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The Power of Interdependence in Creativity

Most creatives I meet are naturally independent people. They have unique ideas, strong personal vision, and a deep sense of their creative self. That independence is undoubtedly valuable…but not if it comes at the cost of interdependence. Today, I want to discuss what I mean by that, and explore the power of interdependence in creativity. […]

How to Use Creativity to Instantly Improve Any Relationship

Relationships are hard work. Whether it’s a marriage/romantic partnership, familial relationship, parent/child relationship, or friendship, most of us would jump at the chance to improve our relationships so that they work better for us and the people we care about. Which is why I want to talk about how to use creativity to instantly improve […]

Vulnerability, Relationships, and Creativity

By now, most people I know are familiar with Brené Brown and her work on vulnerability. (If you haven’t yet watched her spectacular TED talk on the subject, please go watch it now.) And now that many of us can at least start to understand the concept of vulnerability, we can start to see how […]

Why Creatives Need an Accountability Partner

Change is hard. Even if you’re trying to make changes for the better, it’s tough to stay on track toward your goals and create positive outcomes. This is true for creatives, too. Trying to build or expand your creative skills is tricky and vulnerable, and it’s all too easy to slip up and fall (or […]

Finding Meaning in Grief

Grief is one of the most complex emotions humans can experience. Everyone feels grief differently and responds to it differently. But not everyone realizes that grief, as an unavoidable part of the human experience, can also provoke unexpected thoughts and change us in unexpected ways—some of which aren’t negative. In fact, you can find meaning […]

What to Say to Someone Going Through a Hard Time

It’s hard to watch people we care about go through hard times. Whether they’re dealing with illness, mental health struggles, financial hardship, a floundering relationship, or any other kind of personal trial, we want to do whatever we can to help. The problem is that some of our best intentions can sometimes go awry: we […]

Love and Magic: How Love Powers Creativity

Love and creativity go hand in hand. That’s why so many poems, songs, novels, and movies are centered around love. That’s why creative people are so often portrayed as “hopeless romantics” (it may be a stereotype, but there’s truth in a lot of stereotypes). But why is it that love and creativity have such a […]

The Power of Many vs. the Power of One

I recently wrote a post called “The Power of One,” in which I talk about just how much difference a single person can make. And I truly do believe that every person on this earth can make a big difference in their personal lives, their families, their communities, and the world. But while I believe […]