“A highly creative individual is in constant self-actualization. . . Creativity makes life worth living.” That is from the book “Wired to Create: Unraveling the Mysteries of the Creative Mind” by Scott Barry Kaufman and Carolyn Gregoire – “an empowering manifesto for creative people” says Susan Cain, author of “Quiet.” Scott Barry Kaufman is director of […]
One way to think about the related ideas of self esteem, self regard and self concept is in terms of how we compare ourselves to others, which can suffocate our creativity. If you are an actor, for example (or even wanting to be one), and compare yourself with Meryl Streep or Colin Firth, do you […]
“Well, obviously you need a writing instrument and you need an idea. I’m just not sure which should come first.”
Forensic anthropologist Dr. Temperance ‘Bones’ Brennan (Emily Deschanel), from TV Series “Bones”…
There are many ongoing myths and ideas about being creative: You need to wait for a flash of inspiration; You need to be a “genius”; Artists are crazy, or at least flaky; You need to be in pain to create, and many more.
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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 […]