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Persistence II

November 17, 2017 | 0 Comments

Last week I began sharing a personal story on persistence that began with the visioning of a natural health clinic in Austin. If you missed Part I you can catch it right here. At the close of the meeting I stumbled out into the thick August air in complete shock. What had I just witnessed?…

Living Creatively: Persistence

November 11, 2017 | 0 Comments

  Elizabeth Gilbert chooses to dedicate an entire chapter to the topic of persistence in her book, Big Magic. Gilbert defines the persistence necessary in the creative process as what keeps you hammering away at your idea even when the enchantment starts to fade. At the point, when what seemed clear starts to blur, is…

Living Creatively: Permission II

November 3, 2017 | 0 Comments

“Make absolutely whatever you want to make. It’s nobody’s business but your own.” ~ Elizabeth Gilbert In living creative lives even with every good intention, the act of granting permission can be paralyzing. Even with a healthy dose of courage summoned and the magical spell of enchantment you can find yourself engaged with an old…

Living Creatively: Enchantment II

Oct 23, 2017 | 0 Comments

Living Creatively: Enchantment II Last week I shared with you the concept of enchantment proposed by Elizabeth Gilbert in her book Big Magic. Gilbert shared her belief: Ideas are driven by a single impulse to be made manifest. And the only way an idea can be made manifest in our world is through collaboration with a human partner. It is only through a human’s effort that an idea can be escorted out of the ether and into the realm of…

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Living Creatively: Enchantment

Oct 13, 2017 | 0 Comments

Living Creatively: Enchantment A few weeks back I shared a book review of Elizabeth Gilbert’s Big Magic, Creative Living Beyond Fear. Her view so aligned with my own belief on creativity that I thought it might be enjoyable to engage with her message on a personal level through writing a blog series. The ingredients that Gilbert shares for creative living include courage, enchantment, permission, persistence, trust, and identity… All fantastic themes to expand upon. Let me just tell you this,…

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Living Creatively: Courage Part III

Oct 9, 2017 | 2 Comments

Living Creatively: Courage Part III Seriously, here we go, it’s part three on Courage in this Living Creatively series, that I absolutely never intended to be so up close and personal. But hey, we are here and this journey only continues to get more interesting by the day! Last week I shared, with all the courage I could muster, the beautiful opportunity that has been presented in my practice and interwoven into my personal life. While Aaron, ever faithful, is…

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New Journeys. New Beginnings.

Sep 29, 2017 | 0 Comments
Glass Towers

New Journeys. New Beginnings. Pema Chodron has written a classic book on Buddhist teachings titled, When Things Fall Apart. It took me years of struggles, trying to hold my life together before I could even take a peek at what she had to say. When I did garner the courage to look, I learned Pema offers a fascinating reflection on what we often view as our crumbling lives. “… the truth is things don’t really get solved. They come together…

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Living Creatively: Courage Part II

Sep 25, 2017 | 1 Comment
group walking near the Shambala Center

Living Creatively: Courage Part II “When someone makes a decision he is really diving into a strong current that will carry him places he has never dreamed of when he first made that decision.” – Paulo Coehlo, The Alchemist Often we are faced with decisions and the answers that speak from your core of being defy all logic. The day I began listening to that voice was the day I began living creatively and with courage. It took the first…

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