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Thrive: When Life Prevents Creation

Thrive: When Life Prevents Creation

Welcome to Thrive! A weekly advice column for creatives and the generally confused.   I’m sure you’ve noticed that life gets in the way of art often and even the most extroverted of artists can crave solitude and consistent days to get their best work done. But the world won’t create this space for us,...
THRIVE: The Joy of a Good Cry

THRIVE: The Joy of a Good Cry

Welcome to Thrive! A weekly advice column for creatives and the generally confused. Every two weeks I jump up here and I ask you to be vulnerable and brave and to explore deep regions of yourselves and your art. It’s not really fair if I don’t do the same, so this week I want to...
THRIVE: Why Does Spring Make Me Feel Trapped?

THRIVE: Why Does Spring Make Me Feel Trapped?

  Welcome to Thrive! A weekly advice column for creatives and the generally confused.   Have you felt it? The soul-sucking energy of March? It’s here. I don’t know why I needed Timehop to remind me that I feel the same way every year, every March. I am tired, I am defeated, I am feeling...
Thrive: What Self Care for Artists Looks Like

Thrive: What Self Care for Artists Looks Like

Welcome to Thrive! A weekly advice column for creatives and the generally confused.   Self care has been a buzzword for a while now– it’s everywhere! What I’ve found is that while self care should be defined by each individual, it helps to get some tips and tricks to get you started. Sadly I found that there...
Thrive: Selling Your Work vs. Selling Out

Thrive: Selling Your Work vs. Selling Out

Welcome to Thrive! A weekly advice column for creatives and the generally confused.   This week we’re focusing on selling as a creative. Whatever the medium, the dream is to be able to make a living off of our work without compromising the art. It can be hard to strike this balance and even harder...
Dear Thrive - How Do I Start My Personal Essay?

Dear Thrive – How Do I Start My Personal Essay?

  Welcome to Thrive! A weekly advice column for creatives and the generally confused.   Dear Thrive- When writing personal essays do you start with a story from your life you understand or do you use the writing of the essay to make connections? I want to start writing pieces like this but I never...
Thrive Anti-Resolution: Do What You Can With What You've Got

Thrive Anti-Resolution: Do What You Can With What You’ve Got

Welcome to Thrive! A weekly advice column for creatives and the generally confused.   Happy New Year! We have officially made it through our first week of 2018. I hope you are all still feeling the energy of last week as we and those around us felt the cleansing power of a calendar flip and...
Thrive Presents: Surviving the Holidays with Your Relatives

Thrive Presents: Surviving the Holidays with Your Relatives

Welcome to Thrive! A weekly advice column for creatives and the generally confused.   The year is winding down and we are all exhausted, partied out (or still partying), and thinking about new beginnings. We’re also reflecting on the year — accomplishments, disappointments, regrets. In short, it’s a tough time of year and nothing makes...
Dear Thrive: Best Advice I Ever Got

Dear Thrive: Best Advice I Ever Got

Welcome to Thrive! A weekly advice column for creatives and the generally confused.   This week I am taking a moment to reflect on the best advice I’ve ever received and share that with all of you here on THRIVE. When I was in the 7th grade I had an English teacher that we all...
Dear Thrive: How Do I Explain My Work to New Friends?

Dear Thrive: How Do I Explain My Work to New Friends?

  Welcome to Thrive! A weekly advice column for creatives and the generally confused.   Dear Thrive: Once upon a time I was really into photography, but then I stopped for a whole bunch of different reasons, mostly related to a day job. I want to get back into it but it has been YEARS...
Dear Thrive: How Do I Compete on Social Media?

Dear Thrive: How Do I Compete on Social Media?

  Welcome to Thrive! A weekly advice column for creatives and the generally confused.   Dear Thrive, I think I create pretty decent work (I draw) but I don’t have many followers on Instagram. How much does this matter and how do I increase my follower number? Am I delusional about my work? –Slow to...
Dear Thrive: I Started My Novel, But Now I Can't Finish It

Dear Thrive: I Started My Novel, But Now I Can’t Finish It

Welcome to Thrive! A weekly advice column for creatives and the generally confused. Dear Thrive, Last year I started a novel, and I’m stuck halfway through. I love where it’s going, but don’t know how to get started again. Help!! Love, Novel Idea Dear Novel Idea, Congratulations on even getting started. I always make it...

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