How important and meaningful is it to be actively creative? How does creativity relate to our core identity? Julia McCutchen is an author, intuitive mentor and the founder and creative director of the International Association of Conscious & Creative Writers (IACCW). Her site profile notes she “teaches a holistic approach to all kinds of writing […]
The acclaimed fable The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupery declares children are much wiser and more creative than many adults. Can we regain that creative vitality? In a post on her Scientific American blog Literally Psyched, Maria Konnikova writes that de Saint-Exupery makes a “larger point about creativity and thought [that] is difficult to […]
How do you identify yourself in terms of gender? How does gender identity impact how we express our creativity? One aspect of gender and identity is androgyny. Actor Tilda Swinton once commented: “The other day, I was going through the airport security and I was searched by a male security guard. I’m very often referred […]
“There’s a side of my personality that goes completely against the educated person and wants to be a pin-up girl…” Mira Sorvino Creative people experience complex personalities that can help nurture divergent thinking and openness to experience, which support creative expression, but these traits can also lead to inner conflicts. “If there is one word […]
So many people experience unwanted sexual contact, rape and other forms of sexual abuse – and help deal with the aftermath through creative expression, perhaps using art therapy, but more often some other form of creative self-expression.
One of …