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Write What You See
By Hank Kellner
If "one picture is worth a thousand words," can one picture also inspire a thousand words? Of course it can. That's why educators are becoming increasingly aware of the power photographs have to unlock students' imaginations and help them express themselves through written language. Whether you want to teach specific writing skills or simply to help students overcome their reluctance to write, you'll find that photographs are powerful teaching aids that can inspire students at all levels to create both expository and creative compositions. What's more, when you use photographs in your classroom, you can be as directive or as non-directive as you choose to be.
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Mermaids symbolize abundance, creativity, wisdom, and renewal. A journey through space and time to ancient Sumer will find Ninsaba, the mysterious Goddess of Creativity, Education, Fate, and Agriculture. Yemaya is an ancient African goddess of the sea who wards off despair with music, ritual, and celebration. LaFauna is an Earth and fertility goddess from ancient Greece. Learn more about these fascinating entities, their energies, and symbolism and how they can inspire and open you to possibilities.
Creativity & Inspiration
By Robert Alan Black, PhDHave you been walking, jogging, showering, dreaming, driving when Zap! Out of the Blue came an idea,a solution, a hint of an idea? Most of us have these things happen to us. Some of us pay attention to them and some of us turn them into solutions that often lead to great success and possibly fame. Yet the greatest percentage of us say "ho hum another strange idea" and let them go. There are many theories about why these happen such as: our muse(es) give them to us; God gives them to us; or our subconscious gives them to us after we have consciously worked very hard on a problem andfinally have let it go.
Creative Careers Interviews
By Molly Anderson-Childers
Chris Zydel, MA, founder of Creative Juices Arts and Painting From The Wild Heart has been leading groups her whole life (she is the eldest of eight children) and has been facilitating creativity workshops ever since she was eleven years old when she would organize the neighborhood kids and put on skits, plays and musical events! She has had no formal training as an artist but has led a wildly creative life and has never once regretted choices made by following her heart and her muse.
Writing from the Deeper Self
By Naomi Rose
Creativity often seems to be viewed as the ability to come up with a lot of out-of-the-box ideas ~ a brainstorm of ingenuity, a mental agility. And while it can include this, of course, creativity is so much more than this. It is, at its essence, a soul-thing. And since this is so, everyone has the capacity to open to and cultivate it, if they are called to. But like many realities of our deep nature, this can be invisible to people about themselves, and it also can be invisible to a larger culture ~ such as our own. And the effects and side-effects of this neglect can be far-reaching, even if we are not consciously aware of it.
Kaizen-Muse™ Body Blissmas
By Jill Badonsky, MEd
Self-help programs that passionately instigate positive change employ the act of thinking differently. They instruct us to think differently about: ourselves, the moment we are in, the world around us, our ability to manifest riches, the discovery of soul mate, our possibilities, our struggles, and on and on. Thinking differently is a vital ingredient of creative success since thinking differently IS creativity Health is another VITAL ingredient to creativity.
Rock Painting Tutorial
By Ernestina Gallina
Could anyone resist to these funny lovebugs? They make a beautiful gift and are a statement of love. Choose the model and color combination you wish from the photos to guide you through each step. Choose smooth rocks that through the years have been gently smoothed and molded into the shape of a small ball.
Premiums and Printables
By Chris Dunmire
Did you know memory-boosting exercises help improve brain function and positively impact your creative ability as you age? That's why so many sage people are addicted to puzzles like word searches and Sudoku! Here's a playful way to exercise your memory and boost your brainpower: Play my Tree-mendous Memory! game. It comes in two editions: Fall and Spring and can be downloaded in four different styles.
By Molly J. Anderson-Childers
You will not find too many children’s songs about healthy foods. I always hope this activity will inspire interest in eating salad. At least it inspires interest in pretending to be salad! Learning benefits of this activity include: Auditory memory (remembering musical cues to jump and clap); Cognitive development (colors); Curiosity; Fine-motor skills (clapping); Gross-motor skills (jumping); Imagination (pretending to be vegetables); Listening skills (waiting for their colors to be called); and Vocabulary (lettuce, onion, tomato, carrot).
By Orna Ross
Ever been told you are "too sensitive," "think too much" or are "too much of a perfectionist"? In a society that doesn't appreciate them, creative abilities can be labelled and experienced as liabilities, says Mary Taylor, LCSW, of the Creative Intelligence Centre. "Highly creative people often face a lifetime of hardship and psychological pain because they do not see themselves or their abilities clearly," says Taylor. "The abilities of highly creative people are frequently hidden under emotional, occupational and relationship difficulties." While the [creative] person is all too aware of their problems, they are often unaware of their abilities.