Have you ever sat down to work on something creative and found yourself lacking a single ounce of inspiration?
*raising my hand*
Just me? I doubt it. 😉
I can’t tell you how many times I’ve sat down at the computer, ready to write for an hour, only to stare at a blank screen with that dang blinking cursor. “Why don’t I feel creative?”
Sometimes the reason is that I feel stressed. And then other times I feel depleted. Like I just can’t find the right words to breathe onto the screen.
So how then do we refill our creativity tank? And how can we create from a space of calm rather than a place of “I just need to get this done?”
Enter: wellness for creative people.
Well today, Emelda De Coteau, is talking allllll about the importance of wellness for creative people on The Wellness Crossing. She’s a beautiful and passionate creative woman who’s navigated more than her fair share of pain and heartache. Yet, through it all, this beauty continues to infuse light and encouragement in her communities.
Today she’s bringing her best tips and encouragement for all of us creatives. And I couldn’t be more thrilled to share this episode with you all! One of my favorite parts of our chat is what E has to say about finding ways to fill our soul so we can create from a place of purpose.
In the beautiful community she’s founded, Women Creatives Chat, women of all creative endeavors are encouraged to gather and connect. And I have loved meeting other women who are fulfilling their own calling creatively! I’ve learned SO much from those who show up for each chat.
So be sure to get plugged into this amazing group on Insta! I think you’ll find it to be an amazing creative outlet for being refreshed and finding like-hearted women.
Listen to today’s episode…
Want to hear my chat with Emelda? Simply click (or tap) PLAY below and just like magic the show will begin. Okay, okay…not quite like magic, but it’s easy peasy so you get the picture!
Connect with E…
Emelda is a loving wife, mama, creative, and believer seeking God anew in each moment. She serves as the founder of Women Creatives Chat, a community dedicated to empowering all creative women through events (launching in the fall of 2017), workshops and daily inspiration on Instagram and Facebook.
She’s also a founding member of Black Womyn Rising, a radical intergenerational organizing collective for Black womyn and girls rooted in global sistahood. She blogs at Live In Color, about faith, activism and inspiration, is a columnist for Beautifully Said magazine, and contributing writer for the Pretty Entrepreneur blog (a community which empowers women of color in business).
Photo by Keston De Coteau
(Her shirt shown is designed by the brand / community for women of color who are in biz, Pretty Entrepreneur)
What helps you keep your inspiration/creative tank filled? Let us know in the comments!