Comments for Courtney Putnam http://rising-bird.com creative healing artist Tue, 14 Feb 2017 02:11:31 +0000 hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.6.6 Comment on Entering the Feeling by cputnam@rising-bird.com http://rising-bird.com/entering-the-feeling/#comment-14286 Tue, 14 Feb 2017 02:11:31 +0000 http://rising-bird.com/?p=2984#comment-14286 Thank you for this, Jes! What a beautiful way to get the negativity out on the page and to literally see a transformation once you erase with the pencil!

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Comment on Entering the Feeling by jes http://rising-bird.com/entering-the-feeling/#comment-14279 Mon, 13 Feb 2017 07:11:13 +0000 http://rising-bird.com/?p=2984#comment-14279 Here’s my newest, with credits going to one of my sessions at the yoga conference, and with my own adaptations:

1. using a pencil, write down a list of the stories you tell yourself that don’t serve you. “i’m not good enough” or “i don’t deserve a loving and healthy long-term relationship” or “my sagging breasts are repulsive” for instance. leave several lines of space in between each.

2. in a red pen, write an alternative story–a truth that would lift you up–even if it feels like a lie for now. “i offer the world so much” or “i am filled with love and deserve love and have so much love to give” or “my breasts have changed throughout my life in many ways and will continue to–and what fun to see this evolution of a body” for instance.

3. go back and erase all those silly stories that you tell yourself over and over. that are painful. that don’t serve you.

4. look at those glorious statements in red. read them. again and again.

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Comment on Time is Not Sad — We Are by Carol Jo http://rising-bird.com/time-is-not-sad-we-are/#comment-14201 Sat, 04 Feb 2017 17:58:21 +0000 http://rising-bird.com/?p=2975#comment-14201 Yes, Courtney. I am in total agreement about the linkage that happens, when we pay attention. It also seems to be imperative that I do not let the distracting incoming take over my mind. I won’t hear the inspiration if I am being bombarded by a book or movie, no matter how wonderful they are. So thanks for the reminder that even dusting can be a time when my brain is free to hear my inner voice.

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Comment on Finding Beauty in the Muck by cputnam@rising-bird.com http://rising-bird.com/finding-beauty-in-the-muck/#comment-8528 Sat, 23 May 2015 20:12:24 +0000 http://rising-bird.com/?p=2367#comment-8528 Cool!

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Comment on Here and There: A Call for Dismantling the Distance by 百家樂 http://rising-bird.com/here-and-there-a-call-for-dismantling-the-distance/#comment-6862 Sat, 10 Jan 2015 01:45:57 +0000 http://rising-bird.com/?p=2252#comment-6862 Nice Blog, thanks for sharing this kind of information.

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Comment on Ask and Your Body Will Speak by Stephanie http://rising-bird.com/ask-and-your-body-will-speak/#comment-2352 Wed, 28 May 2014 20:26:55 +0000 http://rising-bird.com/?p=2231#comment-2352 Totally doing this today for some much-needed self-care. Thank you for your wisdom! Your students are fortunate to have you 🙂

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Comment on Ask and Your Body Will Speak by Nancy Hellstrom http://rising-bird.com/ask-and-your-body-will-speak/#comment-2349 Wed, 28 May 2014 18:03:22 +0000 http://rising-bird.com/?p=2231#comment-2349 Wow. So simple, so powerful.

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Comment on Let Your Inner Artist Shine! by Jenna http://rising-bird.com/let-your-inner-artist-shine/#comment-1947 Fri, 16 May 2014 05:10:42 +0000 http://rising-bird.com/?p=2221#comment-1947 I tell my students about this in class. We do Holland Codes for career exploration, and when I get to the A (Artistic) category I try and have them broaden it beyond their stereotype of drawing/painting. I tell them that my teaching is a form of creativity and artistry. I am given a topic (like Career Exploration) and I get to creatively deliver the material. I choose the activities and what I say and how I arrange the order of powerpoint slides, just like a painter slaps paint on the canvas in strategic ways. I think they hear it sometimes!

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Comment on Let Your Inner Artist Shine! by Lauren Z http://rising-bird.com/let-your-inner-artist-shine/#comment-1889 Wed, 14 May 2014 01:17:27 +0000 http://rising-bird.com/?p=2221#comment-1889 I am learning to embrace the creative act in EVERYthing I do! I know it sounds cliche, but I recognize that the way I move through the world is an expression of my constantly wondering/ruminating/re-imagining mind. And this mind loves to create something from nothing! Some days that means I pop a homemade cornbread into the oven, or start tomatoes from seeds. Other days it means I write a story based on a woman I saw on the bus. And on others it means my brain spins circles around the questions of “What should I do with this old sweater?” or “Where do I want to be in five years?” or “How will I maintain this level of energy when I have kids?” What fuels art also fuels endless rumination on things that perhaps don’t deserve as much attention. But this is the life I choose. Some days I have fits of creativity; other days I stay completely in my head. And Courtney, I have those SAME “itchy” feelings when I’m not expressing myself. I feel restless and agitated, bordering on angry. I feel “constipated”- like something wants to get out, but I keep holding it in. I don’t know where that urge to hold in comes from- maybe fear? Maybe suspicion? A feeling that I am a fraud? Or not good enough? I don’t know. Once I overcome it (read: feel it, just set it aside, and crank away at a project anyway) I feel huge relief. These feelings of holding and releasing, ruminating and expressing, THIS is what makes ME feel like an artist. For me, I can’t imagine being any other way!

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Comment on ZenPen E-Course by Something Good | A Thousand Shades of Gray http://rising-bird.com/e-courses/zenpen/#comment-759 Mon, 09 Dec 2013 14:15:18 +0000 http://rising-bird.com/?page_id=552#comment-759 […] Another round of ZenPen the ecourse is open for […]

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