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Hello dear reader,

Today’s blog entry is a video I made for you, sharing my creative process on Days 1 and 2 of my personal 30 Day Creativity Breakthrough, which I’m doing to prepare for Reclaim Your Creative Soul, a program I’m putting together to help gifted but struggling creative people reconnect with their creativity, so they enjoy it any way they desire to.

5 Priceless Benefits of Writing Daily (Even If You're Not a Writer)

Hi everybody, it’s Phyllis here with part three in the video series about developing a daily writing practice. In the first video, I talked about the 5 essentials for getting started with writing, and in the second, I talked about how to make it a daily thing. In this video I’m going to talk about why. Why you should have a daily writing practice, how it will help you, even if you’re not a writer. A daily writing practice is a terrific tool, used by a many successful people all over the world.

One of the things about a daily writing practice is it forces you to prioritize you, your work, your dreams and your goals. Starting first thing in the morning with a half an hour or an hour, whatever you can do, of writing, re-prioritizes and organizes everything else in your life, and it makes sure that you actually get the time in for this project. And that’s the point of prioritizing: you get the time in that you need to spend, and you put this ahead of other things that might feel more urgent or that are just habitual. And when you prioritize what matters in your life, everything else just kind of takes care of itself. And if it doesn’t take care of itself, then maybe it just falls away. And that is what prioritizing is. Read more

Delight and Wonder for the Creative Soul

Hey and Happy Sunday, everyone! Here’s another video in my creative space, and an introduction to some of my handmade books, something I’ve been in love with since forever, books being one of the greatest inventions of all time.

I think collecting things is a great way to allow our inner artist and creative souls room to breathe, express and gather wonder. Collections are things that almost don’t have to have any intrinsic worth other than their power to delight us. Read more

Vlog #2 SARK Reading and Book Giveaway

I’m back this week reading an excerpt from Succulent Wild Love and launching a giveaway of the book. Comment, Like and Share to be entered to win. I’ll draw the winner this Friday, track you down and mail you a copy.

Read my review of Succulent Wild Love here, or just listen to an excerpt, below. Read more