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The most inspired thing I’ve ever created books creativity inspiration inspired work

…and why I almost didn’t create it.

Let me say right off the top that I acknowledge the creation to which I am referring here is no Kadupul flower. What it is, however, is more important. It is a unique and authentic expression of me. Even more significant is that it was an exhilarating occasion of life-creating energy streaming through my being.

For as long as I can remember, the...

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Fully cooked: How the pressure of the pandemic transformed me into a more realized being inspiration story

I was invited by Katie Buemann, an alumnus of the Vision Program, to be a part of a podcast conversation about our experiences of the transformative effect of the pandemic. At first I was hesitant to share my story as it has been such a deeply personal journey, however, I recognize it is important to tell our stories for those who may not have the benefit of support in getting through this...

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The “Great Declaration” for our Work essay inspired work

This era of work is being dubbed as the “Great Resignation”. Millions of people around the world are leaving their jobs saying they will no longer tolerate doing work that is not meaningful to them. They will no longer exchange their life for a pittance of income. They will no longer serve something that is not aligned with who they truly are. And there are millions more right on...

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Don’t act until you are inspired to act creativity essay inspiration

When we feel uninspired to do something, we tend to believe the solution is to apply more effort through action. We attempt to boost our energy by forcing ourselves to move, but this is operating from a state of lack – lack of desire, lack of energy, lack of ideas, lack of interest, and lack of clarity. To overcome this apathy, we goad ourselves by using motivating factors such as money...

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Shifting paradigms: A new worldview essay inspired work

The upheaval and chaos of our times are simply the breaking down and clearing of that which is no longer necessary. It is the releasing of the old ways of being that no longer serve us. The old ways of thinking that no longer support our greatest good. The old systems that no longer suit our needs. The old beliefs that limit our evolution. This release of what’s old is creating space for...

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