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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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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You Are (almost certainly) NOT Schizophrenic

You Are (almost certainly) NOT Schizophrenic

What is up with us when we can't tell our fascinating, multi-dimensional life stories without demeaning ourselves or apologizing for our evolution?  Why it is time to retire the word "schizophrenic" to describe a life filled with multiple creative passions, and some alternatives that we'd want our daughters to hear.

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On Fragments and Wholes

On Fragments and Wholes

How one whole-loving artist and creativity coach is sort-of-kind-of starting to make peace with the fast-flying world of fragment-exchange that is online marketing.  Spoiler alert:  It has something to do with trusting my fellow humans and relaxing my grip on the illusion of control.  But I'm not saying what.  For that, you have to read the whole.  See what I did there?

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How are You Creative?

How are You Creative?

What if your creative genius is not contained in one way of creating, but in the interplay between many different creative modes?  What if some of the most powerful creators out there are not masters of a single creative talent, but people who have decided to make use of ALL their multiple creative gifts in exciting new combinations?  Take a fresh-eyed look at some famous creative people and see out how the question "How are You Creative?" opens up helpful new perspectives on the complexity of what creative genius really means.  (Plus, discover Boyan Slat!...who?)

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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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