Creative Lift 025 – Feedback is a Gift

Creative Lift 025 – Feedback is a Gift

How do you feel about creative feedback? This is a tough question for me, because often my mind responds one way and my heart responds another. But even that either/or frame falls short of sorting out the complex feelings I have about feedback. And complex feelings bubbling under the surface are a...

Creative Lift 008 – Build a Practice

Creative Lift 008 – Build a Practice

When you start learning something new, there's often a phase where it's joyful to learn everything there is to know. Then, suddenly, overwhelm sets in. There is so much to know. What's the next step...

Creative Lift 007 – Survey the Landscape

Creative Lift 007 – Survey the Landscape

Do you consider the words experiment, design, and build as synonyms for the word play? If so, then it's probably not too big of a leap to see play as a crucial part of the creative process. But,...

Creative Lift 006 – Consult a Wise Advisor

Creative Lift 006 – Consult a Wise Advisor

When you think about consulting a wise advisor about your creative practice, what comes up for you? Do you think: "Yes, please! Please send someone to tell me what to do next!" Or, do you think,...

Creative Lift 005 – Explore Your Creative Space

Creative Lift 005 – Explore Your Creative Space

When we try to draft and revise at the same time, our mind engages in a tug-of-war that makes getting our work out onto the page slow-going, if not impossible. What if, like in a Kindergarten...

Creative Lift 004 – Cross into the Unknown

Creative Lift 004 – Cross into the Unknown

If you listened in last week to episode three, Listen for the Call to Adventure, you likely have been collecting thoughts and ideas in a Listening Jar this week. Today, we'll talk about what to do...

Creative Lift 002 – Play to Your Strengths

Creative Lift 002 – Play to Your Strengths

What would you say if I asked you to name a creative strength or two? And if I asked you to name a creative shortcoming? In this episode, we explore thoughts about our gifts and limitations. You'll...

Creative Lift 001 – Drop a You Are Here Pin

Creative Lift 001 – Drop a You Are Here Pin

When was the last time you were swept up in the wonder, joy and thrill of a creative project? What if we didn’t have to wish, hope, and long for flow? What if instead, like a hot air balloon...