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Why a Whole Day of Silence is Bliss

Why a Whole Day of Silence is Bliss

I think spending time on my own is awesome, and a whole day of silence is bliss to me. When I read the article 23 Signs You’re Secretly an Introvert (even though it’s not a secret that I am a quite introverted) I found this reminder timely: One of the most fundamental characteristics of introverts […]

Meet the Inner Critic

Meet the Inner Critic

THE INNER CRITIC My inner critic is a she-voice in my head, telling me that I (of all people!) can’t create what I want to create! She encourages me to be lazy and helps me think bad thoughts about myself, my life and my creative work. Mostly she likes to stand in the way of […]

Authenticity in a messy life

Authenticity in a messy life

I’ve been thinking about authenticity lately. Authenticity as in what is going on in my real life versus what I show on this blog (right now everything is a mess). How truthful to what is really going on in your life is your blog? Sometimes as bloggers we pick the photos where our home looks […]

Set a Quantitative Goal

Set a Quantitative Goal

Set smart goals I learned from Lisa Sonora Beam’s great book The Creative Entrepreneur that all goals should be SMART. Smart stands for: Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Relevant, and Time-bound! It does sound smart, doesn’t it? But to be honest with you I often hesitate to set goals like that, goals that has a set number […]

Time for introspection and Creative Drea...

Time for introspection and Creative Dreaming

God, how exciting. I LOVE the prospect of a new year! Fresh starts, new goals, rejuvenated ambition & no idea what the future might hold – it doesn’t get any better than that! Gala Darling [via] I am thinking about visions, goals, dreams, intentions, projects, daily habits, life designing and such. I have a ritual […]

The Therapy of Magazine Cutting

The Therapy of Magazine Cutting

Are you aware of the therapeutic value of cutting out magazine images? I know some of you already do this regularly. Saving images to a personal imagery archive of clippings (to be used in future diary pages, collages or art journaling) is very calming and always cheers me up. Recently I have “swiped through” and […]