Day 28/28: Lessons in the Creative Process
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Day 28/28: Lessons in the Creative Process

Was this ambitious? Was this ridiculous? And so here I am. The laptop is open while another Texas rainstorm comes through this afternoon. This is my last blog post in this interesting experiment where I challenged myself to try and write a blog post daily for the month of February for a total of 28 stories. As you … Continue reading

Day 27/28: Do You Feel Restless and Stuck?
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Day 27/28: Do You Feel Restless and Stuck?

Oftentimes, restlessness leads me into overdrive and hyperactivity OR sends me into lethargy and inactivity. Sometimes, it prompts me to explore deeply into new life situations and new adventures. Sometimes, I can overthink and overwork a problem in my head, make spreadsheets of pro/ con lists, or just go into hiding. This restlessness to me is … Continue reading

Day 26/28: When Choosing Your Dreams Lead to Solitude
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Day 26/28: When Choosing Your Dreams Lead to Solitude

Eight years ago, I came across the following text in Steven Pressfield’s “The Art of War.” Even when I read this words below today, the meaning behind his words still resonate within me. We know that if we embrace our ideals, we must prove worthy of them. And that scares the hell out of us. What will … Continue reading

Day 25/28: What is an Artist Date?
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Day 25/28: What is an Artist Date?

According to Julia Cameron’s “The Artist’s Way”:  The Artist Date is a once-weekly, festive, solo expedition to explore something that interests you. The Artist Date need not be overtly “artistic” — think mischief more than mastery. Artist Dates fire up the imagination. They spark whimsy. They encourage play. Since art is about the play of … Continue reading

Day 24/28: We are all a bunch of scared little girls.
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Day 24/28: We are all a bunch of scared little girls.

1) There are two personalities having a constant fight within my soul. There’s a scared little girl and a brave badass little girl inside of me. There’s a constant battle, and I often wonder which one is going to win. Oftentimes, I have the external appearance of a fearless woman even though I’ve stuffed away that scared little … Continue reading

Day 22/28: A Conversation with #ARTYOGAPLAY student Cece Gonzalez
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Day 22/28: A Conversation with #ARTYOGAPLAY student Cece Gonzalez

In honor of International Women’s Day, I wanted my 22nd blog post to be about GIRL POWER. Below is an interview with one of my youngest #ARTYOGAPLAY students Cece Gonzalez.  Cece’s  relentless curiosity and vivacious personality is so infectious. She is a pint-sized embodiment of what I envision #girlpower to be. I hope you enjoy reading  our short and sweet … Continue reading