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Were You an Alienated Teenage Artist?

Were you an alienated teenage artist during your teen years? My latest book might really interest you! Many years ago, my son, living in Europe at the time, married a Russian doctor and went to live with her in Siberia. They had a daughter, Katya. My son and his wife...

What Stops You From Completing Your Creative Work?

Do you have trouble completing your creative work? What seems to get in the way? I’m very curious (and I’m working on a book on this subject). If you have some ideas to share about what slows down the completing process for you or what sometimes (or maybe even often)...

For the Teenage Artist in Your Life

My latest book Why Smart Teens Hurt comes out on August 8. I noticed yesterday that the audio book publisher Tantor has produced an audio version of the book. How lovely! They have also created audio book versions of some of my other books, among them The Power of...

Creativity as a Roller-Coaster Ride

[To learn more about anxiety and the creative process, please take a look at Mastering Creative Anxiety, available now!} Given that anxiety is an inevitable part of the creative process, isn’t creating and living the artist’s life a roller-coaster ride of emotions?...

20 Intriguing Shift Network Classes

Many artists are interested in shamanism, plant medicine, energy medicine, Ayurvedic aromatherapy, devotional chanting, intuitive healing, and other interests that do not exactly dovetail with my own . For those of you with these many and varied interests, I thought...

What is a Creativity Coaching Session Like?

Have you ever wondered what a creativity coaching session is like? Of course, the best way to find out is to book a session, which you can do here. But there's another exciting way to learn, and that's by taking the new Mastering the Coaching Session training that...

The Art of Productive Obsessions

[If you're a coach, therapist, or other helper, or simply interested in the art of coaching, please join my new Mastering the Coaching Session training starting July 11. Learn more here.] Unproductive obsessions are fueled by anxiety and distorted thinking. Nobody...

Artists on Anxiety, Depression and Life

Here are a few provocative quotes to get you thinking. Enjoy! No one but myself knows the anxiety I go through and the trouble I give myself to finish paintings which do not satisfy me and seem to please so very few others. (Claude Monet) I suffered a nervous...

Effortless Mindfulness

The following is from a book I’m currently writing on coaching. But it’s a valuable lesson for everyone, so please enjoy! If you'd like to learn more about how to conduct coaching sessions, please join me for Mastering the Coaching Session, which begins in early July....

Effortless Cognitive Work

The below is a lesson I provide to the coaches I train. But it applies to everyone. Please enjoy! If you'd like to train as a creativity coach, the next online creativity coaching trainings begin Monday, June 6. You can sign up for the Introduction to Creativity...

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