Tag Archives: personal development

Healing from Trauma Step by Step — Gretchen Schmelzer

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***Personal Development Series: Patience With Yourself***

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          This is a wise and wonderful meditation that we can apply both personally and professionally. Understanding when the moment is right for learning, for moving forward, for going in new directions is essential in life and in work. Thanks to Gretchen Schmelzer for an important contribution to the ways we think and act.

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Source: Healing from Trauma Step by Step — Gretchen Schmelzer

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Courtesy of Artwell Art Therapy

The Creative Apothecary Says “There is a time for all things…” in Life and in Work!

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Zen and the Art of Quality – Personal Growth – Medium

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***Personal Development Series: Goodby to Robert Pirsig***

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          This is a week for losing people who really have made a difference in our lives. Robert Pirsig wrote only two books, but these two have had a profound influence across the decades. Today’s post is a brief and lovely tribute to Pirsig by Brad Stulberg in Medium. Rest among the stars, philosopher of the essence. The featured images are from the ever-wonderful Buddha Doodles. Robert would have loved her work.

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Source: Zen and the Art of Quality – Personal Growth – Medium

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Courtesy of Buddha Doodles

The Creative Apothecary Celebrates the Life & Work of Robert Pirsig!

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Your Next Step is All that Matters – Personal Growth – Medium

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***Personal Development Series: Moving Forward***

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          This is so appropriate for a midweek read–just when we begin to get frustrated because x or y did not get done; sometimes the past threatens to trip up the present. This thoughtful look at the mindset of Patriots quarterback Tom Brady has lessons for us all. The featured images are from the ever-wonderful Buddha Doodles.

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Source: Your Next Step is All that Matters – Personal Growth – Medium

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Courtesy of Buddha Doodles

The Creative Apothecary Celebrates the Next Step Forward!

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100 Ways to be More Creative – The Mission – Medium

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***Personal Development Series: A Mini-Course in Becoming More Creative***

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Courtesy of Brian Andreas Story People

          This absolutely wonderful share from Medium is one to keep and return to frequently. It is NOT a quick read but truly a mini-course in becoming more creative, with each one of the 100 ways with links to a suggested reading. This is really one for exploration over time. You can dip into it at any point and get a good idea.

          I decided that the most appropriate featured images for this post were some Story People from Brian Andreas, an creative person indeed! (You can see more of Brian’s work at http://www.storypeople.com)

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Source: 100 Ways to be More Creative – The Mission – Medium

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Courtesy of Brian Andreas Story People

The Creative Apothecary Celebrates the Creative Spirit in All of Us!

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Be Someone Who Thinks Differently – Personal Growth – Medium

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***Personal Development Series: Think Differently***

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          Zat Rana’s essay this morning on Medium is one that each of us needs to read every so often. It is so easy to slip into the everyday thinking like everyone else and so destructive of our potential. The essay is graceful, thoughtful, and insightful. Thank you, Zat Rana!

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Source: Be Someone Who Thinks Differently – Personal Growth – Medium

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The Creative Apothecary Celebrates New Ways of Thinking, Understanding, and Acting!

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How Nature Boosts Kindness, Happiness, and Creativity – Mindful

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***The Personal Development Series: Spending Time in Nature***

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          Now that spring is well along in the northern hemisphere and fall in southern, we should all take time to explore nature, whether for you that means woods, mountains, or water. For me exploring woods or sitting on jetties by the ocean are my two places for nature and personal exploration. Today’s post is an insightful essay on the good things that come to us from spending time in nature.

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Source: How Nature Boosts Kindness, Happiness, and Creativity – Mindful

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Courtesy of Growing Bolder

The Creative Apothecary Believes in the Healing Power of Nature!

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Give Yourself Something to Pursue. Even if You Fail, The World is Better off With You Having Tried

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***Weekend IdeaFest Series: Pursue, Persist, Prevail–Personal Development at Its Best***

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          I have decided that there are three P’s we need to make part of our everyday living–Pursue, Persist, Prevail. Today’s post is a thoughtful and inspiring meditation on the importance of pursuing an idea and seeing it through to shaping something that will make a difference. Whatever the outcome, the pursuit is important.  The featured images are from Brian Andreas and his Story People. (You can see more Story People at http://www.storypeople.com)

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Source: Give Yourself Something to Pursue. Even if You Fail, The World is Better off With You Having Tried

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Courtesy of Brian Andreas Story People

The Creative Apothecary Salutes All Who Pursue, Persist, and Prevail!

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J.K. Rowling: How to Deal with Failure – Personal Growth – Medium

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***Personal Development Series: Persistence Is All***

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          We all go through periods in life when failures of one kind or another weighs us down. Emerging from the anxiety and depression that come with it is difficult but not impossible. The inspiring story of author J. K. Rowling is a great story for our weekend meditation. The featured images are from the ever-wonderful Buddha Doodles.

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Source: J.K. Rowling: How to Deal with Failure – Personal Growth – Medium

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Courtesy of Buddha Doodles

The Creative Apothecary Celebrates the Resilience of the Human Spirit!

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Spend 30 minutes every day being creative for nobody but you

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***Personal Development Series: Daily Creative Activities***

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          This is a great piece of advice. We need to do something each day to satisfy our inner spirit, with no specific end in mind and no need to “produce” something for others. Start today. The featured images are form Artwell Art Therapy in Australia.

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Source: Spend 30 minutes every day being creative for nobody but you

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Courtesy of Artwell Art Therapy

The Creative Apothecary Believes in the Power of Art-Making!

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Don’t set goals for yourself—instead, create systems that make it easy for you to succeed — Quartz

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***Personal Development Series: Conditions for Success***

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          I have never been a great believer in lists of goals or New Year’s resolutions–they just don’t work for me. Quartz offers in this article a brilliant alternative, a way to set up your personal systems so they work for you. Take some time this weekend to see if this might be a good idea for you to try!

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Source: Don’t set goals for yourself—instead, create systems that make it easy for you to succeed — Quartz

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Courtesy of Artwell Art Therapy

The Creative Apothecary Celebrates New Beginnings!

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