Play is Serious Work

Posted on February 19, 2021March 30, 2021Format GalleryCategories Applied Theatre, Arts Education, Creative Work, Creativity CoachingTags , ,   Leave a comment on Play is Serious Work

“I always think that focusing on fun is being lazy.” The woman who typed these words had just asked a question about how to get motivated in the face of debilitating physical challenges that are affecting her work and her ability to produce. The expert leading this workshop responded that sometimes we simply need to focus on joy and having fun–especially when faced with so many obstacles. Yet, this woman–dealing with more challenges than many of us–struggles with an issue … Continue reading “Play is Serious Work”

Moving Toward a Creative Economy

Posted on May 21, 2020May 21, 2020Categories Creative Work, Life, Life Unexpected, Lisa's Soapbox   Leave a comment on Moving Toward a Creative Economy

I believe we are in a time for reflection and change. I believe that the shift must come from people who recognize that our current systems are broken, and only work for a very small portion of society. I am determined to be part of the change, through writing, creating, speaking, leading workshops, and inspiring others. While I don’t yet know where this dream of mine is heading, I know that I will make this happen. If you would like … Continue reading “Moving Toward a Creative Economy”

A Conversation with Creativity

Posted on April 25, 2020Categories Creative Work, WritingTags , ,   Leave a comment on A Conversation with Creativity

Me: Why do you call me? What do you want me to know? C: We call on each other, don’t we? Me: I guess . . . but what does that mean? C: It means that I am everywhere. I am within you and outside of you. But, I cannot extend beyond you without a little help. I am a verb. Me: You are a verb? I thought you were a noun? C: I am both, aren’t I? Actually I … Continue reading “A Conversation with Creativity”

On Creativity: Share Your Thoughts

Posted on April 10, 2020April 10, 2020Categories Creative Work, Creativity Challenge, WritingTags , , 6 Comments on On Creativity: Share Your Thoughts

Anyone who has read my work at any point should recognize one important thing: I believe in the power of creativity to change the world! That belief lies at the core of my authentic self. Still, I can’t tell you how many strange looks I receive when I interact with people and ask them to let go a little, to play with me in a creative way. I’m used to it by now. I’ve come to recognize that my joie de … Continue reading “On Creativity: Share Your Thoughts”

The In Between Time

Posted on January 5, 2017Format GalleryCategories Creative Work, Life UnexpectedTags , , 2 Comments on The In Between Time

I am in the “in between” . . . The time between the beginning of the new year and the beginning of another semester. The time between the end of a government that gave me hope and the beginning of a government that riddles me with fear. The time between the person I was, and the person I have yet to become. The in between. I sit here and think of all the things I should be doing. Writing. Organizing. … Continue reading “The In Between Time”