Jacquelyn Strickland is “a Licensed Professional Counselor, Coach and workshop leader based in Fort Collins, Colorado. “Her approach specializes in blending therapeutic principles and coaching strategies with a spiritual foundation. “The idea of acting versus reacting is so important for highly sensitive people, because we do take in so much from our environment. I like […]
mental health and artists
One of those cliches about creative expression is to “Write what you know.” Maybe it can be expanded to “Create from what you know and who you are.” Lena Dunham is the creator, executive producer, and one of the stars of the HBO series “Girls” about four young women living in New York. She bases […]
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, …
The acclaimed HBO series “Girls” was nominated for an Emmy Award for outstanding comedy series. I have appreciated the perspectives of creator and star Lena Dunham on being multitalented, and on using many of her “neurotic” qualities (which we all have, after all) for writing about the lives of a group of young women in New York. In […]
Many people experience mental health and emotional health challenges, perhaps especially those who are actively creative. The idea of the “mad” artist has a long history, and is supported to some extent by research, and the experiences of mental illness shared by many creative people. What do psychologists and artists say about this complex topic? […]