Month: October 2012

How to Commit to Your Creativity | Creative Thinking

How To Commit To Your Creativity

Jennifer Johnson PhotographAs creative people, many of us struggle with commitment. Sure, sometimes the well runs dry and we struggle to generate creative ideas, but more often, we have so many creative ideas that we have difficulty committing to one and getting started.

We can get really creative about how we avoid creating-surfing the internet for “research,” checking Facebook to see what our creative friends and colleagues are doing, baking cookies, watching TV, talking on the phone-the list is likely endless.
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How to Commit to Your Creativity | Creative Thinking

Play And Profundity: Release Your Inner Creativity

Creativity DotsCreativity. What exactly is it? Where does it come from? Is it diving inspiration? Or does a synapse go off in some part of our left brain hemisphere that essentially says, “aha!”

Humans, as a species are naturally curious, driven, and innovative. But what happens as we become adults and matriculate into the greater world? Take on careers, families, responsibilities. Life seems to become for lack of a better word, humdrum.
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How to Commit to Your Creativity | Creative Thinking

Mind Mapping – MindMaple Review

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Mind Mapping – Are You a Mind Mapper?

A while ago I was contacted about reviewing “MindMaple” – a mind mapping product. Always excited to check out new things, I happily accepted the offer to review the Pro version, and I’m so glad I did!

While I dearly love to create mind maps, up until now I’ve been more of a fan of  using paper and pencil to create maps. The free mind mapping products I’d experimented with were  always too difficult. And if the free products were too difficult, I figured that the paid versions would be even worse.
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How to Commit to Your Creativity | Creative Thinking

Yoga, Ayurveda, and Creativity

Woman in warrior yoga poseI’m thinking of new ideas all the time. So much so that sometimes I can get spun out and exhausted. My wife, on the other hand, has a much easier time staying grounded and pacing her energy.  Though she’s not quite as quick with new ideas.

Ayurveda, the 5000-year-old medical system from India, often called the sister science of yoga, has a lot to say about my wife and me. According to Ayurveda, there are different types of people, and these different types have different strengths, challenges, and needs.
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How to Commit to Your Creativity | Creative Thinking

Theres A Light At The End Of Your Tunnel, Called Imagination!

Human Silhouette against light of tunnel exit photographImagine this. You’ve got this huge dream you just turned into an exciting accomplishment. You had a huge problem you turned into a beautiful masterpiece.

You had a giant obstacle you formed into a personal triumph, and now?.., you give a long stare at your prized possession and say, ain’t that just the cat’s pajamas.
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How to Commit to Your Creativity | Creative Thinking

Creativity and Happiness

Creativity DotsFor those who have been following my work for a long time, you know that I usually like to take a very holistic approach to happiness and mental health.

And one big part of that puzzle, to me, is creativity.
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