GoldieBlox went from hero to zero in one short week, putting our ad-loving hearts through a roller coaster of emotions.
"..It's basically a passive-aggressive non-apology, casting the Beastie Boys as bullies and GoldieBlox as the victim—and also, irritatingly, the bigger person. The company suddenly doesn't want to fight a legal battle, even though it started one. And it wants to be friends, even though it's spent a week trying to be enemies..."
Many multitalented people are accomplished and active – even exceptional – in more than one area of creative expression.
Margaret Lobenstine writes in her book “The Renaissance Soul” about people – often gifted and talented – whose main career choice is “Please don’t make me choose!” and whose underlying passion is to “constantly redefine our passions.”
Creativity coach Eric Maisel provides in an online course real answers to challenges that confront you as an artist, both personally and in the marketplace.
On living a creative life: "Get a clear picture of what it takes to deal with the emotional ups and downs and practical realities of a life in the arts. Learn how to make solid sense of the challenges of your own personality, the challenges inherent in the work of creating, and the challenges of culture and marketplace." [Photo: glass artist Ginny Ruffner]
Her novels bring out the spiritual and human universes of Nagaland. Mari is about a 17-year-old girl who loses her fiancé when World War II reaches Nagaland, and chooses to bring up her child alone. When the River Sleeps is about Naga myths surrounding nature and the unknown. The Log-Drummer Boy is a children’s book based on oral story-telling traditions the state is known for. Kire has translated more than 200 oral poems from her native language, Tenyidie, into English, and is now working on her autobiography, Daddy Killed a Tiger.
A little blatant self-promotion: This is a new cover I made for my main book: "Developing Multiple Talents: The personal side of creative expression."
One of the quotes on the front page of the book site: “If there is one word that makes creative people different from others, it is the word complexity. Instead of being an individual, they are a multitude.” - Creativity researcher Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi.
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Psychologists and creativity experts think curiosity is a fundamental aspect of facilitating creativity.
Psychologist Todd Kashdan says, “Curiosity has been neglected, even though there are few things in our arsenal that are so consistently and highly related to every facet of well-being — to needs for belonging, for meaning, for confidence, for autonomy, for spirituality, for achievement, for creativity.”
Watching a friend struggle to create an owl costume for her pre-schooler to wear this Halloween, I asked her why she didn’t persuade him to think of something simpler. “He says he wants to be an owl because it’s the scariest thing he can think of,” my friend replied.
Ahh. Precisely. Her little guy is wiser than I am. He knows instinctively what I had forgotten: From ancient times, the point of Halloween has always been to confront our fears of the dark, of death, of evil spirits and all the things that “go bump in the night.”
Death always has been and probably always will be a mystery and mysteries make people nervous. Our fears and anxieties about what happens next has driven the imagination of ... (click title for more)
Find out what your choice of a Halloween costume might be saying about you!...
According to Carl Jung and Jungian psychology, everyone has a persona and a shadow. Our persona is the face or mask that we show others. The shadow represents the darker, hidden aspects of our personality that we hide from others. The two create a polarity of opposites and a need for balance; the larger the persona, the larger the shadow.
A person may exert a great deal of effort to maintain a persona as a pillar of society while exerting equal effort to maintain secrecy about some deviant behavior; the judge who is a repeat DUI offender and the scout leader who despises children are examples. It is this need for balance that explains the popularity of Halloween, with its roots in pagan ritual. One night a year... (click title for more)
Meditation? Yoga? No yelling or swearing? In ESPN The Magazine's NFL Preview issue, Alyssa Roenigk writes that Russell Wilson and the Seahawks believe their kinder, gentler philosophy is the future of football.
“It does seem that we are possessed by some demonic power that is leading us, trance like, into self-destruction.”Jung comments, “…an unknown ‘something’ has taken possession of a smaller or greater portion of the psyche and asserts its hateful and harmful existence undeterred by all our insight, reason, and energy, thereby proclaiming the power of the unconscious over the conscious mind, the sovereign power of possession.”“When we are possessed we are not free, we are not masters in our own house. When we are possessed by the unconscious, we become dissociated from ourselves such that, as Jung writes, there is “a tearing loose of part of one’s nature; it is the disappearance and emancipation of a complex, which thereupon becomes a tyrannical usurper of consciousness, oppressing the whole man. It throws him off course and drives him to actions whose blind one-sidedness inevitably leads to self-destruction.”“Commandeering and colonizing our psyche... (click title for more)
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