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Highly Sensitive Men More Creative?
“ Some lists of famous people thought to be HSPs (highly sensitive person), include these men: Woody ...”
Nurturing Our Self-Esteem - Part 1
“ Comparing ourselves to others may erode how we appreciate our own qualities. Do you talk ...”
Your Creative Mind with Learning Differences
““There were a lot of benefits to being dyslexic for me…I think I came into ...”
Developing Creativity and Business Success Using Our Intuition
“ Many authors and coaches declare that we can benefit from using our gut reactions, hunches, ...”
Sonia Choquette on the wisdom of our intuition
“What is intuition? One perspective is given by Oprah Winfrey: "You have to become very still ...”
Bill Harris on Consciousness Technology
“The image is from the book Contemplative Science: Where Buddhism and Neuroscience Converge, by B. ...”
Creative Anxiety
“ This is a scene in one of the great movies about the inner life of ...”
On androgyny and identity and creativity
“ Actor Tilda Swinton once commented: "The other day, I was going through the airport security and ...”
The King's Speech and Having A Right to be Heard
“ Who we think we are - or are not - can deeply impact what we ...”
"I was the shyest human ever..." - Ingrid Bergman
“ "I was the shyest human ever invented, but I had a lion inside me that ...”
Helen Mirren on miserable self obsession
“Much of this site is about how self-awareness impacts our creativity and personal development. But ...”
Ai Weiwei: artist and activist: "Make a little effort"
“The site for the documentary "Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry" by director Alison Klayman describes him ...”
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 ...”
It's okay to look inside
“Creative inspiration and energy can come from many sources, but the most important source is ...”
Leonard Bernstein: We must encourage thought, free and creative.
“Leonard Bernstein spoke on the Edward R. Murrow–hosted radio program "This I Believe" in the ...”
Alia Sabur on not letting anything stop you
“ Alia Sabur, at age of 18, was recognized as the youngest college professor in history, ...”
Keep the channel open
“These wonderfully inspiring and insightful comments by dancer, choreographer and teacher Martha Graham (1894-1991), refer ...”
Creative Artist Issues: Audio Interview with Dr. Cheryl Arutt
“Dr. Cheryl Arutt is a clinical psychologist, specializing in creative artist issues and other topics. ...”
Alice Howell on meaningfulness in our daily lives
“The late writer, Jungian scholar, poet, astrologer and teacher Alice O. Howell notes: "What we are ...”
Highly sensitive: singer Joss Stone on being a 'little empath'
“ Singer Joss Stone talked about being highly sensitive: “I think I’m just very, very emotional. My ...”
Pain and suffering and developing creativity
“"I've suffered enough. When does my artwork improve?" Refrigerator magnet from "Suffering is justified as soon ...”
The Montessori philosophy can help us adults
“ "Our aim is not only to make the child understand, and still less to force ...”
What makes gifted relationships so tough? Solutions for the Problems of Giftedness
“By Cat Robson I could write a few novels with the material from my romantic and ...”
Alex Lambert on stage fright
“By Cat Robson - Many of us who have performed before an audience can probably relate ...”
Elaine Aron on emotional challenges
“In addition to helping fuel creativity and a richer experience of living, being highly sensitive ...”
I fought the medication because I liked my creativity
“ "There is a particular kind of pain, elation, loneliness, and terror involved in this kind ...”
Patti Smith and her ongoing journey as an artist: 'I have a million ideas'
“In the preface to a photography book, singer–songwriter, poet and visual artist Patti Smith describes ...”
Sensation-seeking and ADHD and developing creativity
“How do you respond to sensory input? According to research, some of us are more likely ...”
Working With Your Intensity Through Creative Expression
“Jodie Foster once commented about Russell Crowe, “He has that glacier intensity.” Intensity is one of ...”
Too much pursuit of happiness, too little creativity? - Part 2
“ Does happiness always enhance creativity? A study by June Gruber of Yale University and others ("A ...”
Running From Crazy docu by Barbara Kopple with Mariel Hemingway
“Running from Crazy is a new documentary by Barbara Kopple. “Through the eyes of Mariel Hemingway…it ...”
Collaborating With Our Shadow Side
“Many artists know that our inner depths provide the material for creative expression. But much of ...”
Letting go to grow in business, creativity and personal development
“Kendall SummerHawk is an expert in business coaching, branding, marketing and self-employment success. She talks ...”
Self-esteem: what's so good about it?
“Gene Simmons, asked about joining the TV program "The Apprentice: Celebrity Edition", gave one of ...”
Making meaning with the help of therapy and self exploration
“"While we're here, let's live fully. There are lots of things that masquerade as having ...”
Music Lives in a Different Part of the Brain
““I think it’s true of all stammerers. They can’t stammer when they sing.” Carly Simon As ...”
A bit of existential comedy: the movie "Rubber"
“Lieutenant Chad : "In the Steven Spielberg movie E.T., why is the alien brown? No ...”
Peter D. Kramer on normality and mental health
“ Being exceptional is by definition to be out of the ordinary, not normal in some ...”
Nurturing creativity in solitude
“ Musician Ani DiFranco produced her album, "Educated Guess," entirely on her own. An interviewer asked, ...”
Being Smarter Than Others
“One of the many inspiring quotes by Steve Jobs is this: “Everything around you that you ...”
Letting Go of Perfectionism
“"We are constantly bombarded with perfection." This is a poster for the movie "Closer" (2004) with Julia ...”
The Eudaimonic View of Happiness
“"Acting is what I love to do. I wouldn't trade it for the world. I ...”
Our potential for evil and malevolent creativity
“Megamind: "All men must choose between two paths. Good is the path of honour, heroism, ...”
Morty Lefkoe on personal growth without needing positive beliefs
“ Do we need to create new beliefs? By Morty Lefkoe ReCreate Your Life “The Lefkoe Method is very ...”
What about being happy?
“"There is no duty we so much underrate as the duty of being happy." Robert Louis ...”
Self esteem and actors
“Many creative people report feeling incompetent, inadequate and having low self esteem at times - ...”
Too Much Perfectionism
“ “Were it not for perfectionism, we would be in short supply of all those myriad ...”
The Silver Lining of A Recession
“By Laura Berman Fortgang -  "Human beings have often engaged in the search for meaning, but ...”
Can Depression Help Us To Be More Creative?
““Though my dark side is dormant right now, it continues to play a big role ...”
Self Care For Your Creative Life
“Why bother with self care? Aren’t we busy enough just trying to keep up with ...”
Dancing With Our Unconscious
“Being creative and realizing our talents involves self-awareness and respecting who we really are, including ...”
The Secret and spirituality
“In his article The "Secret" Is Really No Secret At All, Dennis Merritt Jones, DD ...”
Challenging stereotypes of giftedness: What Makes You Gifted?
“By Cat Robson I used to think I couldn't be gifted because I didn't fit my ...”
Myths Of Creativity in Business
“In a Fast Company magazine article a few years ago, Bill Breen addressed business creativity ...”
Are you too intense?
“Mia Wasikowska portrayed an emotionally intense teen gymnast in the psychotherapy drama series “In Treatment.” She ...”
Developing Creativity Daily
“ This is a new version of my newsletter - now published as a daily to ...”
Our developed minds can be dismissive
“The image is food critic Anton Ego from the movie Ratatouille . I was reminded of ...”
Creative Development: Actively Caress Wonder. Play.
“"An artist must actively caress wonder: for fascination, like the desire to play, can be ...”
Do you have expertise to share?
“By Phillip Mountrose and Jane Mountrose Many gifted individuals have expertise to share and this may ...”
Developing Creativity: Excitabilities - Our Teeming Brains
“What are Excitabilities? One of the key concepts of Polish psychiatrist and psychologist Kazimierz Dabrowski, MD, ...”
Too Much to Contain - Intensity and Creativity
“Joss Whedon (writer, producer, director: Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Dollhouse, The Avengers etc) received the ...”
Who is Gifted - Harry, Ron or Hermione?
“By Cat Robson Comparing myself to high achievers in the news makes me want to give ...”
Gina Trapani on work and life meaning and old tech
“Gina Trapani is a "Blogger and software developer. Commander in Chief of my one-woman army." ...”
Developing Creativity With Patience
““And still it is not enough to have memories. One must be able to forget ...”
Stop being run by your feelings
“By Morty Lefkoe At one point or another, everyone has uttered the words: “I am happy.”  ...”
More Intelligence, More Creative?
“How do intelligence and creative ability interact? Do we get more creative with more intelligence? Dean ...”
Change comes from awareness - not willpower
“"If self-improvement worked, it would have by now. Getting where you want to be has ...”
Being brutally honest with ourselves - the basis for self growth
“Brigid O'Shaughnessy : Help me. Sam Spade : You won't need much of anybody's help. You're ...”
Smoking and Creativity
“Molière: “No matter what Aristotle and the Philosophers say, nothing is equal to tobacco; it’s ...”
Jody Williams on Making it better
“I believe it is possible for ordinary people to achieve extraordinary things. For me, the ...”
Multi-Talented but Under-Challenged?
“By Marie-Josée Salvas, Positive Psychology News Daily A good friend of mine could be the next ...”
Business Creativity and Innovation - Always Positive?
“"Everything you do as an entrepreneur, whether it’s writing, speaking, coming up with innovative ideas, ...”
Do Creative Work Activities Create Stress?
“From a report by Medical News Today : The demands associated with creative work activities pose ...”
Relieving the effects of SAD (seasonal affective disorder)
“By Jen Crippen. Now that the clocks have been turned back the days feel very short. Darkness ...”
Enhancing Our Creative Flow And Achievement
“Ideas and beliefs can fuel our creative expression - or stifle it. Fiona Apple once talked ...”
Arianna Huffington on taking control of our negative self-talk
“In an article of hers, Arianna Huffington comments about how destructive and self-limiting our inner ...”
Jesse Eisenberg on exactitude and too much attention
“Many talented artists share traits such as perfectionism and a need to "get it right" ...”
Developing creativity: Orna Ross on meditation
“ By Cat Robson - I've always thought of meditation as something I have to do on ...”
Developing creativity - using our bad thoughts and dark side
“Our shadow side is the multitude of personality qualities, instincts, urges and thoughts we may ...”
Developing Creativity: Courage and Creating
“Doing anything creative often brings up fears, anxieties, insecurities. Courage may be defined as going ...”
Jamie Lee Curtis on the power of self-acceptance to build identity
“Jamie Lee Curtis on self esteem, building self confidence, self-acceptance, authentic happiness elf acceptance and realistic ...”
Taking the leap to become an expert
“Are you a psychologist, coach, artist, baker, clothing designer or someone with specialized knowledge? You ...”
Panic Attacks: Nature Out Of Context
“Writer  Jen Crippen points out: "Panic attacks were once nature’s way of keeping a person alive ...”
The Experience of Synesthesia
““What would be truly surprising would be to find that sound could not suggest colour, ...”
Trusting Your Creative Self
“If we are willing to put our creative work out there - into the world ...”
The Renaissance Business system for the Multi-Passionate Entrepreneur
“This is a program I discovered after reading some very stimulating posts by the author ...”
Abraham Maslow on Self-actualization - Finding Your True Potential
“Abraham Maslow was one of the leading writers and thinkers in self-actualization and human potential. He ...”
Unrecognized Giftedness and Identity
“By Cat Robson Embracing our identity as gifted and talented is not easy for many of ...”
Psychic Ability, Sensitivity, Creativity
“I don’t have any particular psychic ability, but am fascinated by it, and appreciate the ...”
Vanessa Hudgens on personal development
“Like many actors who want to develop their talents, Vanessa Hudgens observes other people, and ...”
Eliminating the Fear of Public Speaking
“An article about research on managing public speaking anxiety reports "Several surveys indicate that Americans ...”
Building self confidence - reducing our need for approval
“"Part of me suspects that I'm a loser, and the other part of me thinks ...”
Uncertainty fuels our distress
“"If the imagined future is better, it gives you hope or pleasurable anticipation. If it is ...”
Creative expression: lead into gold
“Creative expression can transform pain, and provide strength and understanding to change our inner and ...”
Tripping ourselves up with blind spots
“The idea of a mental 'blind spot' may imply some kind of deficiency of cognitive ...”
Queen Latifah on being authentic
“"I really don't know how to be anyone else, and whenever I try to be ...”
Stephen Dorff on working in "Somewhere"
“"I find mimicking and accents and makeup the easiest kind of acting to do… "You can ...”
Solitude is not pathology for the high sensitivity personality
“Writer Susan Cain notes: "Now that you’re an adult, you might still feel a pang of ...”
Gifted adults are different from an early age
“One of the personal qualities that seems to be shared by most gifted children is ...”
Fear and trembling and an audience - heal anxiety
“ A fate worse than death Speaking in front of an audience is reportedly more fearsome than ...”
Brian Vaszily on authentic happiness
“Brian Vaszily is author of The Nine Intense Experiences. One of many reviews: “An insightful guide that ...”
Close to madness or unstoppable? Do gifted children become gifted adults?
“Gifted adults often struggle with the same challenges as gifted children. What factors help adults ...”
Can being grumpy improve our thinking?
“Mood disorders like anxiety and depression generally interfere with thinking and creativity. A variety of writers ...”
Carol Dweck on the growth mindset
“"In this mindset, the hand you're dealt is just the starting point for development. This ...”
Changing Our Thinking and Beliefs
““What gets us into trouble is not what we don’t know. It’s what we know ...”
Learning to be happy - The Happiness Hypothesis
“The darkness before the dawn "Being happy is something you have to learn." Harrison Ford Ford ...”
Making good use of your quarter-life crisis
““At twenty-five, I was a television literary agent.. I had an office with a view, ...”
Perfectionism and Depression: What to Do When Being a Perfectionist Drags You Down
“ Detective Monk using his level-checking level to see if smaller level is accurate. From ...”
Ruts and Change - barriers to personal growth
“ Being seduced by the comfort of routine and the known is one of the ways ...”
Are self-help books worth it?
“Books can be valuable tools for self-understanding and change, but are they always worth the ...”
The Creative Personality: Both Smart and Naive
““I’ll never be the artist I was as a child.” Willa Cather We may value children, ...”
The Gifted Ex-Child
“Qualities of giftedness show up early in life and continue as an adult - characteristics ...”
Kirsten Dunst and Dealing With Depression
““I think most human beings go through some sort of depression in their life. And ...”
Being Kind to Our Creative Self
“Many talented and creative people are self-critical, don't take care of their physical and emotional ...”
To identify and serve the unknowing gifted
“By Sara Harrier Over the decades, education and resources for gifted youth have made significant contributions ...”
Fear and being creative
“In the Harry Potter books and films, the main characters are often threatened by evil ...”
Developing creativity and letting in more stimuli
“An Eide Neurolearning post refers to studies on attentional style and creativity, including a study ...”
Oliver Sacks on music and the brain
“We engage in creative expression out of many circumstances: a passionate calling to make life ...”
On Being Sensitive
“The trait of high sensitivity is experienced by 15 to 20 percent of us, including ...”
Cognitive Filtering, Meditation, Creativity
“In his post Why Daydreamers Are More Creative, cognitive psychologist Scott Barry Kaufman, PhD ...”
You are weird
“By Morty Lefkoe All of you who read my blog posts and who signed up on ...”
Developing Creative Thinking with Popular Psychology Books
“A number of stimulating, even provocative, books in psychology can provide inspiration and insights into ...”
Impostor phenomenon: Gerard Butler - "Have I ever thought I was a fraud? Maybe 18 hours a day."
“These quotes by Gerard Butler are from Erik Hedegaard’s profile, Gerry the Sinner / ...”
Living authentically takes guts
“ "The most courageous thing a person can do is to live an authentic life." Terri Amos, ...”
Intensity of the imagination: Precious and Phoebe in Wonderland
“The movies Precious, and Phoebe in Wonderland both have characters that make use of their ...”
Nicole Kidman: high ability and complexity
““You live with a lot of complicated emotions as an actor, and they whirl around ...”
Elaine Aron on holiday stress relief for sensitive people
“Elaine Aron, PhD wrote in an issue of her newsletter about holiday season challenge - ...”
'Condition' or 'character'? How language impacts our understanding of the high sensitivity personality
“By Cat Robson In her Marie Clare article Are You Too Sensitive?, Helen Kirwan-Taylor discusses her process ...”
Brit Marling: "A pull between art and commerce"
“ "It's so true that now if you want to be an artist you have to ...”
Didn't you used to be gifted?
“ "The natural trajectory of giftedness in childhood is not a six-figure salary, perfect happiness, and ...”
A Time and Place to be Bipolar?
“In his book "The Hypomanic Edge : The Link Between (A Little) Craziness and (A ...”
Ian McKellen on being authentic
“Our personal identity - and how confident we are with it - can have a ...”
Harvard research: We can think ourselves younger and healthier
“Harvard Professor Ellen Langer and colleague Alia Crum reported that they took 84 hotel workers ...”
Directing our feelings and thinking to be more creative
“Do you remember how much you felt and thought as a child? Probably a lot, ...”
Developing Creativity In The Zone
“"The best moments usually occur when a person's body or mind is stretched to its ...”
Creative People, Trauma and Mental Health
“ Pretty much all of us experience some kind of trauma in life. How does creative ...”
Anxiety and body reactions
“From article: Causes of Panic Attacks, by Joe Barry McDonagh. Anxiety is a response to a ...”
Over-Thinking and No-Thinking
“From article No-Thinking Zone, By Derrick Carpenter, Positive Psychology News Daily I over-think. A lot. And ...”
Norah Jones on sensitivity and criticism
“In addition to helping fuel creativity and a richer experience of life, being highly sensitive ...”
Giftedness, sensitivity and psychiatric drugs: why do we take them and why do we quit?
“By Cat Robson What are some of the considerations that lead sensitive and gifted adults to ...”
Jamie Lee Curtis on Getting Older
“Jamie Lee Curtis says she embraces getting older: “I actually think there’s an incredible amount of ...”
Anger and creativity
“Actor and Singer/songwriter Melora Hardin said in our interview: "Anger is the best propeller for ...”
Perfectionism and Brene Brown on The Gifts of Imperfection
“Perfectionism can be an unhealthy way to try to satisfy distorted ego needs or defuse ...”
Gods and prodigies, freaks and geeks: building identity
“Wunderkind, genius, prodigy. Freak, geek, nerd. How we label exceptional people and ourselves affects our ...”
Elyn Saks, Schizophrenia and Creativity
“Cognitive psychologist Scott Barry Kaufman, Ph.D. notes that schizotypy, a milder version of schizophrenia, “consists ...”
The Link Between Depression And Anxiety
“Many highly talented, creative people experience some degree of anxiety, as well as depression. This writer ...”
Creating is a way to channel our emotional intensity
““Creating art has always been a way to channel emotional intensity." Psychologist Cheryl Arutt "Our impulse ...”
Michael Chabon: Entertainment has a bad name
“Writer Michael Chabon comments on the value of not defining creative work - and ourselves ...”
Thinking Like Leonardo Da Vinci
““Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.” Leonardo da Vinci “We tried to make something much more holistic ...”
Don't Mess With My Brain [Mental Health and Creative People]
“In the movie "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest" (1975, based on the novel by ...”
Artists and Mental Health
““Who in the rainbow can draw the line where the violet tint ends and the ...”
Adult Underachievement
“The ‘gifted’ label & the pressure to deliver - In his book “Your Own Worst Enemy..” ...”
Artists and Addiction - Part 2
“ A disposition to use substances to deal with emotional challenges can start with being prescribed ...”
Ken Robinson on Discovering Your Talents and Passions
“The Path to Discovering Your Talents and Passions, with Sir Ken Robinson "In How to Find ...”
Alanis Morissette: Channeling rage and finding joy in creativity
“"I have full PTSD that I'm still working on. I've done hours of therapy to ...”
PJ Harvey: Keep moving into unknown territory
“In an article, musician PJ Harvey talks about staying vital and creative. "I think of myself more ...”
Book: “The Creative Mind: Identity and Confidence”
“This is the first title in my planned Creative Mind series, which explores creative talents ...”
Joe Vitale and Morty Lefkoe on intention versus inspiration
“Morty Lefkoe quotes Joe Vitale: "I realize that most intentions are limitations. Intentions come from ...”
Dealing with the fear of public speaking
“In his article Getting Rid of the Fear of Public Speaking Has to be Difficult ...”
Excessive Internet Use Linked to Depression [or not]
“A ScienceDaily news article reports: People who spend a lot of time browsing the Internet are ...”
Identity and Being Creative
“How does identity impact our lives as creative people, and our creative work? Psychologist Scott Barry ...”
Deal with your negative thinking, but be careful with affirmations
“The self-help 'author' Stuart Smalley, a fictional character created by satirist Al Franken on Saturday ...”
Wayne Dyer on changing self-defeating thinking habits
“In this sample clip from his audiobook Excuses Begone!: How to Change Lifelong, Self-Defeating Thinking ...”
Eric Maisel on meaning and depression
“Author, artist, performer, and creativity coach Janet Riehl interviewed Eric Maisel, PhD about his book ...”
Relieving anxiety: Slow down, you do too much
“Trying to keep too many projects going at once - doing too much multitasking - ...”
Albert Einstein on the numinous and the creative individual
“Albert Einstein wrote in an essay about the mystical or numinous aspects of reality: The most ...”
Diablo Cody On Writing As Catharsis
“What is catharsis? How does that relate to creative expression? Catharsis may be defined as “the ...”
Gifted and talented but insecure
“Even people with exceptional talents can feel insecure and struggle with developing healthy self-esteem. Meryl Streep, ...”
Using a job as a “business loan” for your own venture
“Career change expert Valerie Young notes she put herself through college "the way a lot ...”
More Calm and Less Stress for A Better Life
““Being more intentional, grounded and grateful is not just a good thing to do for ...”
Personal growth as an entrepreneur: Katie Freiling
“Internet entrepreneur, coach and speaker Katie Freiling mentions a number of issues that can affect ...”
Cheryl Richardson on sensitivity and self-care
“Cheryl Richardson relates an example of her own sensitivity: "Last night I went to see a ...”
Feeling like an impostor
“Charlie Rose introduced Tilda Swinton as an interview guest on his show: "With her magnetic, ethereal ...”
Time to cut down on shopping in the physical world?
“ If you are among the twenty percent or so of us who are highly sensitive, ...”
James C. Kaufman, PhD on creativity research
“James C. Kaufman, PhD, is an Associate Professor at California State University, San Bernardino, and ...”
Sinead O'Connor on her creativity and dealing with depression
“On or about April 24, 2012, an announcement was posted on her site that ...”
Drew Barrymore and Gretchen Rubin on authentic happiness as a choice
“Gretchen Rubin describes in her post How To Be Happier – in Four Easy Lessons ...”
Forgiving ourselves
“ You do not have to be good. You do not have to walk on your knees for ...”
Energy vampires can suck our life energy
“Judith Orloff MD is an assistant clinical professor of Psychiatry at UCLA and synthesizes traditional ...”
Performers and Excitabilities
“ “I’m an only child and I’m just a real loner kind of person, and yeah, ...”
Transitions: Quitting Your Job To Start A Business
“By Marie Forleo You’ve got a new love and you’re totally smitten. Day and night, it’s all ...”
Shy and sensitive and drinking at parties
“ Psychologist Elaine Aron notes: "Not all sensitive people are shy; not all shy people are ...”
Getting Over Stage Fright
“ “Creative people are extremely sensitive. Neurologically, they are very finely tuned and open to all ...”
Virginia Madsen on intention, health and longevity
“Actor Virginia Madsen talks about her experience in ski school : Her third day on skis ...”
Bill Harris on formal operational thinking
“Formal operational thinking — the ability to think about the thinking process — allows a ...”
Anxiety relief: Energy Psychiatrist Judith Orloff on Emotional Freedom
“Psychiatrist Judith Orloff says one of the reasons creative people may be vulnerable to anxiety ...”
How To Stop Being So Hard On Yourself - Jenna Avery on the high sensitivity personality
“In her article, "How To Stop Being So Hard On Yourself," excerpted below, creativity coach ...”
Who Do You Think You Are?
“Responding to the question: "What kills creativity?", actor Gillian Anderson once replied succinctly, "Ego." One sense ...”
The powerful biology of stress
“From a podcast by All in the Mind, presented by Natasha Mitchell, ABC Radio National ...”
Jennifer Lawrence: Staying Sane
“"I don't take any of my characters' pain home with me... I've never been through ...”
Relaxed about the audition
“Monica Raymund comments about her audition for the tv series Lie to Me: "I just ...”
The Healing Powers of Yoga
“By Melanie Slaugh A few years ago if you had told me that you could use ...”
Nancy Andreasen on the importance of both arts and sciences for developing creativity
“The Dana Foundation is "a private philanthropic organization that supports brain research" - the following ...”
Are You Highly Sensitive?
“In an article of hers, Elaine Aron, Ph.D. describes some of the basic qualities of the ...”
The inspiration of Einstein
“Only a rare person can illuminate and advance an entire domain of knowledge, as Albert ...”
Are we cry-babies?
“Therapist Noreen Barron writes: Highly sensitive people can be considered "weak" "soft" "pathetic" and "cry babies". They ...”
Allan Snyder on savant syndrome and creativity
“Darold Treffert, MD explains, "Savant Syndrome is a rare, but spectacular, condition in which persons ...”
What Is Power And Empowerment?
“"For little girls like me, we had a lot of princesses that didn't have the ...”
Punishing and sabotaging ourselves
“Princess Diana is among many people who have self-harmed. She admitted cutting her arms and ...”
Leo Laporte and Jason Calacanis on personal growth
“First, a provocative quote from psychiatrist Thomas Szasz: "People often say that this or that person ...”
Maggie Taylor: Making Images That Invite Reverie
“Artist Maggie Taylor creates richly surreal and evocative images, often with themes of inner states and unusual realities. The ...”
Developing creativity and being better at noticing subtle details
“This image is "Tom's Diner" - a watercolor by Ralph Goings. Along with other forms ...”
Alan Cumming on Dealing With a Traumatic Childhood
“ Alan Cumming introduces Masterpiece Mystery! for PBS; acts in many TV and film projects; is ...”
Highly creative people have brains similar to those with schizophrenia
“Research provides more neuroscientific explanation for the potential links between mental health and mental illness ...”
Can Mood Swings Enhance Our Creativity?
““To assume, then, that such diseases usually promote artistic talent wrongly reinforces simplistic notions of ...”
Growing from painful times into creative ventures
“In her article How to Turn a Negative Experience Into a Positive Way to Make ...”
Maggie Gyllenhaal on the emotional challenges of acting
“Maggie Gyllenhaal: Obviously, I understood that all the things that happened in the movie ...”
Creativity and madness: The Abnormal Psychology of Creativity
“By Cat Robson Just what is 'normal' for a creative person? After trying clumsily to conform to ...”
Sensitivity and the Power to Endure
“By Cat Robson Does being sensitive include the strength to endure and survive hardships? Could it be ...”
Felicia Day on developing multiple talents
“ “Geekdom is the joy of connecting about things you love without fear of judgment.” – Felicia ...”
Morty Lefkoe on recognizing self-limiting beliefs
“Morty Lefkoe notes how much power beliefs have to affect our actions, identity and esteem. ...”
The Monkey Mind Disruption
“Do you ever find yourself waylaid or compromised in your creative work on account of ...”
When Personal Development Equates to Progress
“By guest author Adrienne Carlson. One of the buzzwords we hear being bandied about regularly today ...”
Painter Rebecca Alzofon on Developing Creativity
“Painter Rebecca Alzofon thinks "sitting still and letting ideas pass through you" is a necessary ...”
Highly sensitive boys and men
“Research by Dr. Ted Zeff indicates : "North American HSMs (highly sensitive males) who reported that ...”
Lady Gaga: Honor Your Unique Identity
“One of the themes Lady Gaga keeps advancing in her work, and in interviews, is ...”
Marge Piercy on myth and reality
“One of the characters in Marge Piercy's novel He, She and It is Malkah, an ...”
The Power of Subconscious Thinking
“Director Mike Nichols recognizes the value for creative expression of our unconscious depths. "In making movies," ...”
Everyone is the Hero of Their Own Story
“Rachel Weisz: Everyone walking around the planet is the hero of their own story. Mike Myers: ...”
How Our Strong Feelings Get Conditioned
“What causes anxiety and other negative emotions can result from the meaning we unconsciously attribute ...”
Every society needs highly sensitive people
“There can be many challenges for people who are highly sensitive, including reactions from others ...”
Björk: using her music for teaching science
“A new article on the Fast Company magazine site Co.Create notes that musician Björk is ...”
Brain Differences and Creativity
“Notable creative ability and expression can be related to changes in brain structure and function ...”
Creative expression and identity
“Creative expression is based on both our inner selves and our abilities, so maybe it ...”
Artist Stephen C. Layne on creative expression
“Artist Stephen C. Layne comments on some of his creative thinking and process: "There is something ...”
When You Fall Out of Love With Your Work
“By Valerie Young, Ed.D. You started out loving your chosen career – at least in the ...”
Stifling ourselves with the need to be right
“"It's not what you know that hurts you, it's what you know that just ain't ...”
Robert Anthony on The Disease of Self-Improvement - When Self Growth Runs Amok
“Personal growth, personal development, self-improvement - these are topics that many of us explore. Maybe ...”
That cheap slut: We still point fingers
“Marcy (Amanda Bearse): "That cheap slut of a roommate stole all my boyfriends. I’ve never ...”
Are certain mental disorders linked to creative talent?
“HuffPost LIve program segment: A Brilliant Sacrifice From program description: “A new study confirms that ...”
Embracing Our Creative Abilities and Inspirations as Gifts
“"Something really vital happens if we treat the things that give us the most joy ...”
Is it creative obsession or a disorder?
“How obsessive are you? Writer Bertil Hjert asks: "Are you neat? Do you like to keep everything ...”
Mia Wasikowska on teen anxiety and energy
“Mia Wasikowska portrayed troubled, suicidal teen gymnast Sophie in the outstanding HBO psychotherapy drama series ...”
Marilyn Monroe: Her complex Inner Life
“"I never wanted to be Marilyn - it just happened. Marilyn’s like a veil I ...”
Psychotherapist Sarah Chana Radcliffe on EFT and Holosync
“Psychotherapist Sarah Chana Radcliffe practices emotionally focused therapy, process experiential psychotherapy, energy psychology, EMDR, and ...”
On being restless with jagged edges
“"I believe that curiosity, wonder and passion are defining qualities of imaginative minds and great ...”
Alan Arkin: Stop looking outside yourself for validation
“Tavis Smiley : Trying to get to that place of peace, for lack of a ...”
Brief quote: Alfre Woodard
“"I didn't discover I was an artist until I was 17... "It was very hard ...”
Anxiety and food allergies and body odor
“In her post Food Allergies, Digestion, & Body Odor?, Jen Crippen (author of the ebook ...”
Kristen Stewart and shyness and sensitivity
“Many interviewers and writers over the years have described actor Kristen Stewart as "cautious" and ...”
Mental health and creativity posts
“The impact of mood disorders and other mental health challenges on being creative. The Mad Hatter ...”
Forgetting who you are as a creative person
“In an edition of her newsletter, creativity coach Jenna Avery had a thoughtful section on ...”
Is uncommon intelligence or intensity a gift?
“Willem Kuipers is author of the book Enjoying the Gift of Being Uncommon: Extra ...”
Negative emotions - How do we create them?
“Why do we experience troubling, disrupting, and often self-limiting, emotions? For example, anxiety - probably most ...”
Imagination and Grounded Reality
“Schizotypy, a milder version of schizophrenia, can enhance creative expression for some people. Some research studies ...”
Jennifer Capriati on treating her depression
“"Sometimes you get to a point where you can't stop what you are thinking. It's ...”
Confabulation and Creating
“One simplified definition of confabulation is, “An attempt to fill in memory gaps by fabricating ...”
Dealing with self-sabotage: Getting past I'm not good enough
“By Cat Robson My very well-meaning parents were far from Mommie Dearest. Nevertheless, they were raised to ...”
Fiona Apple: I have to give everything
““I have to give everything, my everything, and that’s exhausting…But I’m going to have to ...”
Why Is Change So Difficult?
“By guest author Morty Lefkoe Why do so many people believe that they have to put ...”
Michelle Obama on supporting the arts
“"The arts are not just a nice thing to have or to do if there ...”
Developing creativity - SARK on living a juicy creative life
“Susan Ariel Rainbow Kennedy, better known as SARK to millions of fans worldwide, is a ...”
Being a Highly Sensitive Person: Challenges and Creativity
“As a highly sensitive person, we can feel more, react to others and the environment ...”
Pete Townshend on facing the past and its traumas
“Pete Townshend is a guitarist, vocalist and songwriter for the rock group The Who - ...”
Playing stupid isn't cute
“Jessica Simpson infamously asked in a video clip whether the Chicken of the Sea tuna ...”
Rooney Mara on the Extra Intelligent and Intense Lisbeth Salander
“ Lisbeth Salander is one of the most intriguing and powerful characters in literature, and both ...”
Neil Young on collecting trains, writing sober and saving the music industry
“In his new memoir "Waging Heavy Peace" Neil Young writes about one of his passions, ...”
Paulina Porizkova and her “love affair” with Lexapro
“Actor, Director, Writer, (and Supermodel) Paulina Porizkova comments on using an antidepressant: "I started taking ...”
What's a meaningful life? Eric Maisel and tips for making meaning
“Creativity coach Eric Maisel, PhD is a leading expert on meaning, and has written more ...”
Being more creative: Less affected by cultural biases
“Elaine Aron summarizes brain imaging research with HSPs (highly sensitive people) presented to a national ...”
Entertainment psychology - A Jungian perspective on the feminine in film
“ A new look at the Wizard of Oz John Beebe, MD is a Jungian analyst, and ...”
Be More Creative: Be An Introvert
“Author Susan Cain declares: “Without introverts, the world would be devoid of: the theory of ...”
Orna Ross on Developing the Creative Personality
“By Cat Robson - In an article of hers, Orna Ross invites us to rid ourselves ...”
Does Perfectionism Help You Be More Creative?
“Perfectionism can be experienced as an intense drive toward excellence - or as a pathological ...”
Shelley Carson on developing creativity
“Shelley Carson, Ph.D. of Harvard University teaches and conducts research on creativity, psychopathology, and resilience. Topics ...”
Are you waiting to feel creative?
“By Jenna Avery A chat with my Writer's Circle participants inspired today's post. So often we ...”
Anxiety can strike anyone
“Here is a brief excerpt from an article by Bertil Hjert: He thought it was just stress, ...”
Rodríguez: Hidden Genius
“Many gifted writers, actors, designers, entrepreneurs and other talented people achieve a lot, make notable ...”
Living A Creative Life - Eric Maisel on Dealing With Stress
“Creativity coach, author and psychologist Eric Maisel, PhD, notes "Some people become doctors, lawyers, accountants, ...”
Mothers with a rage to achieve
“ Therapist Belinda Seiger, PhD says she has "known many gifted women who seem to possess ...”
Developing multiple talents is an adventure
“There are many examples of creative people who are multitalented and able to engage in ...”
Acting, emotion and personal growth
“"Guest author Carmen Lynne writes : "After spending the greater part of my life as an ...”
Nicole Kidman: "I'm drawn to what I'm scared of."
“In a movie, Nicole Kidman portrayed war correspondent Martha Gellhorn, the third wife of novelist ...”
The Creative Personality of Terrence Malick
“His film "The Tree of Life" just won the Palme d'Or at the Cannes Film ...”
Creativity and madness - Rollo May and Emily Dickinson on mental health and creative people
“The topic of mental health and creative people is endlessly intriguing to many people, myself ...”
Anxiety disorder includes unhealthy brain response to negative emotion
“How we deal with emotions is a key element in how we interact with others, ...”
High Sensitivity and Anxiety in Work Situations
“There are probably millions of highly sensitive people around the world who are working in ...”
Gifted relationships: On Being "Too Much" to the Right of the Curve
“Posted by Cat Robson For most of my life, finding friends and work that honored my ...”
Video Gaming for Mental Health
““When the player becomes stressed or fearful, the game will increase in intensity and difficulty. ...”
Emma Thompson and Depression
“The National Institute of Mental Health site says "26.2 percent of Americans ages 18 and ...”
Ciarán Hinds on egos and acting
“Ciarán Hinds refers to working with another actor in the past: "This actress was very ...”
Video: Developing Creativity posts & sites
“  .. Related links: Maya Angelou: "You can't use up creativity. The more you use, the more you ...”
Mindfulness training to enhance mood and memory
“A University of Pennsylvania-led study in which training was provided to a high-stress U.S. military ...”
The science of feeling good
“While psychology has mostly concentrated on mental health disorders and how to deal with them, ...”
Dealing with trauma and abuse to live a bigger, more creative life
“As Shakespeare noted, we are subject to numerous "slings and arrows of outrageous fortune" and ...”
Commerce and Creativity
“If you create just for your own pleasure and mental health, that is fine - ...”
Eckhart Tolle on Self-esteem and Ego
“"Well, first there is the ego self-esteem. Which is really, even if you have high ...”
Getting through adolescence is challenging for many creative people
“Many talented and creative people have felt like outsiders, finding their teen years to be ...”
Bryce Dallas Howard on learning more fearlessness
“Bryce Dallas Howard portrays the “unapologetic” Fisher Willow in The Loss of a Teardrop Diamond. ...”
Gifted Teens: Two Davidson Fellows
“These are two of the many highly talented teens honored by fellowships from the Davidson ...”
Mind candy versus real psychological change and personal development
“Vin Mariani became one of the most popular wines in the world in the late ...”
How we talk about ourselves may keep us afraid to be ourselves
“ Phyllis (Barbara Stanwyck): We're both rotten. Walter Neff (Fred MacMurray): Only you're a little more rotten. ...”
Alan Rickman on Being a Storyteller and Artist
“Like many actors and artists, Alan Rickman is a complex mix of passions and personality. ...”
Limiting ourselves with self-judgment
“"American Idol" finalist Katharine McPhee has acknowledged that she fought a five-year battle with bulimia, ...”
Creative People and High Sensitivity
“Creative people are often highly sensitive. Psychologist Elaine Aron, PhD summarizes the personality trait of high ...”
Athletes can also struggle with mental health challenges
“One of my stereotypes has been that athletes, especially men, are "tough" - physically and ...”
Audrey Hepburn: Introverted and Highly Sensitive
““I'm an introvert... I love being by myself, love being outdoors, love taking a long ...”
Carrie Fisher: “Mental illness is not all bad.”
“Actor, novelist, script consultant, screenwriter, and performance artist Carrie Fisher has experienced depression and other mental ...”
Be More Creative: What Is Your Self Concept?
“One reason for discounting our creative abilities is comparing ourselves to other people, especially well-known ...”
Yee-Ming Tan on positive psychology, Chinese culture, wise sayings
“Many seemingly helpful and encouraging aphorisms and wise sayings passed along in centuries of literature ...”
How to Stop Creative Thinking
“Are you waiting for a muse? Are you telling yourself you are not creative? Those are ...”
The gifted adult: a lot going on inside
“Growing up, many people with exceptional ability and multiple talents experience themselves as too different ...”
Be more creative - Part 2
“Articles and other resources for helping you gain new perspectives and be more creative: ideas ...”
Building self esteem and identity - what we tell ourselves about ourselves
“"Who do you think you are?" - That question can be thrown at someone as ...”
Timothy T.C. So on the Positivity of Sadness
“Some authors, including Kay Redfield Jamison, think there is more to depression than negativity. How ...”
Art can induce a calm state of mind
“In her article How to Use Music and Art as a Relaxation Technique Meditation, Susan ...”
Sensitive and authentic: Can Authenticity Be Selective?
“By Cat Robson One of my constant internal dialogs  revolves around whether or not I'm being ...”
Judith Orloff and Bryce Dallas Howard on psychic ability
“As one of the characters in the movie "Hereafter," Matt Damon portrays an intuitve, someone ...”
Creative Expression and Healing
“Creative expression can transform our painful reactions to traumatic or difficult experiences, providing a way ...”
Winona Ryder on staying sane
“Winona Ryder: "I was lucky in the sense that my success was gradual. But then ...”
Being Bold To Be Creative
“To be creative at times feels like an almost effortless flow, but creative work may ...”
Cinematherapy - use movies for personal growth
“The latest form of bibliotherapy Being mindfully aware of our reactions to movies can be a ...”
What about intuition?
“Can intuition be a useful extension or complement to rational thought? Many think so. Others ...”
Director Joe Wright on His Dyslexia
““Because I think visually, not being able to read meant that other parts of my ...”
Inner Creative Battles
““It’s not the writing part that’s hard. What’s hard is sitting down to write. What ...”
You want to be an artist? Are you crazy?
“Artists are depicted in movies and media in ways that often promote myths about what ...”
Mad To Live - the attitude and the foundation
“This is by Kristin from the Candy Sandwich blog. See some related TalentDevelop links at ...”
Sensory processing sensitivity: reading vinyl record grooves and smelling books
“The term ’savant’ may be most often used for people such as Daniel Tammet, who ...”
Jessica Chastain on being sensitive and a loner
“ Acclaimed for her performance in "Zero Dark Thirty" (she garnered an Academy Award nomination) ...”
On The Couch for More Creativity
“Over the years since it was developed by Freud, psychoanalysis has been fodder for many ...”
Is a rare and special ‘artistic’ talent required?
“ Author Betty Edwards asks, “Why do we assume that a rare and special ‘artistic’ talent ...”
Hilda Huang on Bach and video games; Gina Trapani on multitasking
“Creative expression involves many skills and cognitive abilities, which may be enhanced by activities such ...”
Musician Sam Smith: Success From Being Authentic
“ "I had warped ideas about what I had to do to be heard and to ...”
Happy Pills In America
“Our Complex Love Affair With Designer Consciousness From Medical News Today The spectacular increase in the use ...”
Our Shadow Self
“Carl Jung: “The shadow is the negative side of the personality, the sum of all ...”
Living With Extreme Mental States
“As she noted at the start of her blog (in 2005), writer Liz Spikol "struggles ...”
Resetting our happiness set point
“Sonja Lyubomirsky, Ph.D., an experimental social psychologist, notes each of us is born with a ...”
Novelist Clare Allen on "Poppy Shakespeare," mental illness and creativity
“By Cat Robson. The film Poppy Shakespeare, based on Clare Allen's novel, takes us down a ...”
It Can’t Be Done
“By Morty Lefkoe “It can’t be done” is never the truth. What people really are saying when ...”
Authentic happiness doesn’t necessarily mean "pleased"
“Sylvia Boorstein, Ph.D. is author of Happiness Is an Inside Job: Practicing for a ...”
Art Every Day and Being A Creative Entrepreneur
“In an interview about her book and related home-study program, artist and entrepreneur Jennifer Lee ...”
Gifted students and competition: coping with fraud feelings and stress
“By Cat Robson When I was a child, and even through graduate school, I thought people ...”
Too 'depressing' a topic for Valentine's Day?
“Anne Tyler Lord writes: "Some may think that depression is too 'depressing' of a topic ...”
Working with scary thrills or irrational dread - getting anxiety relief
“Many people choose to get scared in certain situations: thrill rides, horror movies, bungee jumping, ...”
The creative experience: intensity or madness
“By Cat Robson. As I discovered over the years in my own interactions with the mental ...”
Fireflies and a positive side to the Lucifer effect
“In a Positive Psychology News Daily article, Derrick Carpenter writes about experiencing a firefly: "Its body ...”
Kathryn Bigelow: Not a female filmmaker, but a filmmaker, period.
“Kathryn Bigelow just became winner of the first Academy Award ever presented to a female ...”
Can self-doubt be a good thing?
“Some people in positions of power or with celebrity status, such as high profile actors ...”
Where are the teen role models?
“In the movie "Nancy Drew," the heroine (played with style and grace by Emma Roberts) ...”
James Bond, Ian Fleming, Daniel Craig and Alcohol
“The creator of the James Bond stories, Ian Fleming, reportedly "loved drinking gin - sometimes ...”
Restlessness and Jagged Edges
“"I believe that curiosity, wonder and passion are defining qualities of imaginative minds and great ...”
Constraints and Creativity
“One of the basic concepts about the creative process is that it involves generation of ...”
Nurturing Our Self-Esteem - Part 2
“ {Continued from Nurturing Our Self-Esteem - Part 1} Here is a video overview. (At the end ...”
Photographer Irving Penn
“Portrait of Pablo Picasso by Irving Penn | 1917-2009 Irving Penn "didn't worry about questions of ...”
Fun is okay - it's even good for our personal growth
“Laura Berman Fortgang comments in her book The Little Book on Meaning: Why We Crave ...”
Developing Multiple Talents - The Pleasures of Creative Polymathy
“Many, if not most, creative people are multitalented and explore a variety of interests in ...”
Aren't All Creative People Multitalented?
“They may be identified with one form of creativity – such as writing or acting, ...”
Dealing with self-criticism
“Criticism saps our passion for life "Certain basic doubts keep Colin from enjoying a truly comfortable ...”
Carol Dweck on developing creative talent
“ Carol S. Dweck, PhD is a Professor of Psychology at Stanford University. She writes ...”
Can stress and bad moods spur creativity?
“According to research by professor Modupe Akinola of Columbia Business School and colleagues, negative mood-triggering ...”
Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi on the creative personality
“ Creativity researcher Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi (pronounced me-high chick-sent-me-high) notes creative people are especially complex. "Instead of being ...”
Michael Jackson and Dabrowski Excitabilities
“Psychomotor Overexcitability is a “surplus of energy, pressure for action, restlessness, impulsive actions, competitiveness, sleeplessness.” Stephanie ...”
Dee Rees On Filming A Universal Story Of Identity
““It was just a story I wanted to tell. Writing it was an expression of ...”
Why We Don't Create
““To begin…To begin…How to start? I’m hungry. I should get coffee. Coffee would help me ...”
Ingmar Bergman on mastering anxiety, depicting joy
“As journalist Charles McNulty writes, Ingmar Bergman "will always be remembered first and foremost ...”
Performance anxiety: Biofeedback relieves stage fright
“By Cat Robson When I was acting, I had recurring nightmares of being in unknown plays ...”
Promoting awareness about childhood sensitivity
“Author Jenna Forrest writes: "Like many sensitive, anxious elementary school kids, I was overwhelmed with my ...”
Steve Wozniak on being shy
“Many accomplished people have been shy during periods of their life. Two examples: Craig McCaw - ...”
Video: Our High Sensitivity Personality
“This trait of high sensitivity nurtures our creativity and social activism, but also brings challenges. Psychologist ...”
Personal Growth Ideas in Positive Psychology
“In her article Nature and Nocturnal Themes in Positive Psychology, Iris Marie Bloom relates ...”
Too much pursuit of happiness?
“"I believe the ultimate aim of all human beings is to obtain happiness and a ...”
Don't you have to be an artist to be creative?
“Years ago, I interviewed a producer who was certain she was not creative, even though ...”
Robert Pattinson, Salvador Dalí, introversion, shyness and sensitive people
“Shyness may look like introversion or high sensitivity, and they may overlap with each other, ...”
Mindfulness for stress and anxiety, and for advanced living
“In his article "One Approach to Apply Immediately When Stress is Affecting Your Professional and ...”
Becoming what we think about
“An article notes that Viktor Frankl "spent the war years in a concentration camp. "Now I don’t ...”
Some Ideas on How To Develop Creativity
“There are many concepts about how to develop creativity in corporations and individuals, starting at ...”
The gifted adult personality - too much for others?
“In her article Giftedness in the workplace (on her Talent Psychology site), Dr. Mary E. ...”
Hypnotherapy for anxiety and personal development
“Does hypnosis work? There is a wealth of research and clinical experience to confirm it ...”
Painter Amadea Bailey: Making Order Out of Chaos
“In my interview with Stephen A. Diamond, Ph.D. - titled The Psychology of Creativity: redeeming ...”
Seth Godin, Daniel Pink, Ayn Rand on why creating is its own reward
“Seeing the movie "The Fountainhead" for the first time was thrilling. The central character of ...”
Building Self-confidence and Changing Limiting Beliefs
“Playing most of his screen characters, Will Smith exudes assurance and confidence. But he admits: “I still ...”
Self-motivation and personal growth development
“As a child, we probably did not have to think much about motivating ourselves. If ...”
Madness and creativity: do we need to be crazy?
“ ~ ~ ~ ~ The idea of the mad artist is supported to some extent by ...”
Myths of Creativity and Creators
““I just thought making movies was something done by geniuses, and I was very clear ...”
Pop Culture Stereotypes of Gifted People
“By Sarah Williams. Pop culture as a medium always strives to focus on the extraordinary. As ...”
Nicole Kidman on being highly sensitive
“"It was almost like I needed to have a day job, because this was ...”
You're crazy. Or maybe not.
“Do you ever feel depressed, anxious, obsessed, compulsive, too sensitive - or just out of ...”
More than conscious thinking in The Secret
“In her article The Secret Behind The Secret, Susan Fuller reminds us that more than ...”
Emotion Regulation
“How we relate to our emotions can deeply impact our experience of life, and how ...”
Developing Creativity: Our Stuff is the Raw Material
“One of the enduring ideas about developing creativity is to that creative people such ...”
Conformity and Creativity
“ "The worship of convention will never lead to astonishment." Tama J. Kieves Author and personal development ...”
Diablo Cody on Developing Creativity
“Diablo Cody wrote some of my favorite projects: the films Juno, and Jennifer’s Body, and ...”
Jack Canfield on the subconscious mind
“Personal development author and teacher Jack Canfield notes: "Your thoughts are powerful. They are real, they ...”
Creating and Fear
“ Karen Moncrieff, after working for years as an actor, became a screenwriter. In a ...”
Believing and Hoping: Changing and Stereotyping Ourselves
“ Revolutionary Road and pursuing your dreams "For years I thought we shared a secret... that we ...”
Self-esteem and self-limiting
“   Giving inauthentic praise to children can have a corrosive effect on healthy self-esteem, which can ...”
Is it a disorder, or just shyness?
“"As a child, I was very shy. Painfully, excruciatingly shy. I hid a lot in ...”
All I Want Is a Good Night’s Sleep
“James T. Webb, Ph.D. writes: “It has been my experience that gifted and talented persons ...”
Positive Psychology And Negative Emotions
“ Some of our feelings come suddenly, out of the depths of our psyche we may ...”
The Key to Changing Course is to Start
“Valerie Young writes, "Sometimes signs arrive when you least expect them. On a recent dog ...”
Judith Orloff on attracting positive people, situations
“Judith Orloff, M.D. advises looking for signs of your positive intuitions in relationships, such as: * ...”
Gifted and Talented, Drugs and Alcohol
“Many talented people with exceptional artistic and intellectual abilities have used drugs and alcohol. Sometimes ...”
Mastering emotional overload but still being highly sensitive
“"May you live in interesting times" is reputed to be an ancient Chinese proverb and ...”
When positive thinking is not so helpful
“Being more optimistic than negative in our thinking can impact how happy we feel, how ...”
Being too nice for our own good
“"I don't like the word nice; it means No Inner Core Evident." That is a quote ...”
Imagery and Biofeedback for Health
“Wild Divine offers interactive biofeedback programs that enable you to control computer visual displays, including ...”
Planning to change
“Many authors and leaders emphasize the value of focus and planning to achieve success and ...”
What is being gifted? What gets in the way?
“"By high school, I’d more or less given up on the tedious process of making ...”
The art of developing creativity: are we all creative?
“ Is creativity a universal trait? Is creativity possible for any of us? Yes, it is a ...”
Reclaiming Creative Courage
“ Fear of writing or creating, fear of failing, fear of succeeding - fears of all ...”
Achievement pressure and the word salad breakdown
“The term "nervous breakdown" may be loose and non-medical, but still somewhat useful and descriptive.  ...”
Creative People: Robert Fritz on Believing vs. Creating
“Robert Fritz notes that most creative people do not always hold positive attitudes and thoughts, ...”
Jim Rohn on Emotion and Change
“In his article "The Four Emotions that can Lead to Life Change," personal development leader ...”
Resources on Creative People, Personality and Mental Health
“This long page includes a video of my online 1 hour presentation, plus multiple short ...”
Resources for Authors and Writer Entrepreneurs
“You may be a published author – or aspire to be one. Here are several ...”
Toxic Criticism and Developing Creativity
“Healthy criticism can help refine our creative talents and projects, enabling our pursuit of excellence. But ...”
Getting Beyond Too Deferential
“Do you hold yourself back in order to get along, make others feel good, or ...”
Viggo Mortensen on Art and Being Creative
“ “The function of artists is to keep people childlike in a positive way. To ...”
Anxiety relief - overcoming social phobia
“If fear of rejection has led you to distance yourself from people, especially groups, there ...”
Does life have to be Boot Camp?
“"Does life have to be Boot Camp?" is a question posed by Jamie Lee Curtis ...”
Developing Creativity: Resource Links
“In researching articles for my various sites, I come across many helpful resource sites and ...”
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 ...”
Matt Weiner, Lili Taylor, Carl Jung on using our subconscious
“What lies beneath our usual waking consciousness provides so much of the material we can ...”
Nerds. Is it OK to have a beautiful mind?
“A review by The Week magazine of the book “Nerds” notes the term was used ...”
Developing Creativity: Three Part Harmony with SARK
“Susan Ariel Rainbow Kennedy, better known as SARK to millions of fans worldwide, is a ...”
Social Media and the Holiday Blues
“By Rose Haywood Social media has provided us new ways to come together on a variety ...”
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 ...”
Gifted, Talented, Misunderstood: 10 Misconceptions About Gifted Adults
“In her article "10 Misconceptions About Gifted Adults", Jane Macondo sheds some light on why ...”
Peak performance requires stress relief
“A newspaper story reports: "The brain images of the stressed medical students gave the inside ...”
Coaching Business Secrets
“Ali Brown on her free Coaching Business Secrets report: "I’ve included a ton of specific information ...”
Cutting and high sensitivity
“One of the hallmarks of being creative is sensitivity. But for many people, that sensitivity ...”
What You See Is What You Believe
“By Adam Mortimer How many things in your life, right now, could you be blind to ...”
Intuition: powers and perils
“Gut reaction, hunch, instinct, nose, presentiment, second sight - the ability to gain understanding outside ...”
Sidewalk Psychiatry: personal growth for pedestrians
“A public art project created by designer Candy Chang, Sidewalk Psychiatry "encourages self-evaluation in transit ...”
Beliefs and self-deception and the cold water study
“Our beliefs can have a profound impact on our health, personal development and how well ...”
What do you do with your intensity?
“ Many talented actors, musicians and other performers have the venue and "permission" to use their ...”
Ken Wilber on Eckhart Tolle and liberation
“In an interview, Ken Wilber commented about spiritual author Eckhart Tolle, who became especially well-known ...”
Self-Esteem Declines Sharply Among Older Adults
“Medical News Today Self-esteem rises steadily as people age but starts declining around the time of ...”
Alan Alda on a life of meaning
“In a recent Tavis Smiley Show interview, Alan Alda talked about his search for meaning: "I've ...”
Scarlett Johansson and Eric Maisel on stage fright
“Scarlett Johansson says she feels panic when she thinks about performing her songs live. The actress ...”
Maybe your idea of fun isn't mine
“ As introverts, we may not have the same values or interests in "fun" activities as ...”
Change is good - and messy and challenging
“There is no option to change, of course, as philosophers - and life itself - ...”
Ten Tips For Relieving Anxiety
“HealthNewsDigest. "Garden variety" stressors aside, it's no wonder anxiety is our nation's number one mental ...”
Passion Fuels Creative Expression
““Whatever it is, I have to really love it – that’s what’s important to me. “I ...”
Not like the others?
“One of these things is not like the others, One of these things just doesn't belong, Can ...”
Milla Jovovich: "Inspire yourself"
“"As a model, a lot of girls think, ‘I can just show up and be ...”
Emotions both enhance and impair higher cognition
“A study reported in the journal Psychological Science concluded that watching funny videos on the ...”
Anxiety and the Amygdala
“A news article reports, “The amygdala is known to be involved in social anxiety, posttraumatic ...”
Traumatic Childhood, Creative Adult
“Halle Berry said she recalls being terrified that her violent father, who physically abused her ...”
Creative collaboration
“The wry and witty TV comedy series "30 Rock" (starring and created by Tina Fey) ...”
What’s wrong with goal-setting?
“By Kenneth W. Christian, Ph.D. Listen folks. Talking about goals won’t get you there any more ...”
Cheryl Richardson and Alanis Morissette on High Sensitivity
“"Self-Care for the Creative Soul" was a retreat March 2nd-6th, 2014, at Miraval Resort in ...”
Go ahead - watch funny videos
“From Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science, via ScienceDaily: People who watch ...”
An Intense Inner Pressure to Create
“In her book, Mary-Elaine Jacobsen quotes some insightful comments by Annemarie Roeper (founder of the ...”
A great artist can come from any background
“"In many ways, the work of a critic is easy. We risk very little yet ...”
Any more chocolate than my limit causes anxiety
“From article Confession: Anxiety Cause Revealed, by Jen Crippen. Why is it that when we know ...”
Is doing the best you can always good?
“ Mel Schwartz is a psychotherapist whose work is focused on evolving consciousness and the transformative ...”
Creative People and Mental Health: Self-Injury
“ “It’s like having a drink. But it’s quicker. You know how your brain shuts ...”
New Year's resolutions and HSPs: change and intuition
“Everyone can experience emotional challenges when it comes to making life changes, but those challenges ...”
Emotional intelligence and/or high IQ
“"Academic intelligence has little to do with emotional life... people with high IQs can be ...”
Intuition - real/unreal, helpful/risky?
““Back and forth, we must switch between intellect and intuition, between rational, objective knowledge and ...”
Srikumar Rao on our mental chatter
“Srikumar Rao, PhD conceived the course "Creativity and Personal Mastery" - the only business school ...”
Molly Gordon on inner and outer transformation
“Molly Gordon is a certified business coach “dedicated to helping independent professionals and artists reconcile ...”
Stop Whining And Get Back To Work
“Writer Elizabeth Gilbert (“Eat, Pray, Love”) relates the story of a friend of hers, “an ...”
Creativity to fend off madness
“"Everybody's a mad scientist, and life is their lab. We're all trying to experiment to ...”
The Creative Adult is the Child Who Survived
“ "The Creative Adult is the Child Who Survived" - From the facebook page of Artizen ...”
Eric Maisel on distraction addiction
“Creativity coach Eric Maisel, PhD points out the insidious attraction of what he calls "special ...”
Feeling like an impostor, a fraud
“ "Sometimes I wake up in the morning before going off to a shoot, and I ...”
Be Your Own Therapist
“ Trauma takes many forms, and has different levels of impact on our mental health for ...”
The upside of our dysfunctions
““So many good things have happened to me because of how unhealthy I’ve been mentally.” The ...”
Getting Past Fear of Failure
“By Kenneth W. Christian, Ph.D. Three fears lead directly to underachievement: fear of failure, fear of ...”
Martin Seligman on positive psychology and flourishing
“From Parade magazine: In his new book, Flourish, positive-psychology guru Martin Seligman looks beyond happiness and ...”
Eric Maisel on his course "Your Life in the Arts"
“Creativity coach, therapist and psychologist Eric Maisel, PhD is author of more than 30 books ...”
Louise Bourgeois: A Balance Between Extremes
“Her creative work can be "psychologically disturbing, sexually loaded and wickedly funny" according to an ...”
Natalie Goldberg on accessing our energy in writing
“"All the other rules of writing practice support that primary rule of keeping your hand ...”
Leonardo DiCaprio: a "crazy kid"- and maybe overexcitabilities
“Leonardo DiCaprio was amazing in What's Eating Gilbert Grape? (1993), portraying a teenager with mental ...”
Amber Tamblyn on her gifted character on TV series “House”
“Amber Tamblyn comments about her character Martha: "I think you're going to see someone who has ...”
Brainwave entrainment: Rest for our teeming mind
“Many creative and high ability people experience “an abundance of physical, sensual, creative, intellectual and ...”
Robert Epstein on the teen brain
“In an article, psychologist and editor Robert Epstein, PhD asks, "We blame teen turmoil on immature ...”
James Ellroy: "Crazy suppressed s--- came out and blew up in my face."
“From article "How James Ellroy lost his mind," The Week, October 8, 2009. In 2001 the ...”
Finding courage: Fear and panic and going positive, not going under
“We live in stressful times What with all the political, social, economic and personal challenges we ...”
Take A Creative Leap
“Cynthia Morris is a teacher, creativity coach and author. She says, "It's my life's work ...”
Unconscious decisions and intuition: Tim Burton and neuroscience
“Much of what we do, including our creative motivation and work, comes from or is ...”
Renaissance People Don't Want to Choose Only One Career
“Many multitalented people are accomplished and active – even exceptional – in more than one area ...”
Mary J. Blige on being more happy
“According to a news article, musician Mary J. Blige "loves her fans and, deep down, ...”
Creative Visionary Philip K. Dick
“A Science Channel documentary noted the writing of Philip K. Dick inspires research in "physics, ...”
Thinking of important stuff like money - and underpants
“Much of the writing on this site - mine included - can get pretty serious. Often, ...”
Big c and little c creativity: everyday creative experience
“Art can be insulated and considered as precious - something only official artists do. In her ...”
Jack Canfield on how thinking can sabotage us
“ "Sometimes you've got to let everything go... purge yourself. If you are unhappy with anything... ...”
Sensitive and stressed? Jenna Forrest on calming holiday stress
“ "Is there anything you dread about this holiday season? Do you have fears, anxiety or ...”
Creative thinking - creative mindfulness
“ Creativity coach and therapist Eric Maisel, PhD notes the word mindfulness stands for "the nonjudgmental ...”
Don't Worry, Be Happy. Mostly.
“The lyrics of Bobby McFerrin's song include: Don't worry. It will soon pass, whatever it is ...”
Depressed Creativity
“In her article Depressed Creativity, nochnoch (Enoch Li) admits that, like many people, she never ...”
The Artist’s Unconscious
“By Cheryl Arutt, Psy.D., a clinical psychologist in Los Angeles, specializing in creative artist issues, ...”
Managing Depression Releases More Creativity
“"I only know that summer sang in me a little while, that in me sings ...”
Why bother being authentic?
“ Two of the key elements in personal growth writings and programs are self-knowledge and self-acceptance. ...”
Developing creativity by nurturing divergent thinking
“Divergent thinking is one of the defining qualities of creative and high ability people. While ...”
Creative People Shouldn't 'Tone It Down'
“By Cynthia Morris Sarah Bernhardt I’ve been accused of being ‘too much’ all my life. Too loud, ...”
Ego and Spirituality and Personal Growth
“ Does our ego serve us, or can it hinder our personal development? Eckhart Tolle says "one ...”
If it's hard to do that proves I'm stupid. Beliefs and personal development
“In his article Changing Beliefs, Douglas Cartwright writes about "a biggie – changing toxic and ...”
We do not fear being called meticulous
““We do not fear being called meticulous, inclining as we do to the view that ...”
Our Greatest Untapped Resource
“By Cynthia Morris I have encouraged creativity for years, believing that it is essential to all ...”
Reduce how you compromise yourself by dealing with anxious thoughts
“"The equipment used in connection with this operation will consist of the following items: 1 ...”
Therese J. Borchard on her journey in treating depression
“"When you're in the midst of depression, that's the scariest thing — it seems that ...”
Multiple Talents, Multiple Passions, Burnout
“"I must have been crazy to have donned so many hats." Jennifer Westfeldt Many multitalented people ...”
Eckhart Tolle on the dimension within
“Eckhart Tolle comments: "There’s nothing wrong with doing new things, pursuing activities, exploring new countries, meeting ...”
Keeping positive about our darker edges
“ "Life's just much too hard today / I hear ev'ry mother say / The pursuit ...”
Lisa Nichols on authoring the new pages of your life
“ "Many people live as if their future equals their past or their past equals their ...”
Creativity and the Highly Sensitive Personality
“By guest author Lisa A. Riley, LMFT Creatives often feel and perceive more intensely, dramatically, and ...”
Getting Beyond Impostor Feelings
“Many talented and creative people experience impostor or fraud feelings and beliefs about themselves, despite ...”
You're intense, complex, and driven because you're gifted
“ Author Mary-Elaine Jacobsen writes about the experience of being exceptional: "To feel like an outsider, to ...”
Creativity and Life: The Thriving Online Conference
“The "Science of Thriving: At Work and In Life" online conference featured presentations by more ...”
Some saw me as a person with rare insight, others thought I was crazy.
“Those kinds of mixed reactions are not so unusual for exceptional, gifted and talented ...”
Why worry? Does it help us at all?
“A college roommate of mine who was perhaps even more anxiety-prone than I was at ...”
Brad Swift: from near suicide to a life of purpose
“In his book Life on Purpose: Six Passages to an Inspired Life, Brad Swift quotes ...”
The Edge of Madness: Black Swan and Artistic Expression
“In another outstanding post, cognitive psychologist Scott Barry Kaufman includes a wide range of material ...”
Dark Chocolate as Antianxiety Drug
“  Chocolate could have a calming effect on our anxiety. An ounce and a half a day ...”
Deal With Anxiety To Be More Creative
““How to start? I’m hungry. I should get coffee. Coffee would help me think…” One form ...”
Keeping the turmoil in your art - not your spirit
“ "One must still have chaos in oneself to be able to give birth to a ...”
Isaac Asimov: What is intelligence, anyway?
“ Quotes by Isaac Asimov from his article What Is Intelligence, Anyway? All my life I've been ...”
Avoid holiday stress with "9 Holiday Depression Busters"
“In her article, 9 Holiday Depression Busters, Theresa Borchard shows how to keep stress levels ...”
Joan Chittister: our souls grow in increments and insights
“"The search for perfection, like a mite under the skin, goads us and drives us ...”
Take Me to Pandora, or The Positive Psychology of Avatar
“By Louis Alloro, Positive Psychology News Daily I want to travel to Pandora, the fictional planet ...”
Many talented people use or abuse drugs
“Psychologist and creativity coach/author Eric Maisel, PhD declares: "The artist is often a drug and alcohol ...”
The Conscious Pursuit of Personal Growth
“ "You will either step forward into growth, or you will step backward into safety." – Abraham ...”
Key Lessons for Creative Dreamers
“"Stop being patient and have fun, instead. This is the only real reason there is ...”
Creative Thinking Without Thinking
“ Much of the Talent Development Resources series of sites is about creative thinking: exploring perspectives ...”
Abandoning or Missing Creative Fulfillment
“ “The practice of any art isn’t to make a living, it’s to make your soul ...”
George Vaillant on Meaning - find your purpose with your heart & mind
“George Vaillant, MD, author of a number of books including Spiritual Evolution, notes in his ...”
Taking care of ourselves to be more creative
“"For the person who's ready to change, to grow, to look at things that challenge ...”
Creative People and Madness [Slideshare presentation]
“ A number of mental health challenges and myths relate to creative people. For example, director Tim ...”
Self-limiting beliefs and business success
“Excerpted from article Marketing Strategies: 7 Tips to Creating Success From the "Inside Out" By ...”
Rethinking Creativity and Depression
“Some five hundred years ago, mood disorders were considered to be based on an imbalance ...”
David Shenk on the clichés about "giftedness"
“David Shenk is author of "The Genius in All of Us" and says "The public ...”
Alanis Morissette on using pot for creativity
“Musician Alanis Morissette has sold over 60 million albums worldwide, including Jagged Little Pill. She is ...”
Performing without too much perfection - or anxiety
“Many talented actors and other performers experience "jitters" - which can be helpful up to ...”
Shamed and Unashamed - Overcoming Low Self Esteem
“Bad to the bone Psychiatrist Michael Lewis, author of the book Shame: The Exposed Self, considers ...”
Author's glow: David Sheppard on creative inspiration and objectivity
“ As a writer in the middle of my first novel, I experience swings from ...”
Bryce Dallas Howard and Ron Howard on the inspiration of still photography
“Project Imagin8ion, was a user-generated photo contest that inspired a Hollywood short film, titled "When ...”
Mistakes Can Fuel Creativity
“How do you think about mistakes or failures? Many of us want to “get things right” ...”
Terri Levine on how to lessen anxiety
“By Terri Levine : "The anxiety I am talking about is that suffered by everyday workers, ...”
Eric Maisel on anxiety and developing creativity
“"Only a small percentage of creative people work as often or as deeply as, by ...”
Developing Creativity: Max Ehrman; Elizabeth Olsen; Julia Cameron
“Many artists express ideas about developing creativity that can be helpful to other creative people. ...”
Disarming the brain's fear response
“Fear and anxiety can keep us from pursuing dreams, exploring creative projects and in other ...”
Successful People Who've Struggled with Psychiatric Disorders
“By Leslie Johnson Although it is somewhat of a media-influenced stereotype, the cultural image of the ...”
Unsociable, bored at parties, inner-directed, creative personality type
“Being unsociable, bored at parties or uneasy with people aren't qualities that always or necessarily ...”
Ten ideas on how to be more creative
“Perspectives of creativity coaches, psychologists and artists on how to develop creativity. Also view on Slideshare: ...”
Beethoven and Stress Induced Growth
“Two of the themes of positive psychology that make the field relevant are resilience and ...”
How to Take Criticism from Hurtful to Helpful
“By guest author Amber Hensley Even the best intentioned of people sometimes dole out criticism that ...”
Einstein, Elijah Wood and Other Non-conformists
“Lauren Bacall and her husband 'Bogie' often entertained their show-business friends at their home. Bacall was ...”
Growing a false self
“In his article How We Become Who We Are Not , Richard Moss, MD outlines ...”
Can self-esteem distort our personal development?
“Our self-concept, positive self-regard and simply confidence, are key influences on how fully we realize ...”
Personal growth development - Can we get out of our ruts and change?
“Being seduced by the comfort of routine and the known is one of the ways ...”
Making Meaning in Art: Alexis Smith, Eric Maisel
““I have a way to talk about whatever I want. And that’s more meaningful to ...”
Cate Blanchett and the Creative Life
“In an interview with Charlie Rose, Cate Blanchett talked about acting and working with Woody ...”
Our Shadow and Developing Creativity
“The movie Black Swan portrays some aspects of how the darker aspects of the shadow ...”
Entertainment psychology - the stress of fame
“Many creative and talented people choose to express themselves in performing arts such as acting ...”
Margaret Lobenstine on Mozart types and the Renaissance Soul
“In her article Telling A Ben Franklin From A Mozart, A Swan From A Duck, Margaret ...”
Can You Follow Your Passion?
“Just find your passion and get to work on creating your art or creative business ...”
Guided Imagery and Emotional Health
““Raking in a zen garden is one form of relaxation, but visual guided imagery is ...”
Janis Joplin: "Don't compromise yourself."
“"Don't compromise yourself. You're all you've got." Janis Joplin What reminded me of this photo and ...”
The Seduction of Cognitive Enhancement
“"It is estimated most human beings only use 10 percent of the brain's capacity. Imagine ...”
Jenna Forrest on transcending sensitivity
“Author and success consultant Jenna Forrest writes in her memoir Help Is On Its Way ...”
Crazy Artists; Mothers Can’t Be Artists, and Other Myths
“There are many distorted ideas about creators - including these: “Artists must be poor and sacrifice ...”
Why Self-Help Often Doesn’t Work
“By Morty Lefkoe How many times have you attended a personal growth workshop, or listened to ...”
Failure and personal growth development
“When something happens to us or we do something that can be called a failure, ...”
Eric Maisel on emotional mastery
“Psychologist and creativity coach Eric Maisel comments: "Mindfulness includes minding your emotions. If you know it ...”
The Lizard Brain and the Resistance
“The triune brain model of the nervous system (to simplify it) says we have a ...”
Miss Aniela: Bringing Dreams to Life With Fashion Photography
“ "Optimum creativity is a birth: it needs a plan and foreknowledge, but it needs time, ...”
Telling ourselves stories - true and not so true
“"When I was younger, I could remember anything, whether it had happened or not; but ...”
27 Tips For Navigating College As a Highly Sensitive Person
“In her article, 27 Tips For Navigating College As a Highly Sensitive Person, Andrea Runyan ...”
Joseph Gordon-Levitt on hitRECord and collective creation
“"That’s why we use the Internet and we put these projects that we do online, ...”
Kathryn Bigelow on the job of artists & the criticism of 'Zero Dark Thirty'
“"Depiction is not endorsement. If it was, no artist would be able to paint inhumane ...”
Alexander McQueen: genius, drugs, suicide
“Alexander McQueen was praised by many for his fashion design talents. He took his life ...”
Michelle Williams as Marilyn Monroe
“Her portrayal of the icon is earning praise from many reviewers. Claudia Puig writes in USA ...”
Distracting ourselves from creative work
““To begin…To begin…How to start? I’m hungry. I should get coffee. Coffee would help me ...”
Forging Your Path As An Entrepreneur
“Pamela Slim is the author of books including "Escape from Cubicle Nation: From Corporate Prisoner to ...”
Claire Danes and Temple Grandin on Autism and thinking differently
“"My visual thinking gives me the ability to 'test-run' in my head a piece of ...”
Depression As An Adaptation
“ According to The National Institute of Mental Health, approximately 21 million American adults, or about ...”
You Can Heal Your Life - the Louise Hay video
“Author Gregg Braden says, “I was working as a defense systems computer engineer during the ...”
Filling your time with meaning
“ "Drawing is sort of therapy for me. I draw in between film shooting sessions, I ...”
Intuition, authenticity, anxiety and creativity
“Many actors, writers and other artists talk about using their intuition, about exploring identity and ...”
Resistance to change
“By Cat Robson. Why do I sometimes feel so at odds with myself about making changes ...”
Feeling Crazy as a Highly Sensitive Person?
“ Being highly sensitive can include strong reactions to environmental stimuli such as electromagnetic radiation. An article ...”
Director Ang Lee, Introvert
““He is so sensitive and the way he directs you is so silent.” Actor Adil Hussain, ...”
Can we be too perfectionistic?
“ By Cat Robson Painter Elizabeth Murray comments, "When I'm in the studio working, I reach a ...”
What we know for sure that just ain't so
“"Knowing that you don't know is the first and most essential step to knowing, you ...”
Stage Fright and Fear of Public Speaking
“Many actors, musicians and other entertainers report they experience stage fright. But making a speech or ...”
Robert Genn on Melancholy, Art and Happiness
“ Excerpts from article Art and Happiness, by painter Robert Genn : In the recently published ...”
Dealing With Our Critical Inner Voice
“Our self-critical thinking can hinder personal growth and creative work. One form it can take is ...”
Laurie Anderson: Be something different every day if you want.
“Laurie Anderson is one of my favorite multitalented artists, with creative skills in many directions. Here ...”
Valerie Young on the Expert Trap
“In her article How Much Do You Need to Know Before You're an Expert?, career ...”
Artists and Addiction
“"Let's just say I needed a cocktail when we finished that day." Amy Adams was referring ...”
Abraham Maslow and Humanism - how to be self actualized
“Our extraordinary potential Humanism may be summarized as "any system or mode of thought which emphasizes ...”
Enhancing Creative Success
“Psychologist Heidi Grant Halvorson talks in the audio clip below about the prevalent idea of ...”
Alan Alda on being a nervous wreck - and liking it
“"Fear can make you come up with strengths you didn't know you had." Alan Alda explains ...”
Raising gifted kids: helping kids cope with intensity and giftedness
“Like many gifted children, my childhood was peppered with incidents of parents and other adults ...”
The Islanders - A Fable by Idries Shah
“ Excerpts from The Islanders - A Fable The insular society became more and more complex, and ...”
Ashley Judd and working in creative flow
“In an interview about acting in her film "Bug," Ashley Judd described the state of ...”
Creativity and Asperger’s
“Can Asperger’s Syndrome or related conditions include neurological differences and qualities that enhance creativity? A page ...”
Harry Potter and positive psychology
“In a BBC Radio interview, Stephen Fry asked 'Harry Potter' author J.K. Rowling about "not ...”
The Creativity Conference with David Burkus
“ Host David Burkus is author of the book The Myths of Creativity. He summarizes the online ...”
Beyond the Chaos
“By Edith Johnston PhD LPC I have lots of ideas.  I am intelligent and inquisitive with ...”
Neil Gaiman On Writing
“"I will eventually grow up and get a real job. Until then, will keep making ...”
Jim Rohn on Doing the Remarkable
“You can do the most remarkable things, no matter what happens. People can do incredible things, ...”
Michele and Robert Root-Bernstein on Teaching the Creative Process
“In one of their Psychology Today posts, the Root-Bernsteins declare: "Teach how knowledge is made ...”
Memory training for increasing brainpower
“Excerpts from article: "A new study has found that it may be possible to train people ...”
Learned Helplessness, Self-Limiting and Happiness
“"Don't compromise yourself. You're all you've got." Janis Joplin One form of compromise we may face ...”
Anxiety Erodes Attention and Academic Performance
“ScienceDaily — "The effect of anxiety on academic performance is not always obvious but new ...”
Embracing Our Exceptionalities, Eccentricities and Sensitivities
““I think being different, being against the grain of society, is the greatest thing in ...”
Being different and "too sensitive"
“Winona Ryder starred in the film based on Susanna Kaysen's novel "Girl, Interrupted" and thinks ...”
Steve Jobs: Intensities, Obsessions, Creativity
“Excitabilites or unusual intensities in five areas: psychomotor, sensual, intellectual, imaginational and emotional, are personality ...”
Attitude and personal growth - "Choose to see what is viable for yourself"
“From article: Stuck? You May Have Eyes Wide Shut Syndrome, By Valery Satterwhite "I've been ...”
Dysrationalia: defects in real-world intelligence
“Try this simple test: "Jack is looking at Anne, but Anne is looking at George. ...”
Being out and celebrating our authentic selves
“"For a long, long time, I really tried to be something I'm not, somebody who's ...”
Sylvia Rimm on Perfectionism in the Gifted
““I was at dance school doing about 35 hours practice a week until I was ...”
Feeding our spirituality with fantasy films
“ "The creative process shrivels in the absence of continual dialogue with the soul. And creativity ...”
Deepak Chopra on healthy longevity
“"He received the highest honor in his field, the Pritzker Prize, months after his 80th ...”
Daring to write fiction: interview with Susan K. Perry
“Interview by Douglas Eby A social psychologist, Susan K. Perry is also author of many articles, ...”
Awakening the Inner Sense – Some Methods and Meditation Objects
“From article:  Awakening the Inner Sense – Some Methods and Meditation Objects, By Floco Tausin. What ...”
Eating disorders, body image and perfectionism
“Are actors and other performers at greater risk for body image issues and eating disorders ...”
Dyslexia and Creativity
“Erin Brockovich commented about the famous Hinkley, California vs PG&E lawsuit featured in the movie ...”
Brian Tracy on Cultivating Self-Esteem
“Personal growth and achievement leader Brian Tracy writes about the importance of positive self-regard : "Your ...”
Regulating Emotions to Develop Creativity
“Cheryl Arutt, Psy.D. is a licensed clinical psychologist, specializing in creative artist issues, trauma recovery, ...”
Masi Oka on intelligence and expectations and stereotyping
“Masi Oka has an improv background and computer science degree, and worked for George ...”
Using personal interests to relieve daily stress
“From article Are You Suffering From Cumulative Stress?, by Bertil Hjert, author of the Panic ...”
Jonah Lehrer on the Science of Creativity & Innovation
““I have always spent most of my time staring out the window, noting what is ...”
Bill Harris on cognitive development
“"Unless you can be aware of something, you can’t be moral about it, feel something ...”
Are Creative Brains Different?
“Some research concludes “Artists have structurally different brains compared with non-artists." But with the flood of ...”
I want some more. Our thirst for vitality.
“"I want some more." That is Kirsten Dunst as new vampire Claudia in the movie ...”
Celebrity and narcissism
“Narcissism may show up as a sense of entitlement, and feeling of immunity from normal ...”
Happiness research gives hope in a dispiriting zeitgeist
“Learning to be happy "It's almost as if this happiness stuff has anticipated the hard times ...”
High Ability, High Sensitivity, High Anxiety
“"All forms of self-expression that tap into curiosities, talents or deeply held interests, when pursued ...”
Can being unrealistic about ourselves be good?
“Brain/mind researcher Jill Ammon-Wexler comments about self-concept: "It's commonly assumed that normal, well-adjusted people have realistic ...”
Self-esteem and expressing our talents
“Our concepts about identity and self-worth, and how we regard and value ourselves, may have ...”
Living More Fully and Creatively Without So Much Inner Static
“As creative people, we may experience higher intensity emotions, imaginations, sensitivity and thinking. But we ...”
Gifted, Talented, Creative, Anxious
“Michele Kane, Ed.D., gave a presentation on Stress and Anxiety: Helping Gifted Kids Cope – ...”
The creative personality - "Mad Men" creator Matthew Weiner
“The excellent TV series "Mad Men" is a drama about the lives - both inner ...”
Publish your expertise to help people
“Share your expertise effectively to help others. Millionaire expert marketing leader Brendon Burchard notes, “Information marketing ...”
More aware of our inner entities
“"Both sides of me were in dead earnest; I was no more myself when I ...”
Ways to Turn Your Passion into Profits
“By Ali Brown As entrepreneurs, one of our most important duties is keeping our minds open ...”
Unlocking Your Creativity - By Brian Tracy
“"Creative thinking can be stimulated by two things; intensely desired goals and pressing problems. "Your creative ...”
Better Thinking: Cognitive Training
“One piece of good news is that using the Internet, particularly searching the Web, can ...”
Thoughts are just thoughts
“"Sometimes I've believed six impossible things before breakfast." - The White Queen in "Through the ...”
Living a more balanced life
“How can we make our lives less stressful, yet still productive and creative? In her article ...”
Improve Your Self Esteem and Reduce Your Fears
“By Bertil Hjert. It is important to examine that which you fear... We are so consumed ...”
Elaine Aron: Is high sensitivity the same as giftedness?
“In one of her newsletter articles, Elaine Aron addressed the differences between giftedness and sensitivity, ...”
Thinking Differently
“In addition to contributing to the global impacts of his company and its products, Apple ...”
Embracing Our Creative Abilities and Inspirations as Gifts - Part 2
“ This idea of viewing our talents as gifts reminds me of the book "Enjoying the ...”
Be More Creative
“This series of posts on "How To Be More Creative" offers articles, books and other ...”
Developing creativity - some quotes on fear
“Fear may be a barrier for many of us, getting in the way of realizing ...”
Higher IQ but still with challenges
“Victoria Cowie, 11, scored 162 on the adult admission tests for Mensa, above the ...”
Hiding Behind a Mask
“Who we seem to be as a public persona may be a useful fiction, helping ...”
Eliminate negative beliefs: Morty Lefkoe on self-esteem beliefs
“From post: "It’s Not Your Parents’ Fault" by Morty Lefkoe on his blog. One of the ...”
Adventure and challenge and seeking
“"It is in the compelling zest of high adventure and of victory, and in creative ...”
Chris Howard on limiting belief systems
“Chris Howard writes in his article Program Yourself to Prosperity "The reality that you accept is ...”
Woman interrupted: misdiagnosis and medication of sensitivity and giftedness
“By Cat Robson. What makes creative and highly sensitive people accept, and even welcome, a ...”
How President Obama can help you become a great singer
“By Brandon Brophy In the light of President Obama's historic election win, we can find a ...”
Being Shy, Introverted or Highly Sensitive in the Arts
“Many actors, writers and other creative people are considered shy or introverted or highly sensitive. ...”
Can Tetris or other games enhance your brain?
“From Your brain on Tetris, The Week magazine, Sep 25, 2009 Playing Tetris, the classic computer ...”
Develop Your Creativity by Staring Out the Window
““I have always spent most of my time staring out the window, noting what is ...”
Spirituality and Creative Expression
““The creative process shrivels in the absence of continual dialogue with the soul. And creativity ...”
Adora Svitak on developing creativity: We need 'childish' thinking
“In his article Practice Being Like a Child, Jim Rohn advised: "Learn to be curious ...”
5 First-Hand Tips To Become A Productivity Star
“By Nadina Lupu Nowadays, you simply have to be productive. In school, at work, in your ...”
Positive Obsessions Help To Be More Creative
“Creativity coach Eric Maisel thinks obsession is a more or less necessary element of creative ...”
Tama Kieves on inspired desire and new directions
“Tama Kieves is an inspiring example of someone who has overcome the pressures to keep ...”
Artists and Censorship
“In addition to endless ways we can self-limit and self-censor our creative expression, there are ...”
The mind's potential - Josh Waitzkin: The Art of Learning
“Josh Waitzkin was a National Chess Champion as a boy, and the subject of the ...”
Creative Talent: Genetics, A Muse, Or Hard Work?
“How we think about having and developing abilities can have a strong impact on actually ...”
Connecting with our tribe
“A summary of the book: Tribes: We Need You to Lead Us by Seth Godin ...”
Daniel Tammet on Labels and Intelligence
“An author with autistic savant syndrome, Daniel Tammet thinks the astounding abilities he has, such ...”
Dealing With Our Fears
“"Openness doesn't come from resisting our fears but from coming to know them well." Pema ...”
Protect Yourself at Dysfunctional Family Gatherings
“Coach and author Suzanne Falter-Barns notes that "Not all of us are blessed with families ...”
Developing Creativity: Limiting Ourselves With Myths
“"Artists must be poor and sacrifice their well-being for their art." "Artists are 'bad' at marketing." "Artists ...”
Living and Creating: Fear Is Not A Disease
“What we call fear may really be excitement: emotional and physiological arousal. Creativity coach and author ...”
The Multitalented Seth MacFarlane
“Seth MacFarlane, an Academy Awards host, was "a serious singer and musician who’s sold out ...”
Managing Our Emotions To Be More Creative
““I would burst from all of the emotion inside.” How do you work with your strong ...”
Matt Cardin on the Daimon and the Genius
“Matt Cardin is a horror writer, teacher, and musician-composer. Below is an excerpt from Chapter ...”
Susan Smalley: ADHD is beneficial to humanity
“Susan L. Smalley, Ph.D. is a Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences ...”
Kids and creativity in the classroom
“By Cat Robson When I was a kid I was constantly criticized for daydreaming by my ...”
Surprised to be gifted: the inner world of unrecognized giftedness
“By Cat Robson In her post "to my surprise..." on her site Temporary Reality, "neighbor" wrote ...”
The Psychology of Music and Success as a College Student
“By Mike Simmons Back in grade school, I can remember my father lecturing me not to ...”
Divided attention spans and creativity
“"It's hard to focus. It's hard to have a conversation without checking the iPhone. It's ...”
Creativity for Smart People
“By Steve Pavlina. According to a well-known stereotype, left-handed people such as myself are supposedly ...”
Seeking our calling - the hero's journey to be self actualized
“Diane Dreher, author of Your Personal Renaissance: 12 Steps to Finding Your Life’s True Calling, ...”
Tony Hsieh: Be smart and talented, not egotistical
“"What the world needs is more geniuses with humility; there are so few of us ...”
Developing creativity: still seeking out beauty
“By guest author Shelley Berc.  "We are all born creative, curious, and hungry to explore ...”
Creativity and Motivational Orientation: The Psychology of Achieving Creative Potential
“By guest author Alexis Bonari The entity of creativity and the ways in which it is ...”
What is our rush?
“"It is also good every so often to go away and relax a little for ...”
Creative and rejected: Stephen King and others
“You can hoard creative work, keeping it hidden from others, and some people do just ...”
Where do ideas come from? Malcolm Gladwell reads from What the Dog Saw
“This is an excerpt from the audio book version of What the Dog Saw: And ...”
Develop your creativity by dealing with ‘negative’ realities
“By Cynthia Morris, CPCC It would be nice to believe that the life of a creative ...”
Multipotentiality: multiple talents, multiple challenges
“One of the myths of high ability, multitalented people is they can choose whatever personal ...”
Finding The Beliefs Underlying Our Problems
“A profile by the Institute of Noetic Sciences notes that Morty Lefkoe "made a series ...”
Hale Dwoskin on why “Positive Thinking” fails to build lasting personal growth
“Hale Dwoskin is the author of the New York Times bestseller, The Sedona Method: Your ...”
Getting High Doesn't Make You Creative
“Beethoven reportedly drank wine about as often as he wrote music, and was an alcoholic ...”
Creating accesses our emotions - both light and dark
“"I think we ought to read only the kind of books that wound and stab ...”
Can we do self-improvement too much?
“"The principle is competing against yourself. It's about self-improvement, about being better than you were ...”
Underutilized Talents, Too Many Aptitudes
““The difficulty for me is that I’m interested in so many different things. I could ...”
Driven by giftedness to know more and express more
“Others have sometimes labeled my insatiable curiosity as obsession, and my energy and drive to ...”
Cheryl Arutt on Mental Health and Creative People
“Clinical psychologist Cheryl Arutt specializes in trauma recovery and creative artist issues. In our audio interview, ...”
Stammering as an opportunity
“Following her acclaimed role in The Devil Wears Prada, Emily Blunt developed her character of ...”
Gifted adults in the workplace: Nerds or heroes or misfits
“By Cat Robson I've always been embarrassed by my history on the job. So many failed idealistic ...”
Developing multiple talents: what about savant abilities?
“An autistic savant, Daniel Tammet can recite more than 22,000 digits of pi from memory. ...”
Ginny Ruffner: "That bad time made me more creative."
“Many people face challenges in their lives they not only overcome, but are able to ...”
Developing Creativity: Visual Thinking
“"I may think in pictures, but first I write everything out in words." Brian Selznick Brian ...”
Embracing our positive abnormality
“ "Several people warned me about Tim Burton. He is decidedly eccentric, they whispered, totally wrapped ...”
Fretting about mediocrity
“ Talented, by Hugh MacLeod - "Only Talented People Fret About Mediocrity" "One of my favorite cartoons ...”
The Smart Gap and Our Brainpower
“Psychologist and creativity coach Eric Maisel describes the pain of contemplating intellectual or creative work ...”
Pablo Casals and pursuing perfectionism
“It can be a delicate balancing act to actively pursue excellence without getting stymied by ...”
Dealing with perfectionism: how about being disappointing?
“Being perfectionistic may be an attempt to be seen as superbly competent, and it can ...”
Georgia O'Keeffe: "I have things in my head that are not like what anyone has taught me..."
“"I have things in my head that are not like what anyone has taught me...shapes ...”
Highly Sensitive People: Preparation, Performing, Perfectionism
“With something like twenty percent of us being highly sensitive, that means there are many ...”
Vera Farmiga on getting spiritually tipsy from Annie Dillard
“Actor Vera Farmiga chose Pilgrim at Tinker Creek By Annie Dillard as one of the ...”
The pluses and not so pluses of hypomania
“In developing his book "The Hypomanic Edge: The Link Between (A Little) Craziness and (A ...”
Polanski: Should artists get a morality hall pass?
“Many artists are eccentric, contrary, even offensive, subversive or transgressive. Living on the edge in behavior ...”
Shyness, the amygdala and anxiety
“Being shy may not be uncommon for children, but when it endures for us as ...”
Being a perfectionist - is it a vice or asset?
“Perfectionism is for many people an aspect of being gifted and multi-talented, and can be ...”
Anna Paquin and others on realizing multiple talents
“Many people make use of their abilities and achieve satisfaction in life by becoming focused ...”
Does feeling like a failure mean we are failures?
“One definition of failure is an event or action that does not happen the way ...”
Gifted in the workplace
“From article Giftedness in the work environment, By Noks Nauta, Sieuwke Ronner. "Gifted individuals possess many ...”
Gordon Parks: a Renaissance Man
“Gordon Parks (1912-2006) was often referred to as a Renaissance man, as noted in an obituary ...”
More room in the brain
““I hope I’m becoming more eccentric. More room in the brain.” Musician Tom Waits Being eccentric – ...”
Creative obsessions: Adam Savage and Stanley Kubrick
“Is the kind of obsession many artists have with their creative work a mental health ...”
Knowing ourselves - What is that about?
“ The Oracle of Delphi in Greece was visited by people seeking answers about the ...”
TalentDevelop on Pinterest
“ Pinterest is "A content sharing service that allows members to 'pin' images, videos and other ...”
Your Life in the Arts - Part 2
“In his course Your Best Life in the Arts, creativity coach Eric Maisel, PhD provides ...”
Fools and whackjobs and angels
“"Angels fly because they take themselves lightly." GK Chesterton That is a quote Therese Borchard uses ...”
Highly sensitive personality: normalcy and wholeness
“In her book The Highly Sensitive Person, Elaine Aron, PhD notes that the subject of ...”
Crossing the threshold into new creation
“"As creator and innovator, one is required to prove the commitment to one's pursuits, the ...”
Talented women underestimating or stifling their abilities
“High Intelligence Specialist Deborah L. Ruf, Ph.D. comments in her book Losing Our Minds: Gifted ...”
Reclaiming Our Creativity
“How can we successfully hold on to the creative thinking and passions we had earlier ...”
Beatrix Potter: artist, scientist, environmentalist
“ “Beatrix Potter was a dutiful Victorian daughter who grew into a plain-spoken and determined ...”
Envy and Your Creative Life
“Envy is an insult to oneself. Yevgeny Yevtushenko Envy is human nature. Monica Bellucci A simple dictionary ...”
Caffeine and Creativity
“Caffeine can help enhance thinking and creativity for many people, but there are cautions about ...”
Personal growth development - Are goals good?
“Writer and therapist Pam Johnson points out there is value in achieving goals, because "Even ...”
Brainstorming and Creative Thinking
“Writers J.R.R. Tolkien, C.S. Lewis and others discussed religious and literary ideas and their own ...”
The Complexity of the Creative Personality
“Researcher Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi includes in his books and other writings descriptions of the diversity and ...”
Being Creative and A Mother
“How does being a mother affect a creative woman, especially someone engaged in a career ...”
Don't Hold Yourself Back From Being Creative Over Feelings and Thoughts
“"Now I don't have any particular wisdom to impart to you people, except to say ...”
Changing your career
“By Emma Carey Do you feel stale, depressed and dread every Monday morning? You’re not alone. ...”
More than feeling passionate
“Many people may find the advice to “Find your passion” to be useless or even ...”
Anxious thinking about our abilities
““I still have pretty much the same fears I had as a kid. I’m not ...”
Can Depression Help Us Be More Creative? Part 3
““The creative process shrivels in the absence of continual dialogue with the soul. And creativity ...”
How Teachers are Boosting Creativity
“By Brian Jenkins It's difficult for students to be creative in bare, boring, lecture-based classrooms; stimulating ...”
Study Drugs Run Rampant and Wreak Havoc at Colleges and Graduate Schools
“By Valerie Harris Feeling fearless in the face of obstacles is one of the main reasons ...”
Childlike creativity: Nurturing Your Creative Mindset
“By Cat Robson When I was a child I was always trying to act as grown ...”
Failure and personal growth and achievement
““You may have a fresh start any moment you choose, for this thing that we ...”
Fear and anxiety and being more creative
“"I don’t want to go to work with my eyes closed. I want to wake ...”
Grit and perseverance mean more than talent and high aptitude
“"Even Mozart’s early abilities were not the product of some innate spiritual gift." That comment is ...”
Activating The Best Within Us
“"The greatest achievements in life are only possible if we can activate the best within ...”
Tama Kieves on claiming our potential with joy
“Tama Kieves is an honors graduate of Harvard Law School, who "left her law practice ...”
Brilliant innovation and extraordinary contributions from gifted adults
“ Dr. Mary-Elaine Jacobsen writes about challenges for gifted adults, particularly in the workplace and ...”
Lily Cole and gifted kids being bullied
“Lily Cole (actor, "Snow White and the Huntsman"), last year achieved the academic honor of ...”
Performing at our best: Telesummit on Mental Toughness
“The Mental Toughness Summit 2012 Online podcast presentations by multiple "Thought-Leaders And Role Models on Extraordinary ...”
Marilyn Monroe: Her complex Inner Life - Part 2
“> Continued from Part 1 ~~~   This poster is for the 2012 Cannes Film Festival. An image ...”
The Cognitive and Brain Bases of Creative Insight
“Video: Where Ideas Come From: The Cognitive and Brain Bases of Eureka! Moments Mark Beeman, Neuroscience ...”
Marketing Yourself And Your Creative Work
“How do you think about being creative versus the business aspects of a creative career, ...”
Change Doesn’t Have to Be Difficult
“By Morty Lefkoe Imagine that you had been doing something a certain way for a long ...”
Developing Creativity: Creative Pros and Creative Entrepreneurs
“Video: The Creative Team of the Future "Developed by The Creative Group in partnership with the ...”
Multitasking is really task-switching. Some people are good at it.
“Can we really multitask effectively? Keep "many plates in the air"? Most of us try, with ...”
Creative Paths and Influences
“There is no GPS for the creative life; the pathways we may follow are too ...”
Developing Creativity: the Julia Cameron Live online program
“Julia Cameron Live online course and artists’ community: From the program site: "As author of The Artist’s ...”
Caffeine and anxiety and productivity
“Like other stimulants, caffeine can help improve creativity and productivity, up to a point. But ...”
Achievement and/or Procrastination
“ "You wait until the last minute to buy Christmas presents. You put off seeing the ...”
The Self-Employment Telesummit
“A testimonial about an earlier Telesummit: I love that you are talking about self-employment rather than ...”
Should You Combine Your Many Passions or Choose One?
“By Marie Forleo Are you one of those people who have a lot of passions and ...”
Those Dream Jobs Don’t Just Happen, They’re Created
“A Los Angeles Times headline today reads: Bernanke sees a jobless 'crisis'. Here is an excerpt ...”
Diversifying in a Challenging Economy
“ What if you aren’t getting the acting jobs you want, or the writing assignments, or ...”
Marie Forleo on Living in the Moment
“"I don’t know if any entrepreneur ever feels like they truly made it, because entrepreneurs ...”
Dilbert: "I Like to Think I'm Creative"
“ ~~~ Creativity researcher Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi, PhD (pronounced me-high chick- sent-me-high) explains in his article The Creative ...”
Realizing multiple passions
“Many multitalented people explore and implement a variety of interests in multiple fields. One example is ...”
Incubating Innovation and Creativity
“One of the theoretical four stages of creativity (along with preparation, illumination, and verification), incubation ...”
How to Control Your Anger
“Stephen A. Diamond is a licensed clinical and forensic psychologist, and author of the book ...”
The Creative Personality: Ambition and Envy
““I want to be the most famous writer alive and the greatest writer ever.” T. ...”
Questions to Jumpstart Your Dream Career
“By Allison Maslan As a life and career coach, I’ve helped thousands of people discover a ...”
Overcoming creative anxiety: Eric Maisel on fear of success
“Eric Maisel provides helpful ideas about fear vs anxiety over success. He wrote: Hello, everybody: Yesterday I ...”
Link With Love - respect intellectual property
“"It is our goal to inspire positive change in the way art, photography, design, words, ...”
Brainsets and Creativity
“Creativity researcher Shelley Carson, PhD uses the idea of ‘brain set’ in her book Your ...”
The Mental Toughness Summit
“ .. Here is an excerpt from Renita Kalhorn's interview with Pamela Slim: .. The Mental Toughness Summit "The ...”
Being a Right-Brainer in Business
“Coach, artist and entrepreneur Jennifer Lee is author of the book The Right-Brain Business Plan, ...”
Rich Schefren on Strategic Profits
“Rich Schefren has been featured on media outlets like The Wall Street Journal, Newsweek, ...”
Pursuing your passions toward a fulfilled life
“One of the ways we can energize our ambitions and more fully use our talents ...”
Personal development - Ignoring critics and failure
“"You ain't goin' nowhere, son. Better get y'all job back drivin' a truck." Grand Ole ...”
Happy If We Think We Are
“"You’re happy if you think you’re happy.” Gretchen Rubin How much of our happiness and satisfaction ...”
Extra Intelligent or Extra Intense
“In her Foreword to the book "Enjoying the Gift of Being Uncommon" by Willem Kuipers, ...”
Achievement, Anxiety, Amygdala
“After he saw his parents go from winning a state lottery to being bankrupt and ...”
More mindfulness, less anxiety
“A recent news story reports on growing evidence for the effectiveness of mindfulness therapy, which ...”
Creativity Is Sexual
“Deepak Chopra once commented: "Creativity is ultimately sexual - I'm sorry -- but it is!" Other people ...”
School and your creative growth
“Einstein reportedly was expelled from school for “undermining the authority of his teachers and being ...”
How Can a Jack of All Trades Be Master of Most?
“By Angie Dixon I love the myth of the Jack of All Trades. Well, not exactly. I ...”
Hypnosis and enhancing creativity
“A number of therapists and others think hypnosis can help creative people improve thinking and ...”
Sofia Coppola on being a “dilettante” and enhancing creativity
“Talking about the topic of her movie "Marie Antoinette," director Sofia Coppola once commented, "You're ...”
Psychology Degrees: What's Available?
“Psychology Degrees: What's Available? By Brian Jenkins Psychology is a very broad field with many possible areas ...”
Taylor Swift: Precocious Talent and Self-determination
“Taylor Swift On Feminism “As a teenager, I didn’t understand that saying you’re a feminist is ...”
Emma Watson on the personal growth value of college
“Emma Watson is a Brown University sophomore. She says, "This college experience is really important to ...”
Being "scattered" and proud of it
“Gordon Parks was often referred to as a renaissance man, as noted in an ...”
Steve Pavlina on self-limiting beliefs and benefiting from The Lefkoe Method
“"I believe I can fly; I believe I can touch the sky; I think about ...”
Geek Respect or Backlash? Is There an Airhead Supremacy?
““I realized that acting smart or talented in school made me sound like a geek ...”
Hostile environments for creativity – corporatism & fundamentalism
“Controlling, or attempting to control, how creative content and other forms of information get distributed ...”
How an Online Education Motivates and Improves Your Psyche
“By Carrie Oakley Online education has redefined our lives in more ways than one – it ...”
Mental illness and creativity: singer songwriter Meg Hutchinson on bipolar disorder and medications
“Many creative and gifted people have been diagnosed at some point in their lives with ...”
Can anxiety be positive?
“"As Beckett said: 'You're on earth, there's no cure for that.' Klimt and his circle ...”
Get creative: Functioning at your creative best
“The apparently whimsical and unpredictable nature of my own creativity often has me wondering just ...”
Coping With Anxiety at Work
“Many workplaces and jobs can be exciting, creatively stimulating and emotionally rewarding, and a means ...”
Enhancing the creative experience: how to deal with your inner critic
“The internal vision I have of my novel seems so superior to what I've actually ...”
Self-limiting beliefs and developing your talents
“One of the keys to developing our talents is believing in our abilities and competence. Chris ...”
Work creativity strategies: How to get creative on the job
“Many work environments seem designed to hamper our individuality and creativity. But there has to be ...”
Janet Attwood on making a living doing what you love
“Janet Attwood: In our society, people have been taught that you can’t make a living ...”
Creative meaning: Eric Maisel on Self-actualization
“Entelechy is another term for the force that motivates and guides us toward self-fulfillment. Whatever ...”
Eric Maisel on Banishing Perfectionism
““You need to play the notes correctly,” she said in a small voice. “Of course.” I ...”
You're smart enough for a PhD. Where's your career? Or even a job?
“When I achieved a Master's degree about twenty years ago, a PhD (or other doctorate ...”
Getting it right: Stifling our innate desire to experiment
“ "If it's worth doing it's worth doing well." Sounds good, but does the pressure ...”
Ready for Self-Employment?
“The photo is Blake Mycoskie, founder of TOMS Shoes - a company that gives a ...”
Shyness, Introversion, Sensitivity - What's the Difference?
“Shyness, introversion and high sensitivity may share some qualities, and they can overlap and interact, ...”
The Science Of Emotional Intelligence
“Medical News Today notes "It's a hot-buzz topic that covers everything from improving workplace performance ...”
Your business as artist entrepreneur - the smARTist program
“The Art Career Conference Home-Study Edition includes audio downloads and CDs (plus written transcripts) for ...”
Kendall SummerHawk on success for the woman entrepreneur
“Marketing Coach Kendall SummerHawk says about choosing a niche for a business: "Ladies, here’s the ...”
Ken Robinson: Do schools kill creativity?
“This video of a talk by Ken Robinson - "Do schools kill creativity?" - is ...”
Coptic Cantors and neurotypical savants
“Savant abilities are part of the experience of a small proportion of people with autism, ...”
Motivational Quotes Ahead - Proceed With Caution
“This video of inspirational quotes is from Simple Truths - which has many other short ...”
Posit Science Brain Fitness Programs
“"Our eyes, ears, and other sensory organs constantly send information to the brain. Our brains ...”
Do we all have genius? Does it get drummed out of us?
“"Everyone is born a genius, but it is drummed out of us almost from the ...”
High Sensitivity and the Undervalued Self
“Being highly sensitive can be a beneficial trait in many ways, such as enhancing creative ...”
Eric Maisel on grandeur - creative inspiration from our heart
“Eric Maisel: We need grandeur to survive. As everyday creative people and as artists, it ...”
Creativity researcher James C. Kaufman on the "ten year rule"
“James C. Kaufman is a creativity researcher and Associate Professor of Psychology at California State ...”
Coaching for entrepreneurs: Kendall SummerHawk on letting go to grow
“Kendall SummerHawk is “an expert in business coaching, branding, and marketing for self-employment success.” In this ...”
Are Introverts More Creative?
“In her post Are Introverts More Creative than Extraverts?, Elizabeth Wagele writes about how this ...”
Rehabilitating the muse
“By Matt Cardin. After having fallen into semi-official disrepute among the mainstream Western literati and intelligentsia ...”
The DSM and pathologizing human experiences and giftedness
“Many people have been helped by professionals who make use of the labels and categories ...”
It takes more than talent to find your true potential
“"Talent will out." If that old aphorism were really true, those with the highest potential ...”
Charlotte Gainsbourg: MRI scans and vulnerability
“As part of her recovery from a water-skiing accident and brain surgery, actor and singer ...”
Seth Godin on Quieting the Lizard Brain
“"What you do for a living is not be creative, what you do is ship," ...”
Visualization, protective dragons and higher achievement
“There is a famous example in the field of sports psychology about the power of ...”
Ethan Hawke - multiple talents, and striving for best
“"If you're going to spend a life in the arts, you need to be infused ...”
Daniel Day-Lewis: staying in character, being in flow
“"The best moments usually occur when a person's body or mind is stretched to its ...”
Elizabeth Gilbert on fear and creativity and mental health
“ In her famous TED conference presentation "Your elusive creative genius" below, writer Elizabeth Gilbert addresses ...”
Eccentrics and wild cars take to the road in "Automorphosis"
“ Filmmaker Harrod Blank grew up in the isolated Santa Cruz mountains of California, without a ...”
Maximise Your Time in 2010
“By guest author Errol Michael Henry. Potential makes reference to future possibilities for success — but ...”
Tim Burton on nurturing his unique creative vision
“His films are always satisfying and exciting on multiple levels, and I'm looking forward to ...”
Mystical Brain: Exploring our potential for physical & spiritual healing
“The film Mystical Brain reveals the exploratory work of a team from the University of ...”
Creative excellence, censorship and frontal lobes
“ Does it enhance creativity to be concerned with what other people think? In his post Creativity ...”
Lady Gaga on being like nobody else
“"When I say to you, there is nobody like me, and there never was, that ...”
"Glee" actor Amber Riley on rejection and body image
“Amber Riley is one of the dynamic actor-singers on the musical/comedy series Glee. She recalls ...”
High aptitude achievement: Is entertainment a worthy endeavor?
“A critic once described the mind of Jonathan Miller as "a turmoil of sizzling wires, ...”
Fergie on choosing music over Harvard and her drug use
“A London Times article notes that Stacy Ann Ferguson and her group the Black Eyed ...”
'Twilight' as a positive psychology film: Edward and self-control
“In a scene in the movie "Twilight," Edward (Robert Pattinson) is telling his love interest ...”
Challenges of auditioning
“Lea Michele ("Glee"): "For my last callback, I got into this terrible car accident pulling ...”
Caroline Myss on healing
“Author Caroline Myss says that healing is not only physical - "it is also a ...”
High ability people and career choices
“From article There are choices! Making choices: a gifted case report, By Noks Nauta Kitty did well ...”
Hilary Swank and Emotional Excitability
“Most people experience strong feelings occasionally, unless they are depressed. But for some, their emotional ...”
Dacher Keltner on positive emotion and living a good life
“Dacher Keltner (PhD in Social Psychology, Stanford University) has worked with Paul Ekman, and is ...”
Developing our talents: the Growth Mindset
“The growth mindset In her book "Mindset: The New Psychology of Success," Stanford psychology professor Carol ...”
Do you love your job?
“Jonathan Mead and Steve Pavlina write about the kinds of attitudes, mindsets and self-limiting beliefs ...”
Dee Wallace on changing our limiting beliefs
“"Saying what you want while holding energy against it doesn’t work.  That is what most ...”
Developing creativity - love and sex and our creative mind
“Our creative motivations and projects are based in some of our most primal passions, such ...”
And Now for Something Completely Different: The Ig Nobel Winners
“"The Ig Nobel Prizes honor achievements that first make people laugh, and then make them ...”
Video training for coaches by Terri Levine
“Terri Levine of the Coach Institute is offering a series of free videos on how ...”
Developing creativity with less thinking, more being
“Our creativity can benefit from cutting down on unessential rational thinking. The following video includes ...”
Judith Orloff, MD on intuition versus fear
“ In her article How to Tell the Difference Between Fear and Intuition, Judith Orloff, M.D. ...”
Brad Swift and Dee Wallace on purpose, ego and creating
“This audio clip is from the Living & Working On Purpose show, hosted by Brad ...”
The smARTist Telesummit - Art Career strategies
“ The smARTist Telesummit Package Professional Keynote Presentations on a range of critical Art Career strategies by ...”
Freeing yourself from pressure - Brad Swift on purpose and simplicity
“In Through the Looking-Glass, the Red Queen "takes Alice on a wild run through the ...”
Advice from Successful Entrepreneurs - video interviews
“Valerie Young, Dreamer in Residence at ChangingCourse, joined Yanik Silver and Maverick Business Adventures on ...”
To develop talents and even a new vocation, keep exploring your interests
“Collecting stuff - both physically and mentally - can fuel our creative work and motivation, ...”
Developing multiple talents: 5 year old singer, actor Kaitlyn Maher
“ From article: At 5, singer hits high notes in her career, by Catherine Cheney, Los ...”
SelfGrowth video: Change Your Life in 5 Minutes or Less
“ Quotes from SelfGrowth page for the video : "We all know that there are brief events ...”
Barriers to personal growth and development: Barbara Sher on resistance
“ Video: "What stops you from doing what you love? It's a survival mechanism called Resistance, ...”
Developing multiple talents - Late Bloomers
“From article Late Bloomers-Why do we equate genius with precocity?, by Malcolm Gladwell. Genius, in the ...”
Leadership personal development: Confidence counts more than competence
“From article: Confidence Wins over Smarts, by Robert Goodier, Scientific American Mind New research shows leaders ...”
video: Healing Rhythms - technology to enhance relaxation
“ // Click player to visit Healing Rhythms site. Also see articles: Using Biofeedback at Home, by ...”
article: Relax - It's Important in Eliminating Anxiety
“From article: Relax - It's Important in Eliminating Anxiety, Panic Attacks and Stress!, by Bertil ...”
Psychologist Michael Britt on The Incredibles, American Idol and self-esteem
“Psychologist Michael Britt talks about the topic in one of his PsychFiles podcasts, titled: "How ...”
J.K. Rowling on creative imagination
“ J.K. Rowling spoke in her Harvard Commencement Address (2008) about the power of our imagination ...”
Brian Tracy on building self confidence
“In his article The Keys to Self-Confidence, Brian Tracy gives an example of someone who ...”
Morty Lefkoe on creating new possibilities with new beliefs
“Morty Lefkoe, creator of the Lefkoe Belief Process, notes that by changing or eliminating limiting ...”
Jim Rohn on bashing our inner enemies
“ In this clip, Dick (Jim Carrey) is feeling exuberantly self-assured after getting a promotion, and ...”
Vampires without and within
“What is it about vampires that is so exciting and enthralling? Are they merely fantasy ...”
Video: Causes Of Anxiety Attacks
““Anxiety is not a mental illness… no more so than smoking or alcohol abuse; all ...”
Dean Radin video on Intentional Chocolate
“ Dean Radin is Senior Scientist at the Institute of Noetic Sciences (IONS) - one of ...”
Being an unabashed nonconformist, rocking the boat
“Einstein’s concept that “time is relative depending on your state of motion” had been explored ...”
Enhancing creativity - a video with SARK
“TEDxFiDiWomen - SARK (Susan Rainbow Ariel Kennedy) - Succulence is Powerful Video presentation by SARK, author ...”
Amy Lyndon about actor training and achievement
“Coach and author Amy Lyndon comments, "I'm sure not too many people share my views ...”
Authentic marketing for entrepreneurs by Kendall SummerHawk
“In an article of hers, she asks, "What part of your personality do you most ...”
Our continuing fascination with creativity and madness
““Men have called me mad; but the question is not yet settled, whether madness is ...”
Documentary: "Who Does She Think She Is?"
“"This documentary film follows the trials and tribulations of five women artists, and how they ...”
Business self improvement for entrepreneurs by Laura West
“Laura West (Center for Joyful Business) shares in this video one of her marketing and ...”
Positive emotion and "Science of the Heart"
“ "Researchers have shown that the heart generates a mysterious and powerful electromagnetic field. In this ...”
Pamela Slim explains Excuses People Use To Stay at a Job
“Pamela Slim is author of Escape from Cubicle Nation. In a post she talks about ...”
Mindfulness and Developing Creativity
“ How can the practice of mindfulness help us be more creative? Creativity coach Eric Maisel, PhD ...”
Gail McMeekin on real success and to how find your true potential
“In her new e-book "Boost Your Creativity, Productivity, and Profits in 21 Steps," Gail McMeekin ...”
Laura Berman Fortgang on our quest for a meaningful life
“Laura Berman Fortgang relates a story about the Dalai Lama addressing a group of scientists ...”
Developing creativity - Hugh MacLeod says Ignore Everybody
“"I hope I'm becoming more eccentric. More room in the brain." Tom Waits In his post ...”
Terence Mckenna on personal growth development
“ Video: Terence Mckenna - Nobody is Smarter Than You Are Summary by video poster Gaia1986: "This ...”
Ali Brown on business success
“"Turn off that voice in your head that says, I already know that. Those are ...”
Brian Tracy on using negative optimism
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Pathways to Greatness, the book: Find your true potential
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Positive psychology puts the focus on using our strengths
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Entertainment psychology - Dennis Palumbo on creative people in Hollywood and narcissism
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Two child screwups: Anthony Hopkins and Ryan Gosling
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George Lucas: "You have to find something that you love enough."
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Indomitable perseverance and intention
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Solitude to grow an extraordinary life
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Suzanne Falter-Barns: "I chose to be a writer. Really chose it."
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