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Fostering Creativity - Part 6

Setting Boundaries

Something my husband and I have often discussed is how hard it was to have personal boundaries when growing up in a household with a lot of kids (he is one of twelve so he should know). 445 more words


Fostering Creativity - Part 5

Finding Your Own Voice

I wrote a previous blog post (a bit tongue in cheek) a while back about my writing gurus. Since then, I read one of Derek Murphy’s books, the YA paranormal romance… 789 more words


Optimism is a happiness magnet. If you stay positive good things and good people will be drawn to you. – Mary Lou Retton


How Creativity is Encouraged

These are some large birthday posters made by two or three of the youngest grandchildren.  Notice origami paper cranes and  ‘Happy Birthday’ in Chinese characters (Two of the children learned Mandarin from a very young age).   748 more words

Art And The Artist

What to expect when you have no expectations?

I used to think being spontaneous implied not preparing or planing, just jumping into whatever it is you are trying to be spontaneous in without any forethought. 90 more words


Mirror-touch synesthesia

The danger of empathy — if you THINK you know what another person is thinking or feeling you are much less likely to ask them how they actually are feeling. 696 more words


Enrichment through Creativity

Creativity feeds the soul! I am not sure where this phrase or expression came from but I absolutely believe in it. Last weekend, I spent Saturday at an art gallery in Northeast Iowa that carries my handcrafted jewelry for the tourist season. 457 more words