A Champion of Creative Play

Life was simple when we were seven, wasn’t it?
A puddle and some pebbles, crayons and paper, a piece of chalk and a sidewalk — that’s all we needed to keep us happy and amused for hours.
But somewhere along the way, most of us lose this sense of joy in simple creative pleasures.
Today, you’ll learn about Melissa Dinwiddie’s quest to bring creativity back into your daily life.
Melissa’s story is this month’s Hero’s Journey feature. We’re tapping the collective wisdom of our community members to bring you reports from the front lines of the content marketing world. Read all of the Hero’s Journey posts here.
Here’s Melissa to share her journey in her own words.
How Melissa champions creativity
Melissa Dinwiddie: My business is Living a Creative Life — that’s the name of my blog, and it’s also what I do and what my business helps other people do.
I call myself a Happiness Catalyst and Creativity Instigator.
I help people switch their creative taps to the “on” position and turn their lives from grey to full color.
Really, I help people play again, and return to the joy, freedom, and happiness of a four-year-old playing in a sandbox, back when creative play was a normal, daily part of life.
Reminding us to make time for play
Melissa Dinwiddie: For most of us, creative play gets tamped down pretty early.
The school system trains us how to please an authority figure (the teacher), rather than how to push creative boundaries.
We’re taught to believe that creative

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