You asked and we made it happen; Patreon support is now available!

We would like to officially announce an opportunity for you to vote with your dollar to support the content we make available here.  We have created a Patreon page where you can become a patron of the Contemplative Creative project by making a one-time donation (or even committing to a monthly gift).  It doesn’t have to be much.  It could be a dollar, or a cup of coffee, or anything at all.

Our first goal is sustainability, and then comes growth.  We want to focus on creating unique, quality content and getting it directly to you.

With your support we hope to make this a sustainable project as we look to the future.  We want to improve the quality and quantity of the podcast, and continue to add new resources to as well.

If this sounds like something you are interested in being a part of, please visit, or click the Patreon link on the website’s sidebar.the donation process has been moved to PayPal for a more streamlined process (as of June 2017).

Like the monks, we lay my bowl at your feet and humbly make this ask.  Give freely if you are able and willing.  Any amount is appreciated, and thank you for your support.

Episode #16: Healthy reflection

On this episode of the Contemplative Creative podcast, host David Quiring discusses the benefits of the reflective thought process and some pitfalls around it to be wary of.  This is a particularly timely discussion at a time of year where the age old question, “What is your New Year’s resolution?” is unavoidable.

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Episode #15: Voting with your dollar

On this episode of the Contemplative Creative podcast, host David Quiring discusses how every time you spend a dollar, you cast a vote for what you would like to see more of in the world.

Also, check out our brand new PayPal donation page – a new way we’ve made available for you donate once or regularly.  Vote with your dollar to keep Contemplative Creative sustainable and growing!  Thanks for your continued support.

Goods now available!

I’m happy to announce that we’ve partnered up with Society6 to offer you some useful merchandise with an inspirational twist!

We’re calling it the “Words to Live By” series.  Each design will be based around an insight we’ve arrived upon in the process of developing podcast content; words that are timeless reminders to live a better life.  The idea is that each cup, tote bag, print, or whatever product fits into your life, will also serve as an inspiration to that which you do and stoke your internal fire.  As a bonus, a dollar or two from any purchases you decide to make will go towards supporting the costs of running Contemplative Creative!

Check out our goods page for more information and the updated list of what is available exclusively on Society6.  But first, take a peak at beautiful design #1 below.

Personally, I am really liking the mug format and in fact have this particular one sitting on my desk full of steaming ginger tea as I type this.  Every time I reach for a sip I am reminded of the mantra; a particularly appreciated reminder when faced with quick decisions on a busy day or work!

Quality Over Quantity - Mug
Design #1 is “Quality over quantity in all ways. Always.” – a foundational philosophy explored in episode #12 of the podcast.
Available here!