Welcome to The Jelly: creative hustle for anxious minds.
Because I hate donuts. I don't have time for the donut, and I don't think you do either, so I like to get right to the jelly. I get right to the point about what stops creative potential from seeing the light of day. I want to help you get your creative magic out of your head and into the world, where you can share it. Because the world needs it. I am a spark-finder. A creativity hustler. I know you're nervous, let's get through it. Let's create things.
Hi, hi, hi, hi, hi!
So, I took a year off. Or two. I figure I'll do this like a cable television show, 4-6 episodes every 18 months or so.
It's been a year and ups and downs and twists and turns and in this house, we're all still here, thank God. If you are too, I've got survival tips.
Starting with getting your mind organized for greater creative flow. Clutter seems to follow the anxious - especially busy parents - and we need to make a plan.
The Jelly is back.
PS... I've missed you too. xoxo
Honoring Veterans and being grateful for their service; while abhorring war. Loving my country and the American Dream, and the pain of knowing people have fought and died for these freedoms. Using conflict, paradox, and pain for art. Go to the pain and make, make, make. xo
I'm back after a few weeks off and I'll tell you why... I got burnt out and had to recalibrate my hectic schedule, among other things. And I feel so much freer, energetically lighter, and in a much better mood...which allows so much more creativity back in. We can't do it all, which is why priorities are so important. xo
I've been through the ringer, lately. Nothing catastrophic, but enough to make me implode, in little bits. This week I dive into that stuck mindset, when the desire to withdraw from it all, to curl up and disappear, to renounce your art (!), is so strong. And how to ease through it, without quitting. Grown up words.
It must've been the moon: In this jam sesh I go over my time, I get way off script, and I muse and tell stories about my life. I get a bit personal. I reminisce. I also pick up the guitar and sing a lil piece of a song from the past.
And I've fallen...into jazz... and I can't get up. My next thing?
I was expecting a guest for this one, but it fell through as things do. Everything about this week has been unexpected, including a sprained ankle, an air cast, and a lot of rescheduling... but here we are. This week, I improvise: we talk about setbacks and roadblocks and I melt into a short guided meditation to ditch the mental baggage and free up some space. Don't miss this one if you're feeling stressed.
My first ever podcast! Here, I talk about topics fresh in my mind: writer's block and procrastination. Both common for creatives. This is reality: I have laundry going, a few quiet moments, a Mac, a mic, and lots of real-life insight to share. Ways to unblock creativity, with real tips, why we procrastinate, and how to move forward and produce something real and tangible. Anxious people are often the most creative, if we can get out of our heads. I'm here to help you do that because I really do care. The world needs what you've got. Let's get creative.