Month: March 2013

3 Ways to Inspire Your Creativity | Business

3 Ways to Inspire Your Creativity

Blue Light BulbMany of us would like to have more creativity in our lives. How about you?

One of the best ways to get into a creative space is to break out of your normal daily routine.

And the best way to do that is to bring more playfulness and spontaneity into your life, especially into your work environment.

3 Ways to Inspire Your Creativity | Business

What We Can Learn About Creativity From Camping

Young woman washing in lake next to campI’m no camper. I’m so confident of this that I’m even prepared to commit to hating camping.

There’s nothing pleasant about it. It’s not comfortable and it’s not clean.

There are bugs to contend with 24 hours a day.

It’s difficult to prepare food, and no matter how hard you try, there’s no keeping sand and dust out of everything.

It’s not that I haven’t tried.

3 Ways to Inspire Your Creativity | Business

Creativity Stereotypes – Are They Holding You Back?

creativityHere’s a quick quiz:

1) When I see a see a sunrise, I’m moved to:

  1. Compose a poem.
  2. Try and capture the beauty with my paints and brush.
  3. Stumble drunkenly into bed — boy that party was a lot of fun.
  4. Cover my face with my pillow and go back to sleep. Who in their right mind gets up early enough to look at sunrises?


3 Ways to Inspire Your Creativity | Business

Unplugging: People First, Things Second

nurturingyourfamily(An Excerpt from: Nurturing the Soul of Your Family)

Parenting consciously and making decisions that mirror your heart and innermost values take guts, no matter what the issue is.

They require an unwavering commitment to your family’s well-being, in both the short and long term, as well as weathering the disapproval of your children. As we know, it’s harder to say no than to say yes — particularly when that no goes against the norm of our culture.

Your kids are not likely to celebrate the establishment of media guidelines, and you may find any rules difficult to follow as well. When we’re overworked and exhausted, the electronic babysitter is easy to turn to and always available.


3 Ways to Inspire Your Creativity | Business

Dream Project – Infuse Creative Fiery Energy Into Your Business!

Orange candy heart that reads dream against white background.During these hot days of July, I’ve found myself inspired by expansive moments of creative energy that seem to be bursting outside from me like the rays of the sun.

Many nights, the bright energy of my ideas keeps me awake, and find myself writing down my thoughts during the tiny hours of the morning.

Having taken a brief interlude from revenue-generating activities in July, I find my creative desires, and feelings of passion for how I serve the people in my world, have magnified in intensity.

3 Ways to Inspire Your Creativity | Business

Five Ways to Nourish and Renew Your Spirit

Number 5It’s 1976, and my mom and dad are sitting quietly with their eyes closed, hands resting upward — thumb and index finger touching — while my younger siblings crawl on their backs and shoulders. My older two brothers and I sit nearby, holding our own meditation poses, bored, rolling our eyes and counting the minutes until this ritual will end.

At least once a week or whenever things got stressful, my parents would pull all five of their children — ranging in age from ten to one — into our library for a family meditation. As much as I complained, a part of me yearned for this spiritual practice.