On creative living… “Money helps, to be sure. But if money were the only thing people needed in order to live creative lives, then the mega-rich would be the most imaginative, generative, and original thinkers among us, and they simply are not. The essential ingredients for creativity remain exactly the same for everybody: courage, enchantment, permission, persistence, trust – and those elements are universally accessible. Which does not mean that creative living is always easy; it merely means that creative living is always possible.” Elizabeth Gilbert, Big Magic
Is it time to reinfuse your life and business? Reclaim your creative power? Consider coming to this year’s Creative Business Retreat by-the-Sea. Immerse in Creative Alchemy – because that is what we’ll be doing/being. Rejuvenating and reinventing what wants to be created! More details… Creative Business Retreat by-the-Sea
by Laura West
How are you doing? I hope your week is going well. I know for me it’s been a bit of a tumultuous time. Not full blown upheavel but a rollercoaster of emotions – big ups and careening downs.
The outside influences of the last week of global atrocities, constant uncertainly in the world, being aware of conversations where people are feeling that the much of the world is starting to turn on our beautiful country, friends who are starting to fear international travel, whew, … add to it the full moon energy and a couple of planets in retrograde – wowsa!
In my personal space my son turned 16 last week. It’s definitely been a time of celebration of him moving into a new phase of independence AND I can’t help but notice a low level of sadness that took hold of me as my last child passes into this milestone. Being with the dualality of “I have more freedom” and “I’m not needed in the same way”. Ahhh… breathing through it.
Add to it an ongoing sinus infection that is really irritating me… I know that’s what sinus infections are all about in the emotional world – irritation. AND, I started working with an amazing acupuncturist and healer so I’m intending for things to shift.
All of this and business stuff too!
One bit of wisdom I am learning in my life journey is that there is always going to be “stuff” coming up. And nowadays the stuff comes fast and furious and we don’t have a lot of power over the stuff (circumstances, people, planets) happening around us.
by Laura West
Wouldn’t it be cool to create a card deck for your clients?
One they could use daily for inspiration, motivation, instruction or guidance?
I created one a few years ago called the JoyShift cards. I still use those cards with my clients, at retreats and even as a fun way to network.
Card decks are a great way to share your wisdom and have an impact. Not only does drawing a card provide a cool experience, it offers a way for the user (your client) to get just the right content at just the right time in small easy to receive nuggets – the opposite of overwhelm! And they are fun to use.
If you have always wanted to have your own card deck… well, know you can stop dreaming about it and actually create one!
You need to meet my colleague and a dear friend, Marcy Nelson-Garrison. She is a product mentor and she knows how to make your card deck idea happen. She’s sharing how to create your own deck in a 4 part training called The Card Deck Class.