How to prepare for the workforce shift of 2020

Happy New Year! Each time we start a new year it feels like we are taking a step into the future. In Germany we have the tradition of “Bleigiessen” —  a game to predict what the coming year has in … Continue reading

Expressive Arts: Growth and Healing Through Creativity

The Creative Spark Podcast - Episode 6

In this Creative Spark episode I will talk with expressive arts therapist Corinne Arles about healing trauma through the arts. She will share her experiences with children and families who learned to express their emotions and pain through creative projects. Stories … Continue reading

Giving Productive Feedback for Creative Work

When you are asked to give feedback, are you honest? Are you brutally honest? Or are you rather diplomatic? Are you flatout lying, as in “yes, those new shoes look really cute on you….” Giving feedback can be hard. And … Continue reading

How to Find Your Voice as a Creative and Turn it into a Business

The Creative Spark Podcast - Episode 5

If you want to create a rich story you have to live a rich life.  – Britney King Do you have an unfinished novel hiding in our desk? Or maybe you have another art project that is stalling and you … Continue reading

Creativity – The Interplay of Freedom and Structure

Let the Elephants Run - Book Review

Is everyone creative? And, how do you unlock your creativity? David Usher answers both questions in Let the Elephants Run by looking at human development over the last 10,000 years.10,000 years ago, the human race had almost been extinct due … Continue reading

How to use mindfulness to optimize the creative process

Mindfulness is a mental state in which one focusses on the present moment, bringing awareness and acceptance to one’s thoughts, emotions, and sensations. Practicing mindfulness has been proven to positively impact creativity. (Read a summary of recent research results that … Continue reading

Can Mindfulness Increase Creativity?

A summary of recent studies and research

How Mindfulness Impacts Creativity There are several similarities between mindfulness and creativity, like fostering curiosity, being in the moment, and becoming aware of thoughts and feelings. But apart from sharing those similarities, can mindfulness practice actually increase creativity? This question … Continue reading