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Dim Lighting Sparks Creativity -

Dim Lighting Sparks Creativity - | Developing Creativity | Scoop.it
New German research finds a darkened room encourages freedom of thought and inspires innovation.
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Denis Marsili's curator insight, June 19, 2013 4:51 AM

WOW!! My lights are always dim, or I simply use my salt lamp :D 

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Developing Creativity Newsletter 8.22.14

Developing Creativity Newsletter: articles include: * Robin Williams: Intensity Is Not Pathology; * Public Speaking for Introverts; * DIY Self-Esteem course & …
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Creative People and High Sensitivity

Creative people are often highly sensitive. Psychologist Elaine Aron, PhD summarizes the personality trait of high sensitivity (sensory processing sensitivity)…
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The Unusual Habits Of 8 Famous Creative Minds

The Unusual Habits Of 8 Famous Creative Minds | Developing Creativity | Scoop.it
From Jay-Z to de Balzac, these famous creative minds have developed some odd habits on the path to genius.

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Sandeep Gautam's curator insight, July 17, 11:35 AM

creative idiosyncrasies!!

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Start With 10 Acts of Creative Expression

Start With 10 Acts of Creative Expression | Developing Creativity | Scoop.it
A friend recently posted a list of
101 Things to Do in 1001 Days. I was inspired and began working on my own list,
but quickly concluded that I should probably focus on marking 101 things off my existing list before adding to
it.

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Maggie Taylor: Making Images That Invite Reverie

Maggie Taylor: Making Images That Invite Reverie | Developing Creativity | Scoop.it

Maggie Taylor creates digital photomontages "to invite the viewer to engage and recollect, almost like entering a stage set or a scene from a dream... Making images for me is a way of life. I can’t imagine not doing it."

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What Kind of Creative Person Are You? - The Creative Mind

What Kind of Creative Person Are You? - The Creative Mind | Developing Creativity | Scoop.it
There are many kinds of creative people: playwrights, novelists, dancers, botanists, economists, chemists, physicians, psychologists and many others.
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Identity and Being Creative

Identity and Being Creative | Developing Creativity | Scoop.it

How does identity impact our lives and creative expression? Don't most of us who are unusually sensitive, intelligent or creative, feel like an outsider?


"I have weird tattoos and weird hair — I'm a weird person. And I don't think I've lost that yet." Musician Ed Sheeran 

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Heidi Grant Halvorson on Creative Success - The Creative Mind

Heidi Grant Halvorson on Creative Success - The Creative Mind | Developing Creativity | Scoop.it

One of the themes of research, and many psychologists and creativity coaches, is how crucial beliefs and attitudes are in developing our creative abilities.


"If you ask people what made Steve Jobs so successful, one of the first words they would use is 'genius.' It's how we explain things." Psychologist Heidi Grant Halvorson

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The Creativity Conference with David Burkus | TalentDevelop

The Creativity Conference with David Burkus | TalentDevelop | Developing Creativity | Scoop.it
Online conference teaching strategies to enhance creative thinking, with thirty interviews with creativity leaders on innovation, creative work and success.
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Programs for Authors and Aspiring Writers

Programs for Authors and Aspiring Writers | Developing Creativity | Scoop.it

These programs can provide substantial guidance and resources to enhance your success as an author and writer entrepreneur:

Mark Matousek’s  Writing Through Fear course
The Transformational Author Experience
The Creative Penn Training
The Writer’s Circle -- and more

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Books To Fuel Your Creative Mind

Books To Fuel Your Creative Mind | Developing Creativity | Scoop.it

"I'm an obsessive reader & I think that's another reason I became an actor." Nicole Kidman


See more of her quotes on this page: A listing of selected books to help develop your creative thinking and business innovation, and enhance your creative life.

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Developing Creativity newsletter

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Articles include: Impostor Feelings & Your Creativity  //  The gifted adult personality – too much for others?  //  Feminine Power free webinar May 14 2014  //  Jennifer Capriati on her depression  //  Traumatic Childhood, Creative Adult // Eliminating the Fear of Public Speaking & more

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Do Artists Have Unique Brains? | The Creative Mind

Do Artists Have Unique Brains? | The Creative Mind | Developing Creativity | Scoop.it

A BBC news story reports on research that concludes “Artists have structurally different brains compared with non-artists." With the flood of brain imaging studies, it is worth noting there are critiques of the validity and meaning of the technology.



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Dancing With Our Unconscious | TalentDevelop

Dancing With Our Unconscious | TalentDevelop | Developing Creativity | Scoop.it

Being creative and realizing our talents involves self-awareness and respecting who we really are, including our unconscious depths.


In an interview about one of her films, Jodie Foster 

commented, “When you’re a dramatic actor you look for films that hit you in the gut, in this unconscious place that really moves you."

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Developing Creativity newsletter

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* site for Highly Sensitive People
* Pathologizing and Stigmatizing: The Misdiagnosis of Gifted People
* How to Make Your Creative Business Stand Out
* Your Grown-Up Back-to-School Creative Reading List
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» Feeling Pressured To Create - The Creative Mind

» Feeling Pressured To Create - The Creative Mind | Developing Creativity | Scoop.it
One kind of pressure is feeling an intense urge to create as a creative person. But other pressures can lead to stress and overwhelm.
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Miss Aniela: Bringing Dreams to Life With Fashion Photography

Miss Aniela: Bringing Dreams to Life With Fashion Photography | Developing Creativity | Scoop.it
Fashion photographer Miss Aniela says "Going to one’s dreams, or life experiences/subconscious, I have found to be the best way to conceive images."
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Collaborating With Our Shadow Side

Collaborating With Our Shadow Side | Developing Creativity | Scoop.it

Many artists know that our inner depths provide the material for creative expression. How can creative people make better use of it?


“Going to one’s dreams, or to one’s own life experiences/subconscious, I have found to be the best way to conceive images that might not even be truly original, but lack cliches, and come genuinely from the artist’s soul and heart…. often with a message for others.”

Fine-art and fashion photographer Natalie Dybisz / Miss Aniela

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Pursuing Creative Passion: Photographer Natalie Fobes

Pursuing Creative Passion: Photographer Natalie Fobes | Developing Creativity | Scoop.it

How does our self concept, our identity, affect creative expression?
How do we find creative passions and how does pursuing them demand changes in our life?
One example of an artist who has addressed these questions is photographer Natalie Fobes.

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The Developing Creativity Newsletter

The Developing Creativity Newsletter | Developing Creativity | Scoop.it

"You can't use up creativity. The more you use, the more you have." Maya Angelou


Fuel Your Creative Mind - The free newsletter delivers weekly excerpts of articles, plus quotes, books, products and more

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» Misfits and Innovators - The Creative Mind

» Misfits and Innovators - The Creative Mind | Developing Creativity | Scoop.it

“It’s better to be a pirate than to join the navy.” Steve Jobs


According to some writers and research, some of the "big names" of creativity and innovation share personal qualities with various sorts of "misfits."

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The Transformational Author Online Classes

The Transformational Author Online Classes | Developing Creativity | Scoop.it

“Every great transformational book (and every great transformational business) begins with a PERSONAL transformation.” Christine Kloser - Author, entrepreneur, coach and host of the Transformational Author Experience May 19-30 with 22 teachers for published and aspiring authors.


Two free classes each day, plus recordings available - go to the site for more details:   The Transformational Author Experience

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Joanna Penn: Eliminate What Keeps You From Being Productive | The Inner Writer

Joanna Penn: Eliminate What Keeps You From Being Productive | The Inner Writer | Developing Creativity | Scoop.it

Author Joanna Penn is a writer entrepreneur who uses approaches to reduce overwhelm and distractions in order to create more books and products.


"Indie authors are control freaks! That’s partly why we love doing everything associated with our books." But, she asks, "How do you manage your time? What steps are you taking to manage your overwhelm?"

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Can Anyone Be Creative? How? What next?

Can Anyone Be Creative? How? What next? | Developing Creativity | Scoop.it
Is creativity MORE important than all of the other attributes that demand our time, attention, and resources?

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Audio interview: James C. Kaufman, PhD on creativity research

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From James C. Kaufman and The Creativity Post.

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» Do Impostor Feelings Dampen Your Creativity? - The Creative Mind

» Do Impostor Feelings Dampen Your Creativity? - The Creative Mind | Developing Creativity | Scoop.it

Impostor feelings about abilities can lead to a sense of insecurity that can stand in the way of embracing or more fully developing our creative talents.


"I always feel like something of an impostor. I don’t know what I’m doing.” Jodie Foster

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