Self-esteem and personal development; Eric Maisel course “Your Life in the Arts”; Imagination and Grounded Reality

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Can self-esteem distort our personal development?

Our self-concept, positive self-regard and simply confidence, are key influences on how fully we realize our talents. We do need to feel good about who we are to passionately pursue – or even have – worthwhile ambitions for our lives. But a new study led by San Diego State University psychologist Jean Twenge [titled “Egos …

Your Life in the Arts – Part 2

In his course Your Best Life in the Arts, creativity coach Eric Maisel, PhD provides “real answers to the challenges that confront you” as a creative person. Below are excerpts from summaries of the second seven topics of the course, running for 14 Mondays starting October 3. For each topic, I have added some related …

Imagination and Grounded Reality

Schizotypy, a milder version of schizophrenia, can enhance creative expression for some people. Some research studies have found that artists and schizophrenics scored equally high on “unusual cognition.” So how “unusual” can our imagination get to still be “sane” yet creative? In his article “The Creative Personality…” psychologist Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi writes that creative people “alternate …

Eric Maisel on his course “Your Life in the Arts”

Creativity coach, therapist and psychologist Eric Maisel, PhD is author of more than 30 books including Fearless Creating, The Van Gogh Blues, Coaching the Artist Within and many other titles on developing creativity and a creative life. In his course Your Best Life in the Arts, he provides “real answers to the challenges that confront …

Underutilized talents, too many aptitudes

Arianna Huffington was described by her friend and author Sugar Rautbord [in a Vanity Fair article] as “probably one of the most intellectually seductive human beings on the face of the planet. “She has such a powerful brain, and she exudes an intellectuality that is almost sexual.” One of the myths of highly talented people is that …

Being different and “too sensitive”

Winona Ryder starred in the film based on Susanna Kaysen’s novel “Girl, Interrupted” and thinks Kaysen “captures a mood we’ve all experienced. “It’s like a reflective time we’ve all had in our lives.. You go through spells where you feel that maybe you’re too sensitive for this world. I certainly felt that.” …

Fools and whackjobs and angels

“Angels fly because they take themselves lightly.” GK Chesterton That is a quote Therese Borchard uses in this video, from her post On April Fool’s Day: Laugh, People, Laugh She writes about it: In this video, I go over a few of my humor rules–like you can make fun of yourself all you want, but …

Admit your gifts: Willem Kuipers on unrecognized giftedness and identity

Embracing our identity as gifted and talented is not easy for many of us to do. Why is this so tough? What beliefs about giftedness get in our way? What leads to unrecognized giftedness for so many people? In his article “How to Charm Gifted Adults into Admitting Giftedness: Their Own and Somebody Else’s,” excerpted below, …

Shelley Carson on developing creativity

Shelley Carson, Ph.D. of Harvard University teaches and conducts research on creativity, psychopathology, and resilience. Topics in our audio podcast interview related to the creative mind and developing creativity include some of Dr. Carson’s seven brain activation patterns she discusses in her book Your Creative Brain.

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August 2nd, 2013