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The Age of Insight [review] - Psychology Tomorrow Magazine

The Age of Insight [review] - Psychology Tomorrow Magazine | Developing Creativity | Scoop.it

"Nobel Prize winner Eric Kandel’s voluminous The Age of Insight: The Quest to Understand the Unconscious in Art, Mind, and Brain, from Vienna 1900 to the Present is a fascinating, albeit dense, examination of the interrelations between art and science."

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In his book, psychiatrist Eric Kandel writes about a "vintage" artist, with comments that apply to many if not most contemporary creators: “Like other modern artists faced with the advent of photography, Klimt sought newer truths that could not be captured by the camera. He...turned the artist’s view inward — away from the three-dimensional outside world and toward the multidimensional inner self and the unconscious mind.” - From my post Unconscious Creativity, Conscious Creating
http://blogs.psychcentral.com/creative-mind/2012/06/unconscious-creativity-conscious-creating/

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Writing wherever; Artist myths; Fraud feelings | The Inner Writer

Writing wherever; Artist myths; Fraud feelings | The Inner Writer | Developing Creativity | Scoop.it


Many writers don't have a writing studio, or a schedule always under their control. And writers can be affected by artist myths, and fraud feelings.


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Do You Feel A Calling to Be Creative? | The Creative Mind

Do You Feel A Calling to Be Creative? | The Creative Mind | Developing Creativity | Scoop.it

What leads, urges, even compels so many of us to be creatively expressive?


Given that everyone is creative to some degree, why do many people choose careers in the arts, or work that actively engages their creativity?


Most of us will never be actors or other filmmakers – especially ones that are seen and acknowledged publicly – but many of those creators talk about what calls them to engage in creative work, despite the challenges.

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Positive Obsessions To Be Creative | Developing Multiple Talents

Positive Obsessions To Be Creative | Developing Multiple Talents | Developing Creativity | Scoop.it
Negative obsessions are unhealthy, but most creators need positive obsessions to avoid periods of blockage and repetitive work, and to maintain inspiration.
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Creative People, Trauma and Mental Health | TalentDevelop

Creative People, Trauma and Mental Health | TalentDevelop | Developing Creativity | Scoop.it
We all experience some trauma in life; how do people use challenging experiences in creative work, to help recover self esteem and mental health?
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» A Calling to Be Creative - The Creative Mind

» A Calling to Be Creative - The Creative Mind | Developing Creativity | Scoop.it
What leads so many of us to be creatively expressive? Why do many people choose careers in the arts, or work that actively engages their creativity?


Lupita Nyong’o thanked “12 Years a Slave” director Steve McQueen: "You charge everything you fashion with a breath of your own spirit. Thank you so much for putting me in this position, it’s been the joy of my life."

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Creative Talent: Genetics, A Muse, Or Hard Work? | TalentDevelop

Creative Talent: Genetics, A Muse, Or Hard Work? | TalentDevelop | Developing Creativity | Scoop.it

How we think about where we get abilities can impact using them, even exploring our potential talents well enough to create something worthwhile.


"Getting ahead in a difficult profession requires avid faith in yourself. That is why some people with mediocre talent, but with great inner drive, go much further than people with vastly superior talent." Sophia Loren

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Luigina Sgarro's curator insight, February 22, 11:01 AM

Hard work and great talent.

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The Power of Vulnerability - Brené Brown | Personal Growth

The Power of Vulnerability - Brené Brown | Personal Growth | Developing Creativity | Scoop.it
"Too often we lose sight of the fact that vulnerability is the birthplace of joy, belonging, creativity, authenticity, and love.”
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Developing Creativity

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Developing Creativity newsletter - view and subscribe online - contents in latest weekly issue:
* Video: How to Succeed Doing What You Love, with Melanie Duncan
* Emotional Health Resources - Programs, books, articles and sites to improve your emotional wellbeing and enhance your creative life.
* Valerie Young on the Expert Trap
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How Technology Enhances Creativity

How Technology Enhances Creativity | Developing Creativity | Scoop.it

The truth is that by expanding possibilities and automating part of the creative process, we can all be more creative and productive. In a virtual world of infinite abundance, only creativity could ever be in short supply.

 

"The ugly truth is that most creative acts are failures, which is why, as Robert Weisberg points out in his book Creativity, outstanding creative work is tightly linked to prolific output

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Also see more titles on my list: Books To Fuel Your Creative Mind http://talentdevelop.com/books-fuel-creative-mind/

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Library@NYP's curator insight, January 28, 11:58 AM

Technology has transformed human experience in unlimited possibilities that we can ever imagine. 

Karen Goldfarb Copywriter's curator insight, January 28, 1:06 PM

"...technology enhances creativity [beccause it] drastically reduces the cost of actualizing our intent. We can search domains, mix and match ideas and test concepts almost effortlessly. That means we can try out a lot more possibilities and increase the chances of producing something truly outstanding." A really great read on the process of creativity in today's technological world.

Jan Hendrik van Dalen's curator insight, January 29, 5:44 AM

Succesvol innoveren vraagt om een duidelijke richting en het combineren van de juiste insights ....

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Developing Creativity newsletter

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Developing Creativity newsletter - articles include:

*Creative Expression and Sexual Abuse

*Self Care For Your Creative Life

*Perfectionism and Depression

*Healing and art – Jenna Forrest on transcending sensitivity

*The mind’s potential – Josh Waitzkin: The Art of Learning

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» Calling Yourself an Artist - The Creative Mind

» Calling Yourself an Artist - The Creative Mind | Developing Creativity | Scoop.it
How important is it to identify yourself as an artist - to others, and especially to yourself? What if you don’t get awards for your creative work?
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Carlo Cuesta's curator insight, January 20, 8:44 AM

Did you overlook your own creativity today?

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Creativity and Commerce - The Creative Mind

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Stories of starving artists seem to have more currency in literature, and can fuel distorted and limiting ideas about being a creative person.

 

Creative business consultant Lisa Sonora Beam notes people may “experience a kind of mythic divide” between their creative work and business practicalities.

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Self Care and Being Creative - The Creative Mind

Self Care and Being Creative - The Creative Mind | Developing Creativity | Scoop.it
Good self-care is taking steps daily, even hourly, to stay replenished with the energy and positive attitude needed to be productively creative.
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Lori Wilk's curator insight, January 11, 4:59 PM

Creating, launching a business takes energy and if you don't take care of yourself you won't have the energy necessary to sustain growth and to stay in business. If you are the business and you fall apart there is nothing left.

Sander Beutick's curator insight, January 11, 8:09 PM

It is all about balance. even though designing and creating the actual software solution is still the magic.( no pen no paper, just an idea and allof sudden it starts to develop and evolves.. ). Yet health is key for a sharp mind. no sleep leads to some fun nights but the aftermath is killing. so.sports,  normal food., good nights rest every now and then and how obvious it may seem, read a challenging book;  leave the laptop  on the desk. (meaning no coding in pyama's ) and allow the  off day that sits there from time to time. Humans want to manage everything.. we should stop doing so.. John Lennon said it and i stick to that...

(so far the softer side of me, now back to the matrix!)

Rona Lewis's curator insight, January 13, 11:42 AM

Adds to my point to take care of yourself first, then you're better able to take care of everything else!

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Mistakes Fuel Creativity and Innovation | The Creative Mind

Mistakes Fuel Creativity and Innovation | The Creative Mind | Developing Creativity | Scoop.it

What seems like a mistake, setback, or limitation, can often be valuable for encouraging more creative thinking and innovation.


For example, two “mistakes” that resulted in very successful products: Post-It-Notes & the tea bag.

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Success As A Creative Entrepreneur | The Creative Mind

Success As A Creative Entrepreneur | The Creative Mind | Developing Creativity | Scoop.it
Business consultant and artist Lisa Sonora Beam writes about a variety of challenges creative people face in developing artwork, a business, or themselves.
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Solitude and creative expression | Developing Multiple Talents

Solitude and creative expression | Developing Multiple Talents | Developing Creativity | Scoop.it

Many artists acknowledge the value of working with others. But solitude or working alone can also be a way to nourish creative thinking and projects.


“Everyone has a talent. What is rare is the courage to nurture it in solitude." Erica Jong / Photo: Virginia Woolf

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Developing Creativity newsletter - "A Calling to Be Creative"; "Pain and suffering and developing creativity"; "Steve Jobs and Thinking Differently"; much more

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Developing Creativity: Max Ehrman; Elizabeth Olsen; Julia Cameron | TalentDevelop

Developing Creativity: Max Ehrman; Elizabeth Olsen; Julia Cameron | TalentDevelop | Developing Creativity | Scoop.it

Many artists express ideas about developing creativity that can be helpful to other creative people. Here are a few examples.


"I was always surrounded by creative people and I had teachers who were really great in high school and that gave me the confidence to pursue it for real, as opposed to a fun fantasy." Elizabeth Olsen

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Developing Creativity newsletter

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Developing Creativity newsletter - articles include:
* Cheryl Richardson and Alanis Morissette Self-Care Retreat
* Artists and Addiction
* Peak performance requires stress relief
* Can Tetris or other games enhance your brain?
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Journaling to Bring Creative Ideas to Life - The Creative Mind

Journaling to Bring Creative Ideas to Life - The Creative Mind | Developing Creativity | Scoop.it

Artists, as well as entrepreneurs and other creative people, often use storyboards, journals, mindmapping and other idea tools for developing creative projects.


Maybe you kept a diary, or still do. Or use a notebook as a helpful tool for personal growth, and to track your thinking and inspiration. In one video here, en*theos CEO Brian Johnson comments, “I love using journals to capture my thoughts.” In another video, Lisa Sonora Beam talks about the power of visual journaling.

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Books To Fuel Your Creative Mind - TALENT DEVELOPMENT RESOURCES

Books To Fuel Your Creative Mind - TALENT DEVELOPMENT RESOURCES | Developing Creativity | Scoop.it
A listing of selected books to help develop your creative thinking and business innovation, and enhance your creative life.
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Emotional Health Resources - TALENT DEVELOPMENT RESOURCES

Emotional Health Resources - TALENT DEVELOPMENT RESOURCES | Developing Creativity | Scoop.it

"Finding ways to maintain that optimal zone where we are neither under- or over-stimulated allows us to use our minds to respond rather than to react. The greater access you maintain to yourself, the richer and broader your array of creative tools.” Psychologist Cheryl Arutt

- See more quotes, books, articles and sites to improve your emotional balance and enhance your creative life.

 

 

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The Inner Entrepreneur

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Inspiration and resources for creative entrepreneurs
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The Creative Adult is the Child Who Has Survived

The Creative Adult is the Child Who Has Survived | Developing Creativity | Scoop.it

"Imagination is not a "soft skill.' It is the workspace of your brain, the place where connections are made between ideas to create something new."

 

 

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Survival: Many, if not most, people experience some kind of trauma in life. How does creative expression help people deal with it, to heal and recover? How can surviving painful experiences sometimes fuel creativity? See article: Creative People, Trauma and Mental Health. http://talentdevelop.com/6550/creative-people-and-trauma/

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Monica Ambrosini's curator insight, January 19, 4:38 AM

very much true …despite it might sound a consolation

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Motherhood and creative work | Developing Multiple Talents

Motherhood and creative work | Developing Multiple Talents | Developing Creativity | Scoop.it

In her Golden Globes acceptance speech, Amy Adams thanked her 3-yr-old daughter Aviana for “Teaching me to accept joy and let go of fear.”

 

But being a creative mother can be challenging. “I’d be in the middle of a sentence and someone needed to go to mall for new shoes, so the sentence would be lost.” That is a quote by author Amy Bloom.

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