Ahhh, habits. When they’re good they’re very, very good and when they’re bad… you know the rest. Different habits are performed by varying Inner Selves and often conflict. One common example is at 5:30am your WorkOuter, a practitioner of good habits, has to contend with the hangover your Partier caused the night before. Another example is your Responsible Self is saddened and appalled by having to pay $450 worth of late fees because your Inner Martyr lent a friend money who still has not paid it back. One way to get out of a rut is to cultivate creative parts of you. Choreographer Twyla Tharp wrote an inspiring book called The Creative Habit: Learn It and Use It for Life. And in Long Life: Essays and Other Writings Mary Oliver, poet extraordinaire writes how habits shapes our inner lives. Learn Inner Voice Dialogue starting this Thursday, March 5, 2015 in NYC – see workhops page for all the details.