Everyday Creative

Award-winning creativity coach and therapist, Eric Maisel, offers the A Little Every Day Deck series to help readers develop a more centered, creative, intelligent life. Each card in the series presents a single idea and a simple exercise to try every day.

Readers can use the decks in a variety of ways. They can:

+ Read through the 30 cards in the deck, pick one that resonates, and try the simple exercise the card suggests.

+ Use the cards as a 30-day program, practicing one message and exercise a day.

+ Shuffle the cards, cut the deck, and let a random message speak.

+ Find a favorite message and exercise, repeat it until the message is taken to heart, then go on to another card in the deck.

Each deck is designed to work with the others to help readers grow in profound, even unexpected ways. Everyday Creative provides 30 ways to awaken the artist within. Each card helps build a more creative life: undertake new creative projects, live life more authentically, and manifest a true artistic nature. Cards invite readers to acquire new confidence, allow for fortunate accidents, embrace mystery, reduce anxiety, and more.

“Some time ago, I purchased a set of 48 playing-card-sized cards painted by Susan Seddon Boulet. I’ve kept them by my computer and occasionally dip into the deck, pull one out, and see if the colorful painting in some way inspires me in my writing. Now, with his new “A Little Every Day Decks,” creativity coach, writer, and psychologist Eric Maisel has given me an exciting new deck and a simple, easy-to-use program to spur creativity and inspiration.

“Each card contains a truth about creativity: ‘Grow creative by astonishing yourself’ or ‘Grow creative by opening to serendipity,’ for instance. The point of focus on each card is book-ended by ideas about the truth and then an exercise that can be done to enhance or change one’s experience and accessing of creativity. I’ve been examining and pondering the meanings of the cards for a couple weeks now and have settled upon using one each day at random before I begin my writing. In just a little over two weeks, I find that each morning I am anticipating reading the next card. Often the idea contained within stays with me all day, firing me on to carry out my appointed tasks. The cards are not just for writers or artists but also for anyone seeking to expand, explore, or open up channels of creativity. Highly recommended” – Lori L. Lake, author of lesbian fiction and freelance reviewer for the Midwest Book Review

“This is a deck of creativity cards–wonderful starters to enhance personal creativity. In a class setting they have proved a powerful closing exercise for each student to pick a card (face down of course) and use as his or her assignment until the next meeting. When it comes to coaching creativity, Eric Maisel is clear, concise, and kick starts us in a gentle way.” – Jane G. Cross



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