Unblocking Sessions

Unblocking Sessions

September 15, 2014

Hey courageous creators, I wanted to inform you that I am now offering one-on-one unblocking sessions to readers of the C2C. This is an attempt to address a need I have been noticing for sometime now: many of you have, over the years, come to me with creative and life challenges that I know a mere blog post or even just an eBook is not enough to help solve. The purpose of these one-on-one sessions with me is to help you uncover your purpose in this life and to help you “unblock” yourself so that you may begin to follow your passion on a day-to-day basis. My theories and practices are all outlined in my eBook The Courage To Live, which you may purchase here. (A good way to see if the unblocking sessions are a good fit for you is to read the book and see if my approach suits you and fits your lifestyle.) If you are interested in […]

3 Ways to Restore Your Creative Energy (When Your Day Job Has Sucked Every Last Drop of It)

3 Ways to Restore Your Creative Energy (When Your Day Job Has Sucked Every Last Drop of It)

September 15, 2014

“Hey Ollin, I have a full-time job that sucks out all my energy so that when I get back home, all I want to do is sleep and avoid doing ANY kind of work. How can I still be creative and follow my passion in my situation? It all seems impossible. HELP!” Let’s get real: many of us do not have the luxury of being able to be creative all day, all week and all year long. Many of us—well, most of us—have day jobs that we basically need to put a roof over our heads and pay the bills. But, as many of us have discovered, the day job that was supposed to help supplement our income, and allow us to have some stress-free downtime in order to engage in our passion, has basically used up all the creative energy we have—so there’s none left over for our passion. I’ve been able to find a solution to this very […]

Overcoming Feelings of Loneliness When You Write

Overcoming Feelings of Loneliness When You Write

August 25, 2014

Editor’s Note: the following post was originally published in 2011. New posts on the C2C will return on September 15, 2014. “… And so may a slow wind work these words of love around you, an invisible cloak to mind your life.”  – From Beannacht by John O’Donohue John O’ Donahue, the late Irish poet and philosopher, once told the story of when he was studying in Germany and was incredibly homesick. Throughout his stay, O’ Donahue tried his best to avoid his feelings of homesickness by making himself as busy as possible. Then, one day, he got the flu. Having no other choice but to rest, O’Donohue walked into his room and decided to confront the feelings of loneliness he was running away from ever since he arrived. He locked his door, sat in a chair, and told loneliness directly: “Do your best.” Then, O’ Donahue felt what he described as a “wave of held back forsakenness” that he had been repressing […]

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