Category Archive: Creativity



How to Be Creative: Part 2

Creativity comes from trust. Trust your instincts. And never hope more than you work.
-Rita Mae Brown

Here are some more ideas on how to find creative inspiration: Do something different. Creativity requires new and original thought. So often, our lives are dominated by routines and predictability which can stifle creative thoughts. Change things around a little bit every now and then. Drive an alternate route, change the order of your morning …

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Web Authors Who Inspire Me XV

All children are artists. The problem is how to remain an artist once he grows up.
-Pablo Picasso

Here are a couple of great posts about creativity that I found inspiring: We are all born creative and have built obstacles to creativity throughout our lives. The most significant thing we can do to get in touch with creativity is to remove those obstacles. Scott at Hello, my name is Blog! posted 18 Myths …

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How to Be Creative

Odd how the creative power at once brings the whole universe to order.
-Virginia Woolf

Creativity is not just about being artistic. It is about solving problems, having fun, connecting with your spirit and being human. It is required to live a full, rich life. Nearly all careers require some level of creativity, as does recreation and any meaningful relationship. Creativity is not reserved for virtuosoes. Nor is it learned. …

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7 Ways to Have Fun Every Day

There is no duty we so much underrate as the duty of being happy.
-Robert Louis Stevenson

Fun is necessary. We often treat fun as an extra privilege when we find spare time, but without fun in life, it is impossible to find the motivation necessary for health, wealth and responsibility. Fun can be incorporated in every aspect of life: work, rest, family, etc. It does not have to be reserved for …

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Always Dance – Music is Optional

To dance is to be out of yourself. Larger, more beautiful, more powerful. This is power, it is glory on earth and it is yours for the taking.
-Agnes De Mille

This is the third post in a series expanding on 20 Things I Learned from My Toddler. Do you remember when dancing wasn’t a big deal, when it was easy, when you didn’t need a dance floor and a crowd of people, and it didn’t matter what you looked like or whether the curtains were …

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20 Things I Learned from My Toddler

While we try to teach our children all about life, Our children teach us what life is all about.
-Angela Schwindt

Tristen enjoying some scholarly research. Toddlers are great teachers. They are rarely distracted by worry and are always in the moment. Here are some lessons my son, Tristen, has taught me: Just because you bumped your head a few minutes ago and still have a big red mark, there is no reason to dwell on …

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10 Ways to Be Creative Anytime, Anywhere

Creativity is inventing, experimenting, growing, taking risks, breaking rules, making mistakes, and having fun.
-Mary Lou Cook

Inspiration to be creative comes from within, even when it seems triggered from the outside. Here are 10 ideas on how to access creativity at any given moment.

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