Unused creativity is not benign

Unused creativity is not benign

Brené Brown’s research on the feeling of shame, which we all know too well, has led to many other discoveries in human behaviour. Ones which might not have been immediately linked to feelings of shame. In a podcast interview with

Difficult to explain, job titles

Difficult to explain, job titles

It started when I was young. My Dad’s job was really hard for me to understand, let alone try and explain it to others. He was a ‘Drilling Manager’, for Imperial Oil whose main consumer facing brand, in Canada, is

Detourism and other new word suggestions

Detourism and other new word suggestions

When your life takes a wholly unanticipated change and you must rethink and redefine what your life will be. A new word submitted to Collins Dictionary, pending approval. Another one – crafternoon which means, An afternoon spent (or specifically set

What qualifies a creative genius?

What qualifies a creative genius?

I’m not an expert in architecture. I’ve visited a few churches in my life, but I’m not devoted to studying that type of building, or any others for that matter. So maybe I am missing a bunch of creative structures

“quit belly-achin’ about what isn’t working”

“quit belly-achin’ about what isn’t working”

Isn’t it funny how we do this? I also think of ‘belly aching’ as rumination. Either way, in a modern life these kind of thoughts don’t produce any value. Not like a cow, where ruminating makes the bits of food

Turning a midlife crisis into a creative manifesto

Turning a midlife crisis into a creative manifesto

Unfortunately, a big chunk of my life has been spent following orders, or doing what was expected. Once I entered the institutions of learning, I towed the line. Attended classes, completed homework, took the tests. Year after year. After all

Once you are aware, creativity is everywhere

What is a creativity blog, anyway? That is an interesting question. One which has taken deep study to realize how best to communicate. Getting it down to the elevator pitch, you know the 15 seconds you have to answer the

One review warns…this is a blueprint and a cautionary tale

Reviews for the ebook Fruitless at 40: Rediscovering my Creative Power “If you identify with creativity you will be interested in Christine’s story of the changes she made in her life over the past six years. There is something for

Do you enjoy these creative practices?

I am wondering what specific activities people consider creative? Where are the areas of focus? Is there a cluster of common practices or is it quite individual? Question #3 from my survey; this one is super interesting. When I put up the

What happened to my Creative Power?

What happened to my Creative Power?

E-book – Fruitless at 40: Rediscovering my Creative Power I am not fruitless anymore. Through the writing, learning and practicing of the past 6 years, I have come out the other side with more wisdom, creativity and passion than I