What is Unicorn Space and why is it so important?


“Unicorn Space is the active and open pursuit of self-expression in any form, and which requires value-based curiosity and purposeful sharing of this pursuit with the world. Like the mythical equine that inspired the name, it doesn’t exist until you give yourself permission to reclaim, discover, and nurture the natural gifts and interests that make you you.”


Answer this question: What do you do for fun? If you’re like me, you will find your mind has drawn a blank and the only thing you hear are the sounds of crickets echoing away… Even though my work as a writer is based on imagination and creativity, it is still work, filled with responsibilities, deadlines, marketing and pressure. I still need to set aside a few minutes everyday for unlimited, fun, wild creativity. I need my Unicorn Space. 

CREATIVE TIME IS NOT OPTIONAL it is important and critical. What does your heart sing for? What does your body crave? What piques your curiosity? What does your intellect yearn for? What did you give up that you want to get back to? It can be anything, from creating art, expanding your knowledge, developing a new skill, any activity that you can lose yourself in and crave to go back to when you're away from it. Something that gives you pleasure outside of work, family and other obligations. Something that brings you joy. 

Engaging in creative activities contribute to an upward spiral of emotions, psychological well-being, and feelings of flourishing in life, which researchers defined as feeling engaged in daily life, experiencing positive personal growth, and cultivating social connections.  Creative expression doesn’t have to be perfect, it has to be fun. Creativity  gives us a sense of purpose that contributes to a sense of playfulness and curiosity.


The truth is, if we want to avoid burning out, we have to pause and find time to cultivate our curiosities, interests, passions and remember who we are apart from our job and family role. Making time for ourselves and creating space for self-expression is vital to our self-identity. So, 

I’m  inviting you to think of your creative self-expression not as optional but as an add-on to your current and daily life, essential and fundamental to your physical, emotional and mental well-being. 

As for me, I’ve decided to learn to play the piano. I bought one in January of last year, and found myself “too busy” and didn’t touch it at all. It stared back at me from the living room filled with music on the inside and I yearned to learn how to bring it to live. I wanted to know what it would feel like to have my hands fly across the keys creating music. I yearn to accompany and hear my husband’s beautiful voice on top of the notes while he sings, and why not, maybe even my voice (out of pitch for sure) but happily singing  to my music. 

That is my Unicorn space, what is yours?


(Book- Find you Unicorn Space by Eve Rodsky)

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