How to Block Creativity

a blank canvas hung on a brick wall
Are you stuck?  Does the thought of sitting in front of a blank page or blank canvas terrify you?  Do you have mountains of unused supplies?  Does that make you feel guilty? That’s terrific! That crazy guy, Albert Einstein, said “The significant problems we face cannot be solved at the same level of thinking that created them.”    When you engage in your creativity and feel the deep inner joy of being in a state of flow, you will begin to think differently.  Your comfortable logical analytical way of thinking will be toast!&n...

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Worth it!

I was at a women’s gathering where one of the ladies shared her experience with a recent European vacation.  She and her husband cruised the Danube and took an extra week to visit sights they had always wanted to see.  It was the trip of a lifetime. Then, on the flight home, they were upgraded to first class!  While sipping champagne and reveling in the extra room, she shared with the group how her mind drifted briefly to the giant credit card bill waiting upon her return.  Then she thought of the sights, the sounds and the encounters with ...

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Step back

Do your work, then step back ~ Lao Tzu
It’s easy to gloss over where we’ve been. Day after day we go about our activities and forget to notice the shifts and completions. When I reflect on the years that have passed, I can see

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But what if I jump and it’s wrong?

If you’ve been following my posts for a while, you know that I tend to leap. I keep my nose to the grindstone until the boredom stifles me. Then my head pops up, like a gopher peering from its hole in the ground

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Say Goodbye – Say Hello

This post comes about because a colleague of mine, Lois Hart, sent her new book to me. I thought you might like to see how relevant it was for me and how you could use it too.

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The Water and the Pump

I listened to a friend talking the other day about her pilot husband who would just not give it up. His entire career had been devoted to piloting passengers across the US. After he retired, he volunteered for the Air National Guard. Now, years later, he’s still flying solo. She’s concerned that

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