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Losing your lower self

Dreams are a lot of work. You’re outside your comfort zone—raw, naked, vulnerable. And you’re working your ass off for something that’s a risk. Maybe it’s utterly new or scarily costly or dangerous to your physical safety. Maybe it’s not supported well by your friends or your spouse or, say, a consumerist, productivity-obsessed culture that eats human souls for tapas. …

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Working with time

I’ve been thinking a lot about my relationship to work and time lately. Making time for creative work. Retreats as a way of moving forward quickly in a short amount of time. Multitasking as a concept. I’ve been in a number of vastly interesting situations, many of which are outside my preferred way of working, which …

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Let yourself be

So often, we hold our dreams or authenticity or creative practice hostage. We tie them up, swing a naked bulb over their heads, and scream in their faces: GIMME ANSWERS. We look for anchors in the storm, believing our dreams to be the storm. We ask our creative work to pay our bills and rent, or else. We …

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Sticking with it (no matter what)

When I ran marathons, the race always broke itself into thirds. The first part was all excitement and endorphins. The last bit was full of ‘almost there’ guts and glory. But that middle third? A big ole boring slog. How do we keep ourselves going? Motivating myself in a race is a real mixed bag. Latching my focus onto someone’s …

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Taking the leap: acting on your intuition

We’ve covered how to identify the voice of intuition and discern it from the chorus of other voices chirping in your head. We’ve explored a daily practice to clarify and strengthen messages from your intuition. Now it’s time to talk about the critical third step in the process. Taking action It is, unfortunately, not enough …

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How to get clarity on your dreams and find solutions to impossible problems

Last week, I got to talk about one of my all-time favorite topics: intuition. This week, I’ll tell you how to use it. Ain’t no good waving a power tool over my head if I don’t show you how it works. In my book (which is coming so soon and you should sign up below because …

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The dream chaser’s manifesto

I am a singular and necessary element in this vast, creative universe. I am necessary. (I will say it again and again, until my cells resonate with the sound of that truth.) I am needed here. I walk a path toward a purpose all my own. That task is mine. Some may walk with me, but none can …

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