Book Review: Thrive E-Course
May04

Book Review: Thrive E-Course

You may remember me raving over and over again about the joys of Arianna Huffington’s Thrive Book. Turns out Oprah likes it too. In fact Oprah and Arianna have got together to offer us a six week long course based around putting the wisdom of Thrive into action. The course contains over forty lesson videos from Arianna that are all centred around the Thrive book (FIY it is a ‘required reading’ of the e-course). The...

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Book Club: The Artist’s Way: Wk 12
May04

Book Club: The Artist’s Way: Wk 12

  Do you hear the sound of a thousand tiny violins? Or is it just me hearing them? Sadly my The Artist’s Way journey has reached it’s conclusion this week and I would be lying if I said I wasn’t desperately miserable to see it end. Have I enjoyed myself?  Yes! Immensely. Has it been the longest and most frustrating twelve weeks of my creative life?  Yes! Would I do it all over again?  Hell Yes! When do we start?...

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Book Club: The Artists Way: Wk 10 & 11
Apr27

Book Club: The Artists Way: Wk 10 & 11

  OMG what a busy and creatively fulfilling two weeks I have had. Many apologies that book club has been MIA but once you unleash the creative beasts within it can be hard to rein them back in again. The focus of the Week 10 readings and tasks were recovering a sense of self protection for the ‘perils’ that can ambush us on our creative path. While week 11 addressed artistic autonomy, or how we will continue to...

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Book Club: The Artist’s Way: Wk 9
Apr12

Book Club: The Artist’s Way: Wk 9

  The focus of week nine of The Artists Way creative recovery course was recovering a sense of compassion. In order to do this one must face the internal blocks to creativity be it past failures, or perceptions of ourselves that result from our life experiences or that are projected onto us by others. Reading Review: Week 9 This weeks reading were short, swift, and forceful. In nine short and sweet pages Cameron tackles our fear...

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Book Club: The Artist’s Way: Wk 8
Apr06

Book Club: The Artist’s Way: Wk 8

                  Week eight of The Artists Way creative recovery course is focused on the perception of time and how this relates to our creative risk taking efforts. It looks at the ways that loss, failure, and our perceptions of ourselves get in the way of our creative growth and ways that we can change the negatives in our lives, be them real or perceived negatives, into catalyst...

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Book Club: The Artists Way: Wk 7
Mar31

Book Club: The Artists Way: Wk 7

The focus for week seven of The Artists Way creative recovery course is recovering a sense of connection. When we listen to ourselves we can pick up on the subtle (and sometimes not so subtle) hints our intuition is telling us. Intuition is that little-voice or ‘gut feeling’ that can often be overshadowed by our loud and dominant minds. The readings and tasks of week seven were geared to excavate your true sense of...

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Book Club: The Artists Way: Wk 6
Mar22

Book Club: The Artists Way: Wk 6

    Week six officially marks the half way point of the twelve week The Artist’s Way creative recovery course. I often feel like time speeds by me but in the case of this course it feels slow and luxurious.  In fact despite being far busier than I was six weeks ago (having taken on my Masters study full time and some additional writing work) I feel like I have more time in each day. My guess is that making time for...

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Book Club: The Artists Way: Wk 5
Mar15

Book Club: The Artists Way: Wk 5

  Just shy of the half way point of the twelve week creative recovery program ‘The Artist’s Way’ by Julia Cameron, and it has been an enjoyable but sometimes frustrating ride. Week five  was (literally) a walk in the park in comparison to the week four reading depravation challenge. While it was a gentle week of recovering a sense of possibility it did have some highlights that I will discuss below. Reading...

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Book Club: The Artists Way: Wk 4
Mar08

Book Club: The Artists Way: Wk 4

So it is the end of week four of the twelve week ‘The Artist’s Way‘ program in rediscovering creativity and I am very happy to wave it goodbye. This week was a tough week for me and has been the first week of the program thus far that has stirred any real emotions. Let’s have a look at what happened. Reading Review: Week 4 Week four is titled ‘Recovering a Sense of Integrity’ and begins with a focus...

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Book Club: The Artists Way: Wk 3
Mar01

Book Club: The Artists Way: Wk 3

  Three weeks ago I committed myself to a twelve week course in rediscovering my creativity. Each week comes with a new set of tasks and a new theme to tackle. Three weeks in and I am starting to notice some subtle changes in my day to day existence. Thank you readers for requesting that the book review of ‘The Artist’s Way’ should become a weekly book club. It has definitely committed me to the program and...

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