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Category Archives: Creativity
Christmas, at least for me, brings back memories and feelings like no other season can. Every year, in early December, my mom would get out the decorations – glass ornaments, silver tinsel (re-used year after year), and large multi-colored lights. … Continue reading
I don’t remember when I first read The Little House by Virginia Lee Burton, but the idea of a house with feelings didn’t seem that far-fetched to me. Maybe it was my age. According to Christine Lundberg, a producer and filmmaker who’s been active … Continue reading
“Travel is the best way of getting new ideas.” – Graeme Base Graeme Base is what you might call a “Renaissance man.” His dream as a boy was to be an artist or a musician. He became both. But along the … Continue reading
In her book, The Art of the Possible, Alexandra Stoddard says that “Play is serious business.” It challenges us to solve problems, which keeps us focused. It releases tension, opens blocked thinking, boosts energy, and balances our immune systems. I … Continue reading
If you’ve been following my newsletters over the past three years, you know I like to stick with themes. So, over the next few months, I’ll be dedicating several posts to a topic dear to my heart: CREATIVITY. (I wrote … Continue reading
Peanut butter and jelly. Ham and cheese. Milk and cookies. We all grew up with these, didn’t we? They’re familiar to us. That’s why we do a double-take when someone throws in something unexpected … like peanut butter and mayonnaise (yes, … Continue reading
hab·it – a recurrent, often unconscious pattern of behavior that is acquired through frequent repetition. We all know what habits are, and probably take them for granted most of the time. But bad ones can hold us back in our … Continue reading
Who needs structure? We all do! Especially if we want to accomplish much in life. In this issue, I’m going to talk about how structure can help you with your writing. Several years ago, I was reading an article about … Continue reading
Back in the mid-’70s, while attending CSU Chico for a degree in Mass Communications, I took a class in Technical Problem Analysis (aka “Creative Problem Solving”). Our textbook had only been on the market a few years: The Universal Traveler: A … Continue reading