Author Archives: Marcia Chadly

Hand holding a Hello sticker

Cloistered, Comfortable, and Connected

Daily living has become a whole new experience! Online connection opportunities are steadily increasing.   To help you feel comfortable joining in, here are two videos with easy to follow steps for connecting on the commonly used Zoom platform.   If you’ve been part of Center online events, you’ve already enjoyed connecting with Zoom.  Maybe you are…

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A horizontal SoulCollage card with many smiling people and a background of a cathedral of trees.

We are Moving

Some of the steps in creative manifesting are bigger changes than others.  This is a big one for the Creative Life Center.  We are moving out of our current location in Westminster. As with any change, there are endings to honor and beginnings to celebrate.  We are feeling many different emotions all at once, from…

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Heart of colored dots of paint on a black board

Change is the Heart of It

Change organically bubbles up as you are exposed to new ideas and resources.  AND new ideas and resources appear when you make changes.  The heart of manifesting is change.  The past seven years of creatively manifesting the Creative Life Center have been full of exploration and change.  Which of these do you remember? Our first…

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Acrylic painting of an "eye" with yellow, sun like iris and purple lid. There are vines growing up the left side of the painting.

Big, Better, Best

I start with big, expansive thinking and then, iteration by iteration, distill and refine my ideas into form.  That’s my creative process for physical objects like the painting above and when I create less tangible things like a workshop. The video below is a great example.  My original idea was to create a video about…

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Jumble of puzzle pieces

Putting the Pieces Together

We put together a large puzzle at our house over the holidays.  At first those 1000 pieces seemed very daunting.  Little by little they came together, and it became easier and easier to find new connections. Heading into 2020 is like a freshly opened puzzle.  At the Creative Life Center, this year’s puzzle pictures new…

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four macarons balancing near two and one macarons

What do you want out of 2020?

Here are some words to spark your pondering: magic, silence, treats, lively times, action, relaxation, adventure, wondering, wandering, sacredness, learning, time, money, color, water, friends, family, challenges, completion, awareness, connection, heart, plants, laughter, books, … You can reflect on what you would like from 2020 by finishing this blessing. May 2020 be blessed with ___________________________….

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Monarch butterfly chrysalis, almost hatching, and newly hatched beside each other.

Thriving in 2020

From small tweaks to major transformation, change is part of a thriving life! This is a good time to reflect on changes in the past year.  What changed for you in 2019? Changes at the Creative Life Center during 2019 included: Creating the Imaginarium Expanding our SoulCollage® card making program Reinvigorating our YouTube channel  (Enjoy…

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