Posts tagged creative process
3 Pieces of Advice on the Elusive Task of Working From Home

Here is a not-so-secret secret: only very recently have I figured out a schedule and way of working that suits me and even then, I know that there is still a lot to learn and improve. It has taken a long time to begin to scratch the surface of how I can be the most productive without driving myself crazy or working non-stop.

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De-Cute-ing + Reclaiming the Word "Creativity"

What I’ve been seeing in the online world for a while now is the general watering down of the word creativity. It is floundering and drowning in flowery scripts pasted to pinterest boards, over-priced online courses, and endless hashtags.

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My 5 Favorite Books of 2018 + Relearning to be a Reader

For the past two years, among the other tangible resolutions and goals that I set every January 1st, I have been writing down the number of books that I would like to try to read that year. I started small and manageable- a humble 30 books.

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"Don't Think. Jump." | Advice on Taking a Creative Plunge

“Don’t think, jump.” That is what a teenage boy said to me as I peeked over the edge of a seemingly-high cliff into the icy blue water of Lake Superior. Him and his friend had been doing flips and all sorts of acrobatic leaps the whole morning while my friend and I looked on, deciding if our 13-year-old selves had the guts to join.

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Dumping Your Toxic Boyfriend

Before you ask- no, I have not suddenly made a strange and uncharacteristic switch into the realm of dating advice. The toxic boyfriend (or girlfriend/partner) that I refer to above alludes to a different kind of relationship. The complicated partnership between you and your work. 

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How to Cultivate a Journaling Practice (and stick to it)

For me, the importance of writing every day comes down to gaining a certain kind of awareness. Finding time to jot down just a couple thoughts, moments, or images from the day gives one pause to reflect on the details and tease out the extraordinary from the ordinary.

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Not Everything Should Be Shared | The Case For Taking A Quiet Creative Pause

If one is constantly shuttling forward, it is all too easy to leave the “why” of it- that second degree of quality and meaning- lost in the dust along the trail somewhere. Sometimes we have to halt in our tracks, take a few steps back, and quietly rediscover our personal reasons for making work…

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Work Behind the Work | Natalia Fernandes, Dancer + Choreographer

As I have mentioned in so many words, one of my main motivations behind creating and reimagining this blog is to connect ideas, places and people from all edges of life, even those who seem too far or too random to reach. With that in mind, I think it is about time we started hearing voices from those other than myself. 

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