Creative Aging

Creative expression can help us live better and longer lives. 

I'm passionate about how creative expression affects our aging process and how we can flourish creatively at any age. 

 


multipotentialism

Almost all of us have been asked "what do you want to be when you grow up?" I've spent decades trying to figure that one out!

Having a lot of interests and passions is a normal and healthy way to live. However, it can be challenging in a culture that constantly pushes finding a single purpose.

Then I discovered that there are many of us who have lots of interests and want to serve the world in a variety of fields. Rather than being "flighty" or "uncommitted," we follow in the footsteps of greatness. 

The term polymath has been used since the 17th century to describe us. Another, more poetic name is "Renaissance Soul" which is the title of a great book by the late Margaret Lobenstine. 

Or we can call ourselves multipotentialites  Emilie Wapniack's TED talk, which has over 5 million views, will inspire you.  


YOGA

I'm a Yoga teacher! 

I'm pleased to announce that I have just completed my Level 1 YogaFit teacher certification and will be teaching yoga classes summer 2018! This is the latest step of a journey that began in my teen years. 


meditation

I used to think that meditation meant clearing your mind out completely, and that I was a miserable failure at it.

I did it for a while, and gave up. After a couple of panic attacks (one which mimicked a heart attack), I decided I needed to get real with managing my anxiety. I restarted my meditation practice and found out that I had been doing it right all along! The mind will chatter and the aim is to quiet it, slowly making progress toward that clear state. Being mindful in the moment - paying full attention to what you are doing - is also a meditative act that reaps great benefits


coworking

Coworking is the future for a work economy that is increasingly pivoting toward  freelancers, gigs, consultants and independent contractors. 

For indie business people, coworking provides the opportunity to get out of our home office or the coffee shop and have a dedicated space, with wifi and office amenities. But even more than that, it's a way to be a part of a community of like minded people. 

Even large companies are spinning off full-time workers into coworking spaces to save on office overhead.  Some are building coworking environments within their office buildings because the coworking model provides flexibility for a mobile workforce.