Hello friends of the enchanted forest!

The last two weeks have been jam-packed with princess birthday parties, faerie birthday parties, tea parties and even a faerie princess birthday tea party! This post is going to address some of the comments that I recently received from parents and caregivers about being outgoing and creative in front of crowds.

This week I had parents and clients tell me,

“I could never turn off my inhibitions and do what you do.”

“My children ask me to tell them stories and sing, but I never know what to do. I wish I had your talent.”

“I wish I could dance and tell stories in front of crowds.”

“I don’t have a creative bone in my body.”

Stop right there!!

We are all creative beings who need to express ourselves and play freely every single day. Sadly, we live in a world that has socialized adults to behave in certain ways, especially in public settings. Adults learn to inhibit creative play. This is a travesty because now, more than ever before, the world desperately needs creativity to inspire positive change.

In order to be creative in front of others, we must learn to let go of certain social conventions and our own fears. By taking this step, we will grow into the brilliant and creative people we truly are and we will shine shine shine!

Here is an activity to help us let go of inhibitions and tune into ourselves. Next week, I will post about freeing our spirits with some fun creative play exercises. These simple exercises will not only bring more happiness into our lives and inspire us to be creative, but they will also prepare us to shine for others!

Let’s get started…

1.) Take three deep breaths and ask yourself what creative activities you wish you could do. Now ask yourself what activities would bring you happiness. These are your dream activities.

2.) Take three more deep breaths. Ask yourself what is stopping you or holding you back. Most commonly, you will hear fear, think about an embarrassing situation from the past or feel your shyness.

3.) Breathe again three times. With each exhale let go of all things and feelings holding you back. Let them sink away into the ground. (Yes, it really is that easy, just let them go.)

If this task is difficult for you, please post your dream activity in the comment section below, then I will write and post an exercise to help get you started on your creative journey! Let’s work on freeing ourselves, expressing ourselves and creative play! Have fun! Xx

Lots of love,

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8 Responses to Creative playtime

  1. Jen says:

    It has been WAY TOO LONG for an Emmy Blue Blog post, but this one has me excited! You are so right about creative play. I feel safe when I’m hiding behind my computer writing, but could never perform my stories like you do. Maybe that will be my “dream activity!” Thanks!

  2. Sarah Cline says:

    Aww, you are so beautiful! I want to attend a faerie princess tea party with you!

  3. Sky says:

    I love seeing a new post pop up on my feed! I just never know what enchantments I’m going to find next on here.

    This is a good idea. I never really thought to much about it. You definitely inspire me to try this out, although I can’t say that I’m brave enough to perform in front of a crowd.

  4. Marilynne says:

    I want to paint magical mermaids like you, but I’ve never painted before! HELP!

    Aww, and you look so sweet, Emmy! I think you are a faerie princess!

  5. Barb says:

    Great idea!! Can’t wait for the exercises! You are such a sweetheart!

  6. Gretchen W. says:

    Mmm, I would love some exercises about how to tell stories for a crowd and also how to just create some artwork. I’m not crafty at all, but I still would like to create something.

    You are doing such an amazing job on this blog. I love visiting here. You fill me up with happy thoughts and creative energy! Thank you (my family thanks you too).

  7. Sarah Hydehouse says:

    I love the video you just posted on facebook. Thank you for filling the world with such positive and hopeful messages. I look forward to reading more about creative playtime. Such a neat idea, all adults could benefit from Emmy Blue. :-)

  8. Sienna says:

    Just another example of how simple you make things. Thanks, I needed this.

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