Creativity

Follow your bliss (or, perhaps it’s time for a nose ring)

We’ve all heard of the midlife crisis, right? Some of us are hit hard, as in the “get-a-divorce-and-buy-a-sports-car” kind of crisis. Others can get away with just a nose ring or tattoo, or maybe even a boob job. The thing is, the root of the crisis is the same – as we age, we

Follow your bliss (or, perhaps it’s time for a nose ring)2019-07-24T09:10:33-05:00

Creativity Revisited (or, it’s a matter of life and death!)

A few weeks ago, I wrote about our recent tour of the Mauthausen concentration camp (if you missed it, you can find it here). In the visitor’s center at the end of the tour, a particular exhibit caught my eye. It described a baby named Hana, who was – miraculously – born in the

Creativity Revisited (or, it’s a matter of life and death!)2019-07-24T09:18:54-05:00

Creativity, Part II (or, the sandbox is not just for kids)

Remember last week, when I wrote that ideas start to flow as we tap into our innate creativity? Well, there’s a reason for that. Carl Jung, the famous psychologist known for his theory of the Collective Unconscious, believed that not only does each human being have an individual psyche, there also exists a collective,

Creativity, Part II (or, the sandbox is not just for kids)2019-07-24T09:48:20-05:00

Creativity, Part I (or, where are those damn knitting needles?)

I used to think there were only two kinds of people in the world – those who were creative and those who were not. Until recently, I would have told anyone who asked that I fell squarely into the second camp. I can’t draw, I’m not particularly crafty, I don’t play an instrument, and

Creativity, Part I (or, where are those damn knitting needles?)2019-07-24T10:22:18-05:00