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The People of Oz

I am taking a creative writing class through the college where I am an advisor. It's been ages since I've partaken in poetry, it's just never been my style. But, right now, I'm really into it. Perhaps the state of the world is fueling a poetic undertone. I just wrote this, and I am proud.… Continue reading The People of Oz

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Update: Tula Yoga Closing

As of July, I’ve been teaching yoga for eight years, and in that time I’ve been blessed to always have a yoga home (or many homes—six different studios to be exact). However, over the weekend, I learned that Tula Yoga and Jiu Jitsu is closing its doors permanently. Unfortunately, the business, which was established in… Continue reading Update: Tula Yoga Closing

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Yoga for Creativity: Building Heat through Core Strength

When you get stuck in a creative rut, sometimes it's from a lack of fire (aka motivation, drive). Adding movement into your routine can help. Yoga, specifically heat-building practices like core strengthening, can help. Check out this short light-ish practice  designed to help you activate your abdominal muscles and add a little fire to your… Continue reading Yoga for Creativity: Building Heat through Core Strength

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How to Fuel Your Creative Fire

As with any endeavor sometimes within creative work we find our pursuits have suddenly shifted from a raging fire of motivation down to dying embers at the bottom of an uninspired ashy pit. And though we can see that last flicker of glowing red among smoldering black, we walk away and let the remaining coal… Continue reading How to Fuel Your Creative Fire

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Actualizing My Status as an Author

I am an author. I am… …an author… In truth I am a writer who has published a handful of magazine, newspaper and website articles. I HAVE authored an entire 220 page novel, which is currently with a professional editor. (YAY!) The term author, however, is typically reserved as a distinguishing mark for one who has published a… Continue reading Actualizing My Status as an Author

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Yoga for Creativity: Light Stretch

Join me for a light stretchy practice focused on relieving strain in the major muscle groups and areas that hold on to tension from long hours writing, designing or creating! We'll end the practice with a creative meditation to exercising your imagination muscle. Next week's blog post: Actualizing My Status as an Author and Why… Continue reading Yoga for Creativity: Light Stretch

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3 Ways to Boost Creativity when you Get Stuck

  As a creative person—a writer or an artist—you have within you a shiny metal toolbox. It's full of knowledge, wisdom and skills you've picked up while developing your craft. In my previous post, I discussed some of the mental and emotional blocks I built for myself over the years. It took, it seemed, forever… Continue reading 3 Ways to Boost Creativity when you Get Stuck

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Yoga for Creativity: FLOWing with Imagination

Join me for a low, slow flow and an imaginative meditation. Designed to overcome creative blocks and get those juices flowing. Check back on Monday for a new blog that dives deeper into this subject: 3 Ways to Boost Creativity when you get Stuck!

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Efron Block 9: Part 2

This is part 2 of my short story, Efron Block 9. Click here to read part 1. Part 2 Balastor slammed a tiny metal cup on the gritty counter.  “One more,” he grunted at the bartender. The robot’s wheels and gears whizzed and whirled as it rolled over to the tap.  “Don’t—you—think—you’ve—had—enough—sir?” It put its… Continue reading Efron Block 9: Part 2

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Negative Self Talk: 3 Lies I Told Myself & How I Finally Wrote My Book

Let’s talk about negative self talk. What epic stories do you tell yourself that are holding you back from creating at your highest potential? I told myself three whoppers and overcoming these lies took me ten years! Once I did the work, I could finally write my book. Here is my experience: It took me… Continue reading Negative Self Talk: 3 Lies I Told Myself & How I Finally Wrote My Book