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To identify and serve the unknowing gifted

To identify and serve the unknowing gifted

By Sara Harrier Over the decades, education and resources for gifted youth have made significant contributions to the education and mental health fields.  Many thinkers have shed light on not just the intellectual differences of the gifted, but on the unique personality traits and social-emotional needs of this population. And it’s been hugely liberating and […]

Depressed Creativity

Depressed Creativity

In her article Depressed Creativity, nochnoch (Enoch Li) admits that, like many people, she never thought she “had any creativity.” Here are some excerpts from the article: I equated creativity with artists, innovators, entrepreneurs, designers, fashion… I was none of that – until I sunk into depression last year. And over the course of a […]

Creative People Shouldn't 'Tone It Down'

Creative People Shouldn’t ‘Tone It Down’

By Cynthia Morris I’ve been accused of being ‘too much’ all my life. Too loud, too fast, too smart, too multi-talented, too audacious. I’ve never been able to live according to that external standard of ‘just right’. Artists are often ‘too much’. It’s the job of the artist and writer to reflect what they see […]

Creativity and the Highly Sensitive Personality

Creativity and the Highly Sensitive Personality

By guest author Lisa A. Riley, LMFT Creatives often feel and perceive more intensely, dramatically, and with a wildly vivid color palate to draw from, which can only be described as looking at the world through a much larger lens. Without a substantial filtration system firmly in place to screen out most of the busy […]

Do you have expertise to share?

Do you have expertise to share?

By Phillip Mountrose and Jane Mountrose Many gifted individuals have expertise to share and this may include you. The issue is how to make your expertise into a profitable business. Experts Academy with Brendon Burchard solves this problem. His goal is to turn you into a generously paid expert. As we all know, there are […]

Successful People Who've Struggled with Psychiatric Disorders

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 “mad genius” has stayed with us, and that’s because many of the qualities attributed to highly successful people (i.e. that they are crazy or insane) are quite true. Especially for those of us who are creative and active people, […]

How to Take Criticism from Hurtful to Helpful

How to Take Criticism from Hurtful to Helpful

By guest author Amber Hensley Even the best intentioned of people sometimes dole out criticism that can hurt your pride and flat out make you feel bad about yourself, especially if you put a lot of effort into what is being criticized. You don’t have to let criticism get to you, however, especially if you […]

Regulating Emotions to Develop Creativity

Regulating Emotions to Develop Creativity

Cheryl Arutt, Psy.D. is a licensed clinical psychologist, specializing in creative artist issues, trauma recovery, and other issues. She writes: Creating art has always been a way to channel emotional intensity. In a world where destructive acting out is all too frequent (and meticulously documented and sensationalized on the news and TMZ), sublimating painful feelings […]

How President Obama can help you become a great singer

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 vital tale that ought to be sewn into the hem of every singer’s story – the archetypal tale of the hero. For John McCain, Obama’s opponent, had everything that should have easily made him a president. He was a […]

When Personal Development Equates to Progress

When Personal Development Equates to Progress

By guest author Adrienne Carlson. One of the buzzwords we hear being bandied about regularly today is personal development. We’re all being told that we must do more to develop ourselves and become better people in the process, both professionally and personally. And in the quest for success and perfection, we try to exhaust all […]

Matt Cardin on the Daimon and the Genius

Matt Cardin on the Daimon and the Genius

Matt Cardin is a horror writer, teacher, and musician-composer. Below is an excerpt from Chapter Two: A Brief History of the Daimon and the Genius, in his (free) ebook: “A Course in Demonic Creativity” available at his site Demon Muse – “a blog about the creative daimon muse: what it is, how to meet yours, […]

Developing creativity: still seeking out beauty

Developing creativity: still seeking out beauty

By guest author Shelley Berc.  “We are all born creative, curious, and hungry to explore the world around and within us. “For a child, creativity is expressed in play and play is the way he learns. Life is just one big erector set that is to be snapped together and pulled apart in a thousand […]

Creativity and Motivational Orientation: The Psychology of Achieving Creative Potential

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 successfully brought to fruition have been studied extensively over a significant time period. Even prior to the twentieth century, researchers were fascinated by the psychology of creativity and its manifestation in different individuals. While much has been learned on […]

Multi-Talented but Under-Challenged?

Multi-Talented but Under-Challenged?

By Marie-Josée Salvas, Positive Psychology News Daily A good friend of mine could be the next Martha Stewart. In fact, let’s call her Martha. Martha loves to cook and does it beautifully. Guests that she entertains for dinner wow at the presentation, rejoice throughout the meal, and are somewhat embarrassed when it’s their turn to […]

Develop your creativity by dealing with ‘negative’ realities

Develop your creativity by dealing with ‘negative’ realities

By Cynthia Morris, CPCC It would be nice to believe that the life of a creative person is one long, happy adventure. But despite the freedom and satisfaction that can come from working as a creative professional, it’s not all fun. As a coach for writers, entrepreneurs and other creative types, I’ve seen the range […]

Social Media and the Holiday Blues

Social Media and the Holiday Blues

By Rose Haywood Social media has provided us new ways to come together on a variety of platforms and across cultures, but it may also contribute to feelings of isolation and even depression. According to a recent study from the University of Michigan, frequent use of Facebook in particular was identified as having a negative […]

Mothers with a rage to achieve

Mothers with a rage to achieve

Therapist Belinda Seiger, PhD says she has “known many gifted women who seem to possess what I refer to as the ‘rage to achieve.’ “They are constantly driven to learn, to create and to be intellectually productive even while raising young children.” Author Amy Bloom (photo; she is Writer-in-Residence, Wesleyan University) has commented on the […]

Are you waiting to feel creative?

Are you waiting to feel creative?

By Jenna Avery A chat with my Writer’s Circle participants inspired today’s post. So often we wait for the right conditions before we write or start our other creative projects. Although we’d like to imagine otherwise, waiting doesn’t get us very far. Are you waiting for the right mood to strike before you work on […]

Changing your career

Changing your career

By Emma Carey Do you feel stale, depressed and dread every Monday morning? You’re not alone. This feeling is only too common for a great many people who have found themselves stuck in a job for which they have little passion or enthusiasm and which they feel is slowly sucking the life out of them. […]

What You See Is What You Believe

What You See Is What You Believe

By Adam Mortimer How many things in your life, right now, could you be blind to because of a poor mentality? Discovering this truth truly unlocks the keys to personal success. The question then becomes, how can I actively cultivate the correct beliefs that will allow me to see the opportunities that I may be […]

How Can a Jack of All Trades Be Master of Most?

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 love to talk and teach about the myth of the Jack of All Trades Master of None, because I know that it is a myth. I love to watch what happens when someone realizes that Jack of All […]

Psychology Degrees: What's Available?

Psychology Degrees: What’s Available?

Psychology Degrees: What’s Available? By Brian Jenkins Psychology is a very broad field with many possible areas of specialization. Those looking to enter the field have a number options. However, regardless of the area in which one wishes to specialize, most positions require at least a Master’s degree. One choice when deciding on Master’s degree […]

How an Online Education Motivates and Improves Your Psyche

How an Online Education Motivates and Improves Your Psyche

By Carrie Oakley Online education has redefined our lives in more ways than one – it has made quality learning accessible to people irrespective of location, distance, cost and prior qualifications; it has brought education to us instead of making us go in search of this valuable asset; and it has made it much easier […]

Why Is Change So Difficult?

Why Is Change So Difficult?

By guest author Morty Lefkoe Why do so many people believe that they have to put in a lot of time and effort—and then need a lot of reinforcement—in order to produce a lasting change in their life? People hold this belief because they have tried unsuccessfully to change a variety of things in their […]

Rehabilitating the muse

Rehabilitating the muse

By Matt Cardin. After having fallen into semi-official disrepute among the mainstream Western literati and intelligentsia for a century or three, the muse/genius/daimon was resurrected and rehabilitated for a new era beginning roughly in the 1990s. Yes, Jung and the entire field of analytical psychology had valiantly championed the idea of the objectivity of the […]

Acting, emotion and personal growth

Acting, emotion and personal growth

“Guest author Carmen Lynne writes : “After spending the greater part of my life as an actress and performer, I became a therapist in early 2007. “While I still do a little bit of acting when I have a chance, I now mainly spend my time helping other people to fulfill their creative ambitions or […]

Maximise Your Time in 2010

Maximise Your Time in 2010

By guest author Errol Michael Henry. Potential makes reference to future possibilities for success — but offers no cast–iron guarantees concerning achievement. Secondly, the inclusion of the word latent infers that there is power available that has yet to be released. That is why people who are (allegedly) very talented have a greater likelihood of […]