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What is Creative Wellness?

What is Creative Wellness?

We are all creative in some way, although some people are more Intune to their creative side. Creative wellness is understanding what and how to use our creative side. This includes: How to be creative Utilizing our creative side Discovering how to learn to be creative Daydreaming, Brainstorming and visualizing Making the most of our creativity Turning our creativity into a hobby Turning our creative hobby into a sideline business To not censor ourselves Do not be too critical To…

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Creativity Thursday: 7 Ways to Recover from a Bad Review

Creativity Thursday: 7 Ways to Recover from a Bad Review

    The song has been written, the portrait painted or the book written, but none of these are well received. The critics are harsh, your fans are not impressed and nothing is selling. So what do we do? We cry—allow yourself the opportunity to mourn for the project We gather feedback—at times critics can be harsh, but are there tips that you can use in that critic.  How about the feedback from your fans?  What are they saying? We…

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Creativity Thursday: 9 Ways to Survive as a Starving Artists

Creativity Thursday: 9 Ways to Survive as a Starving Artists

      Some people may enjoy being a starving artists, but most people don’t. Talent and a dream is a great motivator, but there are times when it’s not enough.  Even some of the great artists of our day struggled for years before being discovered or reaching the pinnacle of their success. In the meantime, the rent must be paid and food must be put on the table. So what are some ways to provide for oneself while reaching…

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Creativity Thursday: 9 Steps to make your creative dreams a reality

Creativity Thursday: 9 Steps to make your creative dreams a reality

I would love to be able to make a full time living writing, but I have not reached that point yet. However there are ways to turn a creative dream into a reality. Determine your dream—what do you want to do more than anything Determine the steps needed to reach this dream—what are the steps you need to reach this particular dream and goal Be honest—is this dream a reality?  Can you work towards being a full time writer or…

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Creative Thursday: 9 Ways to Tap into hidden talents and interest

Creative Thursday: 9 Ways to Tap into hidden talents and interest

  Often I’ve had someone tell me that they are not creative.  However, then s/he will come up with amazing ideas, completely re- decorate a room or create a poem or picture that is amazing. Often we have hidden talents and interest that we have not tapped into. Relax mind and pay attention to where your thoughts go Relax body and see what you migrate towards.  Is it singing a song?  Drawing a picture? Redecorating a room?  Designing a new…

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Caregiving Monday: 10 Arts and Crafts Ideas for Senior Adults

Caregiving Monday: 10 Arts and Crafts Ideas for Senior Adults

At 90 years old, GG* still attends crafts at church each Tuesday morning. GG has always loved crafts and enjoyed numerous projects over the years.  Although she’s not able to do as much as she once was, just the fellowship is good for her. Some craft ideas are: Make a book—cutting out various pictures from magazines and writing memories that go with the pictures, they can create a book. Crochet/Knit—this is a popular pastime and even with numb hands, GG…

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Creativity Thursday: 9 Reasons Why Natural Talent Is Not Enough

Creativity Thursday: 9 Reasons Why Natural Talent Is Not Enough

    “I’ve got natural talent, that should be enough,” we’ve all heard someone say this.  However, there are times when it is not enough. There is the story of the classical pianist who practiced fifteen hours a day and traveled the country performing.  However, when he stopped practicing on a daily basis, he began to play the same pieces all the time and felt mundane in his work.  When he noticed this he began to practice again and saw…

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