This morning, I read something on the lovely Brainpickings website by the fierce and kind Pema Chodron. This is what she says: “The problem is that the desire to change is fundamentally a form of aggression toward yourself. The other problem is that our hangups, unfortunately or fortunately, contain our wealth. Our neurosis and our wisdom are made out of the same material. If you throw out your neurosis, you also throw out your wisdom.” […]
Telling personal stories and confessional writing are part of the INFP writing style. When I started this blog, like every other writer, I wrote about my own experiences. Connecting the personal with something bigger has always felt authentic to me.
But as I have written more and learned more, I have learned something about the limits of confessional writing and the fact that how we understand it as INFP writers can either block us or help us move forward.
This interview is with Queenie Wong, a Canadian artist better known as Coco Bee. Her abstract watercolors combine her love for watercolor painting and her studies in psychology and evoke feelings of freedom and joy. Queenie’s own journey in art began during a personal period of dark sadness when art therapy and painting became the foundation from which she rebuilt her identity. Now, part of her mission is to share her artwork in a hope to heal, inspire, and transform the lives of other people. Queenie also makes short films to raise awareness and to fund-raise for humanitarian organizations, including art therapy programs for paediatric cancer patients like PCA and the Aga Khan Foundation, Canada for awareness of global poverty.
When I was first introduced to Queenie’s work, I felt like I had stumbled upon a kindred spirit. If you are a sensitive creative, you might feel that way as well after watching her organic, free-flowing forms. I thoroughly enjoyed this interview, and I think you will too! […]
It was a time when I was finally feeling ready to be in a relationship. I was going out, meeting people, and like many others, feeling that this dating thing was hard. Even just putting myself out there a little bit seemed to be “attracting the wrong people.”
We know that INFP writers are spontaneous, imaginative and burst forth with creative ideas. But as an intuitive type, we have specific challenges when we start writing and try to fit our quirky process in a mold that might be “normal” but that doesn’t quite fit us.
This week, I would like to share some insights that have helped me as an INFP writer. If you are an INFP struggling with your own writing, they might resonate with you as well. Here they are: […]