Compare

Mr. Rogers used to say, “There is only one you.” If we are all unique, then how can we possibly compare ourselves with other people? This is like comparing apples with pineapples. On the other hand, if we accept that we are different, then I think the question could change to: How can I become…

Humor

Humor is a wonderful antidote for stress, a delightful way to release bottled-up emotions and ultimately change your perceptions. Some people are natural comedians, while others may find themselves stifled in this department. I grew-up in an environment where thinking differently was frowned on and poking fun at something was not tolerated, so my humorist…

Messy Room

Within each of us is a tolerance for the opposite states of chaos and order or unpredictability and predictability. This balance is innate to us. If you expect your system to tolerate either too much imposed external order or chaos than your body can handle—because it is designed to ALWAYS reestablish balance—it will need to…

Stronger

“I am stronger because I had to be, I am smarter because of my mistakes, happier because of the sadness I’ve known, and I am wiser because I have learned.” –Unknown Personal growth does not magically happen. Growth takes place because we are challenged and instead of running away, we step up and accept the…

Stifle

Over the years, I have found that people who are comfortable with their own creativity are rarely critical or try to stifle another person’s creativity. Instead, they usually are inspired by other people’s unique gifts and encourage their development. So if someone has said something negative about your creativity, please note they are probably just…

Right Mood

Do you have to be in the right mood to create? Or does creating put you in the right mood? I personally feel that creativity is a simple and powerful way to put yourself in the right mood because it activates your conscious mind. When you are in the conscious mind, your brain dumps oxytocin…

Inner Artist

I read somewhere that an artist is someone who looks at something ordinary, but sees something completely different. To have an inner artist, I don’t think you need to have mastered a specific modality, though it can be a helpful vehicle for sharing your insights. You merely need to approach life with the creative awe,…