TC 276: Cafe Book Club – Big Magic: Enchantment

TC 276: Cafe Book Club – Big Magic: Enchantment

In this episode we continue our discussion of Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear by Elizabeth Gilbert. This week we’re talking about Enchantment and the concept that ideas are “an energetic life form”.   Key concept from this section: Creativity can be seen as magical in not just the figurative sense of the concept, but the literal interpretation of inspiration and creation as “the supernatural, the mystical, the inexplicable, the surreal, the divine, the transcendent, the otherwordly . . . a force of enchantment — not entirely human in its origins.” The power and nature of inspiration and the way it works are magical as well. How Ideas Work As Elizabeth says in the section on How Ideas Work “I believe that our...

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TC 275: Cafe Book Club – Big Magic: Courage

TC 275: Cafe Book Club – Big Magic: Courage

In this episode of the Transformation Cafe podcast we launch our new Cafe Book Club! We discuss part I of Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear by Elizabeth Gilbert. http://media.blubrry.com/transformation_cafe/p/content.blubrry.com/transformation_cafe/TC275.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download | EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSS | More Part I – Courage In this section Gilbert shares several stories about how people overcame their own fears and encouraged others to do the things that brought them joy. People must have the courage to live a creative life, which is also considered an amplified life. They must face any fears they might have that can hinder their creativity. Main points: Creativity can be scary; your self-critic will come up...

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TC 274: Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear

TC 274: Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear

In this episode of the Transformation Cafe, Robin and her guests discuss the book Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear by Elizabeth Gilbert, and announce our new Cafe Book Club! Let’s get creative! Announcing the Cafe Book Club The Cafe Book Club is a live on-air discussion starting Tuesday, October 27 at 8 PM PST. To participate in the live discussion through BlogTalkRadio, call (646) 727-3206, or visit online at http://www.blogtalkradio.com/transformationcafe.  In addition to the live on-air discussion, we’re introducing a new Discussion Forum where you can post your thoughts, ask questions, and interact with other readers. We want to encourage lively conversation, so please take a moment to go to Transformation-Cafe.com and sign up. You can use...

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TC 214: Inspiring Creativity – Purple Easel

TC 214: Inspiring Creativity – Purple Easel

In this episode we welcome Matt McDavid of Purple Easel, a unique “Art Experience” located in Rancho Cucamonga, California. In the podcast Matt shares how he got started, why he finds helping people find their inner artist so rewarding, and the importance of creativity to each individual’s ability to express themselves. According to the PurpleEasel.com web site “Purple Easel is an evening out Art Experience. You bring the drinks and we provide all the painting materials. We take you step by step to recreate the evening’s featured piece, no experience required. You’ll be amazed at what you will accomplish! Laughing with friends, sipping drinks, and creating art is what we’re about. Many people make a party of it, some folks come alone to...

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