“I think I’ve spent my adult life dealing with the sense of low self-esteem that sort of implanted in me. Somehow I felt not worthy.” Halle Berry was commenting in an interview about what motivates her to support and work with an organization that helps women who escape violent homes. She recalls being terrified that […]
artists and health
Being relatively free of disabling moods like high levels of depression and anxiety can enhance and release creative thinking, but a number of writers and psychologists think too much focus on the pursuit of happiness may be limiting how we develop cre…
How does being a mother affect a creative woman, especially someone engaged in a career in the arts?
“The motherhood thing – I think of it like a marathon, except a marathon is over in a day. It’s an endurance test and it’s some…
Linda Dessau interviews me, Douglas Eby, about some topics in her [now discontinued] ebook “Ten Ways to Thrive as a Creative Artist” – ~ ~ Resources Recommended by Douglas Eby: Talent Development Resources pages: awareness/thinking articles: awareness / thinking impostor syndrome 10 Steps to Overcome the Impostor Syndrome, by Dr. Valerie Young The Inner Critic, […]
Depression impacts many people, including artists. A fairly long list of visual artists who died by suicide includes photographer Diane Arbus (1923-1971), painters Arshile Gorky (1904-1948), Mark Rothko (1903-1970), Vincent van Gogh (1853-1890), and possibly Frida Kahlo (1907-1954). From listing: Artists Who Committed Suicide. Creating art can be a powerful way to deal with depression […]