Creative Thinking

Solitude To Be Creative


Some forms of creative expression – such as acting and filmmaking – involve collaborating with other people. But a number of artists make use of isolation and do their best creative work alone.

One example: George Orwell chose to write “Nineteen Eighty-Four” (from about 1946-1949) while living in Barnhill (photo), an abandoned farmhouse on the isle of Jura in the Inner Hebrides.

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Consciousness

Deal With Energy Vampires To Be More Creative

"Energy is the key to creativity. Energy is the key to life." William Shatner
We need more than ideas to be creative, we need passion and energy. Being productive in most creative ventures takes ongoing motivation and resolve.

Some situations and people fuel our emotional energy, and some suck it away. How can we deal with that kind of energy drain?

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Creative Thinking

Be Normal or Be Creative

“I don’t know what ‘normal’ means, anyway.”
How does being unusual or eccentric in our viewpoints, thinking, personal style and other choices help us be more creative and innovative?

Karl Lagerfeld, the prominent fashion designer, photographer, publisher, and artistic director of Chanel, has very eclectic and unusual tastes in clothing – so I would consider him one example of an eccentric creator.

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Consciousness

Using Subtle Energy To Be Creative


In an article, Suzanne Falter-Barns quotes Deepak Chopra: "Creativity is ultimately sexual - I'm sorry -- but it is!"

Falter-Barns comments, "I couldn't agree more. I'd always had this sense that self-expression, passion and the stirrings of your soul were intertwined."

The field of "energy medicine" claims to understand and help people understand and make use of subtle energy, including chakras or energy centers.

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Identity

Barbara Sher: Having Many Interests Is Not a Disorder


Do you have a wide range of passionate interests, even "too many"? Maybe you have never "settled down" into a well-defined career. Maybe you think you have ADHD - and maybe you do, but you may really be what Barbara Sher refers to as a Scanner.

In her video below, she notes it may not be the best term, and there are others such as “Polymath,” “Renaissance Soul,” or pejorative ones like “Dilettante.”

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