I'm so grateful I have a job that doesn't drain me of all my creative energy and leaves some left over for my beloved hobbies. It even ignites my creativity in its own ways. And I find my role as a nutrition educator and counselor quite fulfilling. Do you feel you have energy left over … Continue reading My Flow
Really this may as well just be the title of my blog site, y'all. This comes up so much for me, if but indirectly. Usually it's pretty direct though. I just ordered oak tag on Amazon. I had flashbacks of doing a book report in 5th grade. But this ain't no book report. This is … Continue reading Why School Kills Creativity Part 3
I started writing regularly in 2008. I started sharing my writings with friends and family through a listserv in 2010. I remember a couple years back my mom told me she was impressed with how the featured photos matched the theme of my blog posts. I didn't quite know how to categorize this skill. My … Continue reading Honing Skills
It’s a great book if you haven’t taken it yet. I first picked it up when I had injuries that stopped me from dancing, jogging, and stretching, which were my usual go-tos for self-expression/mental relief. I picked up drawing again recently. This time because it’s a calming hobby that I can do alongside my 3-year-old … Continue reading Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain
I have yet to watch the highly-regarding Ted Talk on this topic by Sir Ken Robinson. But this very question evokes so much for me. I have often wondered if I would have started writing if my dad didn't die when I was 21. If I would have blossomed creatively in my 20s, had this … Continue reading Does School Kill Creativity?
Merry Christmas to those who celebrate. Work gave me off but our family is Jewish so I don't have to cook a big feast today. Instead, I am using my time off to relax. Although I do appreciate all the Christmas lights and festivities abounding around me. Every year they are beautiful and heartwarming, as … Continue reading Day Off—Christmas Eve
"Consistent practices yield creative episodes that wouldn't have otherwise occurred had one not been doing them consistently." This was an idea I thought of when I was 19. I wrote it down following a jog I had taken that evening. I realized that while not every jog would be invigorating and amazing, by jogging regularly … Continue reading Run, Pray, Blog