Creativity is the canary in the coal mine of your unconscious mind.Read More
Frequently in my life and psychotherapy practice, I notice people struggle with the same themes in their creative collaborations that they are challenged in other areas of life.Read More
In Los Angeles lots of creative people are racing the clock. It’s a painful obsession that eats your creativity alive. At times it feels impossible to stay sane because you feel like your career is encased in a ticking time bomb. But I know it is possible to have those feelings and fears sometimes, and still thrive.Read More
Receptivity to feedback and criticism is a cornerstone of growth. If you can’t take notes, no one is going to want to work with you. If you can’t take constructive criticism, it’s unpleasant to be in a relationship with you (personal or professional).Read More
It may feel like a tall order to feel creative and inspired when you’re physically and mentally exhausted from the demands of parenthood. It may take structural changes in your approach to your work, a deeper understanding of what parenthood is bringing up for you and an acceptance of imperfection to actually make new work.Read More
Working in creative fields (especially the entertainment industry) you’ll get ghosted sometimes. Instead of getting a rejection email, letter or phone call you hear nothing.Read More
Being miserable will not improve your work. The idealized glamour of a "tortured artist” is a dangerous myth that gives creative people permission to ignore their mental and physical health. It also results in a culture in which artists accept unhealthy working environments and bad treatment from others.
The importance of giving feedback with curiosity, kindness and interest.Read More