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Fascinating Article on Creativity

July 23rd, 2008 · No Comments

Here’s a great article from Scientific American Mind – How to Unleash Your Creativity. The article is an interview with three creativity experts: Psychologist John Houtz, Award-winning writer Julia Cameron, and Scholar/Writer Robert Epstein, who offer a wide array of insights on the challenges and processes of being creative.

I enjoyed learning about the skill sets involved in creativity, and checking out the experts’ ideas for helping the children in our lives maintain their imaginative qualities in a sometimes uncreative world. It was also great to see scientists celebrating their creativity, because the creative process is definitely not just for artists!

But what’s really fascinating about this article is how we might use the information. How can we incorporate Epstein’s creativity games into our lives, and more importantly, what can we do to show people that creativity is an orderly process that can be developed by anyone, not just the talented few? And how can we dispel the myths that society has about “crazy, broke” creative people, and invite everyone to enjoy the gift of creativity?

Enjoy, and let me know what you think!

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