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Are You a Creative Thinker?

Cynthia Herron Creativity 4 Comments

When our children were little they enjoyed coloring, painting, and crafting. Creating. We encouraged this. Ordinary mashed potatoes became volcanoes. The “lava” was the gravy. We also made green eggs and ham (and yes, we ate them). Mealtime was always an adventure. During other creativity-bursts, we strung beads, built forts, fired pottery, wrote stories, and wove potholders. We colored, painted, and …

The Beauty of “Different”

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Happy Friday! I hope you’ve had a bright, productive week—one that’s spurred your creative juices and nudged you past your comfort zone. Since I’m in writing mode today, I’ll keep this short. I wanted to share some thoughts with you about being different. Not weird different. Different as in beautiful, talented, and sensitive. The kind of different that folks may …

5 Ways to Nurture Your Creative Spirit

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In today’s world  of go-go-go it’s easy to place ourselves on the back burner. I know I’m guilty of this at times. I’m a wife. I’m a mom. I’m a writer. I have multiple commitments with limited time to get everything done.  Sometimes, I’m so focused on taking care of others’ needs and must-dos that I forget to nurture myself. …

Passion: 15 Tips to Kick-Start Our Creativity

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Are you passionate? Are you enthusiastic about whatever it is you’re called to do? If not, maybe it’s time to re-evaluate. Granted, I’m speaking from a writer’s perspective, but creativity isn’t limited to writing. Our creative pursuits are as unique and diverse as we are individually. Passionate folks tend to see the world through a different lens. We love hard, …

Creativity Comes in Many Colors…Aren’t You Glad?

Cynthia Herron Creativity 6 Comments

When our children were little, they enjoyed coloring, painting, and crafting. Creating. We encouraged this. Ordinary mashed potatoes became volcanos. The “lava” was the gravy. We also made green eggs and ham (and yes, we ate them). Mealtime was always an adventure. During other creativity-bursts, we strung beads, built forts, fired pottery, wrote stories, and wove potholders. We colored, painted, and …

Be a Different Egg. Don’t Get Scrambled!

Cynthia Herron Creativity 6 Comments

We’ve all met those folks who are “different eggs.” They march to the beat of a different drum. They come from various walks of life and they have a unique approach to the world around them. Maybe you’re one of those eggs–a delightful creative who thinks in the abstract and acts on “gut.” If that describes you, here’s what I …

10 Ways to Kick-Start Our Creative Muse

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I try to do it all. Meaning: I’m a wife. I’m a mom. I’m a writer. I’m a blogger. I’m a million things rolled into one. Sometimes, all the hats I wear leave me breathless. I have a lot of thoughts and ideas that run through my mind, but occasionally, the creative well runs dry and I’m left scratching my head. Where do I go for …