Latest Creative Journey Blog Posts
Consider this: After I die, what do I hope people will say and feel about me? I suspect your answer may be similar to mine at first: “She/he was a great person and lived a meaningful life.” For me, that means that I was honest, kind, and humble through my
Typically, people who exercise, start eating better and becoming more productive at work. They smoke less and show more patience with colleagues and family. They use their credit cards less frequently and say they feel less stressed. Exercise is a keystone habit that triggers widespread change. -Charles Duhigg, The Power
Anyone in a creative field will tell you about the slumps. It might not be the term they use, but you’ll know what they’re talking about. These are the times when your brain just doesn’t want to kick over. Your fingers don’t want to move, and the ideas are all
“Sit as little as possible.” The advice, offered by the philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche over a century ago, sounds like it could have been cribbed from the Health section of the New York Times. He continues: “Do not believe any idea that was not born in the open air and of
If you're as busy as I am, finding the time to exercise can seem harder than bobsledding up a tree. But according to Dr. Wendy Suzuki, professor of neuroscience and psychology at New York University, getting off your couch or up from your desk through your workweek can have an
I’ve been doing two things for the majority of my life—exercising and performing in the arts. But it wasn’t until about nine years ago, while in the throes of my personal-training career, when a lightbulb went off and the words “fitness, performance and creativity” popped into my head. It gave
You know the feeling: You're in the middle of a good sweat sesh, in the zone, playlist on point, and you honestly feel invincible. The feel-good endorphins you get from an amazing workout are unbeatable, and can make you feel incredible and inspired AF for days. But does exercise make
It’s hard to find flow in a cubicle. And there’s a good reason for that. You’re sitting in a box. Next time you’re feeling stuck and your mind seems as blank as your screen, remember this: studies show body movement can unlock creative ways of thinking—no matter what kind of
The other silent life robber is stress. I don’t care who you are, what you do or where you live, some stress is going to invade your life. But for many, stress is not just an invasion, it seems to be an unescapable normalcy. From the minute their eyes open,
Creativity has long been thought of as a key piece of the wellness puzzle. A review of more than 100 studies of the benefits of the arts (music, visual arts, dance, and writing) found that creative expression has a powerful impact on health and well being among various patient populations.
Way back when quinoa was something that no-one could pronounce – creatives knew the inherent benefit in making art. The anecdotal evidence was clear to see. Creative-types who weren’t functioning artists tended to go down the addiction route. But, if they could make art, they could heal. And people have
Workplace wellness isn’t just about physical health, it is also characterized by a motivated, engaged and inspired workforce who do great work. The presence of creativity indicates a healthy life force energy and spirit of an organization. A healthy organization is a resilient one. Unhealthy organizations tend to devalue creativity.
People tend to consider creativity something that you either have or don’t. Statements like “Wow, you’re so lucky to be creative. I wish I was like that!” perpetuate the idea that being creative is something inborn, inherent, and immovable. But behavioral science on creativity, spearheaded by researchers like Robert Epstein,
As we all spend more time at home to help limit the spread of COVID-19, you might be looking for a new and easy way to be creative. Besides relaxing and passing the time, there could be plenty of benefits to finding a creative outlet. Art allows us to express