The animated movie “Inside Out” tells the story of a young girl, Riley, who has to leave her familiar Midwest life behind when her family moves to San Francisco. Characters depict her primary emotions – Joy, Fear, Anger, Disgust and Sadness – and the inner conflicts they cause her, as well as her parents. [See […]
If you are a creative person, you are compelled to some extent to engage your mind and talents in doing creative work, despite setbacks and frustrations with the process.
Author Mary-Elaine Jacobsen notes,
“Beyond producing objects of value, the gift…
“I don’t like emotions… For some reason I’m more comfortable in imaginary circumstances.” – Actor William H. Macy One of our primary tools as a creative person is imagination. But in his book “Stumbling on Happiness” Harvard psychology professor Daniel Gilbert proposes that imagination may directly impact our sense of happiness in limiting or distorting […]
“Composing gives me great pleasure… there is nothing that surpasses the joy of creation, if only because through it one wins hours of self-forgetfulness, when one lives in a world of sound.”
Pianist and composer Clara Schumann (1819-1…
Shirley MacLaine has noted, “Art is about energy, positive and negative. “All art has the power to heal because it helps us see who we are, and what we resist.” From the book Positive Energy by Judith Orloff M.D. The photo is MacLaine as Ouiser Boudreaux in Steel Magnolias (1989). She has a great line in the movie: […]