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The truth about creative blocks
The truth about creative blocks

How do you know if you have a creative block? It sounds like a simple concept. A variation of writer’s block, even. But where writer’s block is usually defined as unable to make progress on a writing project, I think of creative blocks a little differently. When the simple thought of putting a pen...

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How to do the work AND give yourself grace
How to do the work AND give yourself grace

I’ve got a reputation for being pretty hard on myself. I know where it came from, of course. A lot of self-reflection, journaling and excavating moments of my childhood reminded me that my parents expected a lot from me. I was “the smart one,” a title that, while flattering, was also intimidating...

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I wanted to clear something up
I wanted to clear something up

People hear the word creativity and think it has to mean “official” creative acts like writing, painting, drawing, pottery—creative careers. It doesn’t. As one of my greatest teachers, Louise Hay, always said, you can be creative in the way you make your bed, or cook dinner, or throw a party. You...

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