I had a dream of a strange city in the desert. I passed a man who said, "I am lost here! This is my home, but I cannot find my way." Because I could not find his way for him, I simply nodded and smiled.
Zetlin guides us in making every workday better, being more creative, and having better relationships through basic self-care practices like saying "no", working less, mindfulness, meditation breaks, breathing exercises, and power journaling.
Ugh! I've just lost four elves. Two thought we were doing the 12 days of Christmas and quit. Another is moving into the gig economy to drive for Grubhub. The last is ghosting me.
A thought experiment on what you might do when some things are just left hanging. Don't ask CheatGPT — this one's for you.
I've interviewed and written about creative people in all kinds of fields: What drives them? How do they get their ideas? Was using their imagination encouraged at home? What, and who, were their influences? Why do some people follow through with their inventions and others not? How does anyone reach their creative potential?
Ever wonder where the phrase "Velvet Elvis" came from? Or what "Black Velvet" means in the song sang by Alannah Myles? Both pay tribute to The King and capture the essence of his impact on the world of music and popular culture. But wait! There's more. See how weaving cheesy into something can easily make a game out of it.
Writing Down the Bones was the first book that made me feel like a writer. I've been gleaning inspiration from her work since I was first introduced to Bones in high school. Her unquenchable curiosity, thirst for juicy details, and unsparing honesty kept me coming back for more with Wild Mind.
Patricia J. Mosca
I know that it is probably not your birthday today, but you deserve to be treated a little special. Take time to celebrate the very unique person that YOU call YOU! Happy UN-BIRTHDAY!
When we look at creativity through the lens of "process", a common framework emerges as stages to research, develop, and implement ideas and solutions.
Preparation as the first step in Graham Wallas's Four Steps of Creativity engages you into pulling together an array of tools, knowledge, and resources as the beginning of the problem-solving process.
"Creativity is the very Essence of Life! Our beloved Earth, for example, wouldn't exist if not for the Gift of Creation. As Creator Beings, every moment of every day, we are creating our reality; thus it is so important to be aware of this and to strive to live more consciously, cooperatively and compassionately." —Roslyn Rus, Workshop Facilitator and Writer