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What Hyena Can Teach Us About Creativity In Summer

Jun 30, 2021

"The hyena personality is a jokester and crowd pleaser, but below the surface there are unfulfilled dreams to be realized. What would happen if you took your goals seriously?"

- Kim Krans, The Wild Unknown Animal Spirit Deck & Guidebook

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As I sit in my new lawn chair on the deck, looking out over my wildly overgrown grass with gorgeous new volunteer flowers popping up, I pick an oracle card to help us learn more about creativity in summer.

I pick the Hyena card from Kim Krans's The...

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Energetic realignment in progress

Jun 10, 2021

This year many things have changed in my life:

Ok...so this isn't a long list, but each of these things is big and so many details change because of them that put together it feels like a million things are different in my life from the start of 2021 to today.

I'm feeling the pull to gather myself inward, to put all the threads together.

After spreading my...

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"Here's the truth..."

May 19, 2021

Today is the Waxing Quarter Moon, the midpoint between the New Moon and the Full Moon.

This is a great time to do a quick win to help you start writing!


When it comes to blogging, one thing that can hold us back is the amount of time, energy, or work we think it will require.

  • Do you think you can't start publishing your blog until you have lots of posts already written?
  • Do you think you need to have your whole life cleaned up before you can start writing?
  • Do you think you...
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The spring paradox

Mar 26, 2021

"This card is a reminder that we can hold two extremes at the same time.... Carl Jung said 'The paradox is one of our most valuable spiritual possessions' and for anyone who does shadow work, they know this to be true." 

-The Threads of Fate Oracle

 

Spring is a time of extremes.

Longer days with the sun taking over the sky, but it's still cold and chilly.

Green leaves budding on trees, while gray clouds hover overhead.

The feeling that we should be thawing out from winter - the...

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What Beaver can teach us about creating in spring

Mar 22, 2021

The Beaver looks forward to the spring thaw. She lives in her lodge for the winter with her colony, only emerging in dire times for food.

She's cooped up in winter, and when the spring comes she is ready to emerge. She wants to swim, to work, to master the creation of her dam, to eat, and to nourish herself.

For Beaver, the movement from winter into spring is one of stretching open after living in tight quarters.

How could you stretch open this spring? What work could you pick up...

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Spring is coming, and it's complicated

Mar 17, 2021

The days are longer, and the crocuses are blooming here in the Pacific Northwest. Spring is coming soon, like really soon. The spring equinox is this Saturday, March 20. It arrives on the waxing quarter moon, as the moon turns towards full, gaining energy and wholeness.

I would love to wax poetic with you about spring. To talk about the baby ducks, the adorable wildflowers, and going outside on warmer days. These things are all ridiculously glorious to me. I LOVE the...

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How creativity can fill your heart and open your voice

Mar 10, 2021

Every couple weeks my amazing friend, Caitlin Bosshart, and I publish an episode of Full Heart Free Voice Podcast, where we talk about inspiring books, one chapter at a time.

This week we published an episode I think you'll enjoy about how creativity can fill your heart and open your voice.

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In today's episode I interview Caitlin Bosshart about creating our podcast cover art. In the show we discuss:

  • The symbolism of the heart and the voice Caitlin painted...
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Why write one blog post?

Feb 21, 2021
Next week I'll be running a really fun challenge called Write and Publish One Blog Post. Why write just one blog post? What will this do for you?
 
Here's what I believe:
 
If you have a desire to write online or start a blog, but you've never taken action on that, then writing and publishing even one post is a huge accomplishment.
 
Getting started is the biggest hurdle, and by finally doing it you'll learn a few things:
 
* You'll learn you can actually do it....
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Waxing quarter moon reflection questions

Feb 19, 2021

Today is the waxing quarter moon. 

As the moon's light increases, you might notice your energy increase. 

This is a great time to focus on a project you are motivated to complete, as you move towards the full moon.

Here are today's waxing moon reflection questions to help you discover what is needed next on your creative journey:

One supportive way to answer these questions is to set a timer for 2 - 5 minutes and flow write. Allow whatever wants to come out to...

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{New Podcast Episode} How to nourish your creative life

Feb 17, 2021

Every couple weeks my amazing friend, Caitlin Bosshart, and I publish an episode of Full Heart Free Voice Podcast, where we talk about inspiring books, one chapter at a time.

This week we published an episode I think you'll enjoy called How to Nourish Your Creative Life. This is our Book Club episode, where we discuss chapter 10 of Women Who Run With the Wolves by Dr. Clarissa Pinkola Estes, "Clear Water: Nourishing the creative life".

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This episode is for you if...

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