Posts Tagged 'rise up creativity'

7 Characteristics for Creative Growth

When people are asked if they are creative, the answer is generally a resounding YES or a resounding NO. The reality is that many of us fall somewhere in between, because while Creativity is a capacity we all have, it is one that is developed over time. Much like Motor Skills are developed over time, so are the cognitive-emotional skills of Creativity.

Below are 7 Characteristics that can be nurtured and strengthened for enhanced creativity.

  1. Courage:

    It takes a brave person in this ...

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ZenDally Doodle Relaxation

To Doodle or Not to Doodle

There is nothing new about doodling. People have probably been doodling since there was pen and paper, probably even since the early humans made marks with sticks and rocks in the dirt.

What is new is the focus on the benefits of doodling, and that has given rise to the art of doodling for relaxation, stress relief, creative inspiration and more. You may have heard of ZenTangle (r), which is a trademarked art form of doodling, ...

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The Stuff of Creativity and Why It’s Important

Capital A Art vs. The Stuff of Creativity

Art. Capital A Art sounds stuffy and uptight, but by simply removing the y from stuffy, we get stuff and amazingly stuff is not stuffy.

Capital A Art has baggage – the hushed proper silence of museums, the perfect gilded frames, and of course Art critics. Ee gads.

Capital A Art is often heavily guarded, illegally reproduced and plagiarized, and looked at down bespectacled noses. If it’s being admired, it’s often only in hushed reverence ...

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The Art of Wasting Time with ZenDally

Is there an Art of Wasting Time?

If you do it right, waste time that is, you can enhance both your creativity and well-being. I call it ZenDally which translates unofficially to “take time mindfully.” See my ZenDally™ page for a deeper definition.

“You gotta know when to be lazy. Done correctly, it’s an art form that benefits everyone.” 
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The HEART of Creativity

Authentic Creativity and Emotions are inextricably linked.

The more I study creativity, the more I see that it is in essence a psychology or study of the human psyche.
Expression means “the action of manifesting a feeling.” Creativity is material expression. Material in the sense that it can be experienced (witnessed) by self and others.
Even the seemingly feeling-less creativity of problem solving carries with it feelings of pride and the desire to be helpful.
One might reasonably assume from historical accounts that the ...
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