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How to Prepare Our Kids for Their Future

Creative thinking - job skill #1

I am the mother of four children. Two of my kids are in public schools; the other two are in college or transition to college. Our kids’ future and how to prepare for it is a constant topic in our house. … Continue reading

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Guest Blogger: Chris Margocs

Chris Margocs has recently participated in one of my workshops and writes about this experience from her personal experience. My grandfather was an artist.  I remember seeing india-ink sketches of dogs on his wall; I can picture a stub of drawing … Continue reading

The Creative Spark Podcast

Episode 1 - Creativity on the Spot

Creative Spark Podcast Guest: Shana Merlin The Founder of Merlin Works, Shana Merlin, is one of the most experienced and sought after improv teachers in Central Texas. She founded Merlin-Works, in 2003 to provide custom training, interactive presentations, and comedy shows to … Continue reading

10 Most Relevant Questions for Understanding Creativity

What is creativity? Creativity is most commonly defined as an idea that is new and useful. A new idea doesn’t need to invent the wheel; it can be a new combination of old ideas. Steve Jobs said that “creativity is … Continue reading

How Meditation Can Make You More Creative

Meditation can make you more creative. It is a great way to focus your mind and prepare for any creative activity. In my article “The Mindfulness and Creativity Link” I describe how mindfulness and creativity are connected and similar in … Continue reading

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Spreading Creativity in our Community

My goal for 2017 is to spread creativity in a larger community. In my last blog post Fight or Flight – Art in the Times of Uproar I explained why I believe we need more people who are able to think … Continue reading

Fight or Flight? – Art in times of uproar

For many of us, 2016 has been a rough year — a year that brought as much change as uncertainty. It is a year of terror, a brutal war in Syria, and of political developments that are increasingly dividing our … Continue reading