Getting comfortable spending time alone Lena Dunham is an actor, writer, producer, and director of the HBO series “Girls.” She comments about solitude in her life: “I learned what I really loved doing by not having a ton of friends. “I spent a whole semester in college just knitting and watching old VHS tapes, and […]
Meaning is another of the “big topics” touched on in my book “Developing Multiple Talents.” Like passion, meaning is another central element in how we choose which of our creative abilities or talents to develop and express. Or choose not to: If it isn’t meaningful in some way to use a talent, why bother? Well, maybe if you […]
What leads, urges, even compels so many of us to be creatively expressive?
Given that everyone is creative to some degree, why do many people choose careers in the arts, or work that actively engages their creativity?
Most of us will never be actors or…
In her Harvard Commencement Address, author J.K. Rowling spoke about the “uniquely human capacity to envision that which is not” as “the fount of all invention and innovation.”
She also noted the power of our imagination for un…
“Einstein is a classic example of a highly creative and highly gifted individual that did not do well in traditional school environments.” That is a quote in a research paper by Kyung Hee Kim, PhD, Associate Professor of Educational Psychology, who thinks “the cause of the underachievement of many gifted and talented students may be their creativity, which tends to clash with traditional school environments.”