I’ve always known that journaling could be a healthy habit to develop, but I never realized that it would have such a transformative impact on my life. The exercise of writing a few paragraphs each day about what’s on my mind is an outlet that helps reduce the power of negative emotions and thoughts while sparking creativity in my approach to each day. It’s become an essential way for me to stay connected to my inner self. [Read more…]
Everybody seems to have a list of their favorite TED Talks. Do a Google search for favorite TED Talks and you’ll find lists from people that span from five to fifty or more. New TED Talks are released at such a rapid pace, it’s almost impossible to keep up with this amazing content. However, I continue to seek out TED Talks when I’m in need of a jolt of inspiration. They always help me learn something new or push me to think differently about a certain topic. At the moment, these are 5 of my favorites. These talks cover the gamut of stress, procrastination, being an introvert, life lessons from an amazing photographer, and the changing landscape of making money as an artist. You’ll be educated and inspired by these 5 talks.
Holding down a full-time job while dealing with the ups and downs of raising a family often make it far too easy for me to go long stretches of time without engaging in any kind of creative exercise. Since I’m currently in one of these creative slumps, I thought it would be a great time to kickstart things by seeking a little outside inspiration. [Read more…]