A Psychic Reading for Yourself

No, you don’t have to believe in psychic ability to do this project. I’m assuming you do believe in your own subconscious. This is a technique that I find particularly useful to get through blocks, and it feels quite powerful and somewhat strange.   To do this project: Set aside an hour or two to…

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Rediscovering the simple

It is no doubt a little trite to say that one finds travel inspirational, because as it seems, most people do.  Sunsets are also beautiful, as you’ve probably heard before too. What I’m finding is that travel provokes ideas, and ideas are the beginnings of creative action and new projects. The act of shaking things…

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Autodidact Tactics

It is very normalized for artists to have a whole bunch of projects; projects which are viewed as semi-independent galaxies that exist and change with the times; develop; and inspire or become inspired. The question Daniel has been going around asking our friends of late goes like this: What topic are you a freshman in today that…

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Secret Relationship Formula

Or, not so secret, just sensible: Good relationships have partners with complementary skill-sets and similar values. It took me a long time to understand the meaning of the word values.  It’s one of those words that requires life experience to understand, even if you can parrot back the definition. For instance, these are value continuums- they are…

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Real Tools

I’ve always delayed buying real tools for creative projects.  This comes out a general disinclination towards consumerism. Nobody likes the feeling of buying something and not using it enough to justify the purchase. I’ve always preferred to have not-too-much stuff and love the things I have. But there is a down-side to this. For example,…

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Getting up and going

Ever feel like your subconscious has put a little bit of an embargo on your creative output? That’s how I’ve been feeling for the past couple of months. There’s the normal contributing factors (busyness, the creativity crushing effect of an election cycle, not enough sunlight.)  But the situation gets compounded because not producing creative output has a self-perpetuating effect.…

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Mindfulness

This is a little interview I did recently for Everup about mindfulness. Morning routines have always felt essential to me; in the piece I describe my current approaches to meditation and other types of mindfulness.  

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Daily Writing and Daily Habits

I took most of August off from writing here, being wrapped up as I was with various other types of editing, folding, and unfolding of projects. I’m back, with a several-times-per-week post schedule. This year has been about two personal objectives: the first being a restructuring of my thought patterns towards more positivity and optimism.…

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The Chrysalis Phase

Once I wrote those words about speaking less they just acted like a magic spell: everything has shifted into a chrysalis phase.  Which is quite pleasant, and very appropriate for travel. We’ve been in beautiful Montreal at the North American Polyglot Symposium (you know, #NAPS).  I like these people. And I’m posting more on-the-go on snapchat 👻…

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