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How Do You Quiet Your Mind?

In this video of Asheville, NC artist Jonas Gerard,  he is painting a big abstract work to music, practically dancing as he works, his strokes racing across the canvas.  It looks like a boisterous  process, but in fact Gerard says that painting fast allows his mind to be quiet.  Gerard’s distinctive approach may not be for everyone, but […]

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Teaser Tuesday and Book Pub Date, Oh My

Today is finally the coming out party for Becoming a Life Change Artist: 7 Creative Skills to Reinvent Yourself at Any Stage of Life. My co-author Fred Mandell and I are very excited.  It’s also Teaser Tuesday for writers on Twitter, so here are a few excerpts suggesting how the process of life change begins […]

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Personal Creativity is Not Optional

Here is a gorgeous video by Jan Phillips reminding us that making time for creative work is as essential to our well-being as breathing.  We are all artists! What creative work is calling to you right now? How do you feed your spirit?

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Shameless Book Promotion

Today is officially 10 days until the publication of Becoming A Life Change Artist. If you know me, you know I’m not good at selling. Or at least that I hate to do it. But if I want you to read the book, I’m going to have to change my attitude. […]

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Happy Birthday, Frida!

Today is the 103rd anniversary of the birth of the acclaimed Mexican artist Frida Kahlo’s birth.  Kahlo’s life offers an inspiring example of how art and creativity can help us live rich and fulfilling lives despite trauma or pain. When she was six years old, Kahlo contracted polio, which left one leg smaller than the […]

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