Tag: Creative health

  • Creativity Requires A Quiet Ego

    Creativity Requires A Quiet Ego

    “Creativity and ego cannot go together. If you free yourself from the comparing and jealous mind, your creativity opens up endlessly. Just as water springs from a fountain, creativity springs from every moment. You must not be your own obstacle.You must not be owned by the environment you are in. You must own the environment,…

  • Creativity Works: Lose that giant ego

    Creativity Works: Lose that giant ego

    Of all the bad traits that have the potential to damage your career or prevent you from earning respect from your peers, a giant ego could be the worst. Just to be clear, I’m not talking about confidence here, I’m talking about an exaggerated sense of self-importance. Confidence says, “I’m valuable,” while ego says, “I’m…

  • At the Intersection of Ego and Creativity

    At the Intersection of Ego and Creativity

    Trust me. This article addresses the role of ego in creativity. But before I get into the heart of that discussion, let’s pretend this is Psychology 101. Had that class already? Alright then, consider this a refresher course. Dr. Sigmund Freud came to conclusions that forever altered our understanding of the mind, conscious and unconscious. Love…

  • Why the Creative Process is threatening to your Ego

    Why the Creative Process is threatening to your Ego

    Steven Pressfield explained remarkably well why a life of distraction and hedonism is so appealing and easy. The creative “has volunteered for hell, whether he knows it or not. He has to know how to be miserable because this is war and war is hell.” Being original and creative daily comes with its fair share…

  • A missing link in boosting well-being

    A missing link in boosting well-being

    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. Most of the studies agree…

  • The Link Between Creativity and Wellness

    The Link Between Creativity and Wellness

    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, has actually proven otherwise. Creativity…