Along with her success as an actor and musician, Mandy Moore has experienced emotional challenges including depression and high sensitivity. In an article a few years ago, she commented: “A few months ago I felt really low, really sad. Depressed for no reason. I’m a very positive person, and I’ve always been glass-half-full. So it […]
Do you have a healthy level of self-esteem and self confidence? Or not so much? Our self-concept, positive self-regard and simply confidence, are key influences on how fully we realize our talents and live our lives. ~~~~~ What can we do to nurture healthy self-esteem, self-appreciation, self-compassion? The Self-Acceptance Summit ran from Sep 11 – 20, […]
Some creative and talented people have difficulties in finding and keeping relationships that are meaningful and satisfying. Scarlett Johansson has commented about particular challenges for actors: “I don’t think human beings are monogamous by nature. It’s difficult – you have to put a lot of effort into a relationship. “I think it’s hard for actors […]
“Anxiety is the great silencer of the creative person.” Eric Maisel, PhD
One form of anxiety is so-called writer’s block. This photo is Nicolas Cage as screenwriter Charlie Kaufman in the movie “Adaptation” by the real screenwriter Ch…
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 …