Creativity

23 Prompts to Explore Regularly

The week can feel like one big blur. One day runs into the next day, which runs into the next day. Which is why writing can be tremendously helpful.

Even reflecting on your day and journaling about it for just 5 minutes can help you to savor sweet or important moments, and to see things anew. It can give you a refreshing, grateful perspective.



Creativity

Art and Motherhood: You Don’t Have to Sacrifice One for the Other

Ever since having a child, I'm especially interested (, obsessed) in learning how mothers create, how they make the time, how they view their work, how they may or may not use motherhood as creative inspiration. I especially love seeing examples of women using motherhood as material. It's a much better use of my time than reading doom and gloom narratives about how motherhood will kill one's career (and creativity). Narratives that sadly...


Creativity

A Creative Strategy for Exploring What Scares You

What scares you? What makes you especially anxious? Is it snakes, spiders or sharks? Is it getting sick or getting sicker? Is it getting fired? Is it giving speeches? Is it speaking up in class? Is it meeting new people or making small talk? Is it being alone? Is it losing someone you love? Is it feeling the feelings already triggered by a profound loss? Is it being seen as a fraud or...


Books

How to Have a Greater Understanding of Your Partner

Even if we've been with our partner for decades, there are still many things we don't know or understand about them.

There are still many new, interesting insights we can learn. This creates a wonderful opportunity to get curious, to dig deeper, to explore all kinds of topics and questions with our partners. This creates the opportunity to see our partners in a different light, to get creative, and to have fun together.



Creativity

Behind the Book: High-Risk Pregnancy Expert Parijat Deshpande Shares Her Writing Process

Writing a book isn't for the faint of heart. It takes a lot of time, effort and hard work. Which gets even more complicated when you're a mom and have a thriving, busy practice---like Parijat Deshpande. Deshpande, MS, is a mind-body wellness counselor who helps women in high-risk pregnancies to lower their stress, strengthen their overall wellness and have a healthier, safer pregnancy.



Creativity

A Writing Prompt to Do Daily

Our lives are made up of moments. There are the small moments: Waking up, and seeing the sun color your bedroom. Making coffee. Taking a walk. Laughing at a joke. Savoring a scoop of chocolate chip ice cream on a hot, summer day. And there are big moments: Birthdays. Graduations. Weddings. Funerals.



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