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How to have a creative renaissance! (Even when you have artistic burnout. And kids. In a pandemic. When everything is awful.)

Stress, poor sleep, and a shortage of alone-time can all be creativity killers–and it’s a rare artist who doesn’t feel stuck, frustrated, or burnt-out right now.  But the creative brain is characterized by its ability to widen its perceptual field and invite new experiences. The creative brain draws meaning from…

I feel trapped in my head: Basic tips for slowing down racing thoughts during self-isolation

Due to COVID-19, many of us are self-isolating and social distancing, which is causing us to feel trapped inside of our own minds. Fortunately, we can reclaim control and free our racing minds by practicing mindfulness and returning to the basics during self-isolation. Mindfulness is about focusing on the present…

Show your appreciation for others and experience a boost in wellbeing by making a gratitude visit

Gratitude is all about showing your appreciation for the good things in your life; and engaging in gratitude practices is incredibly beneficial to your health. Some scientifically proven benefits of practicing gratitude include a boost in self-esteem, improved quality of sleep, and enriched relationships. One gratitude practice in specific can…

Feeling flustered? Regain control by challenging your inner critic and finding your calm

Oftentimes, we feel flustered after messing up and ruminate over the self-perceived embarrassment or mistake. However, more likely than not, those who witnessed the blunder either didn’t notice or don’t care about the blunder. We need to remember that we’re our own worst critics and put things into perspective: whatever…

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