Category : Creativity

The Benefits of Finding Your Purpose

Many studies indicate that having a strong sense of purpose benefits good health and longevity. Individuals with a high sense of purpose had a lower risk of developing a stroke, heart attack, or coronary artery disease. Randy Cohen, MD, medical director of University Medical Practice Associates at Mount Sinai St. Luke’s-Roosevelt Hospital in New York City says “We found a 23 percent reduction in mortality and a 19 percent reduction in cardiovascular events among those people”. That puts living purposefully […]

Overcoming creative roadblocks

I recently saw this quote from author Steven Pressfield; “the more important a project is to your soul’s evolution, the more you’ll resist it”. This really caught my attention and it was very true for me. Why so true? I have been writing a story (for a book or screenplay) for many years and I find I spend most of the time resisting instead of actually writing. So I began to look at what is really going on with me […]

Top Five Things the Arts Teach to Business

Creative Thinking – In the arts, judgement rather than rules prevail – the ability to think on your feet, leverage different perspectives and think ‘outside of the box’ is a requirement. The arts replace “right and wrong” thinking by teaching that there are many ways to see and interpret the world. Problem Solving – The arts teach us that problems can have more than one solution and questions can have more than one answer. They also reveal that complex forms […]

How to Focus Our Attention and Energy for Results

  The results we get are a direct outcome of our focus, e.g. our attention and energy, and there are three realities which can influence our ability to focus effectively: We can only focus on one thing at a time We get more of what we focus on Avoidance doesn’t work Reality #1 – You can only focus on one thing at a time.   Really. Hold up your thumb, look at it and then notice – what happened to everything […]