Creativity, Joy and Self-Discovery with Jacob Nordby

Creativity is not limited to artists. In fact, every human being is creative, and having a regular creative practice is a vital key to a happy and fulfilling life. But, if we don’t exercise our creativity regularly, our lives can feel dull, stagnant, and colorless. In his powerful book, The Creative Cure: How Finding and Freeing Your Inner Artist Can Heal Your Life, author and creative coach Jacob Nordby offers creativity as a pathway to joy and self-discovery, and a way to reinvigorate the soul.

In our conversation, we discuss:

  • The myth of creativity;
  • Developing a creative practice;
  • Using creativity for self-discovery;
  • The intersection of creativity and joy.

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Jacob Nordby is a writer, creative coach, and teacher of the popular online course Creative UnBootcamp. He is the author of Blessed Are the Weird: A Manifesto for Creatives, and the founder of the Blessed Are the Weird Facebook community page, which has over 100,000 highly engaged followers. Visit him at jacobnordby.com.


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Kristen Manieri is certified as both a habits coach and a mindfulness teacher. She specializes in: stress reduction, energy management, mindset, resilience, habit formation, rest rituals, and self-care. As the host of the weekly 60 Mindful Minutes podcast, an Apple top 100 social science podcast, Kristen has interviewed over 100 authors and thought leaders about what it means to live a more conscious, connected, intentional and joyful life. Learn more at kristenmanieri.com/work-with-me.

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