Archives for January, 2017

Identity

Creative People – Mood Disorders and Misdiagnosis


“I’ve been accused of being ‘too much’ all my life. Too loud, too fast, too smart, too multi-talented, too audacious.

Writer, writing coach, teacher, and speaker Cynthia Morris continued,

“I’ve never been able to live according to that external standard of ‘just right’. Artists are often ‘too much’. It’s the job of the artist and writer to reflect what they see and feel.

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Anxiety

Dealing with an emotional storm


Emotions can "strike" us in response to many events - a catastrophic illness, sudden job loss, political upheaval - and we may experience more long term "storm systems" with feelings such as chronic anxiety.

How can we respond to these kinds of strong feelings in healthy ways? It is a crucial question for physical and mental well-being, and for a successful creative life.

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