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Creative Well-Being



We are all gifted with creativity and imagination, but for some of us, the drive to create, combine, invent, or transform permeates all aspects of our well-being. This urge brings great beauty, joy, and delight into the world, but it can come with its own challenges, especially when we live in a culture that measures the value of our work only in commercial potential. Creatives can live in constant tension between self-discovery and self-criticism, freedom and security. Finding balance and joy within this identity can be a journey that requires courage and self-compassion.

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The Surprising Habits of Original Thinkers | Adam Grant

How do creative people come up with great ideas? Organizational psychologist Adam Grant studies "originals": thinkers who dream up new ideas and take action to put them into the world. In this talk, learn three unexpected habits of originals — including embracing failure.

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Choose Yourself!

The world is changing. Markets have crashed. Jobs have disappeared. Industries have been disrupted and are being remade before our eyes. Everything we aspired to for “security,” everything we thought was “safe,” no longer is: College. Employment. Retirement. Government.

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How to Survive Being Laid Off

Being laid off can be a financial nightmare, but what isn’t talked about enough is the psychic toll it takes, and the decisions we make around work in the aftermath.

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FindCenterOne of the deepest purposes of all art is to marry what is with what can be.

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How to Be Creative: How an Artist Turns Pro

In this Essay I explore how you can break through your creative blocks and start creating your dream work.

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Wild Mind: Living the Writer’s Life

Wild Mind is for everyone who writes or wants to write. Natalie Goldberg teaches a Zen-like method that will take you straight to the source of creative power, to the mind that is ‘raw, full of energy, alive and hungry.

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8 Artists on How to Build Confidence

Artists encounter unique challenges. They are required to continually make new work that feels original and significant, but not too close to that of their peers and predecessors. They encounter public audiences that are quick to deem contemporary art esoteric or absurd.

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What Most of Us Get Wrong About Creativity

Some thoughts about creativity.

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The Creative Habit: Learn It and Use It for Life

One of the world’s leading creative artists, choreographers, and creator of the smash-hit Broadway show, Movin’ Out, shares her secrets for developing and honing your creative talents—at once prescriptive and inspirational, a book to stand alongside The Artist’s Way and Bird by Bird.

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Are Self-Esteem and Creativity Connected?

You have what it takes to make art, if you make the choice to take what it takes. None of us knows whether our work will end up being great or not great, remembered or forgotten.

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