Do You Want to Enjoy Your Life as a Creative Adventure?

Home Away from HomeAre you a creative person who must live your life on your own terms, with full engagement of your spirit? You’re in the right place if you’re looking for an ally to help you write, create and love your life as an adventure.

I’m Cynthia Morris and my life is devoted to bringing great ideas and daring adventures to life. I’ve shared some of my creative thrills with you in my Adventure Resume here.

An Adventure Resume isn’t a boring CV trying to prove something to others. Instead, it’s the sum of your creative choices, revealing a map of your life’s daring adventures.


Write your own to appreciate and succeed at the best job you’ve ever had: being you. Download instructions here.

Cynthia Morris, Founder, Original Impulse Inc.

author, coach, artist

Objective: To enjoy life as a creative adventure and to help writers, artists and entrepreneurs use their creative talents to the fullest.

2013 Devote myself to making art; become coach for Good Life Project; launch Capture the Wow
2012 Publish my Paris historical novel, Chasing Sylvia Beach;  Join the year-long life and business intensive, Good Life Project
2011 Shed my home in Denver; live in Europe for three months
2010 Launch Juju Infusion, my web TV show that runs weekly for six months
2009 Return to Denver; publish The Graceful Return
2008 Shed my life in Boulder, launch the blog Journey Juju; move to Lisbon, fall in love with a young Portuguese rock climber; leave Portugal, travel in Europe for 7 months as a creative nomad Going Places
2007 Publish Go for It: Leading Tours for Fun and Profit
2006 Publish Creative Toolkit for Travelers
2005 Launch my first creativity workshops in Provence and Paris, France
2004 Embark on year-long leadership training with CTI Everything
2003 Publish my first book, Create Your Writer’s Life: A Guide to Writing with Joy and Ease
2002 Take and pass coaching certification exam to become a Certified Professional Co-Active Coach
2001 Publish first issue of my newsletter Impulses: A Guide to Life as a Creative Adventure
2000 Move to Boulder where I birth Original Impulse lotus
2000 Fly to Switzerland and France for a stint as a hot air balloon chef; commit to return to France annually
1999 Embark on a coaching career with study at the Coaches Training Institute

My everyday adventures

Cynthia Morris watercolor journal sketch painting

  • going to the library to discover and devour new books
  • writing something for readers or myself
  • coaching amazing people around the world
  • making watercolor illustrations
  • biking around town on my blue Nishiki bike
  • yoga – on the mat since February 22nd, 1996
  • cooking and eating fresh vegetarian meals
  • laughing and loving life with friends

To go way, way back in the adventure files, keep reading.

1997 Perform monologues onstage; Spend six weeks as seasonal staff at Omega Institute and four weeks as student at Naropa’s Writing Program
1996 Begin teaching writing; discover Paris bookseller Sylvia Beach Bookstore
1995 Three-week train trip around the US includes week in Oregon studying with master writer Grace Paley; Take up drawing as meditation inspired by Frederick Franck
1995 Experience The Artist’s Way and explore many art forms: calligraphy, dance, acting, drawing, painting…Tonja copy
1994 Take a writing class that launches my writing life; write for five years with no expectations inspired by Natalie Goldberg; Drive solo from Denver to Miami and back
1993 Begin teaching vegetarian cooking classes, convert thousands to tofu Olives
1992 Endure one miserable semester of graduate school in New York; Boomerang back to Denver; get job at Capitol Hill Books, my own grad school of life
1991 Return to US and move to Denver; get a job at a health food store
1990 Graduate university with highly useful French/West European Studies degree; Decamp to Edinburgh, Scotland to work in health food store and take up Scottish accent
1988 Pass a student year in France and a summer as an illegal dishwasher in the south of France Place St Andre des Arts
1985 Jet to France for first time instead of attending high school graduation