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Author Archives: Ellen Schneider

New Beginnings from Historical Certainty

We are never really starting over, are we?  Our do-over or new beginning stems from a rich history. I see this as  I trim my spider plants that always birth baby plants.  When I trim them off (the babies)  and give them a soak (the roots are there), they grow bigger and better than they […]


Everyone needs a Surface

Everyone needs a surface. This is the space that opens up creativity. When surfaces are cluttered and stacks of paper abound, pots and pans rule, unfinished projects are side by side and many opened containers of makeup, toothpaste, soap and Q-tips create a landscape, well, Genius is shut off.  The mind can only hold so […]


Direct Your Flow

Your space can be flexible like a rubber band that conforms to the shape it surrounds.  Your space surrounds you and all of your changes.  It expands and contracts with the changes you make. Are you facing an empty nest, shrinking staff, expansion of your nest and office, new opportunity, retirement? If you are losing […]


Shine a Light

On May 27, 2011, I launched this blog with a writing on Genius.  I find myself in August of 2016, writing and teaching about Genius. Welcome back to my blog!  I will be fine-tuning the graphics to be consistent with my web site in the next few weeks.  For now, I am republishing the first […]


Q-Tips and the Piano

One day, I was cleaning my piano and thinking. I was thinking about all of the work that I have done for myself and  others that has defined the distinction between holding on to something and cherishing something. This often comes into the process when I visit people in their environments, personal and professional, and […]


Gearing up for holiday bliss and the year’s end

Soon, we will become inundated with catalogues encouraging us to make choices for holiday-themed giving, eating and living.  The pictures will encapsulate perfect place settings, families around a fireplace with green things and sparkles; everyone will be smiling and the sense of abundance will be clear. There is a lot of encouragement to “get the […]


Making Space

Last week I was entering my grocery store and realized that I was feeling pushed out of the space.  A plethora of displays for Halloween with multitudes of candy and goblins were in my way as I maneuvered my cart towards the vegetables. I realized something. Each holiday season, as I frequent the hubs that […]



We move so much more than things when we move.  We move experiences, we move love, we move our life. Monopoly games, Chutes and Ladders, photos, dishes, posters, art. We move. When we move our bodies, it is the same. We move our life. We carry our life. Our life becomes mobile. There is more. […]



You know when you bake a cake and it looks like it’s done but it’s really not?  Because right below the crisp top, it’s gooey. You discover this when you give it a little nudge with your finger. Now, the rest of it is okay even the part at the bottom that sits against the […]



Sometimes to stay in our flow, we need to stop.  I have done just  that over these last two months as you have witnessed by my sparse posts.  I wanted to let you know that I am once again in the stream, creating flow and becoming flow with new eyes and intentions.  You will be […]

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