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Awaken your senses to spark creativity

Awaken your senses to spark creativity A fun way to spark creativity is to awaken your senses by listening to music and painting what [...]


Book Review: The Age of Insight By Eric R. Kandel

The Age of Insight: The Quest to Understand the Unconscious in Art, Mind, and Brain, from Vienna 1900 to the Present If you [...]


Let the Elephants Run: Unlock Your Creativity and Change Everything – Book review

If you are interested in unlocking your creativity, you will love David Usher’s new book Let the Elephants Run. You can flip through the book [...]


What happens after you’ve ignited your creative spark?

Marshall Goldsmith, a renowned business coach, observes when people initiate a personal campaign to improve themselves — for example, shed a bad habit, [...]


Creative Anarchy: Book Review

Creative Anarchy: How to Break the Rules of Graphic Design for Creative Success When I was a designer of marketing communications in a former [...]


10 Disciplines of a Learner

Teachers at a middle school in the USA created this list of observable behaviours to help assess the growth of learners and improve the way [...]


Are you too Busy to Innovate?

When I ask corporate clients what their biggest barrier to innovation is, they mostly say they are too busy to innovate —must be why this widely-circulated cartoon [...]


Looking for Creative Inspiration? Go on a Haiku Walkabout —Here’s how

I participated in a haiku workshop recently at Vancouver’s Cherry Blossom Festival in Vandusen Gardens. Poet Michael Dylan Welch led us on what he [...]


April is Poetry Month: Celebrate With These Ideas

What is Poetry Good for? Here’s what Dylan Thomas had to say about poetry: "Poetry is what in a poem makes you laugh, [...]


How to Cultivate Your Creative Brain

Dr  Shelley Carson has devised a useful framework for developing your creative brain, based on findings from neuro-imaging, psycho-physiological studies, and her own research [...]

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