THE MUSE DIET :
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Increased creativity & a happier relationship with your body.
No willpower required.
Introducing… the Muse Diet.
Is there a way to eat that can support our creative dreams?
Are there foods that can help us be more inspired?
Is there… A muse-friendly diet?
Yes, yes and yes!
But in The Muse Diet, there are no recipes, shopping lists or food plans.
We focus on just two ingredients.
And both of them are free.
An empowering vision of Life By Design (my favourite topic) from the ever-inspiring @marieforleo ✨?✨
Joy + heart, creativity + compassion – a winning recipe for a life well-lived. ✨?✨
I designed The Muse Spa to help my clients enjoy more life-enhancing health, creativity and joie de vivre. ✨???✨
Because I believe that happy creatives are good for the planet. ✨?????✨
Happily, The Muse Spa is now available in a self-study format! ✨?✨
So now anyone can explore the magic and enjoy the wonderful side-effects of tending your creative spirit.
- More energy…
- Improved intuition
- Better sleep
- A calm, inner confidence
- A gentler approach to life and success
- & even reduced sugar cravings!
You also get beautiful workbooks and small-but-mighty Daily Prompts… ?☺️?
For more details of how wellness can be a powerful creative tool, click here to find out more.
Because looking after You, is so good for your creativity. ✨???✨
Would you like more health, happiness & inner calm?
I believe we can all enjoy more of these wonderful benefits (as well as many others) when we do just one thing:
express our unique and beautiful creative spirit. ?
And the best bit?
Health, happiness & inner calm make you EVEN MORE CREATIVE!
It’s a happy upward spiral of expression and joy that leads to that heavenly place known as The Good Life.
This is my recipe for living well + it’s the core philosophy behind The Muse Spa.
Because the creative process is more about the journey than the end result, it’s about the people we become as we create.
Or as Thich Nhat Hanh so elegantly puts it:
“There is no way to happiness, happiness is the way.” ✨⭐️✨
Guess where I had this inspired idea this morning!
So many of my best ideas come to me in the shower or during a lovely candle-lit bath.
Self care can be highly productive. 🙂
I wonder if I should create a Muse Spa range of waterproof notebooks….?
But who is the muse?!
Who is that elusive minx that can make such a powerful difference to our creative process?
The Muse Spa evolved from my studies of that infamous source of creativity & inspiration: the muse. And I’ve written all about my findings here.
(I’ll also share the soul-soothing discovery I made about the link between creativity and self care. Happily, it seems the muse loves it when we look after ourselves…?)
I love the philosophy of Alex Soojung-Kim Pang’s new book: Rest.
He argues that we can actually be MORE creative + productive + successful by working LESS.
There are caveats though: we need to spend our non-work time doing restorative, nurturing and inspiring activities.
Book review coming soon with more!
(Productive Resting is also a module in Week 2 of The Muse Spa self-study course. More details here.)
Inspiration is ALWAYS available.
(Where could it possibly go?!)
We just need to be open to it.
And the more we seek inspiration and trust it, the more readily we find it.
Try this: ask for inspiration on that tricky challenge your facing.
Then let go of the need to have an answer.
Give it some time.
Be alert for clues.
Something WILL happen – a new idea, an overheard comment, the perfect book finds you etc…
Try it and see!
And let me know how it goes.
Joy – one of my favourite topics. ?
I sometimes think joy could be the answer to many (most? all?) of life’s challenges.
It certainly works like magic in my life – whenever I remember to harness it! ☺️
And there are so many happy side-effects too…
Productivity is one. Have you ever noticed how much more effective and productive you are when you’re enjoying your work?
It flows. It feels effortless. There’s little or no resistance or struggle.
That’s Joy Power.
And it’s a great tool to help you along the bumpy creative path. ?
So where can you harness the power of joy in your work today?
Keep looking, you’ll find it. And when you do – enjoy! ?
We are all creative. (Life is a creative process!) We all have unique creative gifts – gifts that the world needs us to discover and express. ?
And I agree with Mr Cleese – creativity IS within us already.
It’s not a skill – it’s an ever-ready force that is available for us to rediscover at all times.
But what we can learn are simple ways to tap into this powerful force.
We can find ways to unleash it in our lives in a way that supports us.
The Muse Spa is all about these simple tweaks – small but powerful steps we can easily take to liberate our INNATE creative genius.
Because creative expression is so good for you! And your unique brilliance is so good for the rest of us. <3
For all the poets, writers, artists, musicians, designers, filmmakers, songwriters, architects, photographers, entrepreneurs – the brave-hearted creatives of the world…. ??????✏️??
If creativity is in you (and you know it is!!) – EVERYTHING is so much better when you express it.
Your creative spark wants to shine in the world. ✨?✨ It’s why you’re here.
And we need your unique and beautiful brilliance. ??? We’re waiting to enjoy your inspired creations.
So here’s to a new intention to express your creative magic.
(And as a bonus side effect – you get to enjoy more inner peace. ? Namaste.)
This is the Big Why behind The Muse Spa.
In fact it’s the philosophy behind all my blog posts, programmes & packages – I’m obsessed! ☺️
I’m a complete convert to The Church of Creativity. (You may have noticed…)
But life becomes SO magical when you are tuned in & connected to the source of your inspiration – what I call; the muse.
And she can help with all aspects of life – she’s particularly useful with cooking & parenting!
And the best way I know to unleash this magical superpower is… treat mind, body & spirit to a healthy dose of TLC.
Hourly, if you can manage it!
Then watch how your marvellous muse responds…
Playfulness is such an asset in the creative process.
Your muse loves the light and breezy version of you – she keeps her distance from heaviness and glum seriousness.
So how can you incorporate play into your creative process?
And if you can’t think of anything – just play with the idea… ?
The Time Issue.
“Not enough time” is one of the main reasons my clients give me for not following their creative dreams.
Happily, I have remedies…
We tackle the issue of time within The Muse Spa, but I’ve also created the material so that increased free time for creativity is a happy by-product of most of the modules.
Sound good? (It really is amazing how time ‘magically’ appears when you make these simple life tweaks!)
You can get more details here, but here’s a quick tip in the meantime:
Adopt this as a daily mantra – “There is plenty of time.”
Then just notice as lovely breathing space begins to open up in your schedule…
Have fun!! (You’ve got time. ?)
There’s a theory that the people we admire are expressing a gift or talent that is dormant within us. I love this idea. ?
It’s so inspiring to think that our heroes are just further along a path that we have the potential to follow. ?
So, who are your creative heroes?
And for bonus points – WHY do you admire them? Because the answer to that question could be a clue to your creative destiny….
Joyful wisdom from one of my creative heroines (and fellow introvert ) – the beautiful & inspiring @christinagreve. ?
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6 beautiful workbooks.
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6 steps to a more creative and inspired You.
Your creativity comes from YOU!
Or at least, it comes through you – you are the creative centre, you are your most valuable creative asset.
So it makes sense to take care of your assets; your health + vitality, your self-esteem + sense of self, your wellbeing + inner calm.
I created The Muse Spa as a tool for creatives to focus on this vital self care work – because to create your best work, you need to nurture your best self.
(BTW being your best self has MANY happy side-effects… ?)
There’s much more about this idea here.
But my favourite recommendation to all creatives is this; look after yourself.
(Because creative magic happens when you do.) ?
A little Muse Spa experiment for you:
The next time you’re free; take a slow, deep breath, close your eyes, and tune in for guidance on what to do next.
See what feels inspired, exciting, fun or interesting – then do that.
And notice your results.
I think you’ll find it leads you somewhere very interesting…
(PS. Don’t worry about wasting time – your muse is a productivity genius. ?)
A little spiritual musing for you…
What if All really is Well?
It’s not always easy to believe – but imagine if it’s true… ✨⭐️?⭐️✨
Cheerfulness is SO good for your health!
Which is why joyful creativity is a powerful route to wellness.
(And what The Muse Spa is all about…)
Don’t know which advice to follow?
Look for the smiles… they are clues from your muse. 😉
Sometimes, Heart says; “It feels right.” but Head says; “It doesn’t make sense!”
It can be REALLY difficult to trust Heart – we’re such logic-lovers!
But Heart speaks the language of your muse – who can see the bigger picture and has scant regard for logic.
So if you can experiment with sometimes following feelings rather than sense, you’ll begin to connect more strongly with your muse.
And that way, magic lies…
Fun is such a powerful tool for creativity. (Plus – it’s fun!)
Many people think fun is trivial or childish, but it can be highly magnetic to your marvellous muse.
What can you do today – purely for the fun of it?
And then watch out for those magical downloads…
Day-dream. Ponder. Be curious.
It’s not wasted time – it’s highly creative, and it can make you even more productive and inspired.
There really is magic in the ‘muse-ing’…
The solution already exists.
It’s true… that tricky challenge that’s got you stumped, it will get resolved one way or another.
They always do. And when the solution appears, you’ll wonder why you didn’t think of it before.
Because it was there all along, just waiting for you to relax enough to allow it to bubble up to your awareness.
So, take heart: the solution is out there. (Or more accurately, IN there. ?)
Inspiration IS the antidote to resistance.
When we’re inspired and lit by an inner spark, taking action is so much more effortless than battling through resistance to do what we feel we ‘should’.
We are holistic brings, so when we express our creativity, there are side-effects – wonderful life-enhancing, health-enhancing positive changes that ripple across every other aspect of our life.
We kick-start a fabulous upward spiral of lovely benefits that make life feel more magical, blessed and in the flow.
It’s a nice way to live. 🙂
The act of celebrating is a powerful psychological anchor that leads to more successes + reasons to celebrate.
So celebrating is good for your self-image, self-esteem + mindset.
But it’s also good for your physical health. Joyous, happy emotions have been proven to aid healing + boost immunity. ?
Plus, celebrating is a powerful focus of appreciation + gratitude, which we all know is good for us is so many ways.
So, indulge in much merry celebration whenever you can!
But don’t wait for just the big occasions like birthdays and Christmas – this is a practice with year-round goodness.
So can you adopt a daily habit of finding things to celebrate? ?
(There’s a full blog post on this over at danielleraine.com if this sounds like fun work to you.)