I wonder if a heart can rust… And without a heart, can one be an artist? By the end of the 19th century, Edgar Degas was one of the most famous French painters alive. Considered as [...]
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Participate One sits in a small office. She is young with short blonde hair and an innocent red sweater. Across from her is Julia Shaw, a cognitive psychologist. She’s invited the participant to take part [...]
In today’s world of social media, it’s almost impossible to not get caught up in the comparison game. Everyone’s accomplishments are on display, collecting likes and shares. Hopefully, you’re wise enough to know intuitively that [...]
“A non-writing writer is a monster courting insanity.” -Franz KafkaIn a previous post, I wrote about the importance of finding the one thing in life that illuminates everything else. The question I posed was: Do you have an [...]
Theodore Roosevelt was 13 years old, blazing through the flora and fauna of the Hudson Valley when he realized he was near-sighted. This truth first came into focus during a summer day of hunting with [...]
“Today you are you and that is truer than true. There is no one alive that is youer than you.” -Dr. SeussThere's a common excuse many people use for not writing or creating the work they dream about. [...]
source We’ve talked before about coming up with ideas, and what to do when they find us. But every creator knows that’s only half the battle. There’s a natural tendency to try and take control [...]
source The late, great Zen poet Leonard Cohen was well into his 30’s when he started writing songs. The music scene, at the time, was dominated by youngsters like Bob Dylan and The Beatles. [...]
source One of the hardest parts of any creative endeavor is sitting down and getting started. You might have the perfect idea for a bestselling novel, or maybe, a groundbreaking product or app that’s [...]
Mark Twain is credited with the line, “Wit is the sudden marriage of ideas which before their union were not perceived to have any relation.”This points to what James Altucher has called, Idea Sex: The marriage of two seemingly [...]