• Get Inspirited!

    Welcome to Inspirited, the creativity and writing website of Joni Sensel. Thanks for stopping by! Here you’ll find insights, resources, classes, and inspiration for finding joy, managing pain, and building meaning through mindful creativity. I believe our imaginations, our intuitions, and our creative pursuits are humanity’s surest links to the Divine. Please join me in exploring these powerful ways to stir hearts, express emotion, and add beauty to our own lives and those of our loved ones.

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    The Painkilling Power of Creativity

    Delving into a creative pursuit—or simply feasting your senses on colors, textures, and sounds—can soothe pain, whether from loss, relationship or health problems, or simple stress. New creative activities—mosaics and hand-drumming, to name two—have helped me; I’m convinced that more mindful creativity can help you, too.