Still Water Travel

September 7, 2003


Past Councils

This Month's Topic

Creativity Muse, Jill Badonsky will be presenting a short lecture followed by creative expression, opening the floodgates of creativity and our Council discussion.

Jill's inspiring topic is:

Forget the Rules - Let's get creative!

In the creative process we are impassioned, alive, happier, enlightened and even more generous. The process of bringing something new, novel or needed into existence is one of life’s peak experiences, a release from stress, and in accordance with a timeless flow. However, the nature of creativity makes it mysterious and often elusive. How can we make this coveted human ability more attainable?

Jill Badonsky will share some ways that she has discovered that has freed imprisoned inspiration both in her own creative exploration as well as her practice of coaching hundreds of individuals to a place of seeing that creativity is right under their nose. Come awaken to the nature of the miraculous.

  • Give your creative self a compassionate kick in the patooti.
  • Find inspiration in the most absurd places that you might normally overlook.
  • Break through the creative block experienced from the goal oriented process and dive headlong and footloose into the creative moment in every nanosecond as it unfolds.
  • Find the permission to let your audacity and confidence overcome hyper self consciousness.
  • And finally (this one I really like) Sublimate your darkside into art!!

This is an evening that's all about creativity and letting it go, letting it flow and allowing yourself to grow.

Jill Badonsky, M.Ed. is the international author of The Nine Modern Day Muses (and a Bodyguard): 10 Guides to Creative Inspiration for Artists, Poets, Lovers, and Other Mortals Wanting to Live a Dazzling Existence (Penguin/Putnam, 2003).

She is an award winning speaker who has presented creative and writing workshops since 1985. Jill is a creativity coach for writers and performers, columnist, performance poet, corporate drop-out and founder of The Muse Is In, a firm offering workshops to enhance creativity for joy, prosperity and the occasional miracle.

She wrote a play entitled "I Can't Always Handle Reality, But It's Really the Only Place to Get a Good Cup of Coffee."

You can learn more about Jill at


"Wonder-full. This sparkly, playful, enchanting guide is packed with tips on how to find and follow your creative passion. Today."
— Susan Goldsmith Wooldridge, author of Poemcrazy: Freeing Your Life with Words

"This book is sheer delight! Jill Badonsky is a Modern Day Muse in her own right, playfully guiding us to our freest, most creative, selves."
— Gayle Brandeis, author of FRUITFLESH: Seeds of Inspiration for Women Who Write

"According to the ancient Greeks, the Muses—goddesses of creativity— were conceived from the union of unlimited energy (Zeus) and infinite memory (Mnemosyne). In her original and unique style, Jill Badonsky directs her dazzling energy to help her readers remember their inborn creative gifts. Thus, in her new book, the Muses are reborn."
— Michael J. Gelb, author of How to Think Like Leonardo da Vinci and Discover Your Genius

"A wonder-full, scrumptious and creatively fulfilling book!"
— SARK, artist/author of Succulent Wild Women and many other books