Have you ever included someone in a creative project and they overstepped in some way and refused to acknowledge that’s what they were doing? It’s not fun. And it can be excruciating trying to help someone to see that they’ve overstepped, even more so if there are other people around who also don’t understand how…… Continue reading The 3 Boundaries Every Creative Needs in Their Community If They Don’t Want to Lose Their Mind
Do you ever hear the life story of someone whose work you admire and get seriously bummed on their behalf? Well, that’s 100% how I feel about Hans Christian Andersen. I knew nothing about his personal life when I first started reading his work. I only knew that his fairy tales, like all fairy tales…… Continue reading The 3 Faces of Hans Christian Andersen That Probably Would Have Thrived On Instagram
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What Little League and Michael Phelps can teach us about follow-through. Playing softball as a kid, a good coach will tell kids not to stop at the base where they’re headed but to instead run through the base. Otherwise, kids get so focused on any given base that they will slow down as they close in…… Continue reading Let There Be No End In Sight
You cannot control the stories that others tell themselves, you can only decide what story you are going to tell yourself as you move forward. This is something I’m still struggling with. A big part of why I had been so excited about maybe going back to school and getting my MFA was that it…… Continue reading Your Fear of Others Holding Onto Old Stories About You Is an Old Story You Need to Let Go
Living a life of any kind of balance is at its core a life of being and doing. The aim of every productivity expert you come across is going to be to get you do more, create more, live more. If they do ask you to do less, it’s because they’re asking you to do…… Continue reading You Can Love Every Aspect of Your Life As It Is Now And Still Be Making Progress Toward The Life You Want
Certain neurological conditions aside, we each of us have an instinct for social survival that helps us plenty in at least worrying about those relationships immediately on our radar. We worry about being too much of one thing and not enough of another. We worry about what other people are thinking because mind-reading isn’t actually…… Continue reading You Should Give Just As Much or More Energy to Your Own Healing As You Do to Others’