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Escaping Creative Ruts

Escaping Creative Ruts

What is it that keeps us in a “creativity rut?” How do we escape these?  Sometimes we may not feel like we are in a rut but we notice how our passion has dimmed. Have you tried any new creative moves recently? If you always write non-fiction work, try writing a fairy tale. Or a children’s story. Perhaps as I suggest this you are quietly protesting. Does a fear come up that whispers you may have to work this a…

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It Takes a Village to Write a Book: More Lessons from My New Dog

It Takes a Village to Write a Book: More Lessons from My New Dog

There was Stryder, my gentle giant of a dog, standing on the table.  I felt overwhelmed.  Have you ever felt this way about your creative work? Last night I was sitting at my patio table and writing on my laptop. All of a sudden, there was Stryder, my gentle giant of a dog, standing on the table. He is now very comfortable in his new home; he no longer cowers in fear but jumps! He jumps on tables, on chairs…

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When Fear Effects Our Creative Work: Lessons from My New Dog

When Fear Effects Our Creative Work: Lessons from My New Dog

Two weeks ago I found my new dog. Well, actually, he found me. And every day  I am so aware of how my life is reflected in this journey.  Let me explain… This is Stryder of the Bluebottle Pathway, Stryder for short. He is an Irish Wolfhound mix. And yes, he is quite a big dog. From what I have been told by the amazing woman who “rescued” Stryder, he has never been an inside dog. He slept under the…

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How Art Can Inspire Us in Difficult Times

How Art Can Inspire Us in Difficult Times

This morning on Facebook a long time friend posted, “Hello my friends. I have some sad news …” This dear woman, the same age as my youngest daughter, is facing surgery to remove cancer. It is unclear how far the cancer may have spread. My heart sunk into deep compassion with thoughts of her and what lies before her. Then I moved onto thoughts of her husband, their small children, her parents, siblings, and all those who love her. All…

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