Trading Excitement For Creativity

In order to be creative in one aspect of our life, we may need to be boring in another. Creativity is not an infinitely flowing wellspring we can tap into any time we choose. It requires space. It requires dedication. And, it demands attentiveness. Being that we are limited in our capacities for each of…

Creating That Which We Love

“What audiences like is something good. So your real obligation [as an] artist is to make a thing you really love.”—T-Bone Burnett If we are not happy with the creative work we are doing, no matter how large our audience may be, it will ultimately prove to be unsustainable. That is because, even if what…

Self-Care is Anti-Selfish

Taking care of ourselves is not the same as only caring about ourselves. By starting every day doing something for ourselves, creating something from within ourselves, we can give freely of ourselves for the remainder of the day without regret. Approaching our day like this, front-loading it with time to meditate, time to move, and…

Practice Caring to Practice Courage

Not caring about what other people think is not the same as putting ourselves out there and being courageous. Courage requires risk. It requires that, should we fail, there will be consequences. If we do not care about what other people think, no matter how personal and meaningful the work we do is, there is…