Creative excellence through self-inquiry and life writing A profile by The Shift Network notes: Mark Matousek “is a bestselling author, teacher and speaker whose work focuses on personal awakening and creative excellence through self-inquiry and life writing.” Learn more about his teachings in a free webinar: How to Heal & Awaken Through Writing – Wednesday, […]
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 […]
How does the intensity, complexity and “border-crossing” of creative people encourage being more creative?
Creative people often have personalities and inner experiences that are intense and beyond ordinary in multiple ways. [Read Part 1.]…
“Creativity is a divine madness… a gift from the gods.” Plato
“People who are getting into this archetype of the tortured poet end up really torturing themselves to death.” Sting
This mythology of madness as a fuel for creativity,…
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 […]