Creativity In Action

You are the life-blood of our community. So, share your creative stories with us and let the world know of your success!

Emily Martin

My dad was an alcoholic, and my family was quite broken growing up. We never had therapy. We never even acknowledged our painful past. When I was in the fourth grade, I wrote a story about a stifling patriarchal kingdom. … Continue reading

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Kelly Jennings

Cecily and Gwendolyn’s Fantastical… I am an actor, improviser, theater artist. I believe live theater should engage an audience actively; They leave feeling as though they have had a real experience – they are not passive participants. I wanted to … Continue reading

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Diego Parra Duque (Colombia)

For more than ten years I have been studying about creativity and how it can change human lives. Know about a friend who suffers from bipolar syndrome and through creative process based on writing and performing (storytelling) has overcome a … Continue reading

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Duncan Long

I’ve been drawing and painting all my life; to some extent there’s emotional content to anything I create. However once in a while an illustration seems to bubble up from deep recesses of my mind, presenting a message or insight … Continue reading

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John R. Sedivy

Nearly three years ago I left the comforts of corporate life to take the entrepreneurial leap. When I started Analytica it was merely an extension of my former profession and specialized in technical and later business consulting. There was little … Continue reading

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Steven Shragis

In 2006, I began a company which brings together the nation’s leading professors for a day of learning that covers a large range of topics.  The idea came to me when I brought my daughter to her college campus as a … Continue reading

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Susan Guild

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

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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Vernon Quarstein

Vernon.jpg (23 KB)“The idea for Healthy Jingles dates to back to when I was working on my MBA at William and Mary. At that time I was smoking, and I had tried everything to quit. But what finally worked was a jingle I composed and memorized. Every time I wanted a cigarette that jingle would pop into mind and my brain would say “stop!” After 25 years of smoking, I quit in just 20 days. I also used jingles to lose weight. I found that jingles are very powerful in helping to break bad habits. They become encoded in the brain and influence behavior. But it seemed that no one had taken this concept and related it systematically to health. This was the inspiration for my first book Healthy Jingles for the Mind and Body. Continue reading

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