Mood disorders often impact creative expression. About one percent of the general population suffer from manic-depression (bipolar disorder) and five percent from major depression during their lifetime. As many as a quarter of American women have a history of depression. According to an Allhealth site article, “The risk of depression among teen girls is high, […]
Musician Shawn Colvin explained on an episode of the Oprah show (“Depressed, Mentally Ill and Famous”), “Part of the way I’ve dealt with my depressions in the past is I’ve had the ability, if necessary, to just check out. There have been times when I’ve not shown up at work.” In a press release, Colvin […]
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Musician Henry Rollins commented about being a performer and staying healthy on road tours:
“Eating well is becoming easier on the road as more places are health conscious. Gyms are easy to find anywhere there’s electricity …
Being a creative person inspires us to write, compose, make and perform. But what about those times we hold ourselves back? This video is part of a scene in one of the great movies about the inner life of artists and the uncertainties and stresses of that life: “Adaptation.” Screenwriter Charlie Kaufman [Nicolas Cage] is […]
Creativity coach, author and psychologist Eric Maisel, PhD, notes “Some people become doctors, lawyers, accountants, or marketing executives. Some people stay at home and raise a family.
“But millions of people make another sort of choice, …