Mindful Careers: Visualization for Creativity

So many of us get lost in the thinking about creativity – what supplies we’ll need, when we’ll find the time, if we’ll be any good – that we take our authentic selves out of the process. That’s a shame because recent studies have shown that creativity – the simple act of creating something you love for yourself, not for fame or fortune, can have as much positive impact on…

Intention For Creativity

“I’m not creative.” I’ve heard this from many people and all of them – every single one! – turned out to be an exceptionally creative spirit. We limit ourselves by limiting our definitions. Yes, creativity encompasses all the arts from music to poetry to painting. But if you’re only including the fine arts in your definition, you’re doing creativity and yourself a disservice. Creativity describes how you see the world,…

Mindful Careers Exercise: Interview You!

Time to get creative! Here’s an easy exercise – no equipment necessary, really! – to get you thinking! Awards season is in full swing. On second thought, awards season is always in full swing. Just when you think the glitzy red carpet parade on the West Coast is over, along comes another ceremony. Examination of the acceptance speeches alone could fill a semester’s worth of college-level coursework. That got me thinking…

Kicking Off 2017 With Creativity!

Welcome 2017! Is this the year you create a more mindful career for yourself? YES, it is! One option for practicing mindfulness is to explore your own untapped creative energy. This practice will help you to be more open to new career paths and develop mastery for things you love. I’ve dabbled in many creative pursuits over the years. I started dance and gymnastic classes at 3, cooking at 5 (scrambled eggs),…

Intention for Authenticity

  “Why all this focus on intentions?” “I feel silly saying these things out loud.” “When will I feel like something’s changing after I’ve said the intention?” Sound familiar? These are questions I get surrounding the benefit, the usefulness, of setting and reciting intentions. The great thing is, if you’re asking the questions, you’re closer to the answers. You’re asking rather than dismissing. Intentions are the foundation of change, the…

Mindful Careers: An Exercise For Authenticity

  Authenticity isn’t easy, especially in an age of pretty, polished social media. We feel pressure to chase perfectionism or model our wardrobe/home/career/everything after someone who seems to have it all together…in a 1:1 square Instagram photo. That’s not to say that all people who live their lives or run their businesses across multiple channels aren’t being authentic. It does mean, however, that our own authenticity can get muted in…