Art and creative expression serve as an important benefit to society, yet rarely are artists rewarded at the […]
Mother’s day is truly a wonderful day to honour mothers. This day is not just for our own […]
Creativity is a game changer. You can learn so much about yourself from the creative process.
Looking to others to stroke your ego is a losing battle. Frankly, it is not the job of family, friends, romantic partners or even colleagues to make you feel good about yourself. Likewise, it is not your job to stroke anyone’s ego. Through the development of a strong sense of self, seeking praise and compliments from others will no longer be necessary. In fact, sometimes praise and compliments are a means to manipulate and it is important to have mechanisms in place to protect yourself from that.
Sometimes, creative expression can assist with difficult emotions. Some people paint and some people compose music, while some people write. Most certainly, there are a wide array of creative acts employed to deal with a variety of emotions. For me, storytelling can be a form of release. In this case, I used storytelling as a means to move through the challenging emotions of grief.
The idea of being a good person is often based on morals and ethics, which are often subjective. Practicing compassion is a positive and achievable goal. Learning how to develop compassion is an essential life skill which contributes not just to others’ happiness, but also to our own happiness.
In this day and age, we are inundated with information. We have information in the palm of our hand. We can look up anything our hearts desire. This may be why we see so many people walking the streets with their eyes glued to a phone or another smart gadget. When our focus remains consistently in one place, we end up missing the magic around us.
In me, past, present, future meet To hold long chiding conference. My lusts usurp the present tense And strangle Reason in his seat. My loves leap through the future’s fence To dance with dream-enfranchised feet. In me the cave-man clasps the seer, And garlanded Apollo goes Chanting to Abraham’s deaf ear. In me the tiger […]
Stories have an important role to play. They can free us from feeling stuck in our lives. Stories […]
Deepak Chopra says that our brain is constantly evolving. While we lose “tens of thousands” of brain cells everyday, we are also constantly replacing them with more brain cells (Chopra). With such an adaptive brain, it is unsurprising that our memories would also be as adaptive.