March 29, 2012

The 12 Secrets of Highly Creative Women – Book and Journal by Gail McMeekin

The 12 Secrets of Highly Creative Women by Gail McMeekin is a fabulous coaching tool to help unleash your inner creativity. The book and journal work marvelously together, so to really get the most out of it, get both.

Book Description
A classic bestseller with a new look! 

Since its first publication in 2001, this book has helped hundreds of thousands of women break through creative blocks and realize their dreams.

Combination guidebook and inspirational treasure, The 12 Secrets of Highly Creative Women profiles 45 dynamic women who share their secrets for success: Clarissa Pinkola Estes, Christina Pickles, Shakti Gawain, Sigrid Olsen, Barbara Sher, Sarah Ban Breathnach, and many others. Each chapter offers the 12 secrets, keys, and challenges to help women work through the creative process. Together they offer an inspirational roadmap, providing all the tools women need to uncover their own authenticity and realize their creative dreams.” – The 12 Secrets of Highly Creative Women

Journal Description
“The perfect companion to Gail McMeekin’s popular The 12 Secrets of Highly Creative Women, this journal offers readers a place to track and record their progress with their creative work. It follows the format of the original book, highlighting the 12 Secrets, Keys, and Challenges of each chapter with prompts and inspirational quotes to motivate women to write about their creative lives.

The journal features this is all original material organized into an advanced creativity program to deepen your creativity and get you into action on your goals with new insights and success strategies.” – The 12 Secrets of Highly Creative Women Journal

My Thoughts
The 12 Secrets of Highly Creative Women is an excellent resource for women that need a little help (or push) to bring out their creativity. I think that everyone has a creative spark inside them just waiting to be shown, and this book and journal can definitely help bring it forth.

The book is written with the 12 secrets that you can use one per week or one per month to focus on. Each chapter also has challenges for you to work on that goes with the secrets to get you in motion creating. The chapters also each contain a nice variety of stories from highly creative women to motivate and inspire you to get creative, too. I found it all to be very resourceful, especially when having a writer’s block or creative block on a project I was working on.

The journal is my favorite out of the two resources. It follows the same 12 secrets, but is in a journal format that allows you to write in the book as you go. If you don’t want to write in the book, you can always get a special journal and just put your entries in that.

Overall, I found the book and journal to be an excellent source of creative inspiration. I highly recommend both, and if you are like me, will use them often.

* Thank you to the publisher of The 12 Secrets of Highly Creative Women, Conari Press, for providing me with a copy of this book for review. All opinions expressed are my own.


Nancy said...

Can't wait to get started on these!

Melissa said...

Thanks for the rec! I'll be sure to add this to my amazon wishlist!

Anonymous said...

I was thinking of taking a course/seminar about creativity but this set is a much better deal and I save gas money and lodging! Thanks for saving me $400 I didn't really need to spend.

GOT Fan said...

I will look this up on Amazon.

Gail McMeekin said...

Hi Sheri,
Thank you so much for your great review and support of the 12 Secrets books. The third one in the trio is The 12 Secrets of Highly Successful Women: A Portable Life Coach for Creative Women which is an advanced next-step kind of book and was just cited as a best seller by Library Journal. I am delighted to know about your blog and I will follow you!
Gail McMeekin