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DAILY CREATIVE INSPIRATION

04/17/2012

“The mainspring of creativity appears to be the same tendency which we discover so deeply as the curative force in psychotherapy – man’s tendency to actualize himself, to become his potentialities.” 

Carl R. Rogers

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Creativity

DAILY CREATIVE INSPIRATION

04/17/2012

“Whatever sphere we may be in, there is a profound joy in the realization that we are helping to form the structure of the new world. This is creative courage, however minor or fortuitous our creations may be.”

Rollo May

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Creativity

DAILY CREATIVE INSPIRATION

04/17/2012

“Creativity is intelligence having fun.”

Albert Einstein

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Creativity

DAILY CREATIVE INSPIRATION

04/17/2012

"The creative act is not hanging on, but yielding to a new creative movement. Awe is what moves us forward."

Joseph Campbell

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Creativity

DAILY CREATIVE INSPIRATION

04/17/2012

“The key question isn’t ‘What fosters creativity?’ But it is why in God’s name isn’t everyone creative? Where was the human potential lost? How was it crippled? I think therefore a good question might be now why do people create? But why do people not create or innovate? We have got to abandon that sense of amazement in the face of creativity, as if it were a miracle if anybody created anything.” Abraham Maslow

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Creativity

DAILY CREATIVE INSPIRATION

04/17/2012

“If the study and practice of creativity can send us in a more positive direction, as individuals and as cultures, let us continue research to understand the positive qualities involved, more collaborative ways of creating and living, and how we can better value and honor each other and the healthy diversity in our world.”

Ruth Richards

 

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Creativity

CREATIVITY IN THE NEWS

04/17/2012

Saybrook University Student Challenge:
April 15-21 is World Creativity and Innovation Week
How will you use your creativity for good?

World Creativity and Innovation Week was established in 2001 to celebrate the unlimited potential of creativity, raise awareness that all people by nature are creative, and to encourage people to use their creativity to improve their lives, work, and community.

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Psychology and Humanistic Studies

Reflections on inquiry in Human Science

04/17/2012
The practice of Human Science is a way of questioning, interpreting, and understanding human experience. But what means are used to conduct such a process? Is the “standard” or (“received”) view of science, based on empirical knowledge and embodied in a Positivist model, useful for Human Scientists? Or is the process better served through the development of additional methods more aptly suited to comprehending the range and depth of human experience?

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Mind-Body Medicine

Living on Purpose

04/16/2012

I wanted to take a few minutes to share with you all my experience here in New York City at Hope Lodge. I have been in New York this week taking care of my cousin Michaelene who is part of a clinical trial at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center for stage 4 cancer patients. This experience has been deeply meaningful, at so many levels - spiritually, emotionally, physically and relationally - for me. It has rekindled my passion for the work that we do - and also has reconnected me to the essence of my own calling to serve others.
 
Last night I facilitated a guided imagery session for residents here at Hope Lodge - all of whom have advanced stages of cancer. I scrambled all day Monday to get approval from the staff here to present last night. They were hesitant because they like to plan things way in advance and were skeptical about anyone actually attending the session with just one day's notice. I told them if one person came it would be fine - but that I wanted them to make 12 copies of the Imagery protocol handout I made. The volunteer coordinator gave me an indulgent smile - but made the copies anyway saying "Sometimes no one comes to these events..." I smiled back and said, "People will come..." I knew a few would come because I had been connecting with individuals in the kitchen and lounge and around the building - chatting and drawing angel cards for them.
 

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Rethinking Complexity

Rethinking Newton’s Third Law

04/16/2012
Rethinking Newton’s Third Law
Being somewhat of a closet Taoist, I remember that time a little more than 20 years ago when I thought to myself, "Now that the Berlin Wall has fallen and the Soviet Union is no longer a union, where is the balance of power?" It occurred to me that there was only one super power left in the world and, without the dark forces of the U.S.S.R., how could the U.S.A. stay in power?  I thought that many of the assumptions we’d held for five decades up until to those watershed moments of the late 1980s would evanesce.  Did we really need to spend billions of dollars in...

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