15 Tools Inspired by Eastern Wisdom to Find Stillness in a Storm Part II

“Life has no other discipline to impose, if we would but realise it, than to accept life unquestioningly. Everything we shut our eyes to, everything we run away from, everything we deny, denigrate, or despise, serves to defeat us in the end. What seems nasty, painful, evil, can become asource of beauty, joy, and strength, […]

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When Things Go Wrong—15 Tools Inspired By Eastern Wisdom to Find Stillness in a Storm Part I

 During life’s inevitable shifts, these tools & teachings help you find calm in chaos, ground & centre you, giving you a little control in how to respond—in even the trickiest of circumstances. Read Part II for 8 more practices, here. “I feel like an inadequate machine, a machine that breaks down at crucial moments, and grinds to a dreadful halt,” wrote poet, novelist and memoirist, May Sarton in […]

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When Life Takes Over Your Writing—How to Find Clarity & Put the Drama on the Page

“Your art is where the drama belongs, not your life,” wrote artist, and author, Julia Cameron. Yet life by its very nature is frequently laden with drama, difficulties too, and sometimes that may prevent your writing from happening, distract you, or hamper with your flow. It’s hard to create anything if you’ve a thousand other concerns or your heart hangs heavy in your […]

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Find Clarity & Presence with a Swift Meditation for Busy Creatives

If you’re feeling a little mentally clouded, a touch hazy in the head, and want to liberate yourself from this place so you can get on with the work — with writing, creating, and making your art — one swift means to clarity, and calm is to practice this simple meditation technique each time you feel overwhelmed, stressed-out, or in […]

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10 Ancient Healing Tools to Relax, Ease Stress & Keep Your Creative Cool

Soothe your spirit, calm your mind, ease stress, and let your body chill with these techniques If you’re feeling a little over-heated, overwhelmed or stressed, finding the inspiration to write and create may be far more difficult, motivation too, all the more slender. In the spirit of chilling out and keeping your cool — creative and otherwise — […]

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Find Your Motivation & Increase Energy with These Ancient Techniques

Find your motivation and boost your energy levels with these ancient tools and techniques. Every writer and artist has days where their drive dips or motivation flags a little, when instead of being filled with creative splendour, they find themselves creatively stuck, unable to express much less motivate that expression. If struggling to find that discipline or drive, attending […]

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Acupressure to Ease Creative Doubt

Creative doubt can affect every aspect of the creative process, from confidence in your craft to your passion for a project. Try these acupressure points to alleviate creative doubt, no matter the medium of your art. As a prequel to the post on writing doubt, these acupressure points can be used to alleviate creative doubt. Every artist, just as every writer, experiences […]

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