8 Tips on Finding [and Enhancing] the Optimum Space for Your Creativity

Although the ritual of always working in the same place can provide fertile ground for your routine, when you need to shake-up your inspiration, add a little pep to your process and creative offerings too, shutting yourself away like an author in his garret or artist in her studio isn’t always the ideal thing for your creativity. Where we […]

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Poetry | The Summer Day ~ Mary Oliver

Who made the world? Who made the swan, and the black bear? Who made the grasshopper? This grasshopper, I mean— the one who has flung herself out of the grass, the one who is eating sugar out of my hand, who is moving her jaws back and forth instead of up and down— who is […]

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Taoist Teaching, Taoist Practice, Taoist Life

This guest post was written by friend, teacher and incredibly inspiring soul, Kris Deva North, founder of the London Healing Tao Centre, Chi Nei Tsang Institute, and Zen School of Shiatsu. Most people starting out on the Way try to copy someone else, usually their teacher or facilitator. They seek guidance until understanding how to make their […]

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Anaïs Nin on How We Write to Heighten Our Own Awareness of Life

“We write to heighten our own awareness of life. We write to lure and enchant and console others. We write to serenade our lovers. We write to taste life twice, in the moment and in retrospection. We write, like Proust, to render all of it eternal, and to persuade ourselves that it is eternal. We write […]

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Overcome Writing Doubt: 5 Effective Psychology Techniques

“Writing is finally about one thing: going into a room alone and doing it. Putting words on paper that have never been there in quite that way before. And although you are physically by yourself, the haunting Demon never leaves you, that Demon being the knowledge of your own terrible limitations, your hopeless inadequacy, the […]

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