5 Ways We're Screwed If We Don't Know How We're Creative

5 Ways We're Screwed If We Don't Know How We're Creative

In honor of the publication of my first FREE ebook, "How Are You Creative?" here's an excerpt, a teaser, an amuse bouche if you will, in which I describe five different ways that NOT having a way to talk about the diversity and complexity of our creativities can really bite us in the ass.

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Are Your Inner Conflicts Depriving the World of Your Genius?

Are Your Inner Conflicts Depriving the World of Your Genius?

Are you finding that the pressure to rise up and help our imperiled country and world is ratcheting up your inner conflicts and self-doubts?   You are not alone!  Here's how to continue seeking your authentic genius even as you act in good-enough ways today.

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You Are (almost certainly) NOT Schizophrenic

You Are (almost certainly) NOT Schizophrenic

What is up with us when we can't tell our fascinating, multi-dimensional life stories without demeaning ourselves or apologizing for our evolution?  Why it is time to retire the word "schizophrenic" to describe a life filled with multiple creative passions, and some alternatives that we'd want our daughters to hear.

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How are You Creative?

How are You Creative?

What if your creative genius is not contained in one way of creating, but in the interplay between many different creative modes?  What if some of the most powerful creators out there are not masters of a single creative talent, but people who have decided to make use of ALL their multiple creative gifts in exciting new combinations?  Take a fresh-eyed look at some famous creative people and see out how the question "How are You Creative?" opens up helpful new perspectives on the complexity of what creative genius really means.  (Plus, discover Boyan Slat!...who?)

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You Are Allowed to Be Complex

You Are Allowed to Be Complex

Ever notice how our most powerful success stories feature a single-focused individual rising to the top through single-minded perseverance?  As multi-modal creatives, those conventional plot lines just don't line up with our experience... and can leave us feeling like our innate complexity is a burdensome barrier to achievement and success.  I say it is time for us multi-modal creatives to put forward some alternative narratives - stories that convey the REAL dramas of the multi-modal life. 

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The Mystery of the Missing Creative Bones

The Mystery of the Missing Creative Bones

Ever wondered where all the creative bones are buried?  In this post, Sara explores the Great Mystery of Creativity, namely what terrible harm has been committed to the skeletons of every person who has ever said "I don't have a creative bone in my body." Venture back to a time when creativity was a yes or no question and society made a point of differentiating hard working citizens from flighty, floaty artist-types, and find out why it's time to change the pictures in our heads of what creative looks like.  

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A New Question about Creativity

A New Question about Creativity

What if our deepest questions about our creativity and life purpose are not answerable by trying to "get more creative"?  What if we can only get where we are trying to go - toward lives of purpose, joy, and creative satisfaction - by starting with some expanded self-knowledge about ourselves as creators?  These are some of the big ideas behind my book in progress:  Finding Your Creative Constellation.

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