Work-Life-Creative Balance
Are You on the Path to Burnout? Video

Andy Mort notes, “This is taken from an interview I did with Jim Woods about finding your Work-Life-Creative Balance as a Gentle Soul, and Overcoming Fear to Accomplish Your Goals.

See the video in the post of 12 Sep 2014 on the Sheep Dressed Like Wolves site – (and many other posts). Just go to the Member’s Haven page [“Online community for highly sensitive introverts and creatives”] – and click “Home.”

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Nurturing Self-Esteem video

“The reputation you have with yourself – your self-esteem – is the single most important factor for a fulfilling life.” – Nathaniel Branden.

Valerie Young, Ed.D. commented on impostor feelings:  “Millions of people, from entrepreneurs to celebrities, have a hard time internalizing their accomplishments.”

Also see related article with many quotes and resources: Nurturing Our Self-Esteem – Part 1.
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Come Home Within
A Space for Introverted Artists & Writers – Free Facebook Community.“A gathering place for artists and writers that encourages inner peace and for you to embrace your introverted ways.”- To find link to join, click on “Programs & Services” on the site: Create Beyond Limits.

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Books To Fuel Your Creative MindSelected books to help develop your creativity and business innovation, and enhance your creative life.
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Deal With Anxiety To Be More Creative

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Keeping the turmoil in your art – not your spirit

“One must still have chaos in oneself to be able to give birth to a dancing star.” Friedrich Nietzsche That quote by Nietzsche [from the page: Dysfunction / disorder] is a perspective many artists and other gifted and talented people with intense and “chaotic” inner lives may appreciate. But is turmoil necessary for creative expression? […]
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Isaac Asimov: What is intelligence, anyway?

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Ken Robinson on Discovering Your Talents and Passions

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Avoid holiday stress with “9 Holiday Depression Busters”

In her article, 9 Holiday Depression Busters, Theresa Borchard shows how to keep stress levels low and depression and anxiety at bay over the holidays. Her 9 tips run from the serious “Avoid Toxic People,” and “Make Your Own Traditions,” to the seemingly frivolous, but ingenious, “Travel With Polyester, Not Linen.” Here’s a sample: #9: […]
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Commerce and Creativity

If you create just for your own pleasure and mental health, that is fine – but if you want to get your creative work seen and acknowledged, and have it financially support your life, you need to see yourself as a creative entrepreneur. “Making money is art and working is art and good business is […]
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Joan Chittister: our souls grow in increments and insights

“The search for perfection, like a mite under the skin, goads us and drives us and makes us ill at heart when we fail to attain what we cannot possibly accomplish. … “We want perfect 10s in gymnastics, 300hp engines in family cars, airplanes that fly faster than sound, multiple gigabyte processors in computers. We […]
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