Creativity is a practice, like yoga. It's the process of creating and not the product that is the gift we humans all share. Our story is written in our cells and in our heart. Joy and our imagination, (whether we're under a warm sun or sitting by a bright candle in the middle of the night) is what we need to begin our creative process.
My current ongoing writing project is The Importance of Being Important, a book about creative recovery and belonging. If you find it hard to make good choices for yourself, or if you're afraid of failing, or if you're sure you'll never be good enough for anything, this could very well be your story too.
Lyrics & Letters is my live performance, the pairing of original songs with readings from my book, The Importance of Being Important.
Linda McLean and the Awakening ALive in Canada shows coming soon.
Songs for the Book, 12 songs recorded acoustically to accompany the themes of each chapter of The Importance of Being IMportant As a singer-songwriter, I’ve recorded and released four studio albums; Betty’s Room, No Language, Snow, Mountain, River and John Lennon’s Bed.
“Once in a great while, out of the blue, comes an indie masterpiece. Such is the case of Linda McLean. No Language is the Canadian’s second album and it contains the accessible folk- pop blend that garnered her a wide audience on her Betty's Room debut. This is a record full of impeccable songwriting, inventive musical arrangements, and great, sensitive vocal work. One not to be missed." – Alan Cackett, editor, Maverick Magazine
Writing is what helps us understand our life. Everyone has a story, we only need to listen. You can start writing your story now. You can begin to sift through your life's experience and listen to what you hear. You don't have to wait another minute, until all the conditions are perfect, you only need to write. New book, A Guide to Your Creative Genius reflections and contemplation for your creative soul is available in March, 2023.
"Linda McLean's writing has a light and artful touch, beautiful painterly metaphors, comforting wavelike rhythms, rich with subtleties, emotional resonance, and thematic depth. It's a philosophical exploration with a hint of mystery and satisfyingly practical.” – Angela Monbourquette, editor, journalist, author of 25 Years of 22 Minutes: An Unauthorized Oral History
We never stop learning. Sometimes we're lucky enough to find a way-shower to help guide us on our path.
“Linda is one of those old souls with fresh curiosity. She is attentive, conscientious, playful, authentic and serious about her purpose in helping others. She has been there herself with creative challenges and so can offer compassionate patient guidance and tools & practices that really work. She is the real deal.” — Lisa Lipsett, EdD, visual artist and owner of Creative by Nature
New 12 Video Series - Your Creative Hero's Journey. For more information or to sign up GO Here
Thank you for taking the time to stop by, let's keep in touch.
With love, Linda.