Inspiring Posts

A collection of inspiring posts for personal development. Consider them thought-provoking pep talks.

Have You Fallen for the Myth of ‘I Can’t Draw’? Do it Anyway – and Reap the Rewards

Drawing is a powerful tool of communication. It helps build self-understanding and can boost mental health. But our current focus on productivity, outcomes and “talent” has us thinking about it the wrong way. Too many believe the myth of “I can’t draw”, when in fact it’s a skill built through practice. Dedicated practice is hard, …

Collage Journal Practice With Sarah Greenman

Journaling visually together is a beautiful way to process feelings for children and adults. It also helps express hopes and dreams to loved ones and ourselves. In the video below, creative alchemist, artist, storyteller, writer, and facilitator Sarah Greenman graciously shares a tutorial for making a visual collage within the framework of a journal practice. …

10 New Year’s Quotes by Women Creatives to Inspire You

New Year’s Day is one of the most celebrated holidays of the year, with nearly the entire world recognizing its significance. Below are 10 quotes by women creatives that will inspire you over the next twelve months. 10 New Year’s Quotes by Women Creatives to Inspire You “The future belongs to those who believe in …

Undeniable Link Between Inspired Creativity And Changing The World

Everyone is creative, and we all change the world with what we bring into it. When Debbie Millman’s mother was moving house, she asked Debbie to come over and sort through boxes of things she’d made as a child. Unbeknownst to Debbie, mom had kept her childhood art all these years. Debbie is now a …

Ten Quotes for National Gratitude Month

National Gratitude Month encourages all of us to embrace the power of being grateful. As award-winning author Renée Trudeau points out, voicing what we’re thankful for heightens our mood, shifts and broadens our perspective, and supports us in remembering what really matters. Below are ten quotes from female creators about practicing gratitude. Ten Quotes for …

Recap 2021 Texas Conference for Women

This October, Girls That Create intern Yohana Franco had the opportunity to attend the Texas Conference for Women. The event is part of the Conferences for Women, a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization. Its mission includes helping to drive discussion on issues of importance to women in business and small business owners. Below is Franco’s recap and …

Ten Quotes by Women Authors for National Wellness Month

August is National Wellness Month. To celebrate, here are ten quotes from female authors about wellness. Wellness should be about treating your body and mind with the care it deserves. Life is stressful and complicated, but that doesn’t mean we need to neglect ourselves while dealing with responsibilities. Ten Quotes by Women Authors for National …

Her Flag Celebrates 100 Years of Women’s Suffrage

When visual artist Marilyn Artus realized 2020 marked the 100th anniversary of the 19th amendment, she knew something both extraordinary and large-scale needed to happen. From the mind of this self-proclaimed “suffrage era nerd” came Her Flag, a nationwide art and travel project that celebrates women winning the right to vote and recognizes the 72-year …

Why Your Teen Should Be Writing a Dream Journal

We know dreams spark inspiration. The creation of Google, the sewing machine, Frankenstein, The Terminator film, and the song “Yesterday” by The Beatles were all conceptualized from a dream. Although these creatives could recall the visions in their night’s sleep, what about those who couldn’t? Dream journals can help your teen remember and encourage them …

Creative Women’s Quotes That Inspire

We live in a society where women and girls are constantly pressured to be perfect. These negatives can lead many down an unhealthy path of self-doubt and can prevent them from pursuing their creative passions. But our girls can push back by learning the stories of women who came before and overcame hardships. The online …

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