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Consciousness & Awakening

Rejuvenation: Stoking your Creative Fires

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CJ interviews award-winning writer and filmmaker, teacher and TV host Phil Cousineau on rejuvenation and how he rekindles his passion. Learn about the stages of creativity and how they map to the hero’s journey. Plus, how do you know whether to stop or start on a creative project.

Rejuvenation: MP3 Interview with Phil Cousineau

Rejuvenation: YouTube Interview with Phil Cousineau

About Phil Consineau

Phil Cousineau is a writer, teacher, editor, independent scholar, documentary filmmaker, travel leader, and storyteller. His life-long fascination with the art, literature, and history of culture has taken him on many journeys around the world. He lectures frequently on a wide range of topics–from mythology, film, and writing, to beauty, travel, sports, and creativity. He has more than 30 nonfiction books and 15 scriptwriting credits to his name.

Born at an army hospital in Columbia, South Carolina in the 1950s, Phil Cousineau grew up just outside of Detroit, once known as the “Paris of the Midwest,” as he’s fond of saying. While moonlighting in a steel factory he studied journalism at the University of Detroit. Before turning to writing books and films full-time in the 1980s, Cousineau’s peripatetic career included stints as a sportswriter, playing semi-professional basketball in Europe, harvesting date trees on an Israeli kibbutz, painting 44 Victorian houses in San Francisco, and teaching screenwriting at the American Film Institute.