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The Creative Cure: How Finding and Freeing Your Inner Artist Can Heal Your Life

The Creative Cure: How Finding and Freeing Your Inner Artist Can Heal Your Life


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“I’m just not that creative” is a common refrain in today’s society. But according to author and creative coach Jacob Nordby, nothing could be further from the truth. Every human being is creative, and having a regular creative practice is a vital key to a happy and fulfilling life.

If we don't exercise our creativity regularly, our lives can feel dull, stagnant, and rote. Many people live this way and believe “this is just the way life is,” without realizing that developing a regular creative practice can be the cure to what ails them.

Nordby knows this all too well. By the time he reached his midthirties, he was running a successful mortgage company and lived in a big house with fancy cars. But he felt like he was dying inside. Starting and maintaining a creative practice is what saved his life. Now, in this powerful book, he explains how he traded in his stagnant way of life for one full of meaning and purpose, and offers specific steps to help you build your own creative practice.

The Creative Cure is a call for a revolution, fostering change where all change must begin: within. This internal change will allow you to express your own creative gifts, cultivate happiness, and experience the unique feeling of fulfillment that only a creative practice can offer. Packed with powerful, transformative exercises, this book is the medicine you need to find and reinvigorate your creative soul.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781950253043
Publisher: Hierophant Publishing
Publication date: 02/16/2021
Pages: 256
Sales rank: 283,472
Product dimensions: 5.20(w) x 7.90(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Jacob Nordby is a writer, creative coach, and teacher of the popular online course Creative UnBootcamp. He is the author of Blessed Are the Weird: A Manifesto for Creatives, and the founder of the Blessed Are the Weird Facebook community page, which has over 100,000 highly engaged followers. Visit him at

Table of Contents

Foreword Julia Cameron ix

Introduction xiii

1 Your Creative Birthright 1

2 Joy and the Art of Self-Discovery 21

3 Restoring Imagination 37

4 Rediscovering Intuition and Honoring Emotions 59

5 Reclaiming the Power of Story 85

6 Revitalizing Action Through Creative Practice 115

7 The Creative Formula-Magic in Real Life 145

8 The Work of a Lifetime 167

Afterword 175

Acknowledgments 177

Appendix: Personal Discovery Assessment 183

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