• Resources for Authors and Writer Entrepreneurs

    Resources for Authors and Writer Entrepreneurs

    You may be a published author – or aspire to be one. Here are several programs that can provide substantial guidance and resources to enhance your success as a writer and creative entrepreneur. Read about these programs – The Transformational Author Experience Mark Matousek’s  Writing Through Fear course The Creative Penn – Training For Authors […]

  • Getting Beyond Too Deferential

    Getting Beyond Too Deferential

    Do you hold yourself back in order to get along, make others feel good, or for other reasons? Does your voice in the world represent who you are, and how you feel about who you are? Mary-Elaine Jacobsen, Psy.D. – author of The Gifted Adult – notes, “There are millions of unidentified individuals of high […]

  • Viggo Mortensen

    Viggo Mortensen on Art and Being Creative

    “The function of artists is to keep people childlike in a positive way. To keep open to the world.” Viggo Mortensen continues, “Apart from traveling to different countries, to different communities, to different parts of your city, I think that art is one of the greatest anti-war and anti-poverty weapons.” Continued in The Creative Mind […]

  • Eric Maisel on investing meaning in our life and art for mental health

    Eric Maisel on investing meaning in our life and art for mental health

    Eric Maisel, PhD is author of The Van Gogh Blues: The Creative Person’s Path Through Depression. In our interview, he addresses some of the meaning and mood issues facing creators, noting that when we consciously make meaning, we improve our lives and mental health. Q: The kinds of anxiety we call stage fright, or fear […]

  • Carol Dweck on the growth mindset

    Carol Dweck on the growth mindset

    “In this mindset, the hand you’re dealt is just the starting point for development. This growth mindset is based on the belief that your basic qualities are things you can cultivate through your efforts.” In her book Mindset: The New Psychology of Success, psychologist Carol Dweck considers two basic attitudes and paradigms about human ability […]

  • Creative Development: Actively Caress Wonder. Play.

    Creative Development: Actively Caress Wonder. Play.

    “An artist must actively caress wonder: for fascination, like the desire to play, can be eradicated by the rigors of living.” Eric Maisel “There is a myth, common in American culture, that work and play are entirely separate activities.” That is a quote by Laura Seargeant Richardson, a principal designer at frog design, who “specializes […]


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  • Anxiety relief - overcoming social phobia

    Anxiety relief – overcoming social phobia

    If fear of rejection has led you to distance yourself from people, especially groups, there are several specific things you can do. First and foremost, you need to build a sense of your own self-worth. In addition to this, cognitive-behavioral therapy offers three specific types of interventions… From article Do You Want To Overcome Your […]

  • Developing Creativity: Resource Links

    Developing Creativity: Resource Links

    In researching articles for my various sites, I come across many helpful resource sites and articles on creativity research, innovation and developing creativity. Here are a few. ~~~~~~~ Creativity at Work: Developing creativity and innovation in organizations Founder: Linda Naiman – a creativity and innovation consultant. “Our focus is on leadership and team development, creativity, […]

  • Terrence Howard on growing as an artist and a person

    Terrence Howard on growing as an artist and a person

    Like many artists, Terrence Howard is multitalented; before acting he studied chemical engineering at Pratt University, and has produced an album of his “urban country” music. His quotes and perspectives below are from a Bullz-Eye Interview by Jason Zingale (2005). We have to remember.. that we’re all artists. Every one of us is an artist, […]

  • Developing Creativity: Three Part Harmony with SARK

    Developing Creativity: Three Part Harmony with SARK

    Susan Ariel Rainbow Kennedy, better known as SARK to millions of fans worldwide, is a writer and visual artist who “encourages and inspires women of all ages to become “succulent.” She defines this as transcending past pains and feeling the freedom of full self-expression.” [From summary of her book Succulent Wild Woman.] Julia Cameron, author […]

  • Panic Attacks: Nature Out Of Context

    Panic Attacks: Nature Out Of Context

    Writer  Jen Crippen points out: “Panic attacks were once nature’s way of keeping a person alive in a very dangerous situation. “The surge of adrenaline pumped through the body during an attack allowed early man to outrun deadly predators, or claw themselves out from an avalanche of heavy debris. “Today, there are people who have […]

  • Creating money: The inner and outer work of financial goals

    Creating money: The inner and outer work of financial goals

    By Molly Gordon Money determines how much you can invest in yourself and your work. Finally, if you exist in a money fog, it’s hard to navigate everything from pricing to equipment purchases to paying taxes. That’s stressful and distracting. So money matters. Making money is a creative act You may not have thought about […]

  • Peak performance requires stress relief

    Peak performance requires stress relief

    A newspaper story reports: “The brain images of the stressed medical students gave the inside story: During the attention-shifting task, activity in their prefrontal cortices — the seat of such functions as attention, task-planning and judgment — was far lower than that of the non-stressed-out.” From article Peak personal performance requires stress relief. See a […]

  • Coaching Business Secrets

    Coaching Business Secrets

    Ali Brown on her free Coaching Business Secrets report: “I’ve included a ton of specific information in this report…from my years of becoming a successful coach, and from the hard lessons I learned on my way to building my multimillion-dollar business. “In the report, you’ll learn: the most POPULAR types of coaching programs that are […]

  • Sidewalk Psychiatry: personal growth for pedestrians

    Sidewalk Psychiatry: personal growth for pedestrians

    A public art project created by designer Candy Chang, Sidewalk Psychiatry “encourages self-evaluation in transit by posing critical questions on the pavements of New York City with stencils and temporary spray-chalk. “Now your daily ponderings and emotional problems can be prodded and treated on the go…” The temporary messages she has painted include: “Then Why […]

  • Alan Cumming on Dealing With a Traumatic Childhood

    Alan Cumming on Dealing With a Traumatic Childhood

    Alan Cumming introduces Masterpiece Mystery! for PBS; acts in many TV and film projects; is a producer, screenwriter, composer, social activist and more. In his book Not My Father’s Son: A Memoir, he details his early life with an abusive father, and its consequences. An article about his memoir notes his father Alex “told Cumming’s […]

  • Beliefs and self-deception and the cold water study

    Beliefs and self-deception and the cold water study

    Our beliefs can have a profound impact on our health, personal development and how well we live consciously and creatively. A PsyBlog post summarizes a social psychology experiment* demonstrating how potent and self-limiting beliefs can be. his project involved a group of students who were told they were taking part in a study about the […]

  • Ken Wilber on Eckhart Tolle and liberation

    Ken Wilber on Eckhart Tolle and liberation

    In an interview, Ken Wilber commented about spiritual author Eckhart Tolle, who became especially well-known from classes with Oprah: “Eckhart Tolle says that what he is doing is essentially a reestablishment of Eastern forms of meditation and in one sense that is certainly true, although we do find this in Western forms of contemplation as […]

  • Self-Esteem Declines Sharply Among Older Adults

    Self-Esteem Declines Sharply Among Older Adults

    Medical News Today Self-esteem rises steadily as people age but starts declining around the time of retirement, according to a longitudinal study of men and women ranging in age from 25 to 104. “Self-esteem is related to better health, less criminal behavior, lower levels of depression and, overall, greater success in life,” said the study’s […]

  • Alan Alda on a life of meaning

    Alan Alda on a life of meaning

    In a recent Tavis Smiley Show interview, Alan Alda talked about his search for meaning: “I’ve been lucky enough to live through most of the things that we all think will give meaning to our lives, trying to be an artist, being a father, a husband, being devoted to love and even trying to do […]


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