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Living Creatively: Trust II

December 1, 2017

The subject of trust is an important one when it comes to creative living. Here’s the conclusion to the post I began last week. Last spring, as I entered the final stretch of writing, Building Immunity in Babies and Children, I clearly remember a long string of weekends full of suffering. All the signs of…

Living Creatively: Trust

November 26, 2017

Where do you place your trust when you are working on a creative endeavor? It turns out that question is much more complex than it appears at first glance. In my exploration of Elizabeth Gilbert’s, Big Magic, I found this chapter to be by far the most challenging to grasp and in the end the…

Persistence II

November 17, 2017

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: Permission II

Nov 3, 2017 | 0 Comments
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“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 continuous soundtrack. This tape may claim any of the following: you are not skilled, prepared, perfect, credentialed, as good as, or even deserving of taking…

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Living Creatively: Permission

Oct 28, 2017 | 0 Comments

Now that our week of of goodbyes and well wishes has passed, while far from easy, what I feel most deeply is gratitude for the rich and varied experiences of the past years. If you are just joining me, this past week I bid an expected farewell to my longtime loyal assistant Aaron and an unexpected farewell to our storeroom and shipping assistant Aubrey, whose recent health concerns required her full attention. Here we are, right in the very midst…

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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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