5 Tips for Creating in Recovery, Tip #2

Maybe you’ve come to realize that your addiction has gotten the better of you and you decide to enter into recovery via a 12-step program or in some other way. What then? Well, creating itself can prove a threat to recovery. The very act of creating is a voyage into...

5 Tips for Creating in Recovery, Tip 1

Maybe you’ve come to realize that your addiction has gotten the better of you and you decide to enter into recovery via a 12-step program or in some other way. What then? On top of the common challenges that any person experiences in early recovery—the cravings, the...

Your Partner’s Flaws — and Yours

If you marry a Jackson Pollock you get his drinking and his rages. If you marry a Diego Rivera you get his womanizing. If you marry a Virginia Woolf you get her manias and her despair. If you marry a Paul Gauguin you get his sarcasm—which he will call irony. If you...

Art Making Resistance

A participant in my current advanced creativity coaching training asked the group, “Why is it that so many creative people are convinced (guilty myself of this) that they need the most expensive, rare, or premium equipment in order to create something meaningful or of...

Artists in Love, Part 6

I wanted to share the following recently received email with you: Hi Eric, Today’s post really resonated with me. After being married for over 30 years, and having experienced a fabulous marriage, my husband stepped away from the marriage with another woman....

Artists in Love, Part 5

MY WIFE HAS THE PROBLEM Many relationships are peppered with blaming. Artists’ relationships are no different. Consider the following coaching session from my creativity coaching practice. Jake, a would-be filmmaker in his early thirties, came to see me. “How are you...