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Creativity

Can marijuana boost your creativity?


The topic of marijuana use and its effects (whether positive or negative) has and continues to engage heated debates between its proponents and those who oppose them.

Highly creative and talented individuals (Carl Sagan, Salvador Dali, William Shakespeare, or Maya Angelou) have used marijuana and some spoke of it as a miracle tool that helps them not only be more creative, but also remove long term creative blocks, and improve their creative work in general.


Creativity

Two tips to invoke your creativity.


Funny thing, creativity. If you’re in a creative kind of job you depend on it to show up for you every single day, yet it seems that the more you try to force creativity back, the more you distance yourself from it..

Is it possible though to be able to assert your creativity, call upon it, and tempt it to reveal itself as you please?


General

Where does fear come from?


The word “fear” has some dreadful connotations; in fact, no matter how you would use the word, it always seems to carry a negative message.

Most people experience fear throughout life, and while some have a very specific trigger (concrete fears such as fear of heights, spiders), others experience more abstract forms of fear such as fear of rejection, abandonment, success, etc.


Creativity & Self

The secret ingredient to dealing with depression

Does the awareness of depression come with the ability to do something about it and treat it?
Lots of people, maybe even you, live with untreated depression and believe “there is nothing I can do about it”. Each time you go through yet another bout of depression, you feel less in control and less confident in your abilities to handle it which makes the thought of seeking help (something like therapy) seem frightening and far reached.


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3 Creative Ways to Heal Broken Trust

Creative ways to heal the wounds of a broken trust

Trust is the single most important aspect of any relationship. The success of a relationship depends in large proportion not only on the existence of trust but also how much trust each partner has in the other person and the relationship.

The average relationship begins with a trust baseline that is different in each of the partners. This baseline is affected by your...


Creativity & Fear

Find out the meaning of your nightmares

Explore and understand the meaning of nightmares, creatively

Ever wondered what your dreams and nightmares mean or where they are coming from?

Dreams have fascinated humanity since the beginning of time. Ancient spiritual leaders before religion, shamans in tribes and dream interpreters have all dabbled with understanding the meaning of dreams. Today dream science is still slow to understand the inner workings of dreams or the connections between the various...


Creativity & Fear

Afraid to say “no” to others? Try this.


Having a hard time saying “no” to other people, believe it or not, is an American specific type of concern; generally -and with exceptions, of course- others view saying “no” as simply an answer to a request rather than a personal attack or something guilt producing. Here, we truly struggle with it and we even have a very descriptive label we give ourselves or people who can't say “no”: people-pleaser.


Creativity

One creative way to cope with anxiety


Anxiety is not an easy to untangle and resolve emotion because its roots can run deep into your psyche. There are times when you’re feeling anxious and you simply can’t put your finger on the reasons behind it and yet other times when the culprit for its’ presence is known and yet you feel like there is nothing you can do to quiet it down or put a stop to it. Your emotions (anxiety) will dictate that you find a way right here, right now because otherwise things will get even worse (gravitating toward panic).


Creativity & Fear

How to Understand and Resolve your Depression (2 of 2)


In the first part of this article, we focused on the first steps to understanding and resolving your depression: becoming self-aware, taking responsibility and ownership over it, and how to gain a deeper understanding of your depression by focusing on its’ root causes rather than the surface ones.

The benefit of doing the hard work of uncovering the roots of your depression is that this will ultimately become a blueprint and a guide to make sense of future challenges. Having been down the road of exploration once, it will be much easier and less painful when you find yourself dealing with other issues. You will be able to figure out in a matter of hours what, the first time around, took months and/or years.