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Krishna Das on Mantras, Chanting, Music, and Love

Music’s value is that it calms the mind, soothes the savage beast, but it doesn’t plant any seeds that will eradicate

“Some songs are prayers”: Alanis Morissette on Creativity, Spirituality, and Bravery

Anger is such a vital, powerful, light-filled life force. It can be labeled as feistiness or—in my experience—as passion, and

How to Feel Free and Start Writing Again

Feeling stuck? Love to write but aren’t sure how to get

Learning to Live from the Heart as Center

Sacred space. A time to feel nourished and supported by

Writing as a Path to Awakening

After five years of drought in California finally ended with more than 90 inches of rain in my corner of the state, springtime

1440 Faculty Focus: Getting to Know Julia Cameron

Julia will be teaching "The Artist's Way" at 1440 Multiversity, July 14-16. Julia Cameron is a prolific artist of more than three decades.  She has 35 published

You Are Creative Even If You Think You’re Not

Maybe you were told you aren’t creative. Maybe you listened way back when and started to agree. You gave up and figured the

5 Minutes with Elizabeth Gilbert: On Curiosity and Creativity

Author of Eat Pray Love, Elizabeth Gilbert has become an important voice for creativity itself. Her most recent book is Big Magic: Creative

How to Apply Mindfulness to the Creative Process

The key to optimizing the creative process is balancing the brain networks. When London School of Economics co-founder Graham Wallas wrote The Art

How Nature Can Make You Kinder, Happier, and More Creative

We are spending more time indoors and online. But recent studies suggest that nature can help our brains and bodies to stay healthy.