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Melissa Dinwiddie
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Melissa Dinwiddie is an artist, writer, and performer, and an inspirationalist and creativity instigator, on a mission to empower people to feed their own creative hungers. She coaches and consults with individuals and groups, and leads creativity workshops and retreats in inspiring locations around the world as well as online. Get a printable poster of Melissa's Keys to Creative Flow, at her blog, Living A Creative Life.

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How Getting 'Mugged' Gave Me My Creativity Back

(0) Comments | Posted January 20, 2015 | 5:07 PM

The mugger had a firm grip on my ankles.

"NO!" I screamed, flipping onto my right hip and yanking my left leg back. I kicked back out sharply while pulling up my right leg, smashing his hand in the process. "NO!"

I flipped to my other side and repeated the...

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10 Fool-Proof Keys to Creative Flow

(4) Comments | Posted May 19, 2014 | 5:33 PM

In 2010, I broke through the biggest creative block in my life.

As a professional artist, you might think I wouldn't struggle with creative blocks, but you'd be wrong. I'd successfully built a profitable business as an artist, making Jewish marriage contracts and other wedding documents, but...

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Why You Should Embrace Your Creative Blocks

(1) Comments | Posted February 16, 2014 | 10:00 AM

Click here to watch the TEDTalk that inspired this post.

In his TED talk, Phil Hansen shares how his physical limitations ultimately became the source of his greatest creativity.

This idea of limitations as a creative source is a time-honored one, well understood by anyone...

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What Nobody Ever Told You About Following Your Passion

(6) Comments | Posted November 14, 2013 | 11:22 AM

Click here to watch the TEDTalk that inspired this post.

Alexa Meade followed her fascination with shadows into not just a new art form, but also a professional career as an artist. "Simply follow your passion," her story seems to say.

It sounds easy enough, but...

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