Be Like Lin-Manuel: A Primer on Creative Patience

Be Like Lin-Manuel:  A Primer on Creative Patience

Feel like your creative project is taking For-Fucking-Ever?  Need some inspiration to shore up your eroding patience and keep your creeping discouragement at bay?  Lin-Manuel Miranda has you covered.  (With a bonus creative confidence-booster from the most wonderful little warty toad you've ever seen.)

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5 Ways We're Screwed If We Don't Know How We're Creative

5 Ways We're Screwed If We Don't Know How We're Creative

In honor of the publication of my first FREE ebook, "How Are You Creative?" here's an excerpt, a teaser, an amuse bouche if you will, in which I describe five different ways that NOT having a way to talk about the diversity and complexity of our creativities can really bite us in the ass.

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How's That Quest for Perfection Working For You?

How's That Quest for Perfection Working For You?

It took the aftermath of a deeply imperfect public performance to remind me how important it is to change the channel on perfectionistic mental chatter.  Turns out, your drive to perfect may be baked into your smart, creative self, but the agony of perfectionism doesn't have to be.

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Are Your Inner Conflicts Depriving the World of Your Genius?

Are Your Inner Conflicts Depriving the World of Your Genius?

Are you finding that the pressure to rise up and help our imperiled country and world is ratcheting up your inner conflicts and self-doubts?   You are not alone!  Here's how to continue seeking your authentic genius even as you act in good-enough ways today.

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On Fire Roosters and Pussy Hats: Owning Our Inner Disruptors

On Fire Roosters and Pussy Hats:  Owning Our Inner Disruptors

In this week of marches and pussy hats, let's embrace activism as a distinct form of creativity!  Find out what it means to activate your inner Disruptor and explore how strengthening this star might impact the rest of your personal creative constellation.    

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How Can I Create Now?

How Can I Create Now?

As you gird your loins to face the year ahead, please don't abandon the creative practices that keep you strong and centered and whole.  Here's three good reasons why now is EXACTLY the right time to continue the work of your soul. (Need a fourth reason?  How about 'are you really going to let those fuckers silence your heart'?)

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