Mick Petersen’s Worlds of Wonder

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  And will you succeed? YES, YOU WILL, INDEED (98 and 3/4 percent guaranteed) KID, YOU’LL MOVE MOUNTAINS – Dr. Seuss This week on Creative Calls I’m delighted to share my interview with a man who reminds me of Albert Einstein’s sage words: “Logic will get you from A to B. Imagination will take you … Continue reading “Mick Petersen’s Worlds of Wonder”

Roxanne Goodman: Sing Your Song!

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  Confidence is a topic near and dear to my heart. In my experiences with a great many talented people over the years, I’ve come to view confidence as a crucial factor in determining creative success. We are all creative beings! And we all have the ability to increase our self-confidence in service of worthy … Continue reading “Roxanne Goodman: Sing Your Song!”

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”

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”

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”

Interview with Banafsheh Akhlaghi

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I am delighted to bring you a “first” – my first conversation in the Creative Calls Interview Series. When I dreamed up this series of monthly talks, I did not have all the pieces in place. I certainly didn’t know my first guest, inspirational, international best-selling author, Banafsheh Akhlaghi. I simply knew I had a burning desire to learn more about the lives … Continue reading “Interview with Banafsheh Akhlaghi”