Creative problem solving is enhanced by thinking more abstractly or at an intellectual distance, rather than more concretely, according to research studies. In my post Using Research to Enhance Creative Thinking – Part 2, I quoted from the article “15 Scientific Facts About Creativity” which notes that “psychological distance” facilitates creativity, and “when hitting a […]
People with the personality trait of high sensitivity have qualities that can help make them more creative, including a greater awareness of subtleties in emotional and sensory detail.
Creativity coach Lisa A. Riley comments, “I have encountered …
“I don’t think necessity is the mother of invention. Invention, in my opinion, arises directly from idleness, possibly also from laziness – to save oneself trouble.”
Agatha Christie [via brainyquote.com]
We may feel pressured t…
The painting is “Kiss of the Muse” by Paul Cezanne, one of a number of artist depictions of a presence, angel or other sort of being that brings us creative inspiration. One of my related articles is Creative talent: genetics, a muse, or hard work? – which includes a video of author Elizabeth Gilbert from her […]
Psychiatrist Judith Orloff, MD is an assistant clinical professor of Psychiatry at UCLA and author of the book Emotional Freedom. She synthesizes traditional medicine with intuition, subtle energy, and spirituality, and provides in her book strategies to transform strong negative emotions to help achieve inner peace and better access to our creativity. Click to hear […]