“i don't pay attention to the world ending. it has ended for me many times and began again in the morning.”
– Nayyirah Waheed
Therapy is a part of the work and then there are tools that further propel you on your journey. in my own personal development and in working with clients, below are some of the most common resources i share.
Quest Love shares his journey as a creative, identifying sources of inspiration and the importance of caring for self has on one's creative journey.
Acknowledging the importance of spirituality on the creative path, this book fosters learning more about oneself in order to enhance creativity.
Creativity goes beyond what one can design, it's about problem solving. This book provides guidance on how to utilize your creativity in a productive way.
Making headway in a creative professional role can present with its challenges, especially for the BIPOC community. Michael Todd Thomas Jr. shares of his struggles and triumphs of being a creative himself.
The variety of areas of guidance NPR's Life Kit can offer are endless. This podcast covers topics ranging from writing to how to improve concentration.
Alex Elle, creative and self-care coach has intimate conversations with creatives of various types and backgrounds, exploring the role self-care plays in their creative journey.
If you are looking to utilize some of your creative abilities to support you financially, Monique Malcolm will provide you with some tips on how to do so without loosing sense of self.
Here's a podcast hosted by 3 creatives who discuss topics that reflect what mental wellness means to them.
www.skillshare.com *Active clients can receive 2 months free.
www.chillhop.com Music that helps you concentrate and relax. The licensing is free for creatives who would like to utilize their music for projects they are working on.
www.youhadmeatblack.com/kinship A creative community offering the opportunity to connect with others through storytelling.
www.blkcreatives.com A one stop shop for creatives to list their creative abilities, search for jobs and receive education regarding creative wellness.
An app that fosters your artistic creativity by allowing you to make art with the tap of a finger.
A journal prompt app that fosters healthy emotional expression and grants you the opportunity to practice creative writing.
Some many creative ideas, not enough brain space? This app helps you to keep track of and organize your ideas.
A creative approach to building a safety plan.* This is an app reviewed and utilized for all clients receiving services from Chalice Nelson, LPC.
– Nayyirah Waheed