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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, …

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: 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 …

Creativity Check-In: Renewable Resource….

There are few things more thrilling to me than hanging up from a brainstorming session with one of the incredible creative buds. Even if the call/Google hangout was just for a check-in there will usually be some kind of creative component. The conversations where I find myself saying, “mmm…yes…AND THEN WE CAN DO ….!” or, “So I had this idea….” are the stuff true creativity is made of. During my Marketplace interviews, I heard from so …

Creativity Check-In: Celebrating YOUR Creative Gifts

  Hey there, Creatives! Remember that post a few weeks ago when we talked about re-defining our creative joy? I think we can take that a step deeper. Re-defining creative joy is about taking our creative gifts, and pushing them past our personal comfort zones, right? Reminding ourselves about why we love our creativity, and even how we embrace our gifts. But let’s call a time out for just a minute, because I want to …

Creativity Check-In: Start With Self

Dear Creatives, I have been out of commission. And it’s all because I was working too hard. Have you ever done that or been there? To the place where you’re owning your hustle, loving the interactions with your families, and making stuff happen? Let’s also add: maybe forgetting to listen to your body, refill your water or your belly? *raises hand* I am guilty. I have been out of commission this past week. My days are …

Creativity Check-In: Re-Defining Creative Joy

What is Creativity Is it coming up with something completely new? Creating something from nothing as if on cue Is it combining made concepts in order to create? The ability to do so is still something great Is it the ability and flexibility to adapt to change? Embracing the new despite it being strange Does it come from ability or a great deal of work? In perspiration or inspiration does it lurk? The answer it …

Creativity Check-In: Complements

  My dear creative friends, Today is the day…. Today is the day! Today is the day you are recognized as the vibrant, creative, incredible music therapist (or other creative professional!) that you are. Today is the day that the #CreativityCheckIn invites you to give yourself a little something extra, without it costing you anything. In fact, I believe it will give you something in return! I invite you to give yourself a complement. To …

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