• Mistakes Can Fuel Creativity

    Mistakes Can Fuel Creativity

    How do you think about mistakes or failures? Many of us want to “get things right” and pursue excellence in creative work, but what seems like a setback, error or limitation, can often be valuable for encouraging more creative thinking and innovation. Valerie Young writes about two “mistakes” that resulted in very successful products: Post-It-Notes […]

  • More Intelligence, More Creative?

    More Intelligence, More Creative?

    How do intelligence and creative ability interact? Do we get more creative with more intelligence? Dean Keith Simonton, PhD thinks “Intelligence is purely a cognitive construct. Creativity on the other hand, I see as being much more complex.” Like other writers on creativity, he makes a distinction between “little c creativity” and “big C creativity.” […]

  • Eric Maisel on anxiety and developing creativity

    Eric Maisel on anxiety and developing creativity

    “Only a small percentage of creative people work as often or as deeply as, by all rights, they might be expected to work. “What stops them? Anxiety or some face of anxiety like doubt, worry, or fear… anxiety is the great silencer of the creative person.” Therapist and creativity coach Eric Maisel, PhD. He also […]

  • Developing Creativity: Max Ehrman; Elizabeth Olsen; Julia Cameron

    Developing Creativity: Max Ehrman; Elizabeth Olsen; Julia Cameron

    Many artists express ideas about developing creativity that can be helpful to other creative people. Here are a few examples. Max Ehrman From LOVE IS IN THE AEROSOL, Text by Denise Kitt, SOMA magazine. When artist Max Ehrman is not completing privately commissioned works, he is zealously spray painting the walls of start-up companies in […]

  • Forgetting who you are as a creative person

    Forgetting who you are as a creative person

    In an edition of her newsletter, creativity coach Jenna Avery had a thoughtful section on getting distracted away from our identity and creative vision. Here is an excerpt: When artists and writers forget who they are   As a sensitive, creative, thoughtful writer, artist, or entrepreneur it’s easy to forget who you are and what […]

  • Ten ideas on how to be more creative

    Ten ideas on how to be more creative

    Perspectives of creativity coaches, psychologists and artists on how to develop creativity. Also view on Slideshare: Ten ideas on how to be more creative from Douglas Eby Also see PDF at Scribd ~~~ Related articles 10 Practices from the Most Innovative Organizations Using Personality Traits to Be More Creative The Creative Personality Type: Paradoxes of […]


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  • Terri Levine on how to lessen anxiety

    Terri Levine on how to lessen anxiety

    By Terri Levine : “The anxiety I am talking about is that suffered by everyday workers, going about their business in a state of stress and discomfort. This work related anxiety is persistent and causes you to worry excessively about events or activities or circumstances at work which may, or may not, even happen… but […]

  • A bit of existential comedy: the movie "Rubber"

    A bit of existential comedy: the movie “Rubber”

    Lieutenant Chad [addressing the camera / movie audience]: “In the Steven Spielberg movie E.T., why is the alien brown? No reason. “In Love Story, why do the two characters fall madly in love with each other? No reason. “In Oliver Stone’s JFK, why is the President suddenly assassinated by some stranger? No reason. “In the […]

  • Beethoven and Stress Induced Growth

    Beethoven and Stress Induced Growth

    Two of the themes of positive psychology that make the field relevant are resilience and thriving: how some people not only endure but transcend even devastating hardships to find new strengths and continue to realize their talents. In an article, Paul Pearsall, PhD writes: “In 1801, at age 31, Ludwig van Beethoven had become suicidal. He […]

  • Living authentically takes guts

    Living authentically takes guts

    “The most courageous thing a person can do is to live an authentic life.” Terri Amos, a spiritual coach, also thinks “We are all worthy of living fully with overflowing abundance. If you don’t believe this for yourself, then I ask that you look at your limiting beliefs… and let me tell you, we all […]

  • Einstein, Elijah Wood and Other Non-conformists

    Einstein, Elijah Wood and Other Non-conformists

    Lauren Bacall and her husband ‘Bogie’ often entertained their show-business friends at their home. Bacall was voted “den mother” of what became known as the Holmby Hills Rat Pack. She wrote in her autobiography: “In order to qualify, one had to be addicted to nonconformity, staying up late, drinking, laughing, and not caring what anyone […]


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