• The Creative Cure

  • How Finding and Freeing Your Inner Artist Can Heal Your Life
  • By: Jacob Nordby
  • Narrated by: Jacob Nordby
  • Length: 4 hrs and 21 mins
  • 4.8 out of 5 stars (65 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

"I’m just not that creative” is a common refrain in today’s society. But according to author and creative coach Jacob Nordby, nothing could be further from the truth. Every human being is creative, and having a regular creative practice is a vital key to a happy and fulfilling life. 

If we don't exercise our creativity regularly, our lives can feel dull, stagnant, and rote. Many people live this way and believe “this is just the way life is”, without realizing that developing a regular creative practice can be the cure to what ails them. 

Nordby knows this all too well. By the time he reached his mid-thirties, he was running a successful mortgage company and lived in a big house with fancy cars. But he felt like he was dying inside. Starting and maintaining a creative practice is what saved his life. Now, in this powerful book, he explains how he traded in his stagnant way of life for one full of meaning and purpose and offers specific steps to help you build your own creative practice.

The Creative Cure is a call for a revolution, fostering change where all change must begin: within. This internal change will allow you to express your own creative gifts, cultivate happiness, and experience the unique feeling of fulfillment that only a creative practice can offer. 

Packed with powerful, transformative exercises, this book is the medicine you need to find and reinvigorate your creative soul.

©2021 Jacob Nordby (P)2021 Hierophant Publishing

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An unexpected surprise

I had some misconception about this book but after putting on my headphones for a road trip, I found myself in severally Aha moments.. even some tears as I struggled through enlightenment. I have been on a personal self awareness journey for 8 years and this book came at a time where I have been questioning so many of my life's decisions. I would highly recommend this book(or audio). exceptionally well written and a true testimony of finding your own personal path of Joy and Creativity. Excited to start putting some of these tools to use.

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Must read

Great book, I’ve listened to it multiple times and was inspired differently each time. Definitely recommend!

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  • 02-18-21

Can’t wait to read the book now that I’ve heard it

This is a fabulous listen
I love Jacob’s voice narrating his own story and imparting such rich recommendations for unlocking our creativity as a method for healing our lives and rewriting our stories.
I am eagerly awaiting the arrival of the book so I can read it too, digging into the processes and finding my own rhythm with the work.
What a Gift!!!!

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Another inspiring "read" by Mr. Nordby

This is my second book by Jacob. He didn't let me down. I had a trip to make for personal reasons, and I listened to the entire book during the drive to where I was going. I enjoyed it so much I listened to it again on the way home (the same day!) Now it's the day after, and I can feel the concepts and practices suggested in the book are already affecting, and improving, my personal and professional life. There are things I have been wanting to do professionally, but didn't think I could because I needed "permission". I don't need permission. I need to be me. Things are beginning to fall in place because I'm removing barriers that I didn't ask for, but allowed to be placed in my path.

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Igniting Creativity

Jacob Nordby has the gift of bringing words to life on the page and igniting sparks of creativity in the soul.

The Creative Cure is a must-read for those who question your own creativity, think you are not creative, have lost touch with the playfulness of your inner child or are simply ready to fully claim your birthright of creativity by allowing yourself to feel again.

Be prepared for a journey inward, deep transformation, and potent journal prompts to uncover or reconnect you with the joy of creating your magic.

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I listened to this audible version of Jacob Nordby’s new book and was mesmerized. I could not turn it off! The challenge to experience my own creativity and, in so doing, be cured of lethargy and mediocrity, was magical. I was challenged and inspired. Projects that I had put aside came to mind. I literally felt energized! The author’s narration was a gift! I highly recommend this remarkable book.

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Not what I expected

I am an engineer and very left brain oriented. I have recently felt that developing my creative thinking would allow me come up with new solutions to problems I face at work. When I found this book it seemed to be a good place to start. I looked forward to hearing about exercises that I could do daily to develop these skills. The book started off great, however, just a few chapters in it turned from a creative focus to finding happiness in your life and your inner self. This would become the central theme. While in the authors view the two and linked, I really wasn’t looking for a self help, kumbaya book. I definitely picked up a few ideas that I can use going forward but would not have spent the credit if I knew what I know now.

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Very insightful!

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I would recommend to anyone who needs healing and unlock more creativity in their lives.

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I’m listening a second time

I listened the first time as I was doing different activities... walking, cleaning, etc. I realized about halfway through that I would need to listen again, and listen more mindfully. Just about every paragraph of every chapter has nuggets that I want to remember and write down.
It’s a must-listen for anyone who feels stuck not only with their own sense of creativity, but those who may be in a rut and need a new way to look at their own well-being.
The author’s narration was the icing on the cake, very calm and soothing. Recommend.

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Great advice and solid ideas for implementation.

I loved this book. It was inspiring and yet practical. I plan to reread it and take notes. I'm putting it to work right away.

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  • 07-01-21

creative game changer

I love this book so much its already awakened more of creative joy . Thank you Jacob for this gift to the world its life changer.

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