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Connecting to our Authentic Selves

Posted by Brenda MacGillivray on Friday, April 24, 2015,
It's been a while since I've posted any reflections but as I prepare to move my office from the beautiful, heritage building to my new location closer to the bike path at the end of May,  (can you tell my hope for cycling to work is alive and well), I felt inspired to write a few reflections.; I was thinking about how my practice is so enriched by the wonderful people I have the priviledge to work with; coworkers and clients.

As each individual settles into the knowledge that they are creating...
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Creative Process

Posted by Brenda MacGillivray on Wednesday, February 6, 2013,
I just wanted to share this beautiful quote by one of my favorite artists, Georgia O'Keeffe (1923) because I see this process that I believe Georgia was referencing in the quote below, everyday in my private psychotherapy practice.

"I found that I could say things with color and shapes that I couldn't say in any other way--things that I had no words for."

Again and again I see individuals create amazing images that reflect their story in a way that they just can't always describe in words...whe...
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We are living in the age of creativity

Posted by Brenda MacGillivray on Friday, January 18, 2013,
What's below comes from Linda Naimans website.  Check it out for the whole picture

The Nomura Institute of Japan classifies four eras of economic activity:
1. Agricultural
2. Industrial
3. Informational... and now through the evolution of technology
4. Creative: constant innovation.

Daniel Pink expands on this idea in A Whole New Mind (2005) defines Economic Development as:
1. Agriculture Age (farmers)
2. Industrial Age (factory workers)
3. Information Age (knowledge workers)
4. Conceptual Age (creator...

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Web Radio Interview Creativity, Growth and Healing

Posted by Brenda MacGillivray on Friday, January 18, 2013,

What's New 

Recently I had the wonderful opportunity to talk with Jocelyn Brock web radio host; along with Elaine her producer on their collaborative radio show; I am the Western Woman.  Both women are inspiring,  grounded in the present and living their lives authentically connected to their creativity.  Check out the link below to hear the web radio interview.  We talked about the courage involved in pursuing therapy,  the Women's Stories process group that I will be facilitating in November...

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Career Development..Check out this link!

Posted by Brenda MacGillivray on Friday, September 7, 2012,
Hey check out this link.
From time to time I get questions about career counselling and I have supporting individuals who were struggling to find a way to pursue meaningful life work, so I wanted to add my niece's link because her introduction to her business support is so inspiring.
Yes this is my niece's business in Chicago, IL so I'll declare that again...right from the get go!  She's been tapping into her creative potential her whole life.  This 30 something Mom is creating ...
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