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Creativity isn’t just for artists and kids! It’s for anyone who wants to explore and express their unique spirit, who wants to have more fun in life, and who wants to crack the nut of working smarter rather than harder. If you’re in for a good shot of creativity, then these Creativity Pathways, written primarily by LifeTrek coach Erika Jackson, will get your juices flowing and move you further down the path. Learn more about our Creativity Coaching Programs and arrange for a complementary Creativity coaching session with Erika using our Contact Form.

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Creativity Pathway #101: Silence

Welcome to the New Year! A time to get going, commit to those action items, restart – but wait! Is all of this activity making you dizzy and out of focus?We live in a noisy world – televisions blaring, cell phones ringing, emails beeping – and then, we create noise with our “To-Do’s,” “Should-Do’s,” and […]

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Creativity Pathway #105: Law of Attraction

“I hope everything that could go wrong for him does,” she declared into her cell phone, while casually selecting the appropriate deli meat. “She” was the woman standing next to me in the grocery store.I am always amazed and grateful for the messages the universe creates for me when I am open to receiving. The […]

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Creativity Pathway #107: Color Outside the Lines

Through my work with children, I have the opportunity to witness many interactions between students and teachers. While these interactions are usually positively inspiring, they are, on occasion, maddeningly uninspiring. It was in a preschool classroom, for example, that I observed a young boy being reprimanded for coloring outside of the lines in his coloring […]

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Creativity Pathway #108: To Sing is To Pray Twice

Music has always been important to humankind. It is a universal language that brings together cultures and generations. We use music to celebrate, communicate, soothe, bond, worship, and landmark.For me, the experience of music is spiritual. Music is the external embodiment of my spirit, the vital principle or animating force within me. When I respond […]

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Creativity Pathway #109: Jump into Journaling

An advertisement for a writing workshop read, “In moments of ecstasy, in moments of despair, the journal remains an impassive, silent friend, forever ready to coach, to confront, to critique, to console. Its potential as a tool for holistic mental health is unsurpassed.” And, so our journey into the blank page begins.For the next three […]

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Creativity Pathway #110: Stepping Stones

I have written before about the practice of journaling as a chronicle of growth, a canvas for problem solving, and an entry point into the sub-conscious. One creative approach, called “Stepping Stones,” was developed by Dr. Ira Progoff in his Intensive Journal workshop.“Stepping Stones,” writes Dr. Progoff, are “indicators that enable a person to recognize […]

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Creativity Pathway #111: Perspective Journaling

In last week’s Creativity Pathway, I introduced the practice of Stepping Stone journaling as a chronicle of growth, a canvas for problem solving, and an entry point into the sub-conscious. To continue our exploration of the benefits of journal writing, this week I would like to share an approach called “Perspective Journaling.”When coaches work with […]

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Creativity Pathway #115: The Relevance of REM

This week I continue my five-part series on dreaming, its importance, and its relevance to our creative consciousness Click. Although most of us forget our dreams, we typically dream for approximately one-fifth of our sleep time. During that time, our biggest, most creative dreams come during a period of Rapid Eye Movement or REM sleep. Interestingly, […]