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 Kaizen-Muse Creativity Coaching with Jill Badonsky
Dear Creative Friend,
Creativity and Relaxing
It is in those moments when our intuition can get through all the chatter in the monkey mind that we hear our soul entice us with possible stories alchemized from our hardships into prose, give us ideas on how we can breathe new energy into that landscape by painting the sky pink, and reinforce our place in the world of creativity.
To me, the feeling of words are powerful in shifting me from a stressed state of mind to one that is receptive to my inner world of creative wisdom. Here are some words I use, maybe they'll work for you:
1. Breathe in ... and as you breathe out imagine all your tension falling to the earth and melting like a snowflake. (Repeat as often as needed).

2. Imagine the chatter that is not serving you in your mind as scribbles on an Etch-a-Sketch
Cy Twombly Etch-A-Sketch Drawing
3. If you're practicing mindfulness, you can just be curious about this phenomenon of chatter-scribble, observing it from a compassionate witness consciousness. Our minds chatter, trying to get rid of it completely isn't realistic.  Just observe and return your attention to the melting of the breath into the body.
4. Imagine shaking your etch-a-sketch mind gently and allowing those chatter lines to form a beautiful scene that reminds you of the masterpiece that you are:

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5. Or allow your Etch-a-sketch to go blank then, close your eyes and imagine a benevolent soul writing a message on it that is kind and inspiring. What did you get?  I got: "Make it easier."

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6. Then ask a small question without needing an answer. Here are some I ask:

  • How can I make this easier?
  • What's one small way I can do this project differently in line with my originality?
  • How can I make this fun?
  • What do I love about my creative time?
Pay attention. You may effortlessly gravitate toward answers.




"The object isn’t to make art,
it’s to be in that wonderful state that makes art inevitable."
~Robert Henri

Retreats in Taos, New Mexico
The Mabel Dodge Luhan House in Taos, New Mexico makes that state possible.
Creative minds from Georgia O'Keeffe and D.H. Lawrence to Ansel Adams and Dennis Hopper came to there to be inspired. The placement is magical in relation to the mountains, the sky, and easy access to the dining room where the food is so good that people get quiet. Come experience the inspiration for yourself.
I'm an introvert too, don't let that stop you. We need our tribe.
Four nights, five days.
Meals, room and board, workshops included


Kaizen-Muse Creativity Coaching Certification Training

 Just two spots open.
In August 2019 the KMCC training have an option for people who do not want to be creativity coaches but do want to learn these powerful, kind, and transformative tools.
  • With Jill Badonsky and a Q & A with Dr. Robert Maurer
  • A new training begins every January and August

Kamikaze Drawing
Sunday, April 7  2-4 pm SD Writer's Ink in San Diego
Remember the Paris trip that was advertised a few months ago? Full details next week, we are ready for sign-ups!

Jill Badonsky, M.Ed. is founder and director of the Kaizen-Muse Creativity Coaching Certification Training founded in 2004, keynote speaker, multimedia artist, performance poet, yoga teacher, and author/illustrator of four books on creativity.

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