Archives for February, 2016
What emotions and thinking may hold us back from being more creative?
The Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence article "Creativity, Emotions and the Arts" quoted in Part 2 talks about students holding back from being creative out of concerns "that people might think original ideas are silly" - but this kind of retreating from creative work can apply to us at any age.
An example might be Joss Whedon - one of my favorite...
Continuing her remarks for the Emotion Revolution Summit at Yale [see Part 1], Lady Gaga noted some of the approaches she has explored to deal with her anxiety and depression, and to enhance her emotional health:
"I take anti-depressant medication for it. I have tried to get off of it my doctor always tells me not to, that it's not safe for me to.
"Whenever I've tried to...
“I am the kind of person that feels so much that if I didn’t have acting (and music), I would burst from all of the emotion inside!” – Actor Gloria Reuben
“I don’t like emotions… For some reason I’m more comfortable in imaginary circumstances.” – Actor William H. Macy
Do you remember how much you felt and thought as a child? Probably a lot if you are creative, especially if you are gifted or...
"Who knows where inspiration comes from. Perhaps it arises from desperation. Perhaps it comes from the flukes of the universe, the kindness of the muses."