Creativity is kind of like soup. If we want to make soup we need a strong pot. Because of course, if the pot leaks, we lose the soup. I work with creative people. They don’t need more ideas. What they need is a way to manage the flow. They need a way to feel safe [ Read more … ]
I’ve always had trouble voicing things… speaking up for myself, calling out deception, and owning my own value and worth. When I was growing up, my mother would always tell me, “If you don’t have anything nice to say, don’t say anything at all.” I wasn’t sure that whatever I was thinking was nice, so I stuffed my [ Read more … ]
I work with so many clients who have ‘big energy.’ They worry about being ‘too much,’ they want to be nice and fit in. But artists are people who can’t live in that place of ‘fitting in’…that’s not what they’re ABOUT. Their GIFT is to be TOO MUCH. I’m reminded of something the film critic [ Read more … ]
It lives in a place that’s beyond social conditioning.
Occasionally I run into someone who tells me that he or she is a good writer, and for whatever reason, this has happened to me recently with two former graduate students. With both of them (bless their hearts), I thought, “huh?” To my mind, neither of these individuals are good writers. Smart, capable, creative, interesting, [ Read more … ]