An Interview with Beth Barany,
Award-Winning Novelist & Creativity Coach for Writers
BETH: Who are you and what inspires you to write?
I’m Rahima Warren, a psychotherapist (MFT), now retired, and the author of The Star Seer’s Prophecy trilogy. I had no plan to write any such thing, but Kyr, the hero of my trilogy, had other ideas. He haunted my dreams for many years. Then one day, I wrote a very short story about him in my journal, hoping... Read More
I’m celebrating the release of Perilous Bliss, and the completion of The Star Seer’s Prophecy trilogy with a GIVEAWAY!
To help spark your creativity, I’m giving away an on-line Creative Juices Arts class. These expressive art classes helped spark my wild creativity and inspired me to write my trilogy.
Enter to win this fabulous class and let it light your creative fire!
The on-line class is on March 9th and this giveaway ends at midnight March 5th – so enter... Read More
On the day of a very rare Super Blue Moon Eclipse, I launched Perilous Bliss, the final book of my trilogy, The Star Seer’s Prophecy. When I picked that date, January 31st, 2018, for the publication of my third book, I had no idea what a remarkable moment it would be for the completion of the trilogy—my 18-year labor of love. My “baby” was graduating and leaving home to go out into the wide world on a most auspicious day.... Read More
Once upon a time, I was a psychotherapist in private practice seeing my clients and minding my own business. Then one day in December 1999, I wrote a little story in my journal. The idea was to write down this inner character’s story so he’d stop pestering me. Little did I know what I was getting myself into!
That little story opened the floodgates. Eighteen years later, I’ve retired from my practice, and, much to my surprise, have written The... Read More
In my last post, we explored the power of expressive arts for opening to greater creativity and inner harmony, and in this post, I’ll share another highly effective method for accessing your inner wisdom and guidance: dreamwork.
With expressive arts, you allow yourself to freely express yourself through any form of art—without concern for the end-product, or for what others or your inner critic may say about your creation. This helps you come closer to your true self or soul... Read More
Expressive Arts: Good for Your Soul!
For many years, I admired fantasy and science fiction writers for their amazing creativity in making up whole new worlds with strange new creatures, while writing fascinating stories. I never imagined being that creative myself. But attending the Person-Centered Expressive Therapy Institute’s training in Expressive Arts Therapy, developed by Natalie Rogers, changed that. I explored all the art forms: movement, writing, art, music, clay-work, collage—only for self-expression, with no concern for technique or end... Read More
Are You a Squid or Jellyfish?
Resistance and Surrender in Life and Creativity
“It’s only when there is complete surrender to the now, to what is, that liberation is possible. I do not believe that a (spiritual) practice will take you to complete surrender. (That) usually happens through living. Your very life is the ground where that happens. ……the willingness to let go is surrender. That remains the key. Without that, no amount of practice or even spiritual experiences will... Read More
“An artist’s job is to risk everything
on the present moment.
To jump into the unknown
and bring back a record of the journey.
This is where all art begins.
Without this spirit there would be no art.”
~ Author Unknown even to Google ~
Jumping into the Unknown
Exactly! Every time I start a new painting, there I am facing the unknown in the form of a blank sheet of paper. Because I am an intuitive painter, I never... Read More
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