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Creativity Check-In: Creative Purpose, Part 1 (plus a challenge!)

Hi Creatives, A few weeks ago, the vibrant Tim Ringgold posed a question on his Facebook page that has been rolling around in my mind ever since. I am so thankful that he posted this question, and (unsuspectingly) offered me the opportunity to work on this for myself. He asked: Do we ever invent or create anything without purpose? Yes or No and why? Oof. I think I actually blinked a few times and read it …

Grow: Plant new seeds

Hi Creatives! I can’t being to tell you how amazing it feels to be writing this post for you. 2016 brought a new season for me that was full of starting and stopping, waiting and watching, and saying goodbye. On the inside of my creative brain, this combination formed a big, fat case of writers block! My creative brain hates being denied access to its most favorite playground, so it’s been an incredible challenge to …

Creativity Check-In: New year, new tools

  Happy New Year, Creatives! In true fashion, my new year came in with a celebratory bang, and I hope yours did as well. After spending the day reflecting on the previous year, I started looking forward. And that’s when I couldn’t look past the posts about resolutions, and then the posts about selecting your word of the year, and then the posts about planners, goals, and financial planning rolled in. GAH! It was only the …

#MTAdvocacy: A guest post from Dr. Dena Register

  Happy 2016, Creatives! With each new year, I find myself really REALLY looking forward to reading the perspectives MT bloggers and social media guru’s share about #MTAdvocacy. I’m sure 2016 will be no exception! I have always loved the #MTAdvocacy project, and am super excited to be taking part in it this year! This year’s social media advocacy project is all about parts of a whole. About how we as music therapists embody connection, …

Welcome, #DoCember!

It’s DoCember! A time to expose the beauty of the creative experiences that lie within joyful acts. Tis’ the season! The season to celebrate newness, joy, and the act of giving! This year I have been dusting off my joy and Christmas spirit, and am finally landing in the doorstep of love, cheer, fa-la-la-la-la, and all that stuff! But regardless of the season, I am always huge fan of giving, joy, and celebration. There are lots …

Exercising Creative Rest

—— Creative Rest As a creative, I have often considered it my job to continue to provide creative solutions to my people during seasons of rest. During the times when our natural inclination is to sleep, hibernate, or refuel. Are you also a subscriber to over giving of your creativity? For me, it’s a visceral response to need. When one of my people is in need, I happily sacrifice the time I need for creative …

Creativity Check-In: Creative Autonomy

Creatives, As so many things go with creativity, we find ourselves putting off our creative experiences until later (my version of “later” is a big black hole where things go in and don’t come out…. Later doesn’t seem to work for me!), or until we feel __…. I think this happens for a lot of reasons, some of which may be that we wear a million hats and are fatigued, that we are over extended …

Creativity Check-In: Finding Creative Clarity.

  ——– STOP! Don’t say it! Don’t say that you’re stuck in a creative rut! Noo!!! Ok – so you’ve said it. And the meteor didn’t strike, you didn’t implode, and perhaps you are still sitting comfortably in your home. So why do we feel so awful after we look at our creative self and acknowledge that we’re creatively stuck? Not creatively empty. Just…stuck! For me, I often feel like it’s my professional responsibility to maintain …

Creativity Check-In: Recipe For Happiness

—- One of the enormous perks of being a human is the joy we derive from happiness. Just like so many of the other topics in the Creativity Check-In series, happiness is completely subjective as evidenced by the differences in sources of happiness from person to person. I receive happiness from things like eating dark chocolate, talking and brainstorming with my people, and sleeping in on a rainy Saturday morning (or any Saturday morning, if …

Creativity Check-In: Be Still

  When I was a small child, I struggled to fall asleep at night. As an active dreamer, I vividly remember struggling to sleep in the oppressing heat of Florida. While I am positive that my sleeplessness was a challenge to my parents, it left me with wonderfully soothing memories of hearing my father’s voice say, “be still.” These two little words are so incredibly powerful, and so painfully absent from our repertoire as hard …