“The blank space can be humbling. But I’ve faced it my whole professional life. It’s my job. It’s also my calling.” Choreographer Twyla Tharp talks about the challenges of this “blank space” or “blank page” experience that most artists have to face in her book “The Creative Habit”: “My dancers expect me to deliver because […]
Creative excellence through self-inquiry and life writing A profile by The Shift Network notes: Mark Matousek “is a bestselling author, teacher and speaker whose work focuses on personal awakening and creative excellence through self-inquiry and life writing.” He says “My books and classes focus on the transformative power of writing for personal awakening.” Learn more about […]
“Seeds find nourishment in the dark.”
Author and teacher Mark Matousek writes about the challenges and rewards of solitude, and refers to May Sarton’s “fantastic book” Journal of a Solitude.
He comments that she “re…
In a very poignant scene at the end of the movie “The Imitation Game” computer scientist Alan Turing (Benedict Cumberbatch) has been undergoing court-mandated hormone therapy to “cure” him of his homosexuality, a treatment that left him very ill but allowed him to continue his work rather than going to prison. One of the most […]
In his writings and presentations about being creative, Michael Gelb addresses many topics, including being sensitive and creative:
“Every sound and every silence provides an opportunity to deepen auditory attunement; but city sounds can be over…