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Tag: Artist’s Way

Personal Change Management; the tools

March 13, 2017 0 Comments

A post entitled, Embracing Uncertainty, suggested an alternative description of the practices often recommended to support resilience. It has become clear that the language helping professionals use, is often one of the most significant obstacles to supporting significant life and career change. So, if you’ve embraced mindfulness, a daily meditation practice or have already found your way into a supportive recovery community […]

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Why Write? “…it is human nature to write”

April 5, 2015 0 Comments

So says Julia Cameron in her introduction to The Right to Write. We should write because it is human nature to write. Writing claims our world. It makes us directly and specifically our own. We should write because humans are spiritual beings and writing is a powerful form of prayer and mediation, connecting us both […]

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Progress not Perfection

July 17, 2014 0 Comments

What would I do if I didn’t have to do it perfectly? A great deal more than I am. Julia Cameron  “Progress not perfection” is a mantra heard frequently in support groups. I repeat it often in my work with clients and when I am trying to be gentle in my own self -talk. It’s […]

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Enough IS Enough, Really!

September 2, 2013 0 Comments

“At the end of the day you can only pay what you can pay…” With these words Irish psychologist Shane Martin talks about the reality of the money stress that affects so many of us. I point out “Irish” because in his practice, Moodwatchers, he is often challenged by the fallout of the economic crisis. […]

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The Artist’s Way & The Prosperous Heart

September 1, 2013 0 Comments

Sustaining change in life and work is hard. Groups of like minded people keep you focused and on track as you go through The Artist’s Way. Explore a disciplined approach to effecting a real life change,  rediscover and engage your most creative self. Join us for a free introductory session, twelve week groups will then commence […]

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Claiming your Adulthood

July 29, 2013 0 Comments

“30 is not the new 20, Claim your adulthood, Get some “identity capital”, Use your “weak ties”, Pick your family, Don’t be defined by what you didn’t know or didn’t do, You are deciding your life right now”, In an incredibly powerful talk Meg Jay succinctly explains why our twenties are and for my peers […]

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Creating Community; the Family We Choose

July 24, 2010 2 Comments

If what I feel were equally distributed to the whole human family, there would be not be one cheerful face on earth. Abraham Lincoln This timely reading from a book of daily meditations was followed by: “If Lincoln could achieve all that he did feeling such depression, can I not bear feeling down in the […]

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Grown Up & Choosing Life

June 2, 2010 2 Comments

A gift of the discipline adopted from The Artist’s Way is the morning pages. Three pages written in the fugue state between dreaming and waking when we are most in touch with our wisdom. Wisdom unsoured by intellect. Our human being absent our human thinking and doing. I am often astounded by what lies written […]

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Choosing Life

May 12, 2010 2 Comments

Sadly, last night I witnessed a poorly attended Dublin protest on the subject of the bank bailout.  This is not a post about economics.  The legacy of having lived so many years emotionally paralysed and trapped by an anorexic vision of my future, is that I am far too impatient when I witness it in […]

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Growth

May 3, 2010 0 Comments

One third of the way through the Artist’s Way with a new group I am once again reminded of the power of the process. Daily writing, weekly quiet time and assignments are all designed to have you resurrect the creative children once shamed and quieted into the dutiful, responsible adults we have become. And if […]

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