Am I Creative?

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Am I creative? I used to think I was. I was involved in artistic ventures in music and theatre. I was part of a creative team in the advertising biz. But lately my definition of creativity has grown more restrictive and I find myself not included. I’m wondering why. These days I think creativity means bringing something new into being– …

They Pull Me Back In

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I like to send you amusing stories about lessons I’ve learned as I make my way, but frankly I haven’t had much in the way of sage realizations recently. It’s mostly been curiously interesting explorations into social media and nightmarish tech problems. You probably know that I am drawn to the the mysteries of the web and have been barely …

Reset My Default

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This morning I was writing in my journal and reflecting on some experiences from the past week where I was in a virtual group conversation and I felt good about how it went. I presented myself well, made some connections, advanced my cause. Good work. But it occurred to me that I had entered each group with an automatic and …

Curiosity and Conversations

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I’ve been working on the next series of episodes for I Always Wanted To. They’re reminding me what it’s like to be curious and interested in someone’s story. Lots of wise people talk about the importance of curiosity, and approaching life with beginner’s mind. But I find myself often avoiding that and instead being defensive, wanting to be cool, not wanting …

Part of the Solution

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I was just talking with a client about her distress over the events at the Capitol and what may happen now. She lives in a small town in the midwest and she sees and hears a lot of upsetting rhetoric and was feeling deeply afraid. We talked about the fear and what she could do to feel safe. Dwelling on …