creativity journey Archives - Julie Brown Neu

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February 8, 2024 | Creativity

Creative Play Newsletter – Your Own Journey

I have written a lot over the years in this newsletter about my own creativity journey. I’ve shared the arc of my journey through the discovery of play and finding my voice to settling in to a comfortable relationship with that voice and with being an artist. But I know …

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December 14, 2023 | Creativity

Creative Play Newsletter – Thwarted Journeys

I have been having some crazy dreams lately and I don’t know why. (I haven’t been drinking, so that’s not it.) But, my dreams this week have all had an interesting theme – thwarted journeys. I’ve been with a pirate who was the sole remaining crew member when his galleon …

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April 7, 2023 | Creativity

Creativity and Confidence

Last month, we wrapped up with the final stage of the Creativity Journey. But, you may be wondering, who cares about a creativity journey? Why is it worth pursuing? Excellent question! Creativity is good for its own sake, of course. There are numerous physical and mental health benefits to taking …

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March 31, 2023 | Creativity

Act – Redecorate

Exercise #4 in Stage 10 of the Creativity Journey – Keeping Your Light Alive What did your soul tell you she wanted during your journey? Create the space for it now. Find a spot in your home where you will do the thing that feeds your soul and ready the …

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March 17, 2023 | Creativity

Re-envision Your Creative Life

Exercise #2 in Stage Ten of the Creativity Journey – Keeping Your Light Alive At the very beginning of this journey, you imagined what your creative life would be. But this journey has changed you. It has been a journey of discovering what truly matters the most to you and …

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March 7, 2023 | Creativity

Imagine – Note the Differences

Exercise #1 in Stage Ten of the Creativity Journey – Keeping Your Light Alive Imagine that you are walking into your home after months away on a long journey. What does your space look like with fresh eyes? Perhaps you too now see a thick layer of dust not as …

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March 2, 2023 | Creativity

Keeping Your Creative Fire Burning

Stage Ten of the Creativity Journey The final stage in your creativity journey involves learning how to maintain your creativity, how to keep your light alive. But you may be worried about the Fear of the Blank Page. You may be full of ideas now, but may wonder if the …

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January 19, 2023 | Creativity

Create – Update Your Map

Exercise #3 in Stage Eight of the Creativity Journey – Feel the Light When you first drew your map you may not have been able to foresee all of the obstacles that would be on your path or the open road on the other side of your challenges. Get out …

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January 17, 2023 | Creativity

Explore – Courage

Exercise #2 of Stage Eight of the Creativity Journey – Feel the Light Whether or not you realize it, you have built immense courage along this journey. Or, I should say that you discovered immense courage because it was with you all along. It took courage to begin this journey, …

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January 11, 2023 | Creativity

Imagine – You are a S(hero)

Exercise #1 for Stage Eight of the Creativity Journey – Feel the Light Close your eyes and sit comfortably. Imagine yourself at the end of your jungle, desert, rocky cliff face, etc. Can you hear the snap of your superhero cape? What does your unique brand of superhero look like? …

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