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Craving guilt-free creativity that makes your heart sing and time fly?

Welcome to your Creative Oasis™!

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Take the Hop, Skip, Jump Quiz

I’m so inspired by this spunky new guide by Marney Makridakis, called 
HOP, SKIP, JUMP: 75 Ways to Playfully Manifest a Meaningful Life.  

Have fun! 

Until next time, all the best from my Creative Oasis to yours,

Jill Allison Bryan

p.s. - Because I adore pretty much everything that Marney creates, I'm a proud affiliate of Artella Land and all the creative magic they share with the world! 

Butterflies, Buddha & Beating Myself Up

This week I went back to one of my favorite pages in my Creative Oasis Journal and played with some digital editing tools to create a new look for it.

I revisited this page because it holds a message I need to hear again (and again) and thought maybe some of you could use the reminder as well.

"If your compassion does not include yourself it is incomplete." ~ Buddha

Do you ever find it easier to show compassion to your friends, family and even total strangers than to yourself? If so, you're note alone. 

I invite you to consider using the quote above as your personal Creative Oasis Mantra for the coming week and practice some gentle self-compassion ~ even if it's only 5% more than you might usually.

Rather than continue to beat myself up because I hadn't created a brand new message for this Mid-Week Oasis Moment, I gave myself permission to visit my journal for inspiration and update an earlier MWOM to share with you. That's how I showed myself some compassion ~ now it's your turn.

To help you get started, here are a few compassionate questions to ponder:

~ What's one gentle way you might treat yourself with compassion this week?

~ What's one easy way you might use creativity to do so?

~ What's one small way you might give yourself permission to enjoy five or ten minutes of guilt-free creative play today?

Until next time, here's to treating ourselves with complete compassion on our creative journey,


Jill Allison Bryan