Getting Better Organized

Almost everybody feels the need to get better organized. But what does “better organization” really mean? Is it about having a good filing system and multiple to-do lists or is it about more than that? Let’s take a look. Organizing for the long-term Each day embroils...

Generous Self-Forgiveness

I wanted to share a lesson response on self-forgiveness from a participant in my creativity coaching training, as I think it is particularly lovely and eloquent. Lars (who resides in Norway) explained: I need to forgive everything. I’m a thoughtful person, so I have a...

Julia Cameron and Me

The last time I visited Santa Fe, several years ago, it was to deliver a keynote at a Creative Tourism conference. I’ll be back this September to present at The Gathering of Creatives Conference which takes place September 20 – 22. On Saturday, September 21, I’ll...

Creating in Recovery, Part 5

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...

Creating in Recovery, Part 4

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...

Creating in Recovery, Part 3

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...