Imagine

Imagine a woman,on the edge of a cliff,ocean and rocks below and blue sky above.She jumps,she will fallorshe willFLY....more

Why I Wrote Upside Down

Prompt for Nov. 5;  Tell us about your writing space. Where do you write your blog posts?Are you telling me that people have spaces, actual expanses of square footage .. inside, set aside to write in?...more

Researchers figure out how to measure creativity

It was only a matter of time.A neuroscientist and his team of researchers say they have a reliable test to measure creativity and it's a pretty simple one.Using single spoken words, researchers administered a two-minute "noun-verb test," asking 193 participants to "respond creatively with a verb" when shown a series of nouns - all while inside an MRI machine.The example they give is that when the noun is "chair," a creative answer might be "stand" (as in, stand on the chair) instead of the typical "sit."...more

Creative Time

There are two key factors that research show can help allow for more creative time and that is organization and time management. Full story ...--Mrs. Akram Taghavi-Burris The mastermind behind Akram's Ideas   ...more

How I Create My Life ...I Dance One Step at a Time

Here is the way I start my mornings ~ Choreographing one step at a time ….I BELIEVE IN PINKI BELIEVE THAT LAUGHINGIS THE BEST CALORIE BURNERI BELIEVE IN KISSINGKISSING A LOTI BELIEVE IN BEING STRONGWHEN EVERYTHING SEEMSTO BE GOING WRONGI BELIEVE THAT HAPPY GIRLSARE THE PRETTIEST GIRLSI BELIEVE THAT TOMORROWIS ANOTHER DAY ANDI BELIEVE IN MIRACLES ...more

Courage, Compassion, and Connection

It’s Week 1 of the Brené Brown e-course.The topic:  COURAGE, COMPASSION AND CONNECTIONThe goal: Wholehearted LivingIt’s the first week, and I did what every good student would do: I bought all of the required supplies; I organized them on my table, and I’ll do the reading tonight even though I was suppose to do it last night.  (Oops!)...more

When It Comes to Motivation and Personal and Professional Development: No Blipverts Please

I use the word blipvert all the time. ALL the time! What does it mean? Well to me, I use it when an explanation or details are not enough and yet someone is trying to engage in a call to action. It means nothing really substantive was said....more

Creative boom....preparing for halloween

What's been happening??  I think I am suffering from creative overflow at the moment:I am waking up in the night with a new idea of some sort, and keep going off on tangents...never actually getting anything done...Our house (Read cupboards...hidden away from Mr.) is filled to the brim with half done projects and various art supplies...It is all making me a bit dizzy!!...more

Opportunity or Distraction? 3 Questions to Decide

When it comes to creative opportunities, I rarely say no. It’s in my nature–I just don’t like to miss out. On anything. And a childhood full of extracurriculars accustomed me to being busy. And besides, throwing in something new and different every once in a while can shake you free from routine and help your brain think in new ways.On the other hand, being too carefree with what you commit to can distract you from the creative projects you truly care about. Let’s face it … there’s a good way to be busy and a bad way to be busy....more

Photo A Day Challenge - September 1-15, 2013

This month I've been participating in the September Photo A Day Challenge created by Fat Mum Slim. (Have I mentioned how much fun these monthly challenges are? Because they're a TON of fun! Using the prompts to dream up a new photo each day is a great way to stimulate your creativity, and seeing what others produce is a feast for the eyes. ...more
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