Creativity Coach - Artist Desiree East

You want to THRIVE and live in the PRESENT MOMENT. You want to CREATE THE REALITY YOU'VE ALWAYS DREAMED through CREATIVE LIFESTYLE HABITS.You want to tap into that hidden, CREATIVE POTENTIAL that is ready to be UNLEASHED to the world. When your inner voice, your intuitive heart --- YOUR creative genius --- is nourished and pampered, you know you can create profound changes in your LIFE that is the art.

Desiree East is a Soulful Entrepreneur, Certified Master Transformational Coach, Creatively Fit Coach and Visual Artist. Desiree facilitates live creative workshops and retreats, as well as, online art programs focused on personal and professional development. She inspires her clients to create meaningful change in their lives through creative ritual, using art-making as a modality for creative wellness and deep transformation (no art experience required). 

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thoughts on being a b-school babe (how honest would you like me to be?)

So, if you haven't heard yet, I have taken the leap into Marie Forleo's Rich, Hot, Happy B-School...can I get holla?!! *insert booty-shake* So that's kinda like what it's been like. We are into our fourth week of training, and it has been --- amazing.

an eye opener.

inspiring.

exhausting.

empowering.

incredibly --- oh, I don't know --- incredibly LIFE CHANGING. I'm having a hard time finding a word to describe the fabulous-ness of Marie, her team, and the supportive community of fellow B-schoolers.

desiree east is a b-school babe. marie forleo by eric michael pearson photography

desiree east is a b-school babe. marie forleo by eric michael pearson photography

I see things so differently, now. Marie takes no B.S., and teaches you to do the same; on how to be a business woman who cuts to the chase, focuses on the results, while making a difference in people's lives and keeping your integrity and honesty in the game, while also using your intuition, gut, and inner wisdom --- to be as successful as you can be, while reaching your full potential so that you can better serve others.

If there is one thing I know for sure, is that I am exhausted. I have been busting my tush off, amidst moving back to the little, cozy beach house that we lived in, before we left for Bali. So, that explains why I have been MIA for the last few weeks on this little blog, here. That, and spring is officially here, so that means I am full steam ahead with design work, art projects and new coaching gigs. Yaaay. (But crazy at the same time --- booked a month out, and trying my best not to get too brain-fried!)

This is where the work-life balance comes into play. I have been trying my best to stay focused with B-School, so much, that I am practically obsessed with learning and implementing the material. BUT, Marie has been wonderful at giving all of us fellow B-School Babes loving reminders of being gentle with ourselves and taking the time out for a little R & R and self-care. This is why I love her so much, and how can I say 'No' to that?

So, with that in mind, I have been treating myself to weekly Zumba classes and dance classes. Quickies, to shake the edge off, if you will. And on the weekends, I try my best to focus on a few hours of art making and a little creative play. Yes, my house is still in shambles, with boxes stacked in corners, but little, by little I have been settling back into a groove.

There is still a TON I could share about B-School and the incredibly intelligent, smart, and beautiful community of B-School Babes (and dudes!). People from all walks of life...artists, chefs, nutritionists, brick-and-mortar retailers, non-profits, health coaches, fitness coaches - you name it. The most exciting part for me is meeting fellow artists, retreat planners, creative coaches, and other surfer girls!! SO fun. Oh, AND other Desire Mappers (via Danielle LaPorte), as well as, LKR peeps (via Laura Roeder, of Creating Fame).

Amazing, amazing.

So anyway, enough about me.

This is about you. How can I be of service to you? By now, you know who I am and what I love to do. What would you like to learn from me?

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how do you keep your sanity?

Me?

1. make a cup of yogi tea. breathe.

2. read or watch something inspiring (or ask my husband to make me laugh).

3. create. write. journal.

4. exercise. surf. dance.

5. connect with nature.

Easier said than done, I know. But these are my simple little go-to's keep my sanity.

I bumped into a former colleague/teacher the other night at zumba (and yes, I said zumba. don't judge. it's so fun, and thee best work out - did you know you could burn up to 500-800 calories in one session?) She was telling me that zumba was her only moment of escape and sanity...totally agree. Cha, cha, cha.

exercise=endorphins

And, you probably haven't heard from me, because we had a little string of days when the surf was epic. If I am M.I.A., I am most likely playing in the ocean. A little salt cleansing, if you will. Totally addicting.

So, the latest news from my side of the world: Winter is still here (which is usually a slow season for work). To my surprise, the work has been flowing in with the rain. I am fully booked with design work and coaching gigs...very exciting stuff! Life is good, I can't complain, I am forever grateful and feeling blessed.

But let's get real.

Sometimes, I can't breathe. And when I can't breathe, that's my body's way of telling me to slooooow down. To chill out.

So I listen. Or at least, I try.

We live in a world that is dominated by the monotonous day-to-day grind, grueling deadlines, scheduled appointments, be-there-or-be-square weekend commitments, following the Jones' program --- only to numb it out with reality television shows, reality drama of your own, alcohol, or the latest pharmaceutical miracle drug.

As of late, I've been hearing tales of 'unintentional' self-destruction...and, this is not to say, I've never been self-destructive before...we are all human, after all.

But it makes me think: why the drama?

How do you get from that stage, where you throw your hands in the air, and give into the chaos, and quietly go to the place of enlightenment, to respect what your body, mind, and soul is trying to tell you. (Because, we all secretly want to be enlightened - don't we?) Well, maybe not like the extreme Buddhist monk type of enlightenment or wanna-be yogi lifestyle --- but, a lighter life. An easier life.

To live simply (or, like that bumper sticker, to simply live).

Where you can breathe. Feel moments of peace and contentment.

If you could just spare 15 minutes to one-hour a day --- or even once a week --- to get this feeling, how would you spend that time? What small steps can you do to make it happen?

What would you do? What's stopping you?

What arrangements and small decisions can you make to allow yourself the time you deserve to just be?

Please, share in the comments below, for we can all learn from each other's wisdom...xo


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Desiree East is a Soulful Entrepreneur, Certified Master Transformational Coach, Creativity Coach and Visual Artist. Desiree facilitates live creative workshops and retreats, as well as, online art programs focused on personal and professional development. She inspires her clients to create meaningful change in their lives through creative ritual, using art-making as a modality for creative wellness and deep transformation (no art experience required). 

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