Category Archives: Conscious Living

My Word for 2016

One of my favorite things about life is how we’re always learning and growing. There will never come a time when you’ve learned it all, when you’ve mastered life. There are always new lessons and opportunities. For the past several years I’ve chosen one word to help guide my experiences, to remind me of something […]

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Your Invitation to an Inspired January

The new year is upon us, bringing to mind thoughts of what was during 2015 and what’s next for 2016. My gal pal Eliza and I were talking the other day about how we like to begin a new year. Neither of us do resolutions—too confining, too fueled by ‘shoulds.’ Instead, we both choose a […]

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How to Have a More Conscious Christmas

If you’re anything like me, you’ve been wondering how to have a more conscious Christmas. Every year, I learn a bit more. Some of the things I’ve been considering this year are: Is it better to get a locally grown tree, a living tree, or a high-quality artificial tree that will last for many years? What is the […]

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One Thing Every Creative Must Have

Someone recently asked me why I created The Artist’s Way Creative Cohort. In a word: community. It’s the one thing every creative must have and it’s not that easy to come by. Working from home, I often hanker for authentic connection with fellow creatives instead of the constant promotion and posturing on social media. But I’m strongly […]

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10 Reasons You Need Creative Outlets—Even if You Don’t Feel Creative

Whether you think you’re creative or not—spoiler: you are!—you need one or more creative outlets. Increasingly, research shows that engaging in creative activities improves your health and happiness. Creativity sits at the top of Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs, nestled among the self-actualization needs that help you realize your full potential. By listing creativity as a self-actualization need, Maslow was […]

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