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Own Your Creative Genius

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Own Your Creative Genius

Do you feel called to give birth to something within you the way I described here? Are you trying to think your way through something you just need to feel?

Yeah. Me too. Thatís why I spent this weekend back in my art studio, which has been too long neglected. When I find myself stuck in some part of my life — or when Iím having a hard time making a tough decision — I paint. Suddenly, my hand is swirling and my mind is slowing down and I find myself in a sort of meditation that I think some call ďthe zone.Ē

It all sounds very mystical, doesnít it? Something reserved for monks and professional artists. But itís not. Itís right there — completely accessible to you — any time, any place.

Because your creative genius lies within you.

Right there with your Inner Pilot Light, and itís yours for the taking. All you have to do is tap in.

How long has it been since youíve picked up a crayon? A magic marker? A paintbrush? A fountain pen?

When you do — and you ditch all self-judgment — cool stuff starts to happen. A spark gets lit. Stuff pours out. Your creative genius gets all fired up. Itís the coolest thing ever.

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Lissa Rankin

Lissa Rankin, MD is a mind-body medicine physician, founder of the†Whole Health Medicine Institute training program for physicians and other health care providers, and the New York Times bestselling author of†Mind Over Medicine: Scientific Proof That You Can Heal Yourself.† She is on a grassroots mission to heal health care, while empowering you to heal yourself.† Lissa blogs at† and also created two online communities -† and† She is also the author of two other books, a professional artist, an amateur ski bum, and an avid hiker. Lissa lives in the San Francisco Bay area with her husband and daughter.


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12:24AM PDT on Apr 10, 2011

I love writing as my creative outlet: Creative writing and writing poems...poems for my personal life and experiences.

7:34PM PDT on Apr 5, 2011

Lissa, I love your articles, they're always thought-provoking or inspiring! I recently started writing fiction again after a three-year hiatus and my level of happiness is so much higher.

10:39PM PDT on Apr 1, 2011

For me, creativity is not only one of the greatest joys in my life, it helps me have "balance",when I have had to deal with unpleasant's my bandaid on myself!

6:08PM PDT on Mar 31, 2011

Thanks...I want to get up and paint again RIGHT NOW ;-)

1:19AM PDT on Mar 31, 2011


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3:23AM PDT on Mar 27, 2011

My creativity is in music. It used to feel sooooooo good to let it out! But, because of "life" getting in the way, I can't play anymore, so I'm looking for another release. I used to play jazz, which is a very good release!
I guess, right now, its obsessing on the internet - and letting my opinions out.

5:49PM PDT on Mar 26, 2011


2:10PM PDT on Mar 26, 2011

Hmmmm .. wish i cld paint...

1:32PM PDT on Mar 26, 2011

i need my crayons and paints!!! i need them!!!!

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