The 4 Noble Truths about the creative process.

These introductory Buddhist lessons for creativity are wonderful tools applied to your art, your life, or your meditation practice alone.

Since merging a serious Mindfulness approach with everything I do, my creative process has been evolving. Thankfully, there is a very basic Buddhist lesson has helped me to boost creativity.

In fact, it is typically the first Buddhist lesson you learn when exploring the topic.

The 4 Noble Truths and How They Relate to Creativity

These are more than Buddhist lessons for creativity — these are Buddhist lessons for everything.


“Our brains naturally hate meditation, but that is a good thing. It means it is working.”

We know by now that meditation is beyond helpful for our mental and physical health — so how can we get good at meditating?

Every time you settle in for meditation, your thoughts wander. You lose focus of your breath, and in turn lose your motivation to even meditate in the first place. If this sounds familiar, it’s because it is an essential part of the process behind meditation.

Meditation isn’t easy. A simple concept — sitting with your eyes closed and focusing on…


Finding Your Creative Passions, and Amplifying Your Work

How to Find What You Were Meant to Create

Find what you were meant to create with a simple habit. It all begins with paying attention, and becoming your true self.

Creativity is a Sloppy Dance Partner


What Y2K Can Teach Us About The Pandemic

A Story of Fearing the Unknown, and Trusting Experts

As an anxious person living through a time in which the use of the word ‘unprecedented’ is used at an unprecedented pace… I often feel like I am looking anywhere for an explanation or an inkling of understanding. For months, I searched for dots to connect to make myself feel more comfortable with our current setting. I was trying desperately to understand the pandemic, and the confusion and anger that came along with it.

Of course, I failed at becoming a sudden expert capable of predicting the months to come. So naturally, I moved into distraction territory. …


Sparklers shine as we set New Years Resolutions that will both burn out.
Sparklers shine as we set New Years Resolutions that will both burn out.
Hopefully our Goals don’t fizzle out.

Going into 2021, I decided that finding out why my New Years Resolutions fail would be more productive than setting a directionless goal for myself like years past.

New Years Resolutions are an idea that bother me more with each year that passes, though I acknowledge that this is likely due to my horrid track record in maintaining them. Around this time every year, I set aside time — often way too much time — to assess my failures and shame, and set goals based around them.

These goals are often lofty, pointless, and merely a vessel to shame myself…


How We Can Set ‘Creative’ Goals in 2021

The theme of New Years, for better or worse, is goal setting. As we unwrap the new calendar, we should look at how we can set creative goals in 2021. The right goals can help us create more, broaden our horizons, and widen our reach.

Goal setting is often misdirected, and stemming from shame in lieu of the ambitions beneath them. For example; we have an ambition to live in a body that feels healthy, which conjures shame of our body shape or size. Then we set a goal to change our body shape, instead of living healthier. …


The theme of New Years, for better or worse, is goal setting. As we unwrap the new calendar, we should look at how we can set creative goals in 2021. The right goals can help us create more, broaden our horizons, and widen our reach.

Goal setting is often misdirected, and stemming from shame in lieu of the ambitions beneath them. For example; we have an ambition to live in a body that feels healthy, which conjures shame of our body shape or size. Then we set a goal to change our body shape, instead of living healthier.


We Have Been Setting Goals Wrong

Yet, I believe there is a better way to think about our goals.

December is that time of year where we all start thinking about ‘Goals’. The fast approaching New Year comes at us quicker every year, and we rapidly try to define ourselves in an attempt to leave behind the baggage from the previous year.

Naturally, you will try to set goals for 2021 in order to forget 2020… Use these guidelines to make sure you don’t bring your motivation down.

I have always been a goal-oriented person — to a fault. I would often set lofty targets, and…


The Websites Every Creative Needs Bookmarked

November 24, 2020

Take Your Projects to the Next Level

These creative tools have helped me fine tune my creative skills, and bring my output to a higher standard. These are tools and websites that every creative needs bookmarked.

The internet was built on, and continues to be driven by creativity. Programmers pushing the boundaries of possibility. Artists using diverse platforms to get their work to an audience unrivaled by any gallery.

As the internet grew in size, the tools grew in complexity. More and more tools flooded the market to help us fine tune our work, and give a professional edge to the creative work.

Writers…


October 7, 2020

4 Tips for Waking Up Early Every Day

Without Feeling Terrible.

“I want to start waking up early, every day.” I would tell myself this, every couple of months on a loop. Yet, nothing would change.

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