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A Few Short Rules on Being Creative

Thierry Dufay | Posted 08.14.2014 | Arts
Thierry Dufay

It takes courage to say I don't know, because not knowing can make you feel insecure and inferior. This is the paradox, you have to be confident enough to let yourself be insecure for you to be able to be creative.

Secrets From The Brains Of 13 Creative Geniuses

Fast Company | Jane Porter | Posted 07.11.2014 | World

In 1963, Nancy Andreasen was the first female tenure-tracked English professor at the University of Iowa. Soon after, her first book about the poet Jo...

Enhancing Creativity at Work -- It's Not What You Think

Jacqueline Carter | Posted 08.13.2014 | Business
Jacqueline Carter

When we open ourselves up to be more aware of our experiences, we create opportunities to tap into a much greater store of information outside the limits of our conscious conceptual awareness.

The Immense Value Of Creative Side Projects

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 05.29.2014 | Healthy Living

Children naturally love to play and explore and use their imaginations -- but as adults, we often get so sucked into work and the demands of daily lif...

How to Date the Muse: 5 Steps to Enduring Creativity

Miriam Ava | Posted 07.15.2014 | Healthy Living
Miriam Ava

The muse loves a life devoted to honoring your true self. She wants you to become who you are. She wants you to feel good. And when you feel good she'll want to hang out with you often.

Sleep Your Way To Creativity (And 9 More Methods For Better Ideas)

Belle Beth Cooper | Posted 06.02.2014 | Healthy Living
Belle Beth Cooper

If you're in the same boat, and you find it's difficult to remember what will improve your creativity and when you should do your most creative work, hopefully this list will help you get it all straight.

Need To Overcome Writer's Block? There's An App For That

Posted 03.10.2014 | Healthy Living

Oftentimes, being constantly distracted by emails, tweets, updates and alerts can take a toll on our creative thinking. But as distracting as technolo...

Where Does Creativity Come From?

Dr. Larry Dossey | Posted 02.15.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Larry Dossey

Although creative breakthroughs can be spontaneous, it helps if we open the door and assist the process.

6 Myths About Creativity

Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living

By Anna Davies for YouBeauty Made lunch out of the leftovers found in the fridge. Talked your co-workers into agreeing on a solution to a client pr...

The Point of Pointless

Stephenie Zamora | Posted 12.24.2013 | Healthy Living
Stephenie Zamora

When I go for walks outside or a drive in the mountains, I almost always return with new ideas, divine downloads in the form of blogs, poetry and talks, and inspiration to create something amazing.

The REAL Reason You Have Writer's Block

Posted 09.25.2013 | Healthy Living

We've all been there: Staring at a blinking cursor on a bright white screen, your brain as blank as the Word document in front of you. Creativity can ...

Carolyn Gregoire

How And Where Imagination Occurs In The Brain

HuffingtonPost.com | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 09.18.2013 | Science

"I am enough of an artist to draw freely upon my imagination," Albert Einstein once said. "Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is ...

Why Your Best Ideas Happen In The Most Unusual Places

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 09.08.2013 | Healthy Living

Last month, New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg shared some questionable advice on how to become successful at work: Don't go to the bathroom. "...

Carolyn Gregoire

How To Train Your Brain To See What Others Don't

HuffingtonPost.com | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 08.25.2013 | Healthy Living

Charles Darwin had one of the greatest "aha!" moments in all of history when writing his magnum opus On The Origin of Species. After reading a book wr...

The Secret To Being More Creative

Heidi Grant Halvorson, Ph.D. | Posted 07.01.2013 | Healthy Living
Heidi Grant Halvorson, Ph.D.

In his wildly popular 2006 TED talk, Sir Ken Robinson defined creativity as "the process of having original ideas that have value." Aside from being wonderfully succinct, this definition implies that any creative enterprise requires two key phases.

'Downton Abbey' Creator: Why My Friends Thought I Was 'Crazy'

Posted 02.20.2013 | OWN

By Julian Fellowes Four rules for getting creative: 1. Years ago, after I left Cambridge and went to drama school, my friends who were going...

Creativity And The Infinite Potential Of The Mind

Michael Neill | Posted 10.24.2012 | Healthy Living
Michael Neill

One of my favorite stories about the power of trusting the deeper intelligence behind the mind is of a consultant friend of mine who brought a new intern with him to a corporate mediation.

How To Tackle The Weed In Your Bed Of Roses

Cilla McCain | Posted 08.31.2012 | Healthy Living
Cilla McCain

When a writer gets an idea, it's like the planting of a stubborn seed. And if that seed takes root within, it refuses to be ignored, kind of like a weed in a rose garden.

4 Ways To Awaken Your Creativity

Bridget Nielsen | Posted 05.28.2012 | Healthy Living
Bridget Nielsen

The key is opening the door to creativity by inviting in curiosity and doing things that awaken the energy of excitement to keep things open and flowing.

9 Ways To Be More Creative

Scott D. Anthony | Posted 03.27.2012 | Books
Scott D. Anthony

Think about how much our world has changed over the past decade. Innovation has transformed the way we work, live, communicate, and play. The future promises even more change. Innovation might seem to be a force beyond our control, but it doesn't have to be.

How To Boost Your Creativity

Art Markman, Ph.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Art Markman, Ph.D.

We value creativity and are often justifiably proud of our most creative acts. So, when a research finding comes along that suggests an easy way to improve your creativity, you should sit up and listen.

Frustrated? Stuck? Put Yourself In Creativity Boot Camp

Gretchen Rubin | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Gretchen Rubin

I think the Boot Camp approach helps the creative process for several reasons, and it helps with all kinds of projects: finishing a photo album, a gardening project, a wood-working project.