Category Archives: Creativity

Music Therapy

Most everyone enjoys listening to music. Some of us play music as well. Music has a therapeutic effect and can be used to enhance or even change how we feel. According to the American Music Therapy Association: Music Therapy is … Continue reading

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the creative individual

People are more creative than others and are literally bubbling with ideas, while others rarely or never show signs of creativity. What should we look for when searching for creative people? Creativity can quite simply be defined as the capacity … Continue reading

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Different Cultures Enhances Creativity

Creativity can be enhanced by experiencing cultures different from one’s own, according to a study in Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin (published by SAGE). Three studies looked at students who had lived abroad and those who hadn’t, testing them on … Continue reading

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What’s in a song

From the NPR series, What’s in a song: Group Sing-alongs help a friend For the past several years, a group of friends has gathered every week in the living room of a suburban home in Logan, Utah, to sing long-forgotten … Continue reading

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Creativity requires the courage

Creativity requires the courage to let go of certainties. Erich Fromm

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Walking and creativity

When the task at hand requires some imagination, taking a walk may lead to more creative thinking than sitting, according to research published by the American Psychological Association. “Many people anecdotally claim they do their best thinking when walking,” said … Continue reading

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Healing with art

Gripping a cane to stabilize his stride, Bradley Books walked past the Firehouse Arts Center in Longmont, promising himself that one day his paintings and drawings would hang on the white walls. Now four years later, the 37-year-old is inside … Continue reading

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