, to exposing myself in national magazines, and now a book.
Pictures in the Rear View Mirror Who's in Second? By Susan Hornfeld
In the mid- to late-60's every guy I knew was a car guy. And because popular music celebrated the hottest rides, women of the 60's were car hip, too. Permission Slips... For Your Heart & Soul UNLIMITED MISTAKES DAY By Pattie Mosca
How many times have you started a project only to abandon it because it felt like a mistake? Or because you felt it was already done by someone else? Or because you didn't feel it was "good enough"?
An Owner's Manual for Your Creativity Exclusive and Provocative Leak of Upcoming Book By Jill Badonsky
In an effort to replace Wikileaks as news leaker leader, Trixyleaks, has surreptitiously issued excerpts of Jill Badonsky's new book, The Muse Is IN: An Owner's Manual for Your Creativity.
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Free From The Notion of Self By Shyalpa Tenzin Rinpoche
We think we are free, but we are bound by our fears and delusions by all of our self-made constraints.
Meditation Day 1 By Tobin Blake
Ideally, we want to use techniques that are not overly complex so that we can gain a sense of the internal peace that lies beyond the meditative procedure.