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Imagination

Poetry at Stake

Tara Skurtu | Posted 02.09.2016 | Arts
Tara Skurtu

Poetry has the logic of memory, the spontaneity of dreams, yet is much like calculus--each line is, in a sense, an asymptote composed of and continu...

'The Good Liar,' A Conversation with Nicholas Searle

Mark Rubinstein | Posted 02.08.2016 | Books
Mark Rubinstein

Nicholas Searle grew up in Cornwall and studied languages at the Universities of Bath and Göttingen. After teaching for four years, he moved to London to join the Civil Service, holding a variety of positions dealing with security matters before going to work in a similar capacity for the New Zealand government.

The Key To Beautiful Writing: Your Reader's Imagination

William Kenower | Posted 02.02.2016 | Books
William Kenower

Writers and readers agree universally that we like beautiful writing, though there is not universal agreement as to which writing is beautiful and which is not -- a disagreement that is the true source of writing's beauty.

On the Impossibility of Teaching Creative Writing

Tara Skurtu | Posted 02.01.2016 | Arts
Tara Skurtu

Have you ever heard of a tipperau? This is the first thing I ask my composition and creative writing students when I walk into a classroom on day on...

5 Lessons for Creatives From David Bowie's Remarkably Imaginative and Prolific Journey

Chester Goad, Ed.D. | Posted 01.25.2016 | Arts
Chester Goad, Ed.D.

The news of David Bowie's death left a creative void for the music industry and admirers. Most fans around the world did not even know he had been battling cancer. Bowie lived a life of distinguishable, unparalleled oddity and artistry to the end.

Concentrated and Persistent Imagination: The Key To Changing Your life

Lisa Scott | Posted 01.27.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Lisa Scott

In your own bosom you bear your heaven and earth and all you behold. Though it appears without, it is within, in your imagination of which this world ...

The Importance of Playing Like a Kid

Jennifer S. White | Posted 01.17.2016 | Parents
Jennifer S. White

Snow appears through the window in spurts. I'm hoping that my husband will be home soon, so I'm hesitant to leave, even though the girls are clearly needing a change of scenery. Instead, I get a wild idea to break out the dress-up clothes that I bought for my oldest daughter probably two years ago -- before the baby was even here with us.

The 'Logos' in Mythology

Ali Z. Hussain | Posted 01.08.2016 | Religion
Ali Z. Hussain

It was 1998, I just migrated to the United States from Jordan with my mother to start a new life. As I reflect now on that time period, I realize that I had subconsciously sought a certain cultural trace in order to understand and appreciate America.

5 Things Your Kids Will Always Remember About You

Chester Goad, Ed.D. | Posted 01.08.2016 | Parents
Chester Goad, Ed.D.

Every moment is another chance to make a memory, and whether or not we realize it, we're creating good or bad memories every day, while indifferent moments just fade away. We all have regrets. It's never too late to make an unforgettable impact.

4 Traits You Need to Change Your Life

Marilyn O'Malley | Posted 01.04.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Marilyn O'Malley

What I know for sure is you can take an ordinary, boring, disappointing, and overwhelming life and turn it into a fulfilling, purposeful, happy, excit...

Daily Meditation: Song Of The Sea

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 12.28.2015 | Religion

We all need help maintaining our personal spiritual practice. We hope that these Daily Meditations, prayers and mindful awareness exercises can b...

Happy Holidays and Death to Old Men

Dr. Robert Lusson | Posted 12.23.2015 | Healthy Living
Dr. Robert Lusson

Sorry, this is not an article about murder. It's about faith, imagination, and the inevitable change that must proceed from conviction to belief. It'...

How to Grow a Writing Career

William Kenower | Posted 12.21.2015 | Books
William Kenower

Writing careers are not like many other careers, where there is at least the appearance of order and predictability.

Miraculous Writing: Learning to Trust Your Reader's Imagination

William Kenower | Posted 12.16.2015 | Books
William Kenower

I interviewed Bernie Siegel last week, a former surgeon and #1 New York Times bestselling author whose central message for the nearly two dozen books he's written is: Love heals.

What Acclaimed Authors Love About Writing

Mark Rubinstein | Posted 12.07.2015 | Books
Mark Rubinstein

Over the years, I've had the incredibly good fortune of interviewing many of the most widely-read novelists on the planet. I often (but not always) ask certain questions of each author. One of my favorites is: What do you love about the writing life?

On the Margins of Anthropology

Paul Stoller | Posted 12.02.2015 | College
Paul Stoller

Things are usually more creative on the margins, a notion that became evident during the recently concluded meetings of the American Anthropological A...

The Importance of the Empathetic Imagination

Mark Olmsted | Posted 11.30.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Mark Olmsted

We've all read these posts on Facebook, you know, the ones in which the updater not only proclaims a hatred of cancer, but wants you to share it on yo...

How My Imaginary Friends Saved Me

Tami Shaikh | Posted 11.29.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Tami Shaikh

"But I don't want to go among mad people," Alice remarked. "Oh, you can't help that," said the Cat: "we're all mad here. I'm mad. You're mad." "How do...

Why Imagination Is Our Strongest Weapon Against Climate Change

Kajsa Paludan | Posted 11.24.2015 | Impact
Kajsa Paludan

If our civilization was to disappear tomorrow, would you be able to say what the future world had lost? When you work to create a sustainable future, are you certain that your approaches serve life and people?

Drip, Splash, Pour: Jackson Pollock at MoMA

Miriam Ava | Posted 11.23.2015 | Arts
Miriam Ava

I'm still buzzing from the trip to planet Pollock. It's a world that's different and yet so close -- torrential in a familiar current. It's more than drip, splash, pour. It's ancient, modern, cosmic.

Year of Yes: 3 Strategies to Live Out Loud

Fatima Scipio | Posted 11.11.2015 | Entertainment
Fatima Scipio

What do you think would happen if you spent a whole year saying yes to opportunities that came your way? What if you said yes to things that worked for you and not against you?

A Trans Daydream

Mandi Camille Hauwert | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Mandi Camille Hauwert

A young girl wonders through her home, searching. She knows that it's here, somewhere. Walking into her parent's bedroom she sees it, shining, luminescent among the common cloth found in most closets. But this blue dress was special.

The Gift of Imagination

Karl Romain | Posted 11.02.2015 | Impact
Karl Romain

Consider this: everything is created three times. First in thought, then in belief and finally in manifestation. Look around you, pick an object like a chair or even a building. Before it was created, it existed first as an idea or a thought, in someone's imagination

Winsome Warriors -- Why Little Kids Love to Be Superheroes -- an Age of Healthy Narcissism

Laurie Hollman, Ph.D. | Posted 10.29.2015 | Parents
Laurie Hollman, Ph.D.

I look with joy and curiosity at a little four year old who struts in his red and blue Superman outfit that covers his skin head to toe or stands proudly in his ranger togs that include a cap, shirt, trousers and even polished leather boots! He's not even getting ready for Halloween.

Education in a Child's Best Interest

Susie Wolbe | Posted 10.26.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Susie Wolbe

Tony Wagner is an educator's educator and should be the hero of every parent whose child is going through the American education system. A former hi...