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Posts Tagged ‘Creativity’

5 Reasons to Calm Down Your Analytical Mind

Our “analytical mind” is the thinking part of our brains. It mostly takes place in the prefrontal cortex, which is associated with complex decision-making, problem solving, critical thinking, and self-monitoring. Basically, it’s the part of our brains that makes us step back and think, “What should I think here?” or “What should I do here?” […]

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4 Ways to Create Meaning in Life Without Religion

Although I grew up as a Roman Catholic, I’ve always been skeptical of religion for as long as I can remember. By the time I reached high school, I had largely considered myself an atheist. I’m not against other people being religious. For many, it provides a sense of meaning and belonging, and recent studies […]

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The Fashionable Non-Conformist: Being Different for the Sake of Being Different

Have you ever come across that person who is just different for the sake of being different? This usually describes the “fashionable non-conformist.” It doesn’t matter what they are choosing – what to do, what to say, what to think, or what to wear – the fashionable non-conformist always needs to go against the herd. […]

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7 Ways to Connect More With Your Emotional Self

For many of us, it can be hard to properly express our emotions. We tend to either keep our emotions bottled up and not show them to anyone, or they overflow and spill out in unhealthy and unexpected ways. In our society, emotions are often seen as a sign of weakness. They are viewed as […]

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The 5 Key Stages of the Creative Process

“Creativity is a lot like looking at the world through a kaleidoscope. You look at a set of elements, the same ones everyone else sees, but then reassemble those floating bits and pieces into an enticing new possibility.” Rosabeth Kanter Creativity can often seem like a random and spontaneous process – perhaps something we believe […]

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