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Creativity

  • 5 Ways to Spice Up Your Summer Vacation

    For many of us, the summer vacation is usually booked in advance, planned and designed to use every single minute. Which is great, but it doesn't really leave room for surprises or, dare I say, adventures. So today we are on a mission to bring back some surprises to our summer vacation. We are going to spice up our vacation with five simple things that will make us feel like children again, without giving up our grand plans for the summer. Ready? Let's hit the road!

  • Rejection & Criticism for Creatives

    Criticism and even rejection don’t just “make us stronger.” They actually can embolden our creative ideas and output. But how do you accept criticism and rejection in a positive way?

  • Get Lost

    Is it possible that we are losing the ability to get lost in more than just the geographical sense? Is it possible that by knowing exactly where we are all the time, we are losing something more precious like our ability to be surprised?

  • The Magic Button

    Every one of us has a magic button in our brain that moves us into a more efficient learning mode. Can we push it proactively? Can we use it just before starting a day at school to create wonders in the classroom?

  • Doing the Work Is Enough: Stop Letting Others Dictate Your Worth

    “Ambition,” Marcus Aurelius reminded himself, “means tying your well-being to what other people say or do . . . Sanity means tying it to your own actions.” Do your work. Do it well. That’s all there needs to be. Doing the work is enough.

  • Kids on the Brink of Summer: How to Make it Happily Productive

    Summer—what lies ahead for your kids? Play? Relaxation? Packed schedules? Boredom? Here are 2 directional leads and 6 action-oriented tactics to consider when kids ask, “What am I supposed to do?”

  • Making More Time to Create

    Creatives with time on their hands can “lose a sense of time.” But can busy people actually create time to be more creative? How does that work? A recent study links the experience of awe to the expansion of time, and my work gives you practical ways to shape time to be more creative on cue.

  • An Ode to Seymour Epstein, Originator of Modern Dual-Process Theory (1925-2016)

    Epstein replaced Freud’s irrational and aggressive unconscious with a more adaptive, yet still emotional, experiential system. According to Epstein, our most primitive emotional experiences should not be repressed, discarded, or controlled, but that they are essential to becoming a fully integrated human being.

  • Feeling Our Way Through The Dark

    A look at the frustrations and rewards of capturing and deciphering our creative voices.

  • Challenges of Creativity

    What are some of the challenges of being creative? An author (a weaver of words), and an artist (a master of imagery), exchange ideas and also share strategies to help kids overcome challenges and express creativity.