“I don’t trust a guy without a dark side. Call me old fashioned.” Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.) in “Avengers: Age of Ultron.” The dark side or shadow self of some people leads to destructive or violent behavior, but getting in touch with the hidden or disowned parts of ourselves can help most of us […]
Margaret Atwood notes writing and writers are part of an enduring human endeavor: telling stories. She writes about her online course: By writing, you are following a very long tradition – setting spoken words down on a surface that allows other people to “read” them, thus translating them back into spoken words. But you are […]
Shelley Carson earned her Ph.D. in psychology from Harvard University, where she continues to teach and conduct research on creativity, psychopathology, and resilience. Topics in our audio interview related to the creative mind include the seven brain activation patterns she discusses in her book; the relation of creativity with ADHD; flexibility in thought, and mood […]
“The artist begins with a vision — a creative operation requiring effort. Creativity takes courage.” Henri Matisse How can fear impact our creative thinking and creative work? How do we gain confidence to live and create more fully? Author and teacher Elizabeth Gilbert admits “the only reason I can speak so authoritatively about fear is […]
This series of posts on “How To Be More Creative” offers articles, books and other resources on developing creative thinking and innovation, and enhancing our creative expression.
My other Creative Mind posts, hopefully, do that as well &#…