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Michelle
Charlottesville, VA
Creativity & Emergence Catalyst, Consultant and Coach
Interests: I use whole brain approaches and the Creative Emergence Process© to support my clients - pioneering entrepreneurs and organizations - in consciously creating what's next.
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Posted Apr 21, 2022 at The Fertile Unknown
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There are no guarantees when we start engaging what we feel what feels most alive in us toward our calling. We can’t know for certain the if and how and when for anything. But as we get deeper into what... Continue reading
Posted Apr 21, 2022 at The Fertile Unknown
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There is an amazingly vibrant animating life force in nature. We don’t create it - it's already there. We can co-create and co-design with it to bring out unique colorful gardens. Similarly, we have an amazingly vibrant animating creative life... Continue reading
Posted Feb 9, 2022 at The Fertile Unknown
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Holding on to a situation, dynamic, belief system, way of thinking/being/interacting, etc. after it served its purpose is like trying to breath life into a dead log or digesting stale food - trying to freeze or cling to something that... Continue reading
Posted Jan 18, 2022 at The Fertile Unknown
December 28, 2021 • 1:00-2:30 EST on Zoom Register at http://www.creativeemergence.com/creativesource Register Here Kick off a creative new start to your new year! Hi all. I had a client ask me to do a workshop last weekend on Connecting with... Continue reading
Posted Dec 9, 2021 at The Fertile Unknown
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We've been educated and socialized to perceive/think/create/act from the mainly rational mind - what we currently see, have been told by others, or consciously know. Yes, and...the intuitive mind allows us feel into, see into, and experience that which includes... Continue reading
Posted Nov 29, 2021 at The Fertile Unknown
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In the spirit of this week of Thanksgiving I would like to share three Giving-Thanks practices with you. I know this year has had challenges for most of us in some way or another. My hope it that no matter... Continue reading
Posted Nov 26, 2021 at The Fertile Unknown
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I'm delighted to have been invited to be one of the guests in this Somatic Experience Event online. During this FREE five-day virtual event, I will join host Ahni Bonner and 24 others to delve into exciting and innovative applications... Continue reading
Posted Oct 6, 2021 at The Fertile Unknown
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The more uncertain the outside world, or my own world, the more I attempt to lean into certain ways of being and working to help get me through. I'll share some here as reminders, in case they can be helpful... Continue reading
Posted Oct 5, 2021 at The Fertile Unknown
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NEW Creative Body Workshop on 9/9! 10-12 EST on Zoom. https://www.creativeemergence.com/creativebody/ Many of us are sitting in Zoom calls, or at our desks, for much of the day. It can be energy draining, and we can lose touch with our... Continue reading
Posted Aug 30, 2021 at The Fertile Unknown
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I uploaded some of my mandala art to Etsy! I will do an official launch in the fall, and still have more to frame and upload. I will eventually offer prints and paintings, but right now it has the original... Continue reading
Posted Aug 22, 2021 at The Fertile Unknown
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It is hard to generate creative flow when you are in a contractive state. While contraction is part of any creative birth process, staying in that place too long becomes an energy block - it prevents the creative energy from... Continue reading
Posted Aug 16, 2021 at The Fertile Unknown
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When we learn to hear our creative self, we get in touch with what we are designed to be and do. Embedded in each of us is a vision and blueprint for our unique work, expression, and fruition in the... Continue reading
Posted Jul 12, 2021 at The Fertile Unknown
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Synchro-tunity is where synchronicity (unpredictable events that are somehow seemingly connected) meets opportunity (new possibilities opening up.) This inflection point is a place from which we can create what’s next. When we pay attention to what’s emerging, and we’ve prepared... Continue reading
Posted May 4, 2021 at The Fertile Unknown
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This morning's full moon... closing down the chapter of our lives that was 2020. While 2020 was unquestionably challenging (for some devastating), challenges almost always come with seeds of opportunities. We can use this "pattern breaking" time to look back... Continue reading
Posted Dec 30, 2020 at The Fertile Unknown
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When we stay present In the moment, time expands. When we fill the moment by talking only about what we already know, or about what others have said, we bury the dynamic, creative aliveness of the moment with history. We... Continue reading
Posted Dec 14, 2020 at The Fertile Unknown
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“The intuitive mind is a sacred gift and the rational mind is a faithful servant. We have created a society that honors the servant and has forgotten the gift.” ― Albert Einstein We've been generally educated and socialized to see... Continue reading
Posted Dec 11, 2020 at The Fertile Unknown
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I am delighted to have been interviewed by Michelle Holliday of Thrivable World - and author of The Age of Thrivabilty - about creative practice and emergence. It's the first of 4 conversations with various practitioners in her series on... Continue reading
Posted Nov 13, 2020 at The Fertile Unknown
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"If you give your gifts, people will be envious. The ones who are envious are the ones who are not giving their own gifts." ~ Micheal Meade This theme just came up in a coaching session with a client last... Continue reading
Posted Nov 10, 2020 at The Fertile Unknown
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In times of huge unknowns, with much we have no control over, one of the things that lightens the intensity is creatively focusing on the things we CAN control...like getting out in nature, creative arts and crafts, drawing, painting, moving... Continue reading
Posted Nov 6, 2020 at The Fertile Unknown
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"Clarity is the elimination of mental clutter. Agility is the elimination of physical clutter. Tranquility is the elimination of spiritual clutter." ~ James Clear. Yes! And...Emergence is when someone new and unexpected is born in its place. Once the clutter... Continue reading
Posted Oct 26, 2020 at The Fertile Unknown
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Someone sent me this interview Massage magazine did with me in 2016 on How to Think Creatively. I hadn't posted it before since it used only be available to subscribers of their magazine, but is now public. The full article... Continue reading
Posted Oct 16, 2020 at The Fertile Unknown