Entries tagged with “Creativity”
The transformative potential of the blend of coaching, creative expression and depth work is undeniable to those who have experienced this method.
Have 10 minutes? Here are ways to make time for creativity in your daily life.
Relax, rejuvenate, and nurture your imagination between the shelves.
Kickstart your creative self with these positive affirmations.
A new wave of journals can help you harness the healing power of writing down your innermost thoughts and feelings.
Building your ability to be bored could actually awaken your greatest ideas.
Three ways to up your creative forces.
Getting in tune with your body can be a powerful tool in accessing your creativity.
Artist, author, and self-identified “permission-giver,” Flora Bowley shares how she blends creativity and spirituality in day-to-day living.
1. Why do you think people assume “it’s too late” to get creative in midlife?Ours is a youth-oriented culture. Our media perpetuates this myth. Magazines glorify the exploits and&n…
Take time to reboot your imagination
Here are five art-inspired techniques anyone can try.
Shake up your routine and get inspired with these five ideas.
Practices to maintain a mindset of courage and a positive outcome in the midst of illness.
A practice you can apply as you begin any creative project.
Many of us have an inner artist we want to nourish, but not the budget for a painter’s studio or writer’s retreat. Here’s how to carve out a sacred space for creativity.
Daydreaming can mean you are very creative and intellectual. So there.
Tap into your inner wisdom with this guided meditation.
A spiritual journey nourished by constant self-reflection and meditation mala beads.
Can’t bear to put pen to paper? Start with a page that’s full of words instead of one that’s devoid of them.
Big MagicCreative Living Beyond FearBy Elizabeth GilbertRiverhead BooksWith some books, you keep coming across little quotes that you want to share with others, or post on your bat…
Maybe. Some people seem to engage networks that don’t usually team together.
An Interview with Elizabeth Gilbert
I wouldn't exactly call depression a gift, but I’ve come to accept the restless emptiness and nagging sadness as signals from my soul instead of merely the symptoms of an illness t…
Two people, three colors, four layers—and a lot of fun!
In this episode of Your Creative Spirit, Flora introduces the concept of visual riffing.
Get creative in how you approach your relationships.
Leadership guru Mel Toomey conducted careful studies of situations where extraordinary results had been achieved. He and his colleagues have developed a system called Generative Leadership, enabling leaders to transcend many of the obstacles inherent in complex situations, frequently with transformative results.
Frigyes Fogel, FilmmakerThe so-called “Cultural Creatives” comprise over one-third of the adult populations of the United States, Europe, Japan, and other major cosmopolitan cities…
“Creativity is God’s will for us and should be practiced like any other spiritual practice – one day at a time.” – Julia CameronAs a child, being creative is a natural part of ever…
Become allies with your fears.
Canine help along the bodhisattva path
Here are four ways to slack off for more creativity.
Let the gravity of your star pull you into your dreams
Try this self-assessment to tap into what makes you feel fully alive.
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In this meditation, imagine yourself playing and dancing with the wind high above the clouds. Remember your sense of playfulness and creativity as you explore the lightness and freedom of the element of air. This can be done as a seated meditation or to help you fall asleep at night.
Certain electrical activity suppresses the obvious
In her beautiful book Still Writing: The Perils and Pleasures of a Creative Life, Dani Shapiro writes, “The deeper I immerse myself in the details—and they are mostly pleasurable—o…
Set the tone for your day by developing a morning routine that engages your imagination.
"I don't want Christians to tolerate Muslims, Jews, Hindus, Buddhists, and atheists. I don't want straight people to tolerate their LGBQ neighbors. I want us all to do better than that."
Four years ago, Elizabeth Duvivier had a high-powered job in product development. She had watched her company grow from a small, single-owner entity to a corporate behemoth and was…
Try this journaling exercise to rediscover something you used to be passionate about as a child.
10 ways to keep your creativity purring.
24 Lessons for Writers, Painters, Musicians and Actors from America's Foremost Creativity CoachBy Eric Maisel“Anxiety is part of the human condition,” says Eric Maisel. And it’s “t…
Don’t let your next great idea slip away. Follow these seven steps and weave your dreams into reality.
SanctuaryPhil HaynesCorner Store JazzCymbals, chimes, and drums. Sticks, fingers, and brushes. These are some of the raw materials that Phil Haynes beautifully crafts into rhythmic…
Try this basic form of creative meditation to start building your bridge to the soul.
My friend Pauline was trying Zentangles—doodling exercises that promise to pull your concentration into drawing in a way that frees the rest of your mind to come up with creative i…
Being a longtime musician aids in reaction times.
How to turn any ordinary tree into a poet-tree
4 ways to connecting internally.
Instead of keeping a private journal, a shared journal can be a way to use writing to connect or deepen a relationship.
One of the more ingenious tools we’ve found for reframing a tough situation—or simply having fun with words—is a process that psychologist Kevin Anderson calls nested meditation. I…
A new study shows that walking—as opposed to sitting—significantly improves creative thinking. Scientists aren’t sure exactly why yet (more research is coming), but the…
Excerpted from The Tarot Coloring Book by Theresa Reed
Create a grief collage to help you move forward.
The world needs our creativity, compassion, and intuitive intelligence. Today it is essential that we sense the interconnectedness of our world. Whatever happens to any one of us —…
Brain imaging studies help us understand different forms of thought patterns.
I was wondering how to squeeze in a vacation this summer, and thinking maybe I should work through it or just skip it entirely, with all the other things going one—and suddenly I r…
I recently became a mother (a year and a half ago, to be exact). Before that, I was busy: writing a book and articles, working full-time at Stanford’s Center for Compassion an…
Creativity block? A new study suggests that simply making circular movements improves your creativity.
Stephen Sondheim and Steven Pinker talk about music and language at the Rubin Museum of Art
As a classic intuitive person, I spend my life discovering patterns. As a social psychologist, professor, and priest, I tend to look at groups of people. Over the years I have disc…
How do you get started on this journey of writing for self-discovery? Word by word.
Before Eat, Pray, Love was a movie and a travel tour, it was a memoir by the award-winning writer Elizabeth Gilbert, whose story of losing and finding herself resonates with just a…
Awaken your senses with these fine indulgences.
Creativity deepens when you breathe into it with love, nature, and the curiosity of your muse.
When I was twenty-one, my grandma was bedridden and needed full time care. She was worried that the lady living with her and taking care of her was crazy and asked us to get someon…
Contemplating creativity, compassion, mindfulness, and body image with singer/songwriter Amanda Palmer
Do the items on your list reflect your true self?
The biggest drop in creativity occurred when time pressure was highest.
According to Dacher Keltner, there are important evolutionary reasons: It's good for our minds, bodies, and social connections.
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Compassion is a virtue.But what if, by inborn instinct or after diligent learning and practice, you attain this virtue—deeply feeling and expressing compassion for others of all st…
An adapted excerpt from Tiny Buddha’s 365 Tiny Love Challenges by Lori Deschene
A major aspect of my practice has always been about coming home to my body. We live in a culture that doesn’t always honor the body; we tend instead to objectify it as this thing t…
Don't give up on corporate America. Breakthrough research in creativity points away from the superstar CEO and toward a selfless, spiritual enterprise we might call Innovators R Us.
Excerpts from Joyful Living by Amy Leigh Mercree
Last night in the intensive-care unit, someone said of the patient we were visiting: "He was a master of his craft."That craft was drinking. Jaundice made the patient, now sedated,…
We tried talk therapy and it didn’t work. Our attempts at reconciliation always ended in recrimination and competition. The guilt of a father for deserting the family and the pain …