|Kaizen-Muse Creativity Coaching|
In the Issue:
- The first article
- The Latest Muse's Daydream podcast: An Interview with a Dot
- New Podcast: The Awe-manac: A Dailyish Dose of Wonder
- Workshops and Events: 11a pacific/ 2p eastern January 13: Click here: Complimentary Creativity Workshop Sampler on Zoom
I often take up residence in my art and writing and because of that, I am given with a confidence that helps me in every aspect of my life. And believe me, I didn't always have it. I plunge into the process, into the timelessness, ageless flow and wonder that creativity gives me, and it removes from the tumult of the world. My love for life is continually renewed and available even when the world, at every turn, seems to have lost its way.
We can’t rely on external events to bring us happiness. They are constantly changing, and in many ways are badly on the fritz right now. But we can trust that we can handle what’s happening and that sense of trust liberates our energies to focus on what we love, not on the fear that is running rampant. Fear is normal, it won't be quiet, but being consumed by it is optional.
That inner-power can be cultivated with guided creative experiences where we are gently steered to resilience by fostering the passion, perseverance and self-belief it takes to start an endeavor and follow through with it. This builds the self-trust that gives us power, freedom, and joy.
But it’s crucial that the guidance be done not in accordance with the typical pressure, comparison, or a standard of perfectionism that many classes and individuals espouse, which an approach that leads to avoidance, procrastination, frustration, or giving up on a process that can lead to the discovery of something new to love in addition to the creation of a world of our own.
The best kind of guidance allows for imperfection, individual differences, and a journey that doesn’t always require hard-ass consistency, but instead makes the creative process desirable because it's kinder and more fun.
All this points to how it is worth following your creative call. And believing in your ability to make it your own. It gives you a world where they know you and keep you safe.
Become a Certified Kaizen-Muse Creativity Coach
Join me in 2021 beginning on January 20- April 26: 15 weeks to make creativity a bigger part of your life, cultivate a deeper creative voice, and apply it to all areas of your life. If want to get through the overwhelm, procrastination, resistance and doubts that naturally arise and get in the way, or want to help others to do so, check it out here. The training is revised to twice a week to make the experience more experiential.
A Muse's Daydream: Paul Klee's quote, "A line is a dot that went for a walk," made me wonder what other things dots do. In this episode, learn an important creative principle as well as a good rule to live by. Cameo appearance by yoga and meditation teacher, and Kaizen-Muse Creativity Coach, Nicky Pitman. Written, narrated, and engineered by Jill Badonsky. Interview with a Dot
The Awe-manac: A Dailyish Dose of Wonder is now a dailyish podcast. The Awe-manac takes events that happen each day and makes them into prompts, quotes, journal ideas, art ideas to nourish your creativity.
You can subscriber wherever you get your podcasts. Here's the episode for January 11: The controversy of National Step in a Puddle Day.
A Muse's Daydream uses mindfulness, wit, and a secret embedded in a story to revel creativity tips that can make it just a little easier and more fun. They are short for the 2020 attention span. Written, narrated, engineered, and illustrated by yours truly.
A Muse's Daydream episodes
are found on the following outlets:
A sample ^
Subscribe through your favorite podcast platform and episodes will automatically be downloaded so you don't miss one. Send links as little gift-stories to your friends in need of an inspiring diversion.
If you leave a favorable review, I will be most grateful.
Review of Daydreams of Muses
"This was magical, and just what I needed. Thank you!" ~Val Cashman
"I love your podcasts. This one is a beautiful mix of expressive sounds, language that evokes images, humour and music with a heavy dash of compassion." ~Rozy Walker
Jill Badonsky Creativity Workshop Sampler on Zoom
Wednesday January 13, 2021:
Come sample some guided creative happenings in January and beyond that will help creativity become a more important part of your life. Click here for more information and to sign-up. Space is limited. The recording will be available until January 15 if you can't make it.
Kaizen-Muse Creativity Coaching Certification Training
This is an unconventional, original training that teaches how to deepen your creativity for any aspect of life, as well as move through procrastination, resistance, overwhelm, perfectionism, doubt, fear, self-sabotage, and not knowing where the heck to begin. You learn to work with others, but you'll also apply the information to your own creative process. Limited enrollment. More here
Now taking applications: January 20- April 26 (Now meeting twice a week, recorded if one of the times doesn't work for you) Mondays: 4pm pacific/7eastern, Wednesdays 11am pacific/2pm eastern. Please email me: (info @ themuseisin . com) with your background, experience, and/or passion for creativity, and why you think KMCC is a good fit for you.
January Classes on Zoom through the Athenaeum:
(These fill quickly)
Writing As An Easy Art:
January 12–February 23, no class on February 2 and 9 (5 Weeks, 10 Total Hours of Instruction)
Wild Abandon in Watercolor and Sketching
January 14–February 25, no class on February 4 and 11 (5 Weeks, 10 Total Hours of Instruction)
Wild Abandon Workshop
Saturday, 1–4 PM
The Muse in Winter, Taos New Mexico POSTPONED TO FEB 5-9 2022
Unlock creativity where creative greats went for creative restoration, at the Mabel Dodge Luhan house in Taos. Wild abandon art and writing, yoga melts, delicious-nurturing meals... and Taos! This is actually half full so please let me know if you'd like to be added to the list.
Complimentary Parallel Universe Time: Going on 11 years
PUT is holding the space for each other to focus on our own work in distractible times. It's a grounding feeling that makes focusing easier. You're invited. Just keep this link in a place you can find it and click on it. Bring something you want to work on, I'll be holding the space for you to do just that, distraction-free.
8:30a pacific, 9:30a mtn, 10:30a central, and 11:30a eastern on Mondays. Let me know if you want to be put on the reminder list that goes out every Sunday evening. https://zoom.us/j/887946679
Upcoming, Email or Message me for more information:
- Creativity on the French Riviera has been rescheduled to October 2021: Still has a few openings.
Jill Badonsky, M.Ed., Creator and trainer of Kaizen-Muse Creativity Coaching Training (since 2004), author/illustrator of four books on creativity, multimedia artist, internationally recognized retreat leader, yoga/mindfulness teacher, inspirational humorist, creative mindfulness teacher, poet, and cat servant.