In her post “A Little Weird? Prone to Depression? Blame Your Creative Brain,” Susan Biali, M.D. writes about a friend of hers turning her on to “The Creative Brain” by psychiatrist and neuroscientist Nancy C. Andreasen.
Biali says, “If you’re a creative sort, this book will make you feel blissfully normal in your strangeness.
“It was pretty much one big sigh of happy relief and recognition for me.”
She goes on to include some of her favorite highlights of the book, with comments. Here are a few excerpts:
1) “We cannot afford to waste human gifts. We need to learn how to nurture the creative nature.”
Every parent needs to know this. Every person who has a talent that they long to play with and develop, but thinks it’s silly or a waste of time or too late, needs to understand how important this gift is and understand its worth in their very cells.