You Are Allowed to Be Complex

You Are Allowed to Be Complex

Ever notice how our most powerful success stories feature a single-focused individual rising to the top through single-minded perseverance?  As multi-modal creatives, those conventional plot lines just don't line up with our experience... and can leave us feeling like our innate complexity is a burdensome barrier to achievement and success.  I say it is time for us multi-modal creatives to put forward some alternative narratives - stories that convey the REAL dramas of the multi-modal life. 

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The Mystery of the Missing Creative Bones

The Mystery of the Missing Creative Bones

Ever wondered where all the creative bones are buried?  In this post, Sara explores the Great Mystery of Creativity, namely what terrible harm has been committed to the skeletons of every person who has ever said "I don't have a creative bone in my body." Venture back to a time when creativity was a yes or no question and society made a point of differentiating hard working citizens from flighty, floaty artist-types, and find out why it's time to change the pictures in our heads of what creative looks like.  

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We are SO Basic: The Wiring that Makes us Human

We are SO Basic:  The Wiring that Makes us Human

In honor of "Fudge Metabolization Week," let's step back from the fascinating (but challenging) question of how each of us are unique and different and take a look at the basic human wiring we all share.  Sara offers a wildly anatomically inaccurate picture of the three interconnected drives that make us human, then guides us in a tour of the piles of junky thinking that have obscured our common humanity from view for too long.  Plus, super-cute toddlers!

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Wanna Know the Purpose of Your Life?

Wanna Know the Purpose of Your Life?

Why are we are all in such a simultaneous purpose-frenzy and purpose-pickle?  Why is Justin Beiber's new album called Purpose, but you can't figure out whether or not to take that job?  How can we make sense of the fact that our culture is loudly demanding that we DECLARE OUR PURPOSE at the very same moment that it has washed it's hands of offering clear answers or guidance about what our purpose might be?  Come through a small historical wormhole to catch a glimpse of where this purpose-tornado comes from, and how we can reclaim the real, meaningful human questions in the eye of the storm.

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Introducing the Creative Constellations Project

Introducing the Creative Constellations Project

Sara Saltee's Creative Constellations Project offers a new way of thinking about creativity, identity, and purpose - one that insists that having many different creative passions is not a recipe for chaos, but an invitation for a really juicy life.  Find out why finding your creative constellation is more helpful than 'finding your passion,' and learn about Sara's journey to develop the framework and tools that will allow you to see yourself in a fresh new way.

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A New Question about Creativity

A New Question about Creativity

What if our deepest questions about our creativity and life purpose are not answerable by trying to "get more creative"?  What if we can only get where we are trying to go - toward lives of purpose, joy, and creative satisfaction - by starting with some expanded self-knowledge about ourselves as creators?  These are some of the big ideas behind my book in progress:  Finding Your Creative Constellation.

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What if I don't have a grand passion?

What if I don't have a grand passion?

We've all heard exhortations like "follow your bliss," or "take your passion and make it happen," but what if you don't experience yourself as having a particular bliss or passion?  Check out three common reasons why "follow your passion" may not work as a slogan for you, and test out some amendments that might suit you better as you seek a guidance system for your life.

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Why Don't I Ever Finish My Creative Projects?

Why Don't I Ever Finish My Creative Projects?

If you find yourself starting a new project every time you get close to finishing something, you may have sidewinder syndrome!  Here’s how sidewinder syndrome works:  When you get to that place where the normal anxiety of completion begins to rise up, you have learned to avoid it by moving sideways into another project, rather than building the muscle to push through your resistance to completing and see a project all the way through.  Building a habit of completion begins by understanding your resistance, then practicing ways to move through it.

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