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Creative Thinking

Connecting to Our Senses

When we connect to our senses, we become alive. We become mesmerized, and everything else melts away. We become immersed and absorbed. It's as though we travel inside whatever we're paying attention to: We travel inside a bowl of made-from-scratch spaghetti, swimming in the fresh garlicky sauce. We travel inside the stars we're staring at. We travel inside the flower we're smelling, inside sweet jasmine or intoxicating gardenia.

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Tips for Training Your Focus

Checking email. Scrolling social media. Sending a text. Visiting a random website---or five.

These are small actions that can significantly muddy up our minds. They splinter our attention. They spark or perpetuate racing thoughts: We start thinking about all sorts of subjects and questions and concerns when we're supposed to be focused on writing or some other creative project. Am I going to the movies tomorrow with them? I need to return that email!...
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6 Ways to Cultivate Your Curiosity

I love this quote from Albert Einstein on the power of curiosity: “The important thing is not to stop questioning. Curiosity has its own reason for existence. One cannot help but be in awe when he contemplates the mysteries of eternity, of life, of the marvelous structure of reality. It is enough if one tries merely to comprehend a little of this mystery each day."

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