Focus On The People Who Need Your Creativity

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Focus On The People Who Need Your Creativity

Dear Creative, There will always be haters. That’s part of the risk that comes with choosing to take your place in the world of creativity. Not everyone will love your work.  There will be those who do.  There will be haters. There will be those who do not like your drawing, poem, photo, painting, essay or […]

dear creative: you are not lost. you are getting resourced

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dear creative: you are not lost. you are getting resourced

Dear Creative, You are not lost. You are just getting resourced. There’s a narrative that says if you intend to focus on one thing but end up doing something else, then you are lost. That narrative about creativity needs to die.  It no longer serves you. Let me tell you a story. I’ve often felt lost. […]

3 Ways To Use Poetry In Your Classroom

3 Ways To Use Poetry In Your Classroom

I was recently contacted by a teacher (and student) from Mexico City. The high school students are studying poetry, and the teacher wants to find more ways to engage the students. They asked me to answer these questions. My goal is to help them understand poetry and to feel more connected to it. If you […]

dear creative: embrace your professional diversity

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dear creative: embrace your professional diversity

Dear Creative, I want to encourage you to embrace your professional diversity.   We live in a world where we hyphenate ourselves when our cultural background includes many influences.  We are encouraged to embrace our cultural diversity, understanding that the mix of backgrounds makes us richer, fuller human beings. But we don’t do the same when […]