Mastermind groups are trendy now, but not all groups give equal value. Anyone can claim they know how to facilitate a group. But I’ve been in groups led by people whose genius is not facilitating. A group led by a certified coach is different. A coach is listening, challenging and championing. It’s not just someone […]
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Have you ever had an experience early in life that determined your path? Even if that wasn’t your path, a comment or a person directed you away from an essential part of you. In this episode of Stumbling Toward Genius, you’ll hear the story of how I reclaimed my artist and why this was so […]
Enrollment has opened for the Original Impulse Atelier. An atelier is an art studio guided by a teacher who has designed a space for those who wish to learn deeply. The Atelier Method is a form of fine art instruction often modeled after the private art studio schools of 15th to 19th century Europe. Taking […]
There comes a fork in the road that happens at least once – probably many times – in a creative project. It’s the moment when it seems like a much better idea to just freaking abandon your project. To just ditch it and all the difficulties and start something new. Something fresh. Something EASY. To […]
Having genius ideas is the easy part of creating, right? It’s in the making where we stumble. If you’re like me, almost right away you bump up against the hows: how do I produce that podcast? How do I design a book? How do I find the right x y or z to bring my […]
My friend Tonja is a teacher of the Celtic tradition of herbalism and connection to nature and ancestors. She’s put some of her magic into Wild Irish Roots: A Seasonal Guidebook of Herbs, Ritual and Connection. This guides us through the seasons with intention, ritual and tradition. It’s a wonderful resource that’s easy to tap […]
It was great fun to talk with Tara McMullin, host of the What Works Network and Podcast. I appreciated the chance to reflect on being in business for 20 years. I am certain I couldn’t have done it without my coach training. Check out this interview on What Works podcast.
If you’ve read my book, The Busy Woman’s Guide to Writing a World-Changing Book, you’ll know about my concept of the Ardent Opportunist. This is the part of us that snatches writing time whenever we can. We don’t believe our minds that tell us we need an hour or a day or a week just […]
It’s humbling to commit to a project over the long term. Most projects take more time and effort than we think when we’re going into them. In this episode, I tell the tale of my novel, Chasing Sylvia Beach. You’ll hear why it took 12 years to write and what I used to overcome all […]
The New Paris by Lindsay Tramauta When people think of Paris, they may have a romantic, sepia-toned version in their minds, picturing cafes and museums old, venerable architecture. I’ve been going to Paris annually since 2000, and I can attest that it’s not a place dedicated wholeheartedly to the past. Paris is a vibrant, contemporary […]