Starcat’s Favorites: Inside the Creative Cave

As much as I (used to?) talk about the cold time of year not being my favorite, I’ve come to appreciate this season we’re entering. It’s the ideal time for holing up inside the Creative Cave.

Besides writing (which gets intensified during NaNoWriMo), I have some other favorite creative pastimes.

My favorite hobbies include papercrafts (making cards, collages and scrapbooks), music (in the form of making playlists and hand drumming), cooking, and of course READING.

What do you love to do when the days get short and you’re sheltering at home?

Here are some fun resources I’ve come across recently. Enjoy!

The strange year that is 2020 is still taking its toll on many of us. Here are some ways to help you keep from getting too overwhelmed. Also, tuck this pandemic permission slip into your back pocket.

Speaking of permission slips, here’s one from the Good Vibe coach, Jeannette Maw, on practicing what you prefer.

Here are some tips for strengthening your intuition.

Letting go can be hard sometimes, but being willing to surrender is a key part of living a happy life.

I love chocolate. I want to try this recipe for hot chocolate chai, and explore some of these delicious chocolate shops.

My first radio gig was Quintessential Jazz, a show I hosted on my college radio station. Mind you, I knew very little about jazz when I started, and learned as I went, with Quester’s help (he was a music major at the time). Jazz is still one of my favorite genres. This article gives new insights on the history of jazz and the contributions of Black artists.

Another longtime musical favorite of mine is The Indigo Girls. Check out their insightful interview with Krista Tippett.

Ready to dive deep? Here are a couple of longer-form articles to inspire you. The first is about freeing yourself from distractions (swear word warning here!). The second one features techniques for becoming grateful.

Here’s an invitation especially for you: join us, a circle of Thriving Artists and co-creators, for the (virtual) Vision Board PlayShop!

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