Crafting Creative Habits

You can’t regulate creativity into existence. But you can work on crafting creative habits, cultivating personalized systems that help you clear space in your head and your life for creativity to flow. Keeping the channels of creativity open is a challenge, whether you’re an artist, a maker or a creative person who wants to develop mental flexibility, innovation, mindfulness and new ways of seeing the world.

Creativity doesn’t have to be a mysterious process, a visit from the muse or a hit-or-miss guessing game. You can take concrete steps to walk out and meet it.

I teach a variety of classes and hands-on workshops and offer presentations to help you get unstuck, rediscover your own creativity, and enjoy the physical, cognitive, and emotional benefits of prioritizing flexibility and fun. Some of the attendees are creatives making a living in an artistic or innovative field. Others are professionals to find ways to inject a little fun, creativity, flexibility, and innovation into their careers and routines. Some attendees are rediscovering hobbies and making time for pursuits that bring them a sense of rest, joy or connection, while others are burned out and tired, just trying to keep their heads above water.

If you identify with any of these descriptions, it’s time to prioritize your own health and wellness by honoring your creativity. Here’s how:

Creative journaling materials from artist Nichole Rae

About the class:

I present the latest creativity research from scientists and health professionals around the globe and share practical, real-life tips from working inventors, artists, entrepreneurs, and creative people from all walks of life. What do a writer in Japan, a sculptor in Wisconsin, a milliner in Canada and a digital anthropologist in France have in common?

They’ve all harnessed the power of their own habits to think outside the box, do innovative work and bring their own creative visions to life. You can learn from their examples — and from dozens of other experts all over the world.

The class consists of 2, 1-hour sessions arranged on dates of your choice. It will help students identify and work through creative blocks, create habits that encourage creativity and create an action plan to complete a creative project of their choice.

Come prepared to chat, think, and play. The course will include in-class discussion, journaling exercises, short hands-on projects, as well as optional assignments to work on between classes. The rate includes all in-class materials, except for a journal or sketchbook of the students choosing.

Promotional class rate:

$125 for 4-10 participants
$200 for 11-40 participants
$275 for 41-70 participants
$325 for 71-100 participants

Unlock your creativity through an interactive presentation:

Want to bring this topic to a workshop, conference or professional organization? This class can be condensed into a 1-hour or 1.5-hour presentation. Join groups like the Midwest Travel Network Conference and Fargo Moorhead Professional Communicators and invest in cultivating creativity and crafting connections.

The price includes at least 1 in-class activity (for a 1-hour session) or 2 in-class activities for a longer session. Travel within the greater Fargo-Moorhead metro area is included. Additional mileage and travel fees can be negotiated. Lodging and meal trade are possible to help offset costs.

Promotional presentation rate:

$200 for 4-15 participants
$250 for 16-50 participants
$300 for 51-100 participants

Need one-on-one help? Try coaching:

$25 for a 1-hour online conference or phone coaching (Buy 2, get 1 free!)
$35 for a 1-hour in-person session in the Fargo-Moorhead metro area
In-person mentoring rates available upon request.

It’s time for a new perspective. It’s time to rethink the way we work and play.

Are you ready? Comment below, use the contact form on the right side of this page or email me at alicia (at) to schedule a session.

Crafting creative habits sometimes requires a new perspective.