Do you ever wake up in the middle of the night, your usual defenses softened, and a creative project idea skitters by? Maybe it’s writing poetry, like you did in your teens laying in the grass? Maybe it’s what others might call a crazy idea, but it keeps visiting you persistently, nudging a restlessness that needs to take root and grow?
When you wake up, perhaps the idea has faded or you shake it off with a shrug. Who am I to do this, you think. It’s not important, and who has the time anyway? So you go back to your comfortable, routine life and leave the creative seeds behind.
You can live a whole lifetime that way. Or, you can take the first steps to breathe life into an idea. There will always be endless lists of tasks, but there is not endless time to grab hold of a creative path that can bring you joy, wonder, or make you feel deeply alive.
So rather than pushing aside those potential joy sparks yet again … what about actually moving forward? With support?
In the month-long Creative Kickstart Camp, that’s exactly what you’ll do. You’ll take your seed of an idea – or a long languishing creative project -- and move ahead in a way that feels self-nurturing, consistent, and fun! All this unfolds easily in YOUR life, just as it is.
And as you flow forward, you’ll send yourself a signal that yes, your creative ideas DO matter. You matter. And it’s time...
What Does the Program Include?
This is a compassionate, human-sized way to get creative momentum…
not a stressful superhero sprint…
Whoosh… Let’s Go
There is a saying “Discipline is remembering what you want.” Here, you move forward by re-remembering what you really want, with gentle practices and structures to free momentum at a pace that is sustainable for YOU. We know that you are not creating in a bubble, but often challenged in the midst of very real, sometimes demanding or draining lives. The focus here will be to create in a way that feels totally pressure-free and aligned.
This is the place where your creative desires can turn into a daily practice that you prioritize not because you “must,” but because it brings you alive. As you show up daily, doubt and hesitancy make way for passion. Magic and synchronicities appear. And because you are showing up regularly, so does your Muse.
So join us. Trade your solitary walk for the wings of a supportive community. Build a practice that can keep going long after this month-long immersion ends.
Our creative callings are meant to be heard and expressed… let’s see what’s ready to bloom, shall we?
What Types of Projects will People be Doing?
Frequently Asked Questions
Some of us have too many ideas percolating (which to choose!), while others can’t seem to locate their creative desires. Both are normal! The opening session will help you get clarity and find one idea to move forward with.
Creative Camp Dates and Times
(All sessions are 60 -90 minutes long and recordings will be available after the session)
Monday, November 6 at 10 a.m. CT
Thursday, November 9 at 6 p.m. CT
Monday, November 13 at 10 a.m. CT
Monday, November 20 at 10 a.m. CT
Monday, November 27 at 10 a.m. CT
Thursday, November 30 at 6 p.m. CT
Carolyn holds space so beautifully and with such a sense of safety and nurturing that your creative self can’t help but find its way to the surface and blossom. Reluctance falls away and even latent ability awakens. – Angela Loeb
Carolyn is a creativity/life coach, retreat leader and author who inspires women in the second half of life to lead lives of greater purpose, vitality and creative expression. Her style is intuitive, lighthearted and nurturing as she leads popular creativity and writing retreats, the Creative Kickstart Camp, and coaches women privately. Among the places she has presented are Story Circle Women's Writing Conference, International Coach Federation, Esalen, Seton Cove, Eremos, Unity Church and the National Speaker's Association.