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The Power of Plussing in Critique and Creativity

Feedback is a necessary part of the creative process. You need to collect feedback to know how your work is being received, and whether or not it is serving the purpose you need it to serve. But feedback comes in many shapes and sizes, some of which are more productive than others. One of my […]

The Difference Between Sadness and Depression (and How They Affect Your Creativity)

Depression is not uncommon. In fact, it’s estimated that 16.2 million American adults suffer at least one major depressive episode in any given year. And yet, depression is still misunderstood by many people. The most common misunderstanding is that depression is really just intense or lasting sadness. But unfortunately, that doesn’t adequately describe what depression […]

Identifying & Managing Emotional Triggers that Limit Creativity

As creatives, we are all in a constant battle to keep our creativity thriving. We do what we can to care for ourselves physically, mentally, and emotionally in order to keep our creative sides alive and well. On this blog, we talk a lot about ways to do just that: everything from meditation to self-awareness […]

Vulnerability, Relationships, and Creativity

By now, most people I know are familiar with Brené Brown and her work on vulnerability. (If you haven’t yet watched her spectacular TED talk on the subject, please go watch it now.) And now that many of us can at least start to understand the concept of vulnerability, we can start to see how […]

Respond vs. React to Keep Your Creative Spark

Creativity is a tricky thing. There’s no consistent recipe for it. You can’t throw a bunch of creative “ingredients” together, push a button, and instantly get a creative spark every time. No, it’s much more nuanced and temperamental than that. In fact, there are many things that can affect your creativity that you’ve maybe never […]

Creativity and Taking Responsibility for Your Emotions

Emotions play a big part in the creative process. Not only can emotions themselves inspire and fuel creativity, but the way you handle your emotions can, too. We’ve already discussed, for example, how emotional resilience—the ability to manage your emotions in healthy ways—can fuel creativity. Today, I want to talk about creativity and taking responsibility […]

How to Change Your Thoughts to Lift Mood and Increase Creativity

Your thoughts are extremely powerful. They can lead to emotions and actions that can change how you treat others, how you feel about yourself and your life, how you use creativity, and really, how much happiness you experience. So wouldn’t it be useful to know how to change your thoughts so that they work for […]

What is Emotional Resilience?

Life is hard. We all face various challenges throughout our lives. We go through times of mild hardship, severe distress, and everything in between. Whether or not we face these hard times is not in doubt—we will face them. What is less predetermined, however, is how we respond to the challenges presented to us. One […]