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Conscious Journaling to Clear Your Mind

March 16, 2017

The benefits of journaling are well-documented; it’s a powerful way to promote physical, emotional and psychological healing, manage stress skilfully and boost your confidence as well as your creativity.

I’ve written a journal on and off for many years and have always felt the benefit of doing so even when I don’t write every day. Sometimes once a week is enough.

Yet when I’m travelling I love this powerful stream of consciousness writing even more than usual. I capture the impact of significant first impressions seen with fresh eyes and express my thoughts and feelings about life, the universe and everything with a refreshing sense of total freedom.

A Key Tool in My Creative Treasury

My recent trip to Costa Rica has reminded me just how wonderful it is to have journaling as one of the key tools in my creative treasury. So I’m inspired to share this prompt with you…

To read the rest of the article, click here

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IACCW Member Event: How Mindfulness Breathing Can Boost Your Creativity

February 23, 2017

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Like most people, I’d heard of mindfulness, and I’d tried it, too: focusing on what I was doing, accepting it exactly as it is without criticising, commenting, or trying to change it, like experts suggest. I’d tried it while washing up, eating, brushing my teeth – I kept trying it, but it seemed so pointless, and boring, that I gave up.

Then, I Met a Monk, an experience I have described in my book of the same name, and he gently taught me how to be mindful using my breath… and everything changed from then on.

It helped me to find the strength and inner peace to get through the most exhausting and saddest time of my life – the illness and subsequent death of my husband of over 50 years – and it also had the most unexpected benefit of boosting my creativity to such an extent that in spite of the difficulties I was experiencing, I was able to write two books!

During this interview you will learn:

  • The origins of this ancient practice of mindfulness breathing; how I discovered it, and how it has helped me;
  • How to do it – it’s really simple – and ways of practising it and integrating it into your everyday life
  • How mindfulness breathing can help you to feel almost instant strength and peace, any place, any time
  • How through practising it for a few minutes each day you can connect with your own unique creativity, inner strength, and peace
  • How you can gently extend your breathing if you wish into a short period of meditation, with all the proven benefits that this can bring

Rose Elliot was born into a spiritual retreat centre founded by her grandmother, and wrote her first book as a result of cooking for the visitors there. She became celebrated for her vegetarian cookbooks and dubbed ‘the queen of vegetarian cooking’ but she also has a rich spiritual background expressed in her recent acclaimed books I Met a Monk, and Every Breath You Take. Inspired by her life-changing meeting with a Buddhist monk, both books are very human accounts of how she found inner peace and freedom through the simple practical teaching of the monk, and in particular through the mindfulness breathing that he taught her, which she says saw her through the most difficult period of her life – her husband’s sudden-onset dementia and subsequent death – and brought not only peace and strength but the unexpected blessing of increased creativity and joy. For more information visit www.roseelliot.com

Time to follow through on your dreams…

February 22, 2017

The weeks are zipping by and I’m inspired to reach out to you today to say that if your good intentions for 2017 are starting to fade already, you’re not alone!

When the New Year impulse for a ‘fresh start’ meets the reality of everyday life, it’s all too easy to lose sight of what’s truly important to you as the endless list of commitments takes over.

Even when you know that you’d like to explore your creative ideas, write and make the shift into the next phase of your life, it’s tough to go it alone, especially in such turbulent and uncertain times.

Walking the Path with Guidance and Support

Fortunately, there’s an alternative and it comes in the form of walking the path with intuitive guidance and practical support.

If you’ve never worked with a mentor before, it’s hard to imagine just how amazingly helpful and transformative the journey can be with this kind of partnership in place.

So this is my invitation for you to experience that for yourself.

If you’re as ready as you’ll ever be to follow through on your dreams and express yourself authentically in the world with a professional mentor guiding you every step of the way, now is the perfect moment!

My new six month Mentoring Series starts in MARCH…

It provides a rhythm, structure and positive accountability for you to begin, develop or complete your current priorities with regular guidance and feedback to ensure you’re always on track with your core purpose.

Everything you need to know about what’s on offer, how the Mentoring works and the three different packages available can be found by clicking here.

My speciality is to bring deep intuitive insight to open the way for you to reconnect with the essence of who you are and express your true calling consciously and creatively in the world.

There are only 5 places available because of the in-depth nature of our work together and these are offered on a first come basis.

If you’re interested to find out more, simply email Julia@JuliaMcCutchen.com to book a FREE 20 minute Discovery Session so we can discuss the details and make sure this is the right way forwards for you.

I’ll look forward to hearing from you and I hope to have the opportunity to guide you to follow through on your dreams at this significant moment in time.

Filed under: IACCW Announcements — Tags: , , , , — Julia @ 1:05 pm

What’s new this month?

February 16, 2017

Hi Conscious Writers!

What a delightful time we all had in the New Year: New Creative You! FREE live video class recently which one participant described as ‘yoga for the creative soul’ – lovely!

If you missed it and would like to experience this powerful new teaching medium, the next one will be at the end of March.

I’m also planning a brand new 4 week online course starting in April; all dates and details will be released early next month.

In the meantime, here’s the heads up on two consciously created Highlight offerings for you to review right now:

1. Early Bird tickets for the CONSCIOUS WRITING RETREAT(23-26 June) are now available!

This retreat truly is a highlight of the year for me, and from the feedback I receive, for those who attend as well.

I’ve honestly not come across anything quite like this transformative creative experience anywhere else so do please check it out to see if it resonates with you – read more here.

2. New Six Month MENTORING Series starts in March.

This is your invitation to explore the possibility of working with me individually.

Mentoring seems to be in my DNA! Looking back it’s clear that I’ve been a natural mentor almost all my adult life.

So if you feel like you might benefit from my intuitive insight and the clarity that seems to pour through me, read more here.

Loving the Blog!

I’m also inspired to share with you just how much I’m loving writing the Conscious Writing for Creative Living blog!

I’ve chosen one of the posts to include as this month’s feature article.

It tells the story of one of the key questions that came to me for all Conscious Writers to reflect on as it’s like a Zen Koan for the creative soul!

Comments Request

I hope you enjoy reading it and the other posts I’ve done recently. If so, I’d really appreciate it if you’d take just a few moments to leave a comment on the blog itself.

It’s wonderful to receive positive feedback from people by email but comments at the end of each post remain available for others to benefit from so are much better over the long term.

Signing Off till March

With that said, I’m signing off now for a major creative business review followed by some sunny time out in Costa Rica so I’ll look forward to catching up with you when I surface in early March.

Just so you know, while I’m away my PA is booking FREE Discovery Sessions to discuss the new Mentoring series so simply email Julia@JuliaMcCutchen.com and she’ll take care of you.

Have a wonderfully conscious & creative month!

PS This “Welcome” note is reproduced from the latest issue of the monthly IACCW Journal. If you’re not receiving our newsletter regularly, register with your name and email address in the Start Here box at the top of this page.

Filed under: IACCW News — Julia @ 4:02 pm

Who Are You Before the Writing Begins?

All of a sudden, as if from nowhere, an idea or phrase arrives fully formed in my awareness; it’s like receiving a ready-made piece of a creative jigsaw. The complete picture is often revealed at a later date yet I’ve learned to pay attention and capture these fragments straight away.

An example is the question, who are you before the writing begins?

It came to me in the early days of developing my ideas for Conscious Writing and remains one of the key questions for self-enquiry that lead you to discover your authentic voice as a Conscious Writer.

Your Authentic Voice

The usual definitions of what your authentic voice is have always left me feeling short-changed as they seem limited and incomplete, certainly where Conscious Writing is concerned.

Read the rest of the article here

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IACCW Member Event: Do You Need a Literary Agent?

January 26, 2017

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Over the last few years, the world of publishing has changed dramatically. A whole range of publishing solutions are now available for writers who feel inspired to share their ideas, insights and stories with the world at large.

Empowering though this may be for aspiring authors and those who are already working on their second or third books; it’s also a double-edge sword as it raises important questions about what the best route to market actually is. It also requires informed decisions to be made about which professionals to work with.

In this interview, experienced literary agent Susan Mears will bring you up-to-date with the latest developments in publishing and explain:

  • How to decide on self-publishing or traditional publishing for your book(s)
  • What level of marketing is right for you whichever publishing option you choose
  • If you need a literary agent and what the benefits are from working with one
  • How to find and approach an agent professionally and with confidence
  • How the market is evolving and what to focus on to succeed as an author today

Susan Mears trained in publishing at Random House and worked as a Senior Editor in three other publishers before founding the Susan Mears Literary Agency in 1993. Since then she has worked internationally representing her authors to the major publishing houses and also to her extensive contacts in the fields of film and television. Her main base is in London but she also maintains a presence in Dubai and New York. Her agency has a tremendous reputation for discovering new talent and has taken a number of authors from start up author to international bestseller status. For more information visit http://www.susanmears.com/

Filed under: IACCW Events — Tags: , , , , — Julia @ 10:00 am

FREE Live Video Class – New Year: New Creative You!

January 14, 2017

TUESDAY 31 JANUARY

7pm GMT / 2pm EST

Via computer or telephone

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Start the New Year the way you mean to go on
by reconnecting with your naturally creative true self
and clarifying your intentions to develop a blueprint
for creating what you’re here to create in 2017.

Drawing on the alpha energy of the New Year,
this 60 minute online class taught live by video will guide you to:

  • Understand the single most important key to igniting your creative flow
  • Experience the 5 step process for clearing the way to access your true nature
  • Start wherever you are and release what’s holding you back
  • Refill your inner creative well and feel more creatively alive
  • Craft your vision of creative intentions and plan your next steps

Includes live writing and creative exercises plus Q&A and chat!

To register for FREE access to the live session
(plus video + audio recordings)

CLICK HERE

Filed under: FREE Live Video Class — Julia @ 8:00 am

What’s new this month?

January 11, 2017

JM_headshot(1)_Nov2016_500Hi Conscious Writers, Happy New Year!

I know that January is not considered to be the start of the New Year for everyone.

However, as I wrote in this month’s feature article, I love the energy of new beginnings and consciously choose to take every opportunity to immerse myself in the inspiring energy of the alpha source out of which everything arises.

So it becomes my reality; and I ride the wave of new possibilities and fresh perspectives.

New Year: New Creative You! FREE Live Video Class

With the launch of my new blog and website last month, there’s a lot of new energy around at the moment and I’ve harnessed some of it to create the first in a series of bi-monthly FREE Live Video Classes.

I’ve only recently started using this format of live teaching by video for the Conscious Writing Live Online Course which took place a few months ago (and will be repeated this September).

And I was delightfully surprised by just how much I loved teaching this way and how well it worked for all the participants!

The forthcoming New Year: New Creative You! class will call forth the real creative you and guide you to craft an achievable vision and set clear intentions for authentic creative expression in all areas of your life. Read more here.

Looking Ahead

However brilliantly the online format works, especially as a way to dissolve geographical boundaries and open up the teaching for wherever you are in the world, there’s nothing quite like a live, in-person experience.

One of the year’s highlights is the four day Conscious Writing Retreat which is taking place in the sacred landscape of Glastonbury from FRIDAY 23 – MONDAY 26 JUNE 2017.

The Early Bird booking will be opening soon and as places are limited you can register for advance notification by clicking here.

Finally, whatever feelings you have about this particular New Year, my wish for you is that 2017 becomes your most conscious, joyful and abundantly creative year yet!

PS This “Welcome” note is reproduced from the latest issue of the monthly IACCW Journal. If you’re not receiving our newsletter regularly, register with your name and email address in the Start Here box at the top of this page.

Filed under: IACCW News — Julia @ 10:40 am

IACCW Member Event: How Conscious Writers Can Shift from Procrastination to Creative Genius

December 29, 2016

Julia McCutchen interviews Sam Bennett Sam_Bennett_250
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Conscious Writers…

  • When you know it’s time to get out of your own way, but you’re not sure how;
  • When the fear of failure and the fear of success have you paralyzed;
  • When you want to share your gifts with the world, but you have no idea where to begin…

… there’s only one place to start to solve these problems, and that’s right where you are.

Join Creativity/Productivity Expert Sam Bennett for this practical toolkit talk for sensitive writers that will get you unstuck, no matter what. We’ll cover:

  • The sure-fire 5-minute solution to get past any insecurity, anxiety or fear
  • How to stop feeling so overwhelmed all the time (this one will surprise you)
  • Happy Grown-Up Naked Time: what it is and why it matters
  • How to apply all of this directly to developing your ideas and doing your writing!

“Sam Bennett hears you, knows you, is you. She has been in your shoes, felt your fear and been as stuck as you have. In an astonishing act of generosity, she’s shared all that in [her] magnificent book…It just might change your life.” – Seth Godin

Originally from Chicago, Samantha Bennett is a writer, speaker, actor, teacher and creativity/productivity specialist and the author of the bestselling, “Get It Done: From Procrastination to Creative Genius in 15 Minutes a Day” (New World Library) which Seth Godin called, “An instant classic, essential reading for anyone who wants to make a ruckus.”

Her new book is, “”Start Right Where You Are: How Little Changes Can Make a Big Difference for Overwhelmed Procrastinators, Frustrated Overachievers and Recovering Perfectionists” (New World Library) She is the creator of the www.TheOrganizedArtistCompany.com, dedicated to helping creative people get unstuck, especially by helping them focus and move forward on their goals. Now based in a tiny beach town outside of Los Angeles, CA, Bennett offers workshops, keynotes and private consulting. She also makes a heck of a roast chicken.

Conscious Writing for Creative Living blog – launch offer!

December 12, 2016

To celebrate the launch of the Conscious Writing for Creative Living blog
and the new www.JuliaMcCutchen.com website
I’ve created a celebratory launch offer!

50% off the regular price

for a 90 minute Skype version of my

BREAKTHROUGH COACHING SESSION

 

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This is an in-depth session that is individually tailored to suit your specific requirements
relating to any aspect of creativity, writing, self-discovery or major life transitions.

There are just 5 available
and they need to be booked by FRIDAY 30 DECEMBER
although the actual session can take place any time from January to March 2017.

The investment is £197
and all you need to do is email Julia@JuliaMcCutchen.com to apply.

I’m looking forward to working with you!

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