Writing was “just a battle of self-consciousness.” In a PBS NewsHour episode, Tom Hanks spoke with Jeffrey Brown about writing his first book – a “collection of 17 short stories, mostly about people seeking connections of one kind or another.” Tom Hanks: Once I could get involved in the individual stories, then [my eyes] sort […]
self-esteem and creative people
Our self-esteem or positive self concept, and how well and deeply we value ourselves, and impacts how fully we can live and realize our talents. The horrific experience of abuse interests me as a creativity researcher for how it can distort awareness and self concept in such destructive ways, and how much it can shut […]
Most of us experience some kind of trauma in life.
How does it impact creative people, and how can creative expression help?
Acclaimed actor Patrick Stewart is one of many artists who have been deeply impacted by trauma in early life.
An interview arti…
“To diverge from the mainstream and from mediocrity takes a lot of guts, and it takes a lot of bravery. “And to be in a movie that is all about that is so exciting to me, because I want to encourage everyone to take a step toward sovereignty.” Shailene Woodley From article Shailene Woodley embraces […]
How does our critical inner dialogue affect our creativity, self confidence and other parts of our life? Can we learn to change our self-limiting inner critical voice and use more supportive thoughts to motivate ourselves and improve low self esteem? ~~~~~ Elizabeth Gilbert on Blind spots and self-compassion. I’ve been thinking for the last few […]