Creativity begins with healthy self-care. When we artistic types take care of our particular self-care needs, our creative capacity expands. Each person is unique and has particular self-care priorities. For example, an introvert needs alone time to refuel, whereas an extrovert refuels from others. This chapter of my book, Refrain from the Identical: Insight and Inspiration for Creative Eclectics, provides helpful hints for managing your personal needs.

Here is an excerpt from Chapter 3: Practicing Creative Self-Care:

A Guide to Emotional Health: Surviving and Thriving

The names, faces, and circumstances may change but the principles remain the same.  Life just keeps doling out one volley of adverse circumstances after another.  Each seems unique and often keeps us obsessing and unproductive for days instead of pursuing our artistic outlets.  This is especially true when matters of the heart are involved. READ THE ENTIRE POST…


About JoDee Luna

“I’m lost in a love affair with portrait painting!” JoDee Luna confesses. This author, artist, and educator describes herself as a creative eclectic due to her diverse history, multiple talents, and various career pursuits. She enjoys a host of creative expressions: mixed media, mask making, floral designing, photography, sculpture, and gardening. JoDee believes the creative process infuses her with the courage to try on new artistic identities, take inspired risks, and explore imaginative ideas. She seeks to share her insights with others through her book, Refrain from the Identical: Insight and Inspiration for Creative Eclectics and website by the same name, Both provide helpful tips and inspiration for artistic multi-taskers, those who enjoy various forms of artistic expression.
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  1. cgregory says:

    This makes so much sense. As a cultural creative, I enjoy socializing, but really love my alone time!

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