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Why Your Best Ideas Come to You in the Shower

Before I sat down to write this post about why your best ideas come to you in the shower, I took a shower so I could think about it. Think I’m joking? I’m not. The thing is, a lot of my best ideas come to me in the shower. And I’m not alone. Scott Barry […]

Why Creativity Is the Best Self-Help Tool

If you’re reading this, chances are good that you are not new to the world of self-help. You have probably read other blogs and books, listened to podcasts, and maybe even taken classes on how to improve yourself and your life. That’s all great (I do those things, too!), but even as I have exposed […]

Building Faith in Yourself to Improve Your Creativity

“You can do anything! Believe in yourself. Have faith in yourself.” As well-intentioned as these phrases are, they’ve basically become platitudes at this point, their meaning diminished due to overuse. It’s a shame, though, because the message at the core of such phrases is actually vitally important. Creatives, especially, can benefit from taking this message […]

Unhealthy Thinking Patterns: Overgeneralization

In my last post, I talked about the unhealthy thinking pattern of negative focus. That pattern is a very common one, and often, it doesn’t show up alone. Many times, it’s paired with another unhealthy thinking pattern, like overgeneralization.  What overgeneralization is Overgeneralization is taking one experience and assuming it applies to all experiences. Experience: […]

What Self-Care Is (and What It Isn’t)

By this point, we’ve all heard about self-care. For the past several years, self-care has become an important player in the self-improvement conversation—and for good reason. When self-care is done right, it can help you live a happier, more fulfilled life. The problem is that the phrase has become so widely used that its meaning […]

What Needs to Change in Your Life?

As humans, we mostly resist change. We fear the unknown. We like feeling content and safe. But although change is not always a welcome part of life, it is an inevitable part of life. Some changes we don’t get to choose; they happen, whether we want them to or not. Kids grow up, relationships come […]

Finding Your Foundation

Anyone can “create happy,” but like any creative process, creating and living a life you love doesn’t happen automatically. When you’re designing and creating a life you want to live, you have to start somewhere and progress one step at a time. But where do you start? By finding your foundation. Why finding your foundation […]

Accessing Your Inner Power

There is power inside of you. Did you know that? Whether you call it your soul, or your inner dragon, or your “secret sauce,” you’ve got the power to make things happen. Accessing that inner power, however, isn’t always easy. Sometimes, we may just forget that the power is there. Other times we may feel […]