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Creative Thursday

The Art of Prioritizing

The Art of Prioritizing

Have you ever thought you were clear on your "priorities" only to realize that something else always comes first?

And is what comes first, something you want or something for someone else?

This year I was introduced to one concept that was a huge wake-up call for me in terms of getting to the bottom of what matters most to me - not anyone else.

Continuing on in our first of the year mini planning series, in today's episode I'm introducing you to a simple exercise to help you understand why you may be letting everything and everyone else be the priority ~ and how to begin staying in integrity with yourself and what you value most.

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Why You Might be Getting in Your Own Way

Why You Might be Getting in Your Own Way

Is there really such thing as self-sabotage?

Why would we ever consider keeping ourselves away from what we say we want?

Doing ALL the things for many years, and still not progressing in the way I envisioned, lead me to start a deep dive on learning more about the brain from science to psychology.

Oh the discoveries, wow! mind-blowing, pun intended.

Coming to understand the science behind our automatic behaviors and the choices we make is life changing and I hope this quick overview brings you some insight + understanding that you may have been seeking too.

 

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Healing Trauma for Artists with Dr. Don Wood

Healing Trauma for Artists with Dr. Don Wood

 

Do you sometimes wonder if you're sabotaging yourself? getting in your own way of success?

Has anyone ever called you emotional? Have you felt especially tender when exposed to certain experiences in your life. And have you ever wondered if it's just you, or are Artists really more sensitive than other people? 

If you aren't yet familiar with the work of Dr. Don Wood, you're in for a treat today, so many answers to questions that you may have been wondering about for a lifetime. 

This is an episode you'll want to save and listen to again. Find comfort in knowing that you're not alone.

Learn more about the life changing work of Dr. Wood, with a special limited offer exclusively for Creative Thursday listeners. Click here to learn more

 

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Embarking on My Journey to Healing with EMDR

Embarking on My Journey to Healing with EMDR

I shared a few weeks ago about my first therapy session specific to EMDR and the outpouring of encouragement and support (from you!, thank you!) inspired me to share some more thoughts on the start to this journey.

And if you'd like me to share more with you, let me know. I believe the more we are willing to be vulnerable and open up (to whatever degree we are comfortable sharing) about our journey around healing, the more the world heals together. 

This new journey is also inspiring a new painting collection, releasing August 29 of which this piece is the first.

"It's a New Dawn" a reinvention of my piece "Strength and Perseverance" created just over 1 year ago at the start of the Pandemic shutdown.

pssst...it's available for purchase right now an advance Collector preview! until the end of the day today Thursday, June 24. 

 

 

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How to Make Decisions You can Trust with Intuition Expert Lisa K.

How to Make Decisions You can Trust with Intuition Expert Lisa K.

Fully trusting your decisions, in every area of your life? How does that sound!

In today's episode, my special guest, Intuition Expert, Lisa K. shares some of the BEST practical guidance and tips on exactly how to recognize when your intuition is guiding you, and how to listen.

 

Learn more and find all things Lisa K. at

https://lmk88.com/

You can also purchase her beautiful new Intuition deck at:

https://www.lmk88.com/member/product/intuition-inspiration-cards/

 

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"Be Brave Enough to be the Light" ~ Amanda Gorman

"Be Brave Enough to be the Light" ~ Amanda Gorman

A slice of life, this episode is recorded in real time today, the day after the Inauguration with thoughts on the beautiful, inspiring and profound words from the L.A. Poet Amanda Gorman.

The ripple effect of these words shared on a new day in our country was powerful. 

Today while it's fresh in my mind, the start of a new chapter in so many way I want to share with you my interpretation of Amanda's words, that has lead to a renewed promise to you, my listener as I continue to share here on my podcast. 

 

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How Do You Want to Feel in 2021?

How Do You Want to Feel in 2021?

Have you heard of the "Be Do Have Model"? Continuing on with the planning mini-series.

If you're not seeing your plans come into fruition, it might be time for a different approach. Planning is so much more than just putting your goals on a calendar.

Let's close out 2020 with a sense of peace, wholeness and taking all the challenges we've faced into an envisioning a new and brighter future, by answering this question first "How do you want to feel in 2021"?

 Enjoy the new episode and to kick-off your Successful Artist Planning for 2021, get instant access to the mini-course and downloadable worksheet for free!

 

 

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Let's talk about the Social Dilemma and If I continue this Podcast

Let's talk about the Social Dilemma and If I continue this Podcast

Have you seen this Documentary? Watching this had a profound effect on me, including the re-evaluation of whether I will continue my Podcast.

I'd love to hear your thoughts. Send me a message over on Instagram @creativethursday or in the comments below

 Oh And! The Holiday Shop opened on #SmallStudioSunday, and if you missed the Dala Rhino more are coming to the shop later today...along with maybe...a Dala Dino! :) 

Also, join me TODAY for a LIVE Open Studio Tour at 3:00 pm PT on Instagram first and then time permitting on Facebook.

 

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Reinvention as an Artist sometimes means...

Reinvention as an Artist sometimes means...

You change a painting after it has been released.

 

I've proven to a very action oriented self,  that personal growth is directly correlated to business growth. It's not just about all the strategy + business tips & steps you take, that brings you your kind of success, it's the inner work, the reflection, the questions you ask, the willingness to start at zero, know nothing again~ and an ongoing openness to

 REINVENT and MAKE IT YOUR OWN.

All of this to say, I sometimes turn my attendance and listening time on certain coaching calls into a time for painting. (I often encourage The Expansive Artists to do the same)

Hours of guidance + wisdom have been poured into this painting since I released it the first time, and it now holds even more meaning than before.

I chose the animals to represent their symbolism specifically for this incredible time we are living in.

 

The horse represents FREEDOM

The white tiger represents VISION

The black panther represents VALOR

The raven represents WISDOM

 

I intend for this collection of animals to be a reminder of the qualities I want to stay connected to, especially now.

 

The additional time invested and insight woven into this piece now represent a transformative time, one that I've been wanting to experience.

 

If you know my work then you know how much I'm a fan of new beginnings, but this, this is much more than a new beginning.

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Object Consciousness vs. Space Consciousness

Object Consciousness vs. Space Consciousness

Ahhh!!! this is hands down one of the best, most enlightening conversations I've listened to during this time.

A fan of Eckhart Tolle since I first watched him he and Oprah host one of the first online sessions taking us through his book "A New Earth"

Did you watch too?

During this pandemic, I found my way back to Eckhart's teaching.  It is one of the few spaces where, when I listen to him speak, I tap into a sense of calm and peace like no other. (I highly recommend his Youtube channel) 

And this conversation between he and Russell Brand just brings so much understanding, clarity & peace to both Sean & I right now.

We were getting into the habit of tuning into the news in the morning, as one might understandably do to stay up to date with all the latest during a pandemic + intense global crisis, however we noticed that this ritual was starting our day in a high state of stress + fear.

Now during our daily coffee time, we've been listening to this 2 hour conversation in 15 min increments, to process all that Eckhart is sharing & honestly to savor it as I don't want to the dialogue to end. 

This is just 1 of the eye opening concepts: Eckhart shares an  analogy as if you are a room~ highlighting the difference between the objects in the room versus the space that is the room, in which the objects reside.

Object Consciousness leaves you feeling never satisfied, you never “arrive” and you often need others to feel inferior.

Space Consciousness is awareness, moments of no thought where you rise above instead of below your thinking, you recognize the essence of who you are. You become aware of a gap between 2 thoughts & this is where all intuition, creativity and wisdom reside.

Chances are when you are making Art you are in your Space Consciousness. 💗

Also if the intensity of this time has left you feeling afraid to speak publicly~ at around the 58 minute mark there is soothing insight around “hive thinking”, & how it can play out in social media in particular, and how best to thoughtfully, acknowledge and respond from an aware state of consciousness. ❤️

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