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Creativity and Personality Types: Are Certain Types More Creative?

When we think about “creative people,” most of us think of a certain “type” of person: idealistic, artistic, moody, introverted. Maybe we think about cluttered desks or messy rooms, or perhaps we think all creatives are original and quirky. It’s true that when it comes to creativity and personality types, certain “types” come to mind […]

Ways to Respectfully Disagree

If 2020 has taught us anything, it’s that many people in the U.S. have no idea how to respectfully disagree (and that you can never have too much toilet paper, but that’s another story). As an election year, 2020 brought us seemingly endless debates—between the candidates on TV, between our friends on social media, and […]

The Power of One

Few things in the world are as disheartening as feeling powerless: when you know that something needs to be done, but for whatever reason, you feel as though you just can’t make it happen. It’s a frustrating feeling to be sure, but today, I’m going to let you in on a little secret: you never […]

The Story You Want to Hear vs. the Truth Within

Human beings are natural storytellers. All of us are familiar with the time-honored stories that have been passed down from generation to generation, from Adam and Eve, to Romeo and Juliet, to Hansel and Gretel. But we don’t just tell stories to each other. In fact, some of the most powerful stories are the ones […]

Being Asleep at the Wheel

2020 has been a year like no other. From the election to the pandemic, we’ve been hit with surprises at every turn: some ups, and (let’s face it) a whole lot of downs. But what’s been interesting to me, as I think back on this year, is this: even though we’ve had to adapt to […]

There is No Normal

As we’re nearing the end of 2020, something I keep hearing a lot is that people can’t wait for life to get back to “normal.” Of course, there’s part of me that totally understands what they’re saying. COVID-19 has turned our world on its head in a lot of ways, from mask mandates to work-from-home […]

How to Break Through Your Comfort Zone and Try Something New

Creatives are some of the most capable people I know—which is why it always baffles me to realize that many creatives struggle to break out of their comfort zones and try something new.  And yet, I see it over and over again. All too often, creatives—the people who thrive on originality and appreciate breaking the […]

Staying Creative in a Remote Work Environment

Many of today’s creative professionals are used to working in a space that is designed for maximum creativity: a comfortable setting, natural lighting, communal areas, and unique, personal touches all contribute to a space that keeps your creative mind not only active, but thriving.  So what happens when, say, a global pandemic hits and you’re […]