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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 #116: Dream Catching

“In the ocean of conscious, dreams are swells that rise and pause and break on the shores of personal consciousness, only to suck back, leaving precious flotsam and jetsam on the beach of waking awareness. We cannot influence the tides or currents, but we can ride the crest of the wave into shore and gather […]

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Creativity Pathway #117: Dreaming Life

Dreams, and their interpretation, often generate creative insights for our waking lives. But what if life is all a dream?Carl Jung, a psychologist and influential dream theorist, proposed that we are dreaming all of the time. While Ancient Jewish tradition sought to place dreams into the context of the dreamer’s life circumstances.For life events that […]

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Creativity Pathway #118: The Cozy Sweater

Thursday was a simple, ordinary, nothing-special kind of day. And yet, it was one of the most powerful days in recent memory. As I was driving home, at the close of a day full of coaching conversations, music classes, and mothering, I was overcome by a sense of the world being right. This realization came to […]

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Creativity Pathway #119: In The Bones

Once, when my then four-year-old daughter and I we were outside enjoying the sun, my daughter began to sing a sweet little made-up song. After creating a few verses and a non-rhyming chorus, she asked, “Mom, will you remember the words of my song for me?” I replied, “Of course. I’ll write them down. But,” I […]

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Creativity Pathway #121: A Room with a View

As coaches, one of our most important roles is to assist clients in finding new perspectives; new ways in which to perceive a situation. Creating new perspectives allows a client to be more at choice regarding how she feels about a decision or challenge. Paradigm shifts enable our creative minds to be engaged in the […]

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Creativity Pathway #122: Seek What You Do Not Know

When we are feeling the forces of negativity and anxiety, our bodies react by tightening and constricting. Breathing becomes shallower, and we lose optimum functioning. Similarly, our spirits and lives can constrict under the weight of these emotions and pressure. But, just as in breathing exercises, one can learn to release and refocus, drawing in […]

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Creativity Pathway #124 & Parenting Pathway #138: Creative Communication

Recently, a client was expressing frustration and anxiety about his relationship with his toddler. As many parents have experienced, a toddler’s greatest struggle is between the desire for independence and the desire for safety and comfort. All the while, most toddlers do not yet have the words with which to communicate their intense emotions. Such […]

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Creativity Pathway #127: Be the Swing

Back when you were 8 to 10 years old, you were probably living your passions. That’s when people are most likely to engage in exactly the kinds of activities that suit us best, free from inhibitions and Gremlins.I believe that each of us, in childhood, had those moments when we were fully shining. Those were […]