Wednesday, September 21, 2011

The Nine Modern Day Muses

For the past month I have been spending my time taking the Kaizen-Muse Creativity Coaching Course. Its a 14 week course that I am taking with women from all over the world. The sessions have been truly amazing. I have learned so many things about the creative process, procrastination, and my own creative blocks.

One of the books we are using as a text is the Nine Modern Day Muses by Jill Badonsky. I have had this book for years but I hadn't read the entire book before I signed up for this course.  I just have to say that this book is amazing.  I think it is a must read for any creative person.  Its full of ideas, exercises, techniques and advice to help you in your creative life.  I can't recommend it highly enough.

Another one of the books we are working with is One Small Step Can Change Your Life by Robert Maurer. Oh I do love this little book. Its called Kaizen and its premise is that real change occurs by taking small steps.  I have heard of the ideas before, SARK does something similar with her technique called Micro-movements. This book covers more than just small steps, I found it invaluable.  This little book has changed the way I view many things in my life. I use the ideas in all areas of my life. Even when I am fighting with myself to just exercise I take the small step approach and its fabulous what can happen.

I started another old book journal. It seems every time I get orange splashed on the page some crows want to come land on it. Art journaling is funny that way. Fall is my favorite season so it stands to reason that would come out in my journal. Here's to enjoying all the wonders of Fall.


  1. Thanks for the book tips. I haven't read either of them so they're going on my list right now.

    Love the crow page. I'm with you on's my favorite, too. And I like using orange in art.

  2. Thanks for mentioning these books, I will check them out. They sound like something I need to read as I have a huge problem taking small steps, I always want to jump, jump, jump ahead!
    Hugs and blessings

  3. thanks for this post, I will defiantly check these books out. Great crow page too :) hugs, Jenny


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