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From Jill Badonsky  June 1, 2017

Hi Creative Friends,
 "If there is one door in the castle you have been told not to go through, you must. Otherwise, you'll just be rearranging furniture in rooms you've already been in."
— Anne Lamott

I walk through the doors I was told not to go through and alarms go off, a dog bark, some woman in a gray suit yells at me, but when I get quiet and I can hear the stars praying.
In some castle rooms, worry struts around humming in an endless loop of monotone warnings and whimpers ringing her hands and biting her finger nails. Worry always thinks I'm doing something wrong and is complicit with regrets and guilt. They can discombobulate me if I don't turn to the creative reframe.
I made a scientifically impressive study of the noises I make when I wake myself up with a snort in the middle of the night. In low guttural, terribly unlady-like execution, I seem to say the word "ANGST."  Say it out loud now.  Go ahead, from deep down in your throat.  That's what we say when we snort. Right?  
If we all are saying "ANGSSSST" in the middle of the night, it must need to be assigned to SOMETHING. Free-floating angst. There's rarely is an angst-less moment for those who haven't been enlightened by deep meditation and witness consciousness.
Think about it. When's the last time you didn't have a worry, a fret, a psychic disturbance of some snort.. I mean sort? Once one thing in our lives is resolved, we often assign worry to something else. We keep that static in the castle rooms we are not supposed to go into. We aren't alone.   
In the creative process, worry flies all over the weaving pathway to our desired process and practice. Any of these questions sound familiar:
How will I begin? Where do I go next? What if it’s not good enough? Who’s going to want THIS?  Am I wasting my time and money? Why did this seem like a good idea in the shower and now that I’m writing about it, it sucks? How do I get this ink stain out of the couch?
ANNNNGST! Wake-up!
Ask a different question: What do I love about my creative process? What if it all turns out better than I imagined? 
Free Creativity Call:  The Castle is Haunted: Befriending Your Creative Shadows
There's a practice we can begin in order to move from angst to airiness, from bothered to buoyancy. It's called free-floating creative freedom and often it needs unleashing before creative action is even possible.  Join me on the call Tuesday, June 13 at 2pm pacific/5pm eastern and I'll take you through an experience of allowing angst to flutter by and embracing instead, joyous flow. Sign-up even if you can't make it - I'll send out the recording.

Kaizen-Muse Creativity Coaching Training
 I was talking to my hair dresser the other day, asking her why Bumble  and Bumble products are so much better than other hair products. She  said because they were invented by hair-dressers to solve hair  problems and not by big industries to make money.
 I realized that's how Kaizen-Muse Creativity Coaching was invented. The  designer of this program is an artist, writer, performer, and poet (me) that  had many creative blocks and the drive and passion to not only  breakthrough those blocks, but also to share the secrets with other creative  people. Additionally, author and renown psychologis,t Dr. Bob Maurer, part  of the faculty, used Kaizen to write his book and work through his own self-sabotage.
The model is based on lowering pressure instead of increasing it, play instead of seriousness, experiences during the session instead of just accountability, compassion instead of force... small, simple steps instead of large leaps that lead to procrastination because fear is triggered.
One woman show, three books, several art shows, columns, and peak moments later I can report.. this stuff really works.
Those who go through the KMCC certification training program experience their own creative breakthroughs. Join us this August.    
click here for KMCC Coaches and Information
(c) 2017 Jill Badonsky All Rights Reserved

The Creative Alchemist Initiation: How to Get Unblocked, Create Constant Inspiration, and Finally Finish Your Projects 
Beginning June 1, 2017- A free online event
Edeline Wrigh interviewed me on this free event, chock-filled with creative inspiration. She is a creative, fun, magical spirit and coach. I will be speaking on the plight of unfinished projects as well as ways you can keep your creativity alive bypassing many of the typical blocks. But note - my own bias is that sometimes a Lull is in order: a time to put the need for constant inspiration down; and sometimes we need to set free our "unfinished projects" and decree them as complete in their own way.  Find out more here.
San Diego Writers: Free Writing Workshop at the Kensington Library
Free-Range Creative Writing Workshop with author, Jill Badonsky
6:15 – 7:30 No Charge
Please call 619-533-3974 to register.
June 21, 2017
July 19, 2017
Free Kaizen-Muse Creativity Coaching Call 

Tuesday, June 13, 2017  
2 pm pacific/3pm/4pm/5pm
Dear Muse: Help!
Calls fill - sign-up here


Become a Certified Kaizen-Muse Creativity Coach: Training creativity coaches to discover their own creative power since 2004

Next Training August 16 - December 13, 2017  
Now accepting applications
Ready to create a new stream of income and joy?  Discover the tools based on the powerful approach called kaizen in collaboration with 10 powerful principles I call Muses, which have freed hundreds to living with more authenticity, joy, and creativity.  Creativity is the process of being alive - this is how can you deepen your own.

For those passionate about the creative process. Presented with mindfulness, intuition, imagination, and compassion. Tools to experience more creativity and break through resistance, procrastination, feelings of overwhelm, fear, and focus-challenges.
It feels so freeing! I am so in the right place. ~ Stacey Huffman, OT and  KMCC coach
Most coaching models use the big challenge or blast model of change which appeals to a certain type of person who thrives on going big.  Often this is not sustainable.
The Kaizen-Muse model creates change by taking baby steps - and change sneaks up on the client.   Creativity is such a treat with KMCC - the process becomes it's own reward. ~Samantha Sinclair, Certified KMCC Coach
As a psychotherapist, creativity coach and facilitator of writing groups, I have followed and taught Jill’s work for years.  But it wasn’t until I actually took her KMCC training, that I got to dive into the deep essence of her philosophy and truly experience the Beauty of her work—both soulful and practical in its application.  Each and every tool that she offers provides direction that empowers our creative expression.  Through her compassionate and skillful guidance, I learned how to navigate the challenges that can stall and block us, to mine our rich, intuitive inner Muse-inspired resources, and to use viable structure to make the creative process productive, fun and enjoyable. 
Through Jill’s gifted vision and the exciting community that she has formed around creativity, I am now armed with incredible material to empower my clients.  I feel filled with fresh enthusiasm for my own creative process.  She has forged a path for the creative spirit in all of us—and one I had been waiting for all my life.  Thank you, Jill!  ~Cyncie Winter, MH, MA, LPC
Taos Creativity Retreats:
Free your writing, art, photography and improv at the Mabel Dodge Luhan house in enchanting New Mexico, where creative greats from Georgia O-Keefe to Dennis Hopper came to get inspired. Kindred connections here have lasted many years. The food is beyond DELICIOUS and I want to meet you. Enrollment limited, retreats fill.
The Muse in Winter February 14-18, 2018
Camp Creative Thunder July 17- 21, 2018

Modern Day Muse Facilitator Training

Become a Creativity Workshop Facilitator based on the book The Nine Modern Day Muses (and a Bodyguard):10 Guides to Creative Inspiration by Jill Badonsky
Ten powerful creative principles in the guise of nine Modern Day Muses (and a Bodyguard) help you unleash your authentic creative voice, defy blocks to unfettered creative living, and you to an unique version of mindfulness. You will personally experience the creative life changing coursework while training to be a certified Muse Group creativity workshop leader. Includes a hard-copy manual which gives step-by-step instructions on how to run and market
creativity workshops and classes. 
Paid in Full $745 
Two Payments of $380
Three partial scholarships available based on need

Parallel Universe Time 
Mondays 8am/pacific/11am/eastern
A complimentary hour (that means it's free) where creative souls wanting some structure to show-up for their passions or their project-put-offs, hold the space for each other to work on those things. Been going on for 5 years now. No obligations or propaganda.
Bring things to work on. Mondays with Jill at 8 am pacific/ 11 am eastern. Sign-up here

The Muse is In Writing Club
Two original Jill Badonsky writing prompts and inspiration a week to provide simple, fun structure to practice and share writing with a tribe of like-mined writers. No pressure - you can post or keep it to yourself.
CLICK Here One month free to try it at no cost.
June is Here, Jill Badonsky
Thanks for reading the fine print. You look lovely today. Don't be afraid to do that thing your soul has been asking you to do. Just take a tiny step.    
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Jill Badonsky, M.Ed. is founder  of the Kaizen-Muse Creativity Coaching Certification Training, multimedia artist, inspirational humorist, yoga teacher, and author of three books on creativity.
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Savor it, it's your life. #ArtIsEverywhere

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