Every one of us was born creative. Most of us have had some of that knocked (or mocked) out of us along the way, but the lucky cultivate a creative passion that gives joy, challenges, satisfaction and pride in equal measure. Mine has been writing for over 20 years but in my youth I dabbled with choral singing, garden design, playing the flute, interior decorating, and many shorter creative obsessions that didn’t stand the test of time (or memory). The perverse thing is that discovering what lights your fire is only the beginning because self-generated barriers often deny us permission to indulge. I trained as a creativity coach with the wonderful Dr Eric Maisel to develop the mindset and techniques to overcome mine. You may find they also work for you.