Posts Tagged with "creativity"

Don’t let anyone shame you for having a day job.

Tuesday, February 5, 2019

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Don’t let anyone shame you for having a day job.

From my early- to mid-twenties I was a full-time technical writer who had big dreams of becoming a full-time freelance or creative writer someday. And I looked at my technical job as an asset, not a roadblock, to that dream. My plan was to freelance in my spare time, then save enough money until I […]

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How to Change Your Life with One Small Move

Tuesday, January 22, 2019

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How to Change Your Life with One Small Move

Recently, the principles of Feng Shui—an ancient Chinese art which advocates a system of placement within a space to harmonize various energies—became incredibly important to me. (By sheer coincidence, there was an unpleasant job I didn’t want to do, and spending the afternoon rearranging my office seemed preferable.) After some time browsing Feng Shui websites, […]

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The Year of Getting Messy, and Four Things I Learned in the Sandbox

Tuesday, January 8, 2019

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The Year of Getting Messy, and Four Things I Learned in the Sandbox

“Take chances, make mistakes, and get messy.”   Gandhi didn’t say that; neither did Oprah. Tim Ferriss? Close, but nope. One of my all-time favorite role models, Ms. Frizzle, was an eccentric 4th-grade science teacher at Walkerville Elementary School. She drove her students around on a Magic School Bus, where they would sometimes travel back […]

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What Did Our Community of Multipotentialites Get up to in 2018?

Monday, December 10, 2018

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What Did Our Community of Multipotentialites Get up to in 2018?

Ho ho ho! ‘Tis Emilie here. Anyone who knows me knows how much I LOVE the holiday season. But it’s not just the cheer and food and music and family and friends. I also like looking back and reflecting on the last twelve months. I usually publish an annual review on Puttylike–and I’ll be getting […]

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What Does a Community of Multipotentialites LOOK Like?

Tuesday, September 4, 2018

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What Does a Community of Multipotentialites LOOK Like?

Hi multipotentialite friends! I’m a little giddy this morning because I have something to show you. So many of you have emailed me over the years with questions about the Puttytribe. It seems that many of you don’t really understand what the community is… Like, what is it EXACTLY??? A forum?…Group coaching?…Huh?? Well, it’s time […]

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Why You Should Embrace Your “Amateurish” Side and Get Over Yourself (Occasionally)

Tuesday, August 21, 2018

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Why You Should Embrace Your “Amateurish” Side and Get Over Yourself (Occasionally)

I just got back from my favourite place on earth: music camp. I’ve been going on and off for 29 years (since I was 5)! The camp is called Cammac, and it’s located in the woods by a lake, midway between Montreal and Ottawa. It’s a camp for kids, teens, and adults; families usually go […]

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What to Do on a Personal Retreat – Part 2

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

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What to Do on a Personal Retreat – Part 2

Thank you for all of the wonderful suggestions for what to do during my personal retreat! I found myself feeling happier and more relaxed just by reading your comments. There were so many good ones. From non-goal-oriented art-making like sketching and songwriting, to spending time with old friends, to simply paying attention to the world […]

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I Need Your Suggestions! What Would You Do on a Personal Retreat?

Tuesday, June 5, 2018

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I Need Your Suggestions! What Would You Do on a Personal Retreat?

Hey multipod friends! I made a video for you today (with help from Gorse). Sorry about the phone noises in the middle. I was going to re-record the video but then I thought, why edit reality? Those noises just help illustrate how badly I need to unplug… Here are the blog posts I referenced: In a […]

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