I’m a highly introverted woman. Not shy, not afraid to meet new people or speak publically when it’s called for, but my need for time alone is massive. I revel in solitude, in silence, in the slow and the moment to moment appreciation of beauty around me. I’m a thinker, a dreamer, a watcher,
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Category: The Creative Process
“When everything on your to-do list is equally important how do you devote your attention to just one thing so that you can make real head way in that area? And how do you calm your body, mind and soul as you neglect or put on hold equally important aspects of your life?” Alicia asks.
My sister is the most conscientious, trustworthy worker there is. She’s your dream employee. Always on time, always pro-active, always kind and service minded. But when it comes to doing her own thing, making her own creative and entrepreneurial dreams happen, she procrastinates with the best of them. It drives her crazy, and it
Creativity requires space. Empty space. It requires time and focus. It demands I make active choices. It depends on me sharpening my ability to say no. Because I have to say no, more often than I’d like. I have to exclude a lot, in order to include what I truly want. I don’t stop
They say that when you are about to get married, you need to plan for a marriage, not just a wedding. The same applies here. Whatever creative work you choose to devote yourself to, you are going to be spending a lot of time and energy on it. It will be your close companion for
Hi Anna, I have been wondering how you learn to live a new way of thinking or insight? For example, I love your idea of being gently pulled forward by vision to reach your creative goals rather than being propelled by fear. And the concept of thinking about time as flow rather than scarcity
You’ve heard the push-through-your-fear messages – it’s in all the books and all over our creative spaces. I don’t believe in it. For most of us, trying to power our way through fear does more harm than good. It’s very simple, really. Fear makes us freeze up, physically, emotionally and creatively. We tighten. And
Image: Amy Judd I was going to speak to angels. I had never been much interested in that particular branch of the spiritual path – the esoteric, the crystals, the angels and the tarot decks. But something was calling me and I tentatively signed up for Amy Oscar’s Soul Caller Circle. I knew I had
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