Listen

My mother used to say, “You need to learn how to listen!” It took me many years to understand the wisdom behind her words. Simple drawing techniques similar to the ICWIB art activities helped me learn to focus my mind, and still my heart so I could listen and hear the kind and gentle voice…

Value

Are you so focused on becoming successful that you have lost track of your own value? Are you spending so much time trying to get things done and check them off your list that you are no longer present in the moment or listening to your inner voice? Are you under the illusion that when…

Shift

It may look like you are merely moving your crayon around the paper aimlessly but doodling can help you shift effortlessly from the reactive (subconscious mind) to the problem-solving mind (where learning takes place). Harvard research has also shown that there can be a significant increase in comprehension and recall when an individual is allowed…

Let Go!

When was the last time you scribbled? I mean really scribbled with abandonment. When was the last time you allowed yourself to cut loose and do something as childish as scribbling? Well, today may be the day you need to cut loose again. Scribbling can serve many purposes. It can be an aerobic activity that…

Outcome

How do you respond when the outcome you envisioned is different than what you wanted? Does your need to be in control override your ability to see the humor and growth opportunity in the situation has created? Or are you able to laugh, look at the pattern you are tripping over and make a different…

Creativity

Creativity sparks the mind, nourishes the soul, and can help you weave your whole self back together again. Whenever I feel lost, overwhelmed, disoriented, or confused, I try to do something creative because I know it will bring me back to myself and help me remember what is important faster than anything else. The creative…

How

Whenever I begin a new journey or project I ask myself a series of questions to help me focus my mind and stay on course. Here are some of the questions I ask: What is my ultimate goal? Why is this important? Who will it impact? Where is it needed the most? When does it…