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…
artists and health
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, […]
Most of us experience some kind of trauma in life.
How does it impact creative people, and how can creative expression help?
Acclaimed actor Patrick Stewart is one of many artists who have been deeply impacted by trauma in early life.
An interview arti…
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 […]