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Resist or Create?

[Please take a look at my latest book, Redesign Your Mind. It will serve your creative life beautifully!] We are a hard species to like. At the same time, some among us do beautiful work, smart work, compassionate work, life-affirming work, even breathtaking work....

More Grandeur, Please

I’ve been presenting a lot of webinars in support of my new book Redesign Your Mind. Folks are responding to many of the ideas in the book, but one has been standing out a little: how little grandeur there is in our lives and how much we need some. We tend to...

Using Creativity to Create Your Future

[Get your hands on my latest book Redesign Your Mind, a book that will really help you with your creative life.] Where we pay attention matters. This includes how we envision the future. If we envision a litany of future difficulties, that’s where our mind will be...

Creatively Moving Through Blocks

[Please make sure to get your hands on my latest book, Redesign Your Mind, a book of real help to creatives. Take a look here!] The most usual presenting problem a client brings to a creativity coach is that he or she is not creating. The client is blocked, resistant,...

Decolonizing Creative Practice

[Make sure to take a look at my latest book, Redesign Your Mind. It's of great value to visual artists!] Creative and performing artists are intimately involved in the process of analyzing culture, deconstructing cultural myths, and shining a bright light on cultural...

How Creativity Fosters Deep Trust

First, let me invite you to take a look at my latest book, Redesign Your Mind. I think it might serve you beautifully! Now, on to this week’s post. The majority of people who have suffered adverse childhood experiences, like bullying, physical violence, neglect,...

Does Your Mind Come With a Calmness Switch?

In this post, we continue our exploration of the cognitive technique of “redesigning your mind” as I describe in Redesign Your Mind. In my work as, first, a family therapist, and then as a creativity coach, I’ve paid a lot of attention to the cognitive behaviors and...

Remove That Bed of Nails for Higher Creativity

My new book Redesign Your Mind employs the metaphor of “the room that is your mind” or, more simply, your mindroom. That is such an interesting place, in part because it is the place where our human nature plays itself out. This “playing out” includes the amazing...

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