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The Real Neuroscience of Creativity | Beautiful Minds, Scientific American Blog Network

The Real Neuroscience of Creativity | Beautiful Minds, Scientific American Blog Network | Mental Health & Emotional Wellness | Scoop.it

by Scott Barry Kaufman

 

"The latest findings from the real neuroscience of creativity suggest that the right brain/left brain distinction is not the right one when it comes to understanding how creativity is implemented in the brain. Creativity does not involve a single brain region or single side of the brain.

 

"Instead, the entire creative process– from the initial burst of inspiration to the final polished product– consists of many interacting cognitive processes and emotions. Depending on the stage of the creative process, and what you’re actually attempting to create, different brain regions are recruited to handle the task.

 

"Importantly, many of these brain regions work as a team to get the job done, and many recruit structures from both the left and right side of the brain. In recent years, evidence has accumulated suggesting that “cognition results from the dynamic interactions of distributed brain areas operating in large-scale networks.”

 


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The “Fuller Life”…Reflections on Growth, Happiness and Hope

The “Fuller Life”…Reflections on Growth, Happiness and Hope | Mental Health & Emotional Wellness | Scoop.it
We all hold the ideals of “Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness” dear to our hearts. The hope of a long life, freedom and the potential of “feeling” happy motivates many to achieve more, ove...
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When I look back at own life and mark the heights of personal growth, I notice a pattern of growth being accompanied by challenges, failure, or loss.  Of course there are those struggles that have not yet produced the fruit of growth.  I’m curious about how these particular difficulties that did produce growth differ from those that have not yet yielded growth.  It turns out that this phenomenon (growth through how one responds to difficulty) is identified as a key component to long-range happiness in a longitudinal study of 268 men who were at Harvard together in the 1940s.

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The Letting Go Ebook, Free : zenhabits

The Letting Go Ebook, Free : zenhabits | Mental Health & Emotional Wellness | Scoop.it
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How to make stress your friend

How to make stress your friend | Mental Health & Emotional Wellness | Scoop.it
Stress. It makes your heart pound, your breathing quicken and your forehead sweat. But while stress has been made into a public health enemy, new research suggests that stress may only be bad for you if you believe that to be the case. Psychologist Kelly McGonigal urges us to see stress as a positive, and introduces us to an unsung mechanism for stress reduction: reaching out to others.

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This talk is so amazing. Learn how a new approach to stress in our lives can actually save our life and give us courage to meet life's challenges.

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Child Abuse & Neglect: Recognizing, Preventing and Reporting Child Abuse

Child Abuse & Neglect: Recognizing, Preventing and Reporting Child Abuse | Mental Health & Emotional Wellness | Scoop.it
Do you know what the warning signs of child abuse are? Learn how to recognize, prevent and report child abuse.
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On the Other Side of Burnout |

On the Other Side of Burnout | | Mental Health & Emotional Wellness | Scoop.it
We may find ourselves feeling overwhelmed and fatigued by the multiple demands of our lives. How can we prevent or heal from burnout that seems unavoidable.

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Fuller Life Family Therapy's curator insight, March 13, 10:40 AM

We may find ourselves feeling overwhelmed and fatigued by the multiple demands of our lives. How can we prevent or heal from burnout that seems unavoidable.

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8 Signs You Should See A Therapist

8 Signs You Should See A Therapist | Mental Health & Emotional Wellness | Scoop.it
Everyone experiences periods of stress, sadness, grief and conflict, so when you're feeling off it can be hard to know if it's time to see a professional about the problem. And apparently, those who would benefit from some therapeutic intervention ar...
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Resolutions With Staying Power

Resolutions With Staying Power | Mental Health & Emotional Wellness | Scoop.it
A recent study pegged the top three resolutions of 2014 to be: lose weight, get organized, and spend less.  The same study shows that only 8% of people are successful in achieving their goals.  One...

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Fuller Life Family Therapy's curator insight, January 15, 6:39 AM

Take a breath and try out these little steps in achieving your New Year's Resolutions.

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How emotions are mapped in the body

How emotions are mapped in the body | Mental Health & Emotional Wellness | Scoop.it
Researchers found that the most common emotions trigger strong bodily sensations, and the bodily maps of these sensations were topographically different for different emotions.
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This research discovered and mapped where different emotions are experienced in the body. These are the most common emotions such as anger, fear, sadness, love, pride and shame. Connecting the emotion to the body sensation can help in moving through and allowing space for the emotion. 

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Six Habits that Lead to Emotional Security

Six Habits that Lead to Emotional Security | Mental Health & Emotional Wellness | Scoop.it

Emotional security is a skill. If you learn to do what secure people do, then your level of emotional security will rise, guaranteed. The primary enemy to implementing these easy to learn skills is, of course, self-sabotage.

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Avoiding This One Important Thing May Save You A Lot Of Self-Doubt

Avoiding This One Important Thing May Save You A Lot Of Self-Doubt | Mental Health & Emotional Wellness | Scoop.it
If comparing is how you evaluate your worth, you will always be losing. In this game of life you will never reach a point where you are better than others in every way and why would you want to be.
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10 Easy Things That Will Make You Happier, Backed By Science - The Mind Unleashed

10 Easy Things That Will Make You Happier, Backed By Science - The Mind Unleashed | Mental Health & Emotional Wellness | Scoop.it

Happiness is so interesting, because we all have different ideas about what it is and how to get it. So naturally we are obsessed with it.. I would love to be happier, as I’m sure most people would, so I thought it would be interesting to find some ways to become a happier person that are actually backed up by science. Here are ten of the best ones I found


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Carma Lisa Arrendell's curator insight, January 25, 7:08 AM

I believe happiness is intrinsic. Material possession can bring happiness, yet it is short term. Here is an interesting article backed up by science. Note it includes exercise. A great way to cope is excercise and it releases endorphines.

Carma Lisa Arrendell's curator insight, January 25, 7:13 AM

I believe happiness is intrinsic. Material possessions can bring a bit of happiness, yet is fleeting. Note, exercise is included. It releases endrophins.

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I believe happiness is intrinsic. Material possessions can bring a bit of happiness, yet is fleeting. Note, exercise is included. It releases endrophins.

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The Most Important Question You Can Ask Yourself Today

The Most Important Question You Can Ask Yourself Today | Mental Health & Emotional Wellness | Scoop.it
If I ask you, "What do you want out of life?" and you say something like, "I want to be happy and have a great family and a job I like," it's so ubiquitous that it doesn't even mean anything. What's more interesting to me is what pain do you want?
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What makes me vulnerable, makes me beautiful - The House of Hendrix

What makes me vulnerable, makes me beautiful - The House of Hendrix | Mental Health & Emotional Wellness | Scoop.it
I’ll never forget that phone call as I was unpacking my boxes into my freshman dorm room. This call came before the era of cellphones, back when the sound of a ring in a stark dormitory was unusual…loud…noticed.
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Beautiful story of transformation.

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Self-Care: The Secret to True Connection

Self-Care: The Secret to True Connection | Mental Health & Emotional Wellness | Scoop.it
“Knowing how to be solitary is central to the art of loving. When we can be alone, we can be with others without using them as a means of escape.” ― bell hooks I have found this to be true: the bet...
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Infographic: How to Beat Stress and Boost Happiness

Infographic: How to Beat Stress and Boost Happiness | Mental Health & Emotional Wellness | Scoop.it
Here are 11 scientifically-proven ways to reduce your stress levels instantly.
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Fun illustrations about how we manage stress and how it manages us.

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Fuller Life Family Therapy's curator insight, April 24, 11:09 AM

Great ideas on feeling happier and less stressed in daily life. 

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Sleep Your Way To Creativity (And 9 More Methods For Better Ideas)

Sleep Your Way To Creativity (And 9 More Methods For Better Ideas) | Mental Health & Emotional Wellness | Scoop.it
If you're in the same boat, and you find it's difficult to remember what will improve your creativity and when you should do your most creative work, hopefully this list will help you get it all straight....
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Fascinating and counter-intuitive methods to generate creativity. 

Sleep your way to creativity.

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9 Self-Care Essentials To Add To Your Life

9 Self-Care Essentials To Add To Your Life | Mental Health & Emotional Wellness | Scoop.it
There's been a long-held belief that people are worthy of respect when they put others before themselves. People have often evaluated their own worth (and the degree to which they deserve value in
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Self-Care is SO important!!!

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Fuller Life Family Therapy's curator insight, February 12, 7:40 AM

Inspiring graphic. Many of the elements that impact our well-being and nourish our spirits.

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Don’t Multitask: Your Brain Will Thank You | TIME.com

Don’t Multitask: Your Brain Will Thank You | TIME.com | Mental Health & Emotional Wellness | Scoop.it
Chronic multitasking could be making you less productive. Why? Because your brain is on overload.

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Fuller Life Family Therapy's curator insight, January 27, 3:33 PM

Multi-tasking is counterproductive and impacts our brains negatively. Some tips on changing multi-tasking habits.

Maria Teresa Frezet terapeuta olistica's curator insight, February 2, 8:54 AM

Third level  Thanks Attitude explains exactly what happens when everything becomes a race! http://www.thaatt.com/en/levels/give-thanks-to-you/

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4 Steps To Healing A Broken Life

4 Steps To Healing A Broken Life | Mental Health & Emotional Wellness | Scoop.it
The poet, spiritual thinker and author of Seven Thousand Ways to Listen, Mark Nepo explores the ways we can put the pieces back together. Though no one likes it, each of us will find ourselves broken at some point in our journey.
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5 Powerful Exercises To Increase Your Mental Strength

5 Powerful Exercises To Increase Your Mental Strength | Mental Health & Emotional Wellness | Scoop.it
Many exercises exist that can help you develop mental strength. But here are five that can get you started.

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Fuller Life Family Therapy's curator insight, December 17, 2013 5:37 PM

Several exercises that can help increase positivity and mental wellness.

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Achieve Optimum Health in 2014 | HFM | Houston Family Magazine

Achieve Optimum Health in 2014 | HFM | Houston Family Magazine | Mental Health & Emotional Wellness | Scoop.it

Optimum health, which flourishes by nurturing every aspect of self, yields benefits not only for the individual, but also for society, as well as for the environment. It’s time we start establishing goals for achieving this kind of health, just as we create goals for developing and maintaining our personal wealth. Rather than focusing on  money and property, we could work to possess mental, emotional, physical, social and spiritual well-being. 

It may sound overwhelming, but optimum health is an attainable goal, if you take small steps.  We asked friends of Houston Family Magazine and experts in their respective fields to suggest things our readers could do in 2014 to change, improve or enhance their minds, bodies and souls.    Pick and choose one or more idea from each category, put them on the calendar, and see them through. You’ll be well on your way to optimum health in the New Year!

http://houstonfamilymagazine.com/2013/12/31/achieve-optimum-health-in-2014/

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Houston experts give tips for Achieving optimum health in 2014 including yours truly!

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The Power of Gratitude

The Power of Gratitude | Mental Health & Emotional Wellness | Scoop.it
Thanksgiving is a wonderful time to remember the many blessings in our lives. Many of us gather with family and friends to share our gratitude for one another. This is a beautiful time of year to k...
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10 Signs You Have WAY Too Much Cortisol

10 Signs You Have WAY Too Much Cortisol | Mental Health & Emotional Wellness | Scoop.it
We all know stress is bad for us, yet many of us wear it like a badge of honor. We claim to want inner peace, but if life gets too calm, we go seeking our next hit of cortisol and epinephrine.
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Dr. LIsa Rankin with symptoms of too much cortisol...and the prescirption for it.  

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10 Harsh Realities that Help You Grow

10 Harsh Realities that Help You Grow | Mental Health & Emotional Wellness | Scoop.it
Practical Tips for Productive Living
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Cara Ray's curator insight, November 19, 2013 10:27 AM

All the world is full of suffering.  It is also full of overcoming. —Helen Keller

Fuller Life Family Therapy's curator insight, November 20, 2013 11:32 AM

A part of life that we sometime try to avoid is the struggle. Ideas on how to take struggles and make them "friends of growth." 

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Playing Our Way to Wisdom

Playing Our Way to Wisdom | Mental Health & Emotional Wellness | Scoop.it
Like meditation, after play the world looks brighter, clearer and more delightful.

 

After all, it's no accident that after meditating for a few hours, we spontaneously start to play. Animal biologists tell us that if a young animal is under stress, it won't play. But as soon as it starts to feel safe... well, let the games begin! Most of us modern humans have gotten the saber-toothed tigers and woolly mastodons under control. We experience chronic stress not because our lives are in any real danger but because we believe our incessant, neurotic thoughts (and let's face it, it's a jungle in there). So the most direct path to safety is to turn down the volume of our minds and arrive with all our awareness in the present moment -- where it's safe.

 

The present moment is, in fact, the only doorway to the playground. You can't get there from not here. And when we do get here the playground doors burst wide open and unleash our spontaneous free play. In short, when we're present we become wise and everything becomes play.

 

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