Creativity linked to more integration in the brain

A new study that's been published in "Creativity Research Journal" (did you know there was such a thing?) indicates that creativity may depend on just how linked your brain is.The scientists who did the study refer to this integration as "mind-brain development" and say that people who have more integration are alert, curious in learning and "disposed to see the whole picture." They also say they're unselfish, emotionally stable and "think in wide circles."...more

Running Rogue

It is with some embarrassment that I want relay a story of how I lost of my car and temporarily, it appears, my mental capacity. Recently, I went into the driveway with my cars keys in hand and found my car missing. I was shocked. First of all, I had not heard any suspicious noises and second, who would want to steal my car? I will spare you great details but my car is by no standards flashy or fast, which is exactly what my husband pointed out when I called him....more

Sex Expands Your Creativity

We are in the midst of great reform. No longer are you a silent partner in the bedroom. Road blocks, beliefs and traditions have morphed to allow you to show your man all that you are born to be sexually and creatively. You are a caring, connecting, imaginative being that brings joy, love and life to the planet. You offer insight, intuition and softness, compassion and beauty....more

Creativity Inventory

Just for fun - and because list-making is one of my true and lasting loves - I've gone back and scoured the furthest recesses of my brain to come up with a (hopefully comprehensive) compilation of the leisure-time, hobby-type, creative activities I've learned (or, in far too many cases, attempted and abandoned) in the past. It actually turned out to be QUITE a list! ...more
Denise  Oh, I like the half and half idea - especially now that I have a paper cutter and a ...more

Mindful Writing Challenge January 2014: Small Stones 11-17

Once again I've been enjoying writing a "small stone" every day this week, and thought I'd share another handful with you today. (Not sure what this is all about? ...more
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Photo A Day Challenge - January 1-15, 2014

So we're midway through the first month of 2014. Did you make any New Year's resolutions? How are you doing with them? While I didn't make any actual resolutions, I do have a few things that are near and dear to my heart which I am hoping to accomplish this year - and I'm getting a good start to one of my creativity-related goals: completing January's Photo A Day Challenge. ...more

Reminder - The Artist’s Way in 2014: A Creative Resolution!

The year is quickly winding down and coming to a close... have you started thinking about your plans for 2014? Will you be making any New Year's resolutions? Do you have some goals you'd like to achieve in the new year? By any chance would developing your creativity be one of those goals? If so... I have a suggestion! ...more

The Artist's Way in 2014: A Creative Resolution!

You may remember a post I wrote last spring where I shared that I'd purchased a copy of The Artist's Way (by Julia Cameron) and was planning to work through the 12-week program over the summer. ...more

Writing With My Fingertips, Not My Brain

About 18 months ago, when I closeted myself in a room to sit down and write, I froze. I considered writing to be a solitary craft but looking at a blank screenor talking into thin air was a sterile exercise in futility for me. I could not translate the same creative energy that I experienced telling a story verbally, to the keyboard. My imagination lay dormant. My logical intellect wrote boring drivel....more