Posts Categorized: Creativity

Exercising the Power to Change

We used to say, “I love you so much! I love you just the way you are and I hope that you never change!” That sentiment used to feel good, but it doesn’t anymore. Not changing used to be the gold standard, almost like we were impervious to life and its lessons, like we could… Read more »

Loving the Space That You Make

Have you ever gone into someone’s home and felt so cramped that you could hardly breathe?  Their walls and countertops are cluttered with stuff, snuffing out any chance for a pause. Some people feel that making their mark on their surroundings makes their presence important and also protects them from having to face the… Read more »

Does Time Exist?

Some scientists say that time does not exist. In the mid-60’s, two American theorists, Wheeler and DeWitt, produced a complex equation attempting to explain how the Universe works. Shockingly they found that time did not need to be factored into this equation. British physicist Dr. Barbour concluded that time does not exist. He argued that… Read more »

Who Really Cares About Your Insecurities?

We were told to pick a partner for the exercise. Luckily Sue was near me. I like to work with her. Here were the instructions: The first person puts her leg on the other’s shoulder or hip (maybe to be off-balance or vulnerable?), cradles her partner’s head in her hands and the partner tilts her… Read more »

Filling in the Blanks

The pattern is familiar. I meet a new friend, know little about him or her, and my mind fills in the blanks. Rather than waiting until experience reveals his nature, I color in the picture with traits that I hope that he has. In a short time I expect behavior that reflects those characteristics which… Read more »

How Did You Get This Body?

In a conference called “Ageless Living” I heard many authors and teachers espouse ground-breaking ideas, but none was more exciting than what author, Gregg Braden, had to say. He explained a simple concept that we often overlook – what we do in the first part of our lives catches up with us in the second… Read more »

Cops and Swimming Lessons

I was driving and listening to my mother tell me a story over the hands-free phone when I saw the flashing lights behind me. “Mom!  Mom!  Mom!” my voice escalated to interrupt her story. “I’m being pulled over. I’ll call you back.” I parked on the side of the road and heard a resonant voice… Read more »

Loving Creativity

It seems that creativity is not just for fun. It is is an important component to good health. In Mind Over Medicine, Dr. Lissa Rankin looks at creativity as an essential aspect to thriving. Being creative goes beyond the common reference to art, music, writing and theater. “You may also express yourself by flower arranging, photography,… Read more »

Are You Stuck in a Holding Pattern?

Are you unable to make a decision, afraid to move forward and too knowledgeable to go back? Some people find themselves stuck in a holding pattern. After you have mulled over your options just go ahead and take action. Making conscious choices leads you in a direction of your choice. Don’t allow others to make… Read more »