What is a Right-Sized Dream?

If the brainstormed list of possible titles for this blog post are any indication of where I’m at — The Torture of an Idea, The Dark Side of Manifesting, Can You Be Too Creative?, The Curse of a Calling — then I am in the throes of the creative process of living. I just finishedContinue reading “What is a Right-Sized Dream?”

Where Do We Go From Here?

“If we keep on voting, responding, creating, then progress is inevitable.” This was the rallying call of the previous newsletter and it was answered. We showed up, we voted and rejected a Trumpian vision of America (2).  This is truly a monumental victory for our future; so much more is possible when you have a president who caresContinue reading “Where Do We Go From Here?”

Imagination is Grief Work

The last three newsletters have been germinating on what it takes to expose, understand and break down the systemic box, ending with the sentence: “There is no creativity without action.” This is an allusion to our working definition of creativity as imagination in action. So while creativity is an act, this also means that our creative actions are dependent on our imagination, i.e. we createContinue reading “Imagination is Grief Work”

Editing Reality

Reality is hard. There is no way around it. Especially now. Some people want to trick reality; skip the hard part and pretend it’s all okay, until reality rears its head and reminds us again just how hard it is (1). This pandemic has brought home the fact that there is no way but through, exceptContinue reading “Editing Reality”

The Creative Process of Healing

As this crisis continues to unfold, we’ve all had to sit with the fear that arises in the face of uncertainty. We each have our completely valid ways of coping, but to sustain living, we need to engage more deeply with the creative process of healing; to find ways to not just survive, but thrive. While this journeyContinue reading “The Creative Process of Healing”

Unlearning Life’s Constraints

It feels as though all my newsletters have been leading up to this one. We began with expanding our understanding of creativity as responding to life’s constraints and continued to explore this concept through cultivating imagination, vision, and hope.In my last newsletter, I asked the question: How do we create more possibilities for ourselves? And mirrored the response: How many more ways canContinue reading “Unlearning Life’s Constraints”

Can I Take a Break?

It’s been a minute since my last newsletter, six weeks, in fact. Three weeks ago I was sitting in a cafe, attempting to write a draft, but couldn’t get past the first sentence. Because sometimes writer’s block comes in the form of a 100 degree fever. My body was rebelling against my intention to keep this practice.Continue reading “Can I Take a Break?”

Creativity Can Liberate You

I’m going to be honest with you: I didn’t want to write this newsletter. I had an exhausting and emotionally trying week and the thought of creating something new filled me with dread. But then I remembered our definition of creativity: “Creativity is the ability to take what exists and change it into something new through uniqueContinue reading “Creativity Can Liberate You”