Map out your patterns

Sharon BartleyNeil

This is the next article from Neil on breaking patterns and relationships. Patterns are everywhere… In Nature, in your behavior, as well as in your relationships with family. And if you tend to get stressed out or reactive around certain family members, you can be sure there’s a pattern at play. After all, where there’s reactivity, there’s a wound. To … Read More

Holiday Survival

Sharon BartleySurvival

This is Neil’s latest article on family gatherings and holidays… You might be bracing yourself… The holidays are fast approaching. And because social restrictions are relaxing, most family gatherings will be back in full swing. Though for many of us, even if we are looking forward to seeing our family, the childhood dinner table remains the epicenter of our family … Read More

We can literally move mountains

Sharon BartleyAdvice, Neil

This is the latest article from Neil   When you look around… You can see a myth playing out in modern society… That you’re supposed to feel good all the time. You should be comfortable, happy, pain-free, and always in control. So, any experience different from that is often seen as an unwanted glitch… Something we should get rid of, … Read More

The Self Sabotage Cycle

Sharon BartleyWriting

Here’s the latest article from Neil on dealing with self sabotage A student of mine recently confessed to being stuck in a cycle of self-sabotage. They had exciting, clearly defined goals for the month. But after taking a few small steps, they’d get distracted and prevent themselves from going any further… Which is a place I think we’ve all been.Whenever someone … Read More

Writer’s block doesn’t exist…

Richard ArthurWriting

I want to share a takeaway from one of the experiential exercises I designed… Which delivers an important, mind-altering lesson. Not only does it prove writer’s block doesn’t exist… It pulls you into the empty space where great creativity happens. Let me explain… One of the myths in creative work is that you need to begin with some extraordinary idea, or experience… And … Read More

Handle Your Hot Buttons

Richard ArthurWriting

I wanted to add a thought expanding on a previous topic I discussed rest and stress… Because managing that balance has an impact far more than it may seem. In addition to impacting your health and immunity, stress lowers your emotional and psychological capacity.    Your capacity to perform well, to think clearly, and to handle pressure, conflict, and your hot buttons.    When … Read More

Honor Confidentiality

Richard ArthurBooks, Challenge, Writing

This is the latest article from Neil… To continue supporting as many as I can in finishing your books, and other projects, I want to share a few extra lessons I’ve learned recently before we continue our regularly scheduled programming here. This tip has applications far beyond writing, so read on for the bigger takeaway.    I took note of … Read More

Throwing An Emotional Boomerang

Richard ArthurWriting

This is the latest article from Neil… In one of my weekly coaching groups…A member recently confessed to being stuck in a cycle of self-sabotage. They had exciting, clearly defined goals for the month. But after taking a few small steps, they’d get distracted and prevent themselves from going any further…  Which is a place I think we’ve all been. Whenever … Read More

The Front Matter

Richard ArthurNeil, Writing

Now on to our second and bonus lesson.. I realized I needed to stop taking the damn words so seriously, and I finished my first novel–A dream I set for myself when I was just a little boy. I felt like I was learning from someone that understood why the writing matters. Someone who appreciates the art. And I learned … Read More

Surrender To Art

Richard ArthurWriting

Here is the latest article from Neil… I want to talk briefly about a sticking point I’m noticing. One thing I’m noticing, though, is that there is a tendency, drilled into us since childhood, to always think and plan ahead. This may not be true for writing and art. Think of art more as meditation. the goal is to surrender to the moment, … Read More