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Fear and Creativity: Robert Maurer and Elizabeth Gilbert


How does fear affect our lives and creative work? Should we even try to "get over" the experience of fear?

Actor Natalie Portman once commented: “Fear is intrinsic to everything you do as a creative person."

Robert Maurer, PhD, a UCLA clinical psychologist, would probably agree.

He has interviewed many successful actors, writers and other creative people, and researched social and neuropsychological aspects of achievement and creative expression for many years.
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Living With A Racing Creative Mind

Stephen King has published some 54 novels and six non-fiction books, and has written nearly 200 short stories.

Even if you are not that prolific, you may still experience the intense imagination and racing mind that so many creative people live with.

An article by journalist David Ulin about King notes "In 1988, he astonished even himself by publishing five It's a daunting degree of prolificacy, but through it...
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Neurofeedback, Brainwave Meditation and Creativity

How can meditation help us be more creative? Can biofeedback technology help us meditate more effectively?

In their book on creativity research, Scott Barry Kaufman and Carolyn Gregoire make a number of references to meditation and creativity. For example, they note:

"Steve Jobs has even said that meditation — which he studied with Zen master Shunryū Suzuki, author of Zen Mind, Beginner's Mind — was the main source of his...
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Julia Cameron on Being an Artist and the Creative Life

How do we engage with life to be actively creative, but not overwhelmed by circumstances or inner challenges? How do artists think about using creative talents?

Julia Cameron first published her acclaimed book on the creative life "The Artist's Way" in 1992, and has written many other non-fiction titles, short stories and essays, as well as novels, plays, musicals, and screenplays.

A teacher, author, artist, poet, playwright, novelist, filmmaker, composer and journalist, she clearly knows how to...
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Creative Ideas, Creative Expressions, Creative Resistance

"Creative resistance is essentially anything and everything that prevents us from starting, developing or completing our creative projects." Julia McCutchen

As a creative person, you have a passion to use creative thinking and explore creative ideas, to express yourself through some form of creative work in the arts, or science, business, cooking - any number of engaging ways to use your talents and passions.

So what might stand in our way?

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