Redgold Creativity

Welcome to Redgold Creativity! On this page you’ll find life coaching practices for creative women: mixing magic with mindfulness. These fun, free exercises based on women’s wisdom from the past will enhance your creativity.

About Me: My natural pen name Eliza Redgold is based upon the Gaelic meaning of my full name, Dr Elizabeth Reid Boyd. I’m an author and academic. I write fiction (as Eliza Redgold) and non-fiction (as Elizabeth Reid Boyd). These are tips I’ve picked up along the way that I’m delighted to share with you.

About Red Gold: The redgold rose is a floribunda (meaning many-flowering).  Another name for red gold is rose gold – gold mixed with copper that comes out a beautiful rosy colour. For some images, check out my gorgeous rosy red gold Pinterest page.

English folklore has it that if you help a fairy, you will be rewarded with red gold. Known as ‘rubedo’ it’s a transformative stage in magical alchemy and the search for the philosopher’s stone. Poets have also used red gold as a metaphor for creativity.  It’s amazing to me that recent ‘portraits of the mind’ capturing the creative brain are coloured red gold. We’ve possessed the philospher’s stone all along!

I practice mindfulness and meditation, and teach these practices to my university students. In March 2017, The Secrets of Mindful Beauty is due out with Skyhorse Publishing, New York. I’m fascinated by how much more creative we are when we slow down and let ideas grow. Our minds are truly magical.

About Redgold Creativity: In 2017, I’ll be updating this post each month with a new, free Redgold Creativity exercise. You can download them here:

JANUARY :        REDGOLD CREATIVITY Sweep in the New

FEBRUARY:     REDGOLD CREATIVITY Candlemas for Creative Women

MARCH:           REDGOLD CREATIVITY Call on the Muses

APRIL:              REDGOLD CREATIVITY Grace for Books

MAY:  REDGOLD CREATIVITY Ride the Merry-Go-Round

JUNE:  REDGOLD CREATIVITY Get Humming

JULY:  REDGOLD CREATIVITY Play Games

AUGUST:  REDGOLD CREATIVITY Romance your Seven Senses

SEPTEMBER:  REDGOLD CREATIVITY Amend It

Wishing you a floribunda of creative red gold rewards!