Category: Creativity

what to do if you don’t want your life to get even better. 12 proven tactics. (a life coaching manual)

1. Do not listen to your gut. Intuition is for suckers. The scientists that back it up are probably closeted new agers. 2. Let everyone else around you take the blame. It’s much easier than realizing every situation represents a choice. Remember: Ignorance is bliss. 3. First thing in the morning, tune into the biggest,…

Apr 24, 2012 · Read More · Comment

the purpose of play: or, why children really know how get things done

Here’s something to really throw some of us for a loop: locking down our innate nature and tendency towards freedom and flow–as in the standard 9-5 office setting or high school classroom, or, as in my own life, the 12-hour-day entrepreneurial workweek–actually works AGAINST our ability to learn and produce. Let’s combine two things: 1….

Sep 20, 2011 · Read More · Comment

if your essential self were a food, what would it be? hint: mine is red jello. why? read on…

A question for pondering: If your essential self was a food, what would it be? Hint: whatever comes up first for you is often a good thing to go with. Your auto-instincts are often from deep in your essential self. This is the good, true stuff. Here’s what came up for me–on the first call…

Sep 13, 2011 · Read More · Comment

music is love: heatherlyn music ignites, inspires and elevates

Music can be yoga, too. Huh? Yup, in the same way that yoga in its most fundamental, last-of-the-8-limbs understanding can spark our flame, inspire us to greater depths, and lift us up to greater heights, music can do that, too. Some music does this more than others. Enter Heatherlyn Music. This self- and accurately-described soulful,…

Jun 21, 2011 · Read More · Comment

positive pyschology + creativity: finding flow

You don’t have to be a starving artist to be creative. The proof is in this video by the founding father of positive psychology.

May 4, 2011 · Read More · Comment

5 Hidden Travel Gems on Granville Island, Vancouver, BC

It’s sensation stimulation grande central. Vancouver BC’s Granville Island is known as a mecca for creativity: musicians, artisans, clothing designers, pottery- and broom-makers, specialty coffee roasters, and many more. Buskers fill the streets with music. Children skip through the Kids Market. Students at Emily Carr University of Art + Design haul their canvases between classes….

Apr 21, 2011 · Read More · Comment

5 Qs with Anusara Yoga Founder John Friend: on Kundalini, Tantra, and the Divine

5 Qs with Anusara Yoga Founder John Friend 1. Anusara, which you founded, is one of the fastest-growing styles of Hatha yoga today. Can you tell us why? Anusara yoga is one of the fastest-growing styles because it is an artistic, celebratory, and empowering practice. It is based on a life-affirming vision with an overall…

Apr 15, 2011 · Read More · Comment (1)

be extraordinary. because you are

Uta Hagen was a German-born American actress and drama teacher. Here she is in action: Some inspiration for participants in our upcoming Vancouver, BC creativity retreat: Spark: Re-Ignite Your Creative Self.

Apr 4, 2011 · Read More · Comment

5 creativity blogs to get your creativity mojo flowing

Everyone–no matter how creative–needs a little stimulation sometimes. A little inspiration. Thankfully, a little inspiration goes a long way. Take 5 minutes to check out one of these uber spark-inducing blogs compiled for you by us here at Libre Retreats, and dive into your creative self. She (or he) is waiting. 1. Idea Sandbox The…

Mar 29, 2011 · Read More · Comment

music is love: dive into the Ahn Trio on TedTalks [vid]

Music–making it or listening to it–can tap us into that same space where our own creativity comes from. Watch the Ahn sisters in action. Listen deeply. Get inspired.

Feb 27, 2011 · Read More · Comment (1)
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