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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 …

Making Space To Give To Others

—— Filling your tank Giving to others. What a nice, and extremely complex, ability we have! Giving is as different as you and me; it’s so personal, intimate, and requires willingness and understanding. So how to consider true giving to others during the season where we work longer hours, rearrange schedules, host recitals and share days, and essentially do the hustle? I would love to tell you that this is easy (or easier than giving …

Making Space To Give To Yourself

—— Digging into your creativity Giving is a creative act in so many lovely ways. In order to be able to give, you must consider the recipient and their preferences and desires. For me, that manifests in a gift that is very meaningful and will bring that person great joy. For example, this year I will be making my 3 year old nephew a “tetar tap” (translation [for not all are well versed in 3yo speak…]: …

Creativity Wish List

—— Your Creativity Wish List List making is definitely on my list of all time, top ten favorite ways to help myself be productive. I like to list the things I need to do, then make a new list in prioritized order, then… then… then…. Well… then I look at my lists and take a break. I’ve gotta tell you – this list is not like those lists. It’s a great list, but it’s not …

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 …