I was honored to be asked by Cheryl Fracasso and Harris Friedman to contribute to a special Leaders and Mentors issue of Neuroquantology. What a great way to highlight Creativity at Saybrook, and our new programs, I thought! The attached article is called Creativity Revisited.
As per the format, I did need to say a few things about my own curious background and path, and added some useful research findings on creativity and mental health. But I then switched to Saybrook, the development of our Creativity programs, and colorful figures such as Stan Krippner, and Steve Pritzker.
The best part of all was when I got all of ten (10) Saybrook students/alums to write about their own experience, their own work with creativity, and their own visions for the future. Clearly this (the last half) is the best part! Judith Kolva, Ph.D., Alumna who just did the wonderful memoir for Saybrook’s 40th anniversary, edited this last part, and put in her own amazing story.
Denita Benyshek (who is almost done with her doctorate!) decided to write her own piece for Neuroquantology, which I hope you will see later on–along with her own original artwork.
See what you think (PDF). Oh yes, there are stunning photos of these 10 Saybrook graduate students/alums, including Judith. Are Saybrook Creativity graduate students naturally good looking? Seems so 🙂
— Ruth Richards