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“If you’re not prepared to be wrong, you’ll never come up with anything original.” – Ken Robinson

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When Being Distracted Is a Good Thing

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[The following article written by Jan Brogan appeared in the Boston Globe Health and Wellness section on 2/27/2012. By the way, in addition to writing for the Globe, Jan is also an award-winning mystery writer well known for her series … Continue reading

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Use Creativity to Combat Negative Emotions

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No matter what your circumstances, you can use creativity to improve your mood. Here is a reprint of a blog I wrote for the afterdeployment.org website: The time during, between, and after deployments often include periods of negative feelings – … Continue reading

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Creative Ideas For Which I’m Thankful

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As I reflect on Thanksgiving, I am surveying all the blessings and opportunities for which I am thankful. At the top of my list of blessings this season are my family, good friends, health, freedom, and the opportunity to do work I love. Continue reading

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Susan Guild

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The Pull on the Sleeve that Changed My Life Susan C. Guild – Winchester, MA As an empty – nester living the traditional life style with a successful sales career, wonderful family and extensive business travel, something was missing in … Continue reading

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Annie Gaughen

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The Story Idea that Changed My Life Annie Gaughen – Hingham, MA Creativity has always been a defining factor of my life.  As a middle child and the only girl, falling into stories – either played out with Barbie dolls … Continue reading

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Support for the importance of the right hemisphere in creative thinking.

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Is creativity primarily a function of the right brain? A recent meta-analytic study confirms the importance of activation of the right hemisphere in creative tasks. The research, conducted by a team of European scientists in Germany and the Netherlands, examined … Continue reading

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A gene variation related to psychosis is found in high creative achievers.

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Researchers from Hungary found that study participants with a variant of a gene that has previously been associated with risk for psychosis (the T/T polymorphism of the neuregulin 1 gene) scored higher on two measures of creativity than participants who … Continue reading

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Researchers find that “white matter” structural integrity in the brain is associated with creativity.

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One of the most widely accepted theories about creativity, described back  in 1962 by Sarnoff Mednick, is that creativity is the result of connecting random bits of information to form new and original ideas. Generally speaking, the more remote the … Continue reading

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