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Invite Your Muse to a Cup of Inquiry: Gaining Intuitive Access

Yes, invite your muse to join you for a cup of inquiry. Ask her what kind of tea she wants. Pour it, steaming hot, out of the kettle. Ask her if she takes honey. Listen for her answers in your own imagination. Pour yourself one. Bring a stack of paper and colored pens to the meeting. Slow down, show up, sit down. What questions pop into your mind? Is there something you have been grappling with that could use a hot pink epiphany? Note - you don’t need to choose answerable questions. Consider an inquiry … [Read More...]

Wisdom & Self Growth

How to Become a Better Creative Thinker

Creative, Thinker

While it’s true that some people are born with a creative mind, it doesn’t mean that creative thinking can’t be learned and developed. If you want to become a creative thinker, the secret is simple, practice. Yep, practice. You may believe that you don’t have a creative bone in your body, but this simply isn’t true. If you weren’t capable of some type of creative thinking, you’d be a robot! In a recent Forbes article, creativity was identified as a key quality in modern leadership. Think Steve Jobs, Jeff Bezos, Jack Ma As an entrepreneur, how are you cultivating creativity? And I am not talking about making art, coloring or painting. I am talking about creative problem solving as an approach to growing your business. I could ramble on about this topic and I may … [Read More...]

Health & Wellness

Your Legs and Feet: The Gift of Movement

Movement, feet

One of the marvels of the human body is what I call the metabolizing effect of our legs and feet when they are activated. Beyond that function, they have an inner intelligence as well, which you will see below. Legs and Feet Help Us Metabolize This wisdom area of the body is one that helps us take what we experience as confusing, disorienting, or simply puzzling and metabolize it — digest it. I don’t mean this in the literal sense of breaking down our food into substances that can nourish us, but in the metaphoric sense of finding clarity about our lives, our challenges, our biggest questions. When I was younger, I was a runner. Now I walk and walk and walk. Whenever I have an issue or a problem, I walk it out — or “metabolize” it. I head out on the path without … [Read More...]

Relationships

In a Bad Relationship? Ask Your Heart What to Do

Relationship

Why do women stay in bad relationships? There is a very simple answer to this. The fear of the unknown in the future is more overwhelming than the pain you are experiencing in the present moment. When something is unpredictable it can cause quite a bit of anxiety. You are creatures of habit. Consistency can feel like a snuggly blanket when we are cold. Knowing what you can expect feels like a comfortable pair of jeans. However, if you really look at your troubled relationship without judgement or anger, you might see there are options. Judgement is the ego keeping you in fear. It puts blinders on so that you can’t see other ways of doing things. Anger limits your creative thinking and keeps you stuck in negative energy. Think of the unknown as just a blank … [Read More...]

Career & Business

Is it Time to Refresh Your Vision for Your Life and Business?

Business, life

If you are like me, perhaps you are ready to begin creating a new life vision for yourself. Perhaps you are madly trying to reach this year’s goals or you have completely lost sight of your dreams and are feeling like it’s time to refresh and renew. I do have big dreams for my work and my life. To me the two are inseparable. And there is nothing stopping me but ME. Thoughts like I’m not ready; I don’t know enough; It’s too risky; My list isn’t big enough; and I need to lose weight first are all rolling around in my head. But I also know that my vision for my life and my commitment to myself and my family are bigger than these fears. I invite you to take a look at where you are today and ask yourself, where do I want to be a year from now? Giving yourself … [Read More...]