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Carolyn Flower on Gratitude’s Power

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As I was preparing to post this week’s new Creative Calls Interview, I came across apt lines by Melodie Beattie: “Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life… [It] makes sense of our past, brings peace for today, and creates a vision for tomorrow.” This week my guest is Carolyn Flower, a woman who epitomizes what it … Continue reading “Carolyn Flower on Gratitude’s Power”

Decide for Your Dream

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  The single most important factor in determining a person’s creative success is confidence. I chose “Building Confidence, Freeing Creativity” as the tagline for my coaching business because experience has taught me we must act with conviction to bring dreams into reality. Confidence and dream-building require the right seeds and tending. You can’t scatter grass seeds … Continue reading “Decide for Your Dream”

Activating Your Abundance

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This week’s post comes from the Life Mastery Institute. In sharing this message with you, I am reminded that abundance takes many forms. Think about your potential for creative contribution, glowing health, beautiful relationships, service and generosity, home and workplace harmony, time and money freedom, and your journeys on the earth. Think about your natural … Continue reading “Activating Your Abundance”

Novelist Susan Doherty Hannaford: Bearing Witness, Bearing Light

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  I love stories of transformation. They show how our dreams keep us vital and remind us that creativity is truly ageless. My friend and teacher, Mary Morrissey, often quotes mystic Hildegard of Bingen in encouraging each of us to live on the “green growing edge” of our own becoming. This week’s guest on Creative … Continue reading “Novelist Susan Doherty Hannaford: Bearing Witness, Bearing Light”

Slay the Dragon, Champion the Child

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We all get stuck sometimes. Moments come when we catch ourselves pushing against the current, instead of flowing joyfully and expansively in our experience. For years I’ve kept poet Mary Oliver’s words on my wall and in my heart: “Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?” … Continue reading “Slay the Dragon, Champion the Child”

Elevate and Celebrate Your Life on a Walk: Part 2

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Welcome back! Last week in Part 1 on creating a recorded Elevation Script for a Vision Walk, I left you with two questions to ponder: What would you Love? and What is your Why? The first question points to your passion, the second to your sense of purpose. Passions can change throughout the evolution of a complex human … Continue reading “Elevate and Celebrate Your Life on a Walk: Part 2”

Elevate and Celebrate Your Life on a Walk: Part 1

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As I begin this third installment in the Creative Calls Vision Walk Series, I’d like to emphasize there is no substitute for a good old-fashioned, clear-the-head kind of walk. In fact, I’ve just returned from one! So when I write to you about walking and visioning, know it’s in the spirit of “both and” – … Continue reading “Elevate and Celebrate Your Life on a Walk: Part 1”

On the Field of Dreams with Rodney Flowers

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For many years I’ve been a devotee of Dr. Wayne Dyer’s work, and through his writing have cultivated an ever-deepening appreciation of Abraham Maslow’s definition and study of self-actualizing people. In Dyer’s 2014 memoir, I Can See Clearly Now, the author relates his mentor’s view: “Maslow describes the innate inner calling of these kinds of … Continue reading “On the Field of Dreams with Rodney Flowers”