Jan Phillips

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Jan Phillips is an evolutionary artist, author, workshop director and social activist. She is the cofounder and executive director of the Livingkindness Foundation, a global network of grassroots philanthropists turning creativity into compassionate action. She is also cofounder of Syracuse Cultural Workers, publishers of artwork for social justice and global consciousness.

Jan has taught in 23 countries, made a peace pilgrimage around the world, produced two CDs of original music, and created several videos on the power of creativity to transform consciousness. Her books include No Ordinary Time, The Art of Original Thinking, Divining the Body, Marry Your Muse, God Is at Eye Level, and A Waist Is a Terrible Thing to Mind.

As a performing artist/speaker, Jan brings music, poetry, and images to all her audiences, using the arts to inspire as well as inform. Blending East and West, art and activism, reflection and ritual, Jan’s transformational presentations provoke original thinking and evolutionary action. With stories, humor and cutting edge creativity, she connects the dots between science, spirituality, and social action.

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Listen to Tami Simon's interview with Jan Phillips: Creativity as Faith in Running Shoes

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Creativity as Faith in Running Shoes

Tami Simon speaks with Jan Phillips, an award-winning writer, artist, photographer, and workshop leader. Jan is a cofounder of Syracuse Cultural Workers, and is the author of the books God Is at Eye Level and Marry Your Muse. With Sounds True, she has produced the 12-session audio learning program, The Marry Your Muse Workshop: Making a Lasting Commitment to Your Creativity. In this episode, Tami speaks with Jan about the Artist’s Creed, a manifesto she wrote to support aspiring writers when they confront their blocks and fears. She also speaks about the connection between creativity and leadership, and why Jan believes creativity is the ultimate act of faith. (49 minutes)

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