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How To Jumpstart Creativity

Being creative isn't something that anyone should take for granted. It's one of those if-you-don't-use-it-you'll-lose-it things. Well, sort of. You won't ever lose natural talents and gifts; those are there to stay. I'm talking about keeping up the momentum and desire to create. Avoiding diving into projects and hobbies, or even work-related creative efforts, can hinder positive emotions and self-growth, especially if you are what I call a "creative soul". Here's why:

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Five Creative Lessons Learned From Children

Watching a child play, learn, and just be free is one of the most rewarding experiences you can have. And not just for the entertainment value but for the lessons you can glean from his/her unhindered actions. I know as a mom it's sometimes difficult to find time to be still and soak up these profound events, but when I do, it's SO worth it! I've compiled some thoughts about how watching and understanding the child's heart can move us into higher levels of our own creativity.

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Why You Want Boredom…Sometimes

It occurred to me that boredom or the state of being bored is not such a bad thing. Yes, it's uncomfortable; it makes you feel useless; it creates a low-energy vibe; and it makes others think you are ungrateful. "Wow, Kellie, that doesn't sound like something I want in my life," you so forcefully say. Hold on there...I have a point.

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Out Of Your Mind Creativity

Creative thought does not live in the ordinary or in any box, for that matter, but it thrives in an infinite world with no boundaries, no sharp edges, and no boring waiting rooms. Getting outside the “box”, out of “your mind” is simple but not always easy.

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These Three Things Make You Happier…

Straight to the point today with a Power 3oo! Happiness, joy, bliss, peace, and love are all emotions that fuel a fulfilling life. But what happens when none of these show up regularly? Well, the opposite: sadness, anger, anxiety, hate, dissatisfaction - a life that lacks substance and purpose. While you can do many things to add a little joy to your day, these three things are more than quick pick-me-ups; they are lifestyle adjustments that move you and the Universe to actively change your life.

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In Your Dreams…

Have you ever noticed how the most significant events happen when you are not pining or asking for them? This truly incredible phenomenon is what I am grateful for this week.

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Signs Of Perfectionism

“Perfectionism is not a quest for the best. It is a pursuit of the worst in ourselves, the part that tells us that nothing we do will ever be good enough - that we should try again.” ˜Julia Cameron

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Discovering Your Creative Self

When people say "be true to yourself," what they are really saying is take the time to learn who you are and what you are passionate about. A large part of that discovery may be your creative self. Without engaging this unique part of your being, you may be cheating yourself out of a fulfilling portion of your life. You don't have to be an artist or musician to be creative. On the contrary, we all are creative or can be whether we have artistic talents or not. The key is in our passions. When you love to do something so much that you can't stop thinking about it, that's when the creativity flows freely.

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