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Impressions from the Small Business Festival, Austin

Italian mammas are famous for their amazing sugo (pasta sauce). After breakfast they assemble the sauce and they let it simmer throughout the day until it is ready for dinner. Not only does the smell enrich every moment of that … Continue reading

How to Prepare Our Kids for Their Future

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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