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Photo Essay Series
By Jenny Leigh Hodgins
This is the third of my photo essay series featuring images from my newly designed 2020 nature photo calendars. The calendars include monthly self-care themes highlighting strategies for nurturing your creativity and inspiration.
This powerful garden pyrotechnic display caught my attention on a trip with my mother to The Arboretum State Botanical Garden of Kentucky. We came a tad too late to catch the vivid purple blooming stage, but I found these natural fireworks to be a stunning visual celebration.
Seeing this flower in its transition from one stage to the next sends the message; “Never let your spirit die.” These amazing alliums bring something new to each phase of their life cycle. I reflected on the impact having this kind of attitude each day would have on my life and those around me.
These seemingly exploding plants symbolize the joy of creating something new. They manifest an expression of the compassionate force within life. Their spirit shines as an example of constant, vibrant growth.
The spectacle encourages me to rise above laziness, fear, doubt, and any other form of darkness. These tall, bold stems of greenery, an epitome of strength and vigor, awaken within me a fresh resolve for taking action in my life. The flowers seem to announce that this attitude toward continual development is the key to feeling real joy.
Sometimes I feel like nature speaks to me, like Snow White’s guilelessness, trusting in the birds and animals around her. When I snapped this photo of pyrotechnic flowers, I felt an explosion of renewed determination in my heart.
This is how creativity revives itself from immersion in nature. The dynamic, colorful, textured canvas of plant life brings medicinal healing and vitality to the mind, body and soul.
That transformative power is enough to change any situation into new progress and development. This spirit to create something new leads to feeling more joy, energy and inspiration. It’s my hope that my photo helps you use nature to reinvigorate your fresh spirit, too.
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by Jenny Leigh Hodgins
Is your creative flow clogged?
Or do you just want to tap into your creativity?
Do you fight with insomnia, negative self-talk, overthinking, or depression?
Do you struggle with how to progress as a pianist?
Are you having difficulties keeping up with your caregiver responsibilities?
Are you searching for a joyfulness in your daily life?
I've struggled with all of these! As an entrepreneur, caregiver, composer, writer and hobbyist nature photographer I share my personal tips that work for tapping creativity, and inspiration! I also interview other professional creators, from artists to writers, to composers and creative experts.
And it’s not ALL about struggle! There are moments and even full chapters and books about riding that wave of joyous creative output, refreshed balance and spiritual momentum!
I offer TONS of valuable FREE content on empowering strategies for nurturing your creative and inspiration that I have used and still practice.
All of these topics, from music to creative flow to handling stress and strengthening spirituality, are branches from the same roots.
Everything is interconnected. It all flows from the same core of spiritual, physical and creative energy.
When we take care of one area, it reflects in other ways, too. We're complex, deep, light, funny, serious, talented, methodical, rebellious, sensitive, bold beings, and everything in between!
The different things I blog, talk about or teach, reflect the holistic interconnectedness of a creative, healthy, spiritually well and whole person. Like YOU!
Check the ABOUT page to learn more about why I'm the perfect person to offer empowering strategies for nurturing creativity and inspiration for you!
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Creativity and inspiration are worlds that EVERY HUMAN has the potential to explore and THRIVE. Join TEAM YCC and let me show you the way to prioritizing your life so the creative juices pour forth from a solid life-state of strength and compassionate wisdom.
As a creativepreneur, caregiver, Buddhist, single 50+ woman, I have MY particular journey. The reason I’m launching YourCreativeChord is to SHARE what gives me creative and spiritual energy so that YOU can be empowered, too.
We have the ability to use every difficulty we experience to encourage others. This is what the Buddhist concept of 'karma into mission' means to me. We have our unique set of challenges so that we can learn how to manifest our full potential. In the process, we become leaders by example, helping those around us stand up, too!
My goal is to use my personal journey, skillsets, talent, experience, and awareness to create as much value for you as possible.
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In my CREATIVITY blogs, you’ll find tips for exploring creative flow, and inspiring content related to the inherent challenges and tremendous joy within the creative process.