Category Archives: Creativity

In Times of Stress

When my son was young I spent many an hour watching Mister Rogers with him. I loved Mister Roger’s slow and easy manner, his clear intention to instill great values, and strong self-esteem in young minds. I also loved seeing the many wonderful ways he conveyed his core statements: “There is only one you!” “I like you just the way you are!” “You are perfect every day and in every way.”

We all need to hear those words. Why? Because many of us live in a culture that teaches us from a very young age to look at what is wrong or missing in the picture. This conditioning then leads us to become adults who perpetually look for what is wrong with another person or situation and then try and change it. This is not living, nor is it a way to encourage our children, or us, to live a vibrant life.

So how can we change this pattern?

Begin by paying attention to your thoughts and what comes out of your mouth. Then at the end of the day rate yourself. What percentage of your day was positive and supportive and what percentage was negative and destructive. If you don’t like the percentage, make a conscious choice to change it. The subconscious mind learns through hypnosis, habit, and super-learning, so what I am proposing is using “habit” as a tool for changing your behavior and the end result.

If you would like to learn some other ways to change your beliefs then I invite you to explore some of the ICWIB art activities and videos for FREE.

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Create More Harmony

Is there something we can do to create more harmony in the world today? Absolutely!

Quantum Physics has shown us that we are not separate, but rather interconnected. This means when I am able to stay in my conscious mind, then it is easier for all persons I interact with to stay in their conscious minds, as well. This supports all of us to move and respond to life from love instead of fear.

Since stress activates the subconscious, how can we stay in our conscious mind when experiencing stress?

The I Create What I Believe! (ICWIB!) Program, endorsed by Dr. Bruce Lipton and based on his research, is a fun and scientifically sound way for children and adults to reduce stress, reactivate the conscious mind when experiencing stress, and create more harmony within themselves and in their lives.

If you are new to I Create, I invite you to explore some of the FREE ICWIB art activities and videos.

If you would like to go deeper with the program, we are offering a 30% discount on both the I Create What I Believe! Deluxe Kit and the ICWIB Just Materials Kit between November 21st and December 31st. Use this coupon code: self30

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Our Beliefs and Perceptions

This short video clip from the I Create What I Believe!(ICWIB) Instructional Guide explains how we acquired our fundamental beliefs about life and ourselves and how those beliefs can then either support or hinder our ability to reach our goals.

For those who are unfamiliar with the I Create What I Believe! Program, endorsed by Dr. Bruce Lipton and based on his research, it is a fun and scientifically sound way for both children and adults to learn how to identify and transform inaccurate beliefs and behaviors that hinder their ability to thrive.

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Release Yourself from the Stone

Imagine how different your day, or life, might be if everyone you met saw your full potential and inspired and encouraged you to fulfill that potential, instead of judging you or measuring you against some standard they hold in their mind.

Michelangelo has been quoted saying that inside every block of stone or marble dwells a beautiful statue, one only need remove the excess material to reveal the work of art inside. I feel this is true, not only with art but also with people.

I think it is pointless and even harmful to compare one child to another or one adult to another, and yet many of us learned to approach life in this way. Instead of constantly measuring others, I suggest we learn to refocus our mind so we can see the hidden gifts that lie hidden in every person we meet.

In our first six years of life we take on and internalize the beliefs and perceptions from our parents, siblings, and peers. If these beliefs and perceptions are not supportive of whom we are, they can become a cloak of stone, hiding our true being. This stone can weigh us down and encumber us in a manner that makes it difficult for us to learn, grow, and reach our full potential.

Even though many of us acquired inaccurate beliefs about life and ourselves in our formative years, our life now does not have to be a reflection of those beliefs. Instead it can be a celebration of our authentic nature and our potential. To make this a reality, we need to shift our perceptions and transform the responses and habits that flow from those perceptions.

With this in mind, I invite you to explore some of the ICWIB! art activities and videos for FREE because they are also wonderful way to activate your conscious mind, identify beliefs and patterns that don’t support your authentic nature, and subsequently release yourself from the stone.

If you would like to go deeper with the program, we are offering a 30% discount on both the I Create What I Believe! Deluxe Kit and the ICWIB Just Materials Kit between now and December 31. Use this coupon code: self30

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Keep Your Eye On the Ball

Sitting on the bench for many years watching both my son and daughter play baseball and soft ball, I must have heard coaches say at least a thousand times, “Keep your eye on the ball!” I feel this phase can apply to many situations in life. When we let our minds wander, feel powerless, judge, blame, or trip over our fears, we can become ineffective, lose track of ourselves and what is really important. However, when we keep our eye on the ball we can maintain clarity and manifest our dreams.

The next time you find yourself feeling overwhelmed or lost, ask yourself, “Where is the ball?” and “What is important?” And keep it simple! This is not a time for long-winded philosophical statements; this is a time for action statements. Run! Jump! Slide! Get the ball! This simple approach will help you become more present, feel more confident, capable of coping with your current situation, and even find an innovative or creative solution.

Gandhi said, “…the pure love of one person can offset the hatred of thousands…”  I also feel that one balanced person can offset a great number of unbalanced people, not by what they say, but simply by who they have become. Be that person! And in the process, know you are making a difference in the world! This is how peace becomes a reality—one person at a time!

With this in mind, I invite you to explore some of the ICWIB! art activities and videos for FREE because they are also a wonderful way reduce stress, become more present, and help you uncover innovative solutions.

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Are You Stressed?

Researchers from Carnegie Mellon University found that people’s self-reported stress levels have increased 10%-30% in the last three decades. This is not good because high stress has been linked to a large range of health conditions including high blood pressure, heart disease, obesity, and diabetes, according to the Mayo Clinic.

So what can we do? I think it is important for everyone to know how it feels when their body is stressed and have tools to help them restore balance quickly and effectively in any situation.

When I was much younger, I had the time to hop on my bike whenever I was stressed, but that is not the case anymore. Instead, I need to turn to simple ways of restoring balance that I can do in tandem with my other tasks. Now, I might go for a walk, doodle, paint, or do one of the I Create What I Believe! (ICWIB!) activities while I am on a stressful phone call or in a demanding meeting. I also might focus on deep abdominal breathing while I am stuck in traffic or turn vacuuming into a moving meditation. Basically I will do anything I can to keep myself out of stress and in my conscious problem-solving mind.

Since this time of year tends to be more stressful for many, I would like to invite you to explore some of the FREE ICWIB art activities and videos, because they are a wonderful way to reduce stress and restore balance in your body.

If you would like to go deeper with the program, we are offering a 30% discount on both the I Create What I Believe! Deluxe Kit and the ICWIB Just Materials Kit between now and December 31. Use this coupon code: self30

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Pregnant Women and Their Babies

In this wonderful video interview with Dr. Bruce Lipton, he talks about how the environment that a cell lives in controls the fate of the cell. It doesn’t matter if it is one cell or the billions of cells that make up a fetus—it is still the same response. So the question is: What environment is controlling the development of the fetus? Momma! The mother’s environment shapes the fetal environment.

Historically, when a pregnant woman would visit her obstetrician he would ask her three questions: Are you eating well? Are you taking vitamins and minerals? Are you exercising? Why so few questions? The answer is this: Medicine used to believe that the genes control the fetus’s development. This was called genetic determination. This perspective believed that the development of the baby had nothing to do with the mother. The mother’s only role was nutrition—to feed the baby.

Now the new science called epigenetics says the environment controls the genes. So what is in the mother’s blood besides nutrition? The chemistry of the mother’s emotions and all of the other factors that controls the mother’s body is also in the blood. They filter through the placenta and affect the fetus.

We also now know the baby’s brain starts learning half way through pregnancy. This means the baby is learning the emotional patterns and behaviors of the mother through the chemistry of her blood before it is born. It is important to also note that the father has a role in the fetus’s development. If the father is unsupportive, irritable, or upsets the mother, that is translated and transmitted to the baby. On the other hand, if both the father and mother are aware of their impact on the child’s development and make an effort to create a peaceful, stable, supportive, and loving environment during pregnancy, then that perspective of the world is transmitted to the growing infant.

Is there something you can do if you received negative or unsupportive patterns during your gestation period? Absolutely!

The I Create What I Believe! (ICWIB!) Program, which is endorsed by Dr. Bruce Lipton and based on his research, has repeatedly demonstrated its ability to help both children and adults transform beliefs and perceptions that are hindering their ability to thrive.

How could something as simple as scribbling help an individual transform stifling beliefs in their subconscious mind? To an outside observer, it may look like we are scribbling, but this unique approach is actually a form of biofeedback and mindfulness training, which are great methods for transforming and updating the software between your ears.

With this in mind, I invite you to explore the first ICWIB! Activity­­—Just Scribble for FREE. I also invite you to explore some of the other FREE ICWIB! art activities and videos that are available on the I Create What I Believe! website because they are a wonderful way to help you identify and transform beliefs and perceptions that are not supportive of your authentic nature.

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What Do You See?

Do you remember the Where’s Waldo books? If you do, do you remember you or your children avidly scanning the pages looking for Waldo? I can remember spending many an hour with my children as we scanned each page in search of Waldo. There was always great excitement when they found him. I enjoyed those books because they created an opportunity for wonderful interaction and served as a great bonding tool. This is because the conscious mind is activated and developed through awe, wonder, and discovery.

The ICWIB! Activity Eight—What Do You See? creates the same opportunity. Similar to the Where’s Waldo books, it invites creative interaction, strengthens observational skills, and can be used as a bonding tool. Since the activity activates the conscious mind, it also suspends the subconscious mind and its tapes. That means you are able to create a new response and connect in a deeper and more meaningful manner.

Many parents have reported using this activity in restaurants, doctor offices, and during times of upheaval. It can be a good tool to use with both young and older children. Remember, 93% of communication is non-verbal, so spending time doing this activity together can break down walls and open up communication.

The I Create What I Believe! (ICWIB!) Program, which is endorsed by Dr. Bruce Lipton and based on his research, has many different activities to help both children and adults learn to activate their conscious minds, and in the process suspend tapes that are hindering their ability to thrive.

With this in mind, I invite you to explore some of the other FREE ICWIB! art activities and videos that are available on the I Create What I Believe! website.

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Add More Happiness

Do you often see the cup as being half-empty instead of the half-full? Are you more focused on things that make you sad instead of things that make you happy? If the answer is yes, then you might have some inaccurate beliefs that are distorting your perceptions, as in the comic above.

If you want to add more happiness to your life, then you can accomplish it merely by spending more time in your conscious mind. Why? When you activate your conscious mind, you suspend the subconscious mind and the fundamental beliefs you acquired in your first six years of life. Also, when you activate your conscious mind, your brain automatically secretes oxytocin and dopamine into your blood stream. These are our “feel-good” hormones.

If you want to learn how to quickly and effectively activate your conscious mind at will—even when you are stressed—then I invite you to explore some of the ICWIB! art activities and videos for FREE because they are a simple and scientifically sound way to activate your conscious mind.

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Go Where the River Flows Freely

I have come to the conclusion that nature is my best friend and teacher. It mirrors me, supports me, and constantly provides me with guidance if I am awake enough to hear it speak. Just going for a walk can clear my head, sooth the sadness in my heart, and lift weight off my shoulders. In its infinite way, nature provides me with continuous guidance that helps to keep me from being sucked into today’s crazy storyline. A river, a bird, even an insect can provide me with answers. I only need to be awake and willing to listen and observe.

Connecting with nature quiets the chatter in my head and helps me reconnect with my true nature. Listening to nature reminds me I am not alone and I have never been alone. Partnering with nature empowers me to be my best and helps keep me on my chosen path. So when I feel lost and overwhelmed by the burdens of life, I try to reconnect with nature, even if it is just observing a spider weaving its web or a weed pushing it way through the sidewalk.

I invite you to explore some of the ICWIB! art activities and videos for FREE because they are also a wonderful way to quiet your mind, sooth your heart, and reconnect with your true nature.

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