Create a Gratitude Art Journal

I’ve been thinking lately about why we focus so much on gratitude every November when we should be practicing gratitude every day of the year. Like any other habit, it can be hard to remember to make gratitude part of a daily ritual, especially when we get busy or when things aren’t going our way.…

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Midlife Magic: 7 Humorous Tips for Building Strong Relationships

Hey there, fabulous ladies in the midlife club! Who says your journey of building strong relationships has to be all serious and solemn? I’m here to sprinkle some laughter and joy into this adventure. So, grab a cup of your favorite beverage, sit back, and let’s dive into 7 humorous tips for nurturing connections in…

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5 Creative Ways to Calm Your Busy Mind

Ever feel like your thoughts are all competing in a relay race but you never actually manage to hand off the baton from one to the next? Instead you keep dropping the baton and going back to pick up another? This busyness can be caused be an excess of creative ideas, an overly long to-do…

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Art journaling tips: How working small can support your creative practice

At the beginning of the year I started a new livestream series on YouTube called Painting in your PJs with Minette. 3 to 4 mornings a week I make art live and share what I’m thinking about, reading or working on. I frequently work in handmade art journals and I enjoy all kinds of mixed…

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Draw Like a Kindergartner and Other Ways to Bring More Creativity into your Day

About 10 years ago, I got really serious about my creative practice. I started to explore painting and mixed media. I’ve always been a writer and adding the visual arts to my regular creative practice changed my life. For the past decade I have been using visual and verbal arts as a means of self-discovery…

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5 Benefits of a Consistent Creative practice for navigating midlife

Something interesting and predictable tends to happen to women in midlife. You find yourself yearning to reconnect to your creativity. In fact, this longing is so common that it is essential to one of the stages of the Heroine’s Journey as described by Maureen Murdock in her popular book The Heroine’s Journey: A Woman’s Quest…

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7 Ways to Unleash Creativity and Tap into Your Artistic Side in Midlife

Tapping into my own creativity over the last decade has changed my life in more ways than I can count. It has shifted the focus on my life’s work and brought me hours of fun, connection and adventure. Now I have regular daily creative practice that nourishes and sustains me. I call it my MAAP…

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Rediscovering Passion: How to Reignite Your Dreams in Midlife

Ah, midlife! The time when we women find ourselves at the intersection of wisdom and fine lines. It’s a phase that comes with its fair share of challenges, from juggling career and family to contemplating the mysteries of gravity and wrinkle creams. But fear not, my creative friends! In the midst of this delightful chaos,…

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3 Essential Qualities of a Midlife Renaissance

This is part 3 of a 3-part series on the 9 essential qualities of a midlife renaissance. You can find part one here and part two here. The final 3 qualities are vitality, spiritual life and visions and goals. When you combine all 9 of these qualities and take time to review your level of…

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9 Essential Qualities for a Midlife Renaissance

I’ve been thinking a lot about midlife recently and wondering what would most help others to go from midlife crisis to midlife renaissance. I have come up with 9 essential qualities for a midlife renaissance and will share them over the next few days so there’s not one overly long wordy post. I’m wordy enough…

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