Creativity, Clouds & Courage

Creativity, Clouds & Courage

Several people who are reading my new book, 10 Little Rules For Your Creative Soul,  have asked me to explain further what I think creativity really means.  I love getting questions like this because without awareness, change and growth can not happen.  It means we are asking ourselves an important question…”How do I get unstuck?”  My short and sweet answer:  Expand your awareness and change […]

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Courage before Confidence

Courage before Confidence

“Creativity takes courage.” Those words from artist Henri Matisse ring so true, and not just to professional artists or creators. “We all want to be confident. Being confident is the coolest,” writes Rita Long in her book 10 Little Rules for Your Creative Soul. Yet fear so often blocks our path, making us second guess ourselves and our creative urges. The solution, according to Rita, […]

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Fill what is empty…

Fill what is empty…

This beautiful new painting from Rita Long Art seems like the perfect backdrop for this quote. Originally credited to Alice Roosevelt Longworth, I heard it this morning in a Chopra meditation with David G. Fill what is empty, and empty what is full. Such simple words and so very powerful. Where are you empty? Breathe love and light into the space. Where are you full? […]

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J’aime la France!

New Years – New Collection! Enough of 2016 reviews and “how can I be better this year”.  Time to paint. I either paint what I love, or to get my customer’s memories out of their head and onto a canvas, be it in a frame or on a wall.  This painting appeared on my screen saver this morning and inspired me.  It now lives in North Carolina, and I […]

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Here’s to the Lucky Ones

Here’s to the Lucky Ones

We are still the lucky ones…the ones who can publicly disagree, say whatever we want to when wishing someone holiday greetings, give gifts…or not…be Scrooge…or not…. We are the lucky ones because we are living, breathing, alive today and able to make our own choices about how we move through this life. Be your own true self. That is where your strength and power and […]

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Anger, Fear, Frustration Speak Without Words

Anger, Fear, Frustration Speak Without Words

I sit…starting my meditation, looking out at the Sea…from the 9th floor.  I love this.  The roaring of the weaves that quiet my mind,  the smell of the salt water and humidity in the air,  the cool morning breeze just out of the hot rays of the sun. Watching how people handle fear and disappointment the last few days has made me grateful that I […]

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“I am not my mistakes.”

“I am not my mistakes.”

What happens when you sit in a room with 350 people from all over the world?  We nod polite hellos in the hall but mainly pay attention to the program leaders for our own personal learning and growth.  At the end of Day 2, we are in small groups of 10, and we are strangers to one another, yet asked to answer the question, “Who Am I?” […]

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10LRs for Your Creative Soul…coming soon!

10LRs for Your Creative Soul…coming soon!

We are really excited to be putting the finishing touches on “10 Little Rules for Your Creative Soul” by Rita Long with Carol Pearson. It’s a perfect follow-up to “10 Little Rules for Your Blissy Life.” Rita and Carol aim to help uncover your hidden creative sparks and fan them into infernos of creative bliss! This is our top running for the cover image; vote […]

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