Creativity

7 Rut Rescues: a collection of wonderful, workable wisdom

By |2021-07-30T18:20:06+00:00July 30, 2021|Categories: Creative Confidence, Creativity|

I love to streak. Not the running-naked-across-a-field type. The kind where you build positive habits by doing things consistently. Habit streaking is how I’ve stayed fit and sane during the pandemic, working out 457 days in a row. Habit streaking is why you’ll find hundreds of digital drawings on my Instagram feed. To become a better [...]

Crisis on the road: how kindness and creativity salvaged my vacation

By |2021-06-29T17:30:47+00:00June 29, 2021|Categories: Creativity, Everyday Communication|

“Something isn’t right.” I look to my left and know my husband Jim agrees. He’s always alert and a little white-knuckled when towing our 30-foot travel trailer. But right now, his body language is way beyond, “Don’t bother me, I’m driving.” It’s a silent scream of, “Holy $#*%! What the &^@# is going on?!” Our truck—a [...]

Are you a Planner or a Pantser? Which is the Right Approach for Writers?

By |2021-06-17T13:00:50+00:00June 17, 2021|Categories: Creative Confidence, Creativity, Uncategorized, Writing|

This is an age-old difference of opinion in the world of creative writing: To outline before writing or to just start writing and trust the process. Many people say it’s a waste of time to start writing without knowing where you’re going. These folks are Planners who make outlines and bullet point lists. They like to [...]

Convergent thinking? Divergent thinking? Creativity calls for both.

By |2021-05-28T19:32:04+00:00May 28, 2021|Categories: Creative Confidence, Creativity|

When it comes to creative thinking, I identify as divergent. I can practice convergent thinking, which is to say that I am capable of analyzing practical alternatives and choosing one that seems best. If I lacked this skill, I’d never know what to eat for dinner. But, as my husband will attest, I would rather list [...]

Is It Stealing If……?

By |2021-04-16T12:30:02+00:00April 15, 2021|Categories: Creative Confidence, Creativity, Everyday Communication, Storytelling, Uncategorized, Writing|

We once worked with a real estate agent who said to us, "buyers are liars." She explained that we’ll tell her we absolutely need to have a two-story front porch, a finished basement, and a separate laundry room in our next house when in fact, the home we’ll end up purchasing will have none of those [...]

Mashups aren’t just for Mondays

By |2021-04-13T22:11:35+00:00March 31, 2021|Categories: Creative Confidence, Creativity|

If my self-imposed job title weren’t already so long, I’d add the words “Daily Practice Junkie.” Since last month’s article on consistency and surprise, I passed the one-year mark for workouts. Yep. I’ve exercised for at least 30 minutes a day, every damn day, for more than a year. I’ll pause while you gasp and applaud [...]

Once Around the Block: How Walking Can Boost Creativity

By |2021-03-15T19:57:15+00:00March 15, 2021|Categories: Creative Confidence, Creativity, Storytelling, Uncategorized|

“I only went out for a walk and finally concluded to stay out till sundown, for going out, I found, was really going in.” ― John Muir  Who is feeling exhausted?  A year ago, we were using every ounce of our creativity just to get groceries or figure out how to keep working. Now, fatigue is [...]

Consistency + Surprise

By |2021-02-26T12:49:02+00:00February 26, 2021|Categories: Creative Confidence, Creativity, Everyday Communication|

“Three and one!” That’s my fitness instructor, calling out a change in tempo as we lift weights to music. We’ve been doing bicep curls “two and two” … down two counts, up two counts. Now it’s time to adjust the rhythm. Why? Because our bodies adapt. Do the same move long enough, and your muscles become [...]

Ask me another one

By |2021-02-12T17:04:21+00:00February 10, 2021|Categories: Creativity, Everyday Communication, Learning, Storytelling, Uncategorized|

I’ve been thinking about questions, mostly about asking them.  We were in Nashville two years ago for a long weekend and took Lyfts everywhere we needed to go. Every trip was $6.15, no matter how far we went. Sitting in the backseat I was relaxed and chatty, interested in what was attracting so many different people to [...]

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