Nurturing Young Imaginations Individuality and "The Art Spirit" By Abby Connors One of the most important ways we can nurture creative thinking is to respect each childís individuality. But when young children seem to be running around in a million different directions, all we want to do is to have them settle down, listen, and keep their hands to themselves. Honoring each oneís individuality is not in the forefront of our minds most of the time. Itís essential, however, because children need to feel respected as individuals to become their most creative selves. Read more »
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Get Unreal: A Writing Exercise Are you a fiction writer? Do you struggle making your written word as real as possible? Does your story need to be realistic? Can this way of thinking squash your imagination? Part of the fun of writing a story is convincing your audience that the plot could happen within the framework of your book. Develop your Picasso within you!
Improve R&D Creative Output and Innovation Fully 50% of R&D scientists and engineers wrote that "other people" were the biggest help to their creativity at workgood work-place relationships. Another R&D scientist wrote that the biggest help to his creativity was when the boss left towna poor relationship. It's important for the R&D team leader to have good relationships with work-place subordinates. Question is: "What type of leader are you? What relationships do you foster?"
Are you a left-brain thinker or right brain person? You might be surprised to find out that your brain just might be switched with the logic side on the right and the creative side on the left or perhaps wired differently another way (savants). Find out how your mind works.
The Ultimate 'YES!'
I've been cutting out and giving away pages from Pattie Mosca's Permission Slips for almost two months in preparation for the books' official launch this week through Story People Press (congratulations, Pattie!).
Creativity Portal celebrates with Pattie with an interview about her creative journey and sample permission slips from her book that you can download, print, and use.
Although I've mostly retired from reviewing books, I wanted to enjoy and report on some field experiences with Permission Slips in my coaching practice because I know how beautifully Pattie, a fellow Kaizen-Muse™ creativity coach, helps others work through self-limiting habits and beliefs towards more possibility and self-care all great soil in which compassion and creativity thrives . . . for all of us. Read more »
Q: Why is creativity important to you?
A: Sewing, fabric art, finding new uses for old things, journaling, and music are essential to my well-being and peace of mind. I find joy and satisfaction in creation.
~ Peggy Titt, Special Ed Teacher
Write-Brain Exercises Sideways Glance By Bonnie Neubauer
Stretching our eyes, minds, legs, and hearts is very helpful to developing writing muscle!
I Do Not Compare Myself to Others Anymore By Pattie Mosca Artist, Writer, Author of 'Permission Slips for Your Heart and Soul'
My journey has taken me from a shy little girl to one who sees so many possibilities ... from never showing my work to anyone, to exposing myself in national magazines, and now a book.
Pictures in the Rear View Mirror Who's in Second? By Susan Hornfeld
In the mid- to late-60's every guy I knew was a car guy. And because popular music celebrated the hottest rides, women of the 60's were car hip, too. Permission Slips... For Your Heart & Soul UNLIMITED MISTAKES DAY By Pattie Mosca
How many times have you started a project only to abandon it because it felt like a mistake? Or because you felt it was already done by someone else? Or because you didn't feel it was "good enough"?
An Owner's Manual for Your Creativity Exclusive and Provocative Leak of Upcoming Book By Jill Badonsky
In an effort to replace Wikileaks as news leaker leader, Trixyleaks, has surreptitiously issued excerpts of Jill Badonsky's new book, The Muse Is IN: An Owner's Manual for Your Creativity.
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We think we are free, but we are bound by our fears and delusions by all of our self-made constraints.
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