You were born creative, because you are the creation of the Creator, as we all are. If you don’t feel that way or your artistic endeavors haven’t worked out, this book can help you. Doreen Virtue, the beloved author of over 100 best-selling books, card decks, and audio/video programs, shows you how to gain more than a dozen forms of courage that lead to creativity – including an unshakable belief in yourself and dedication to seeing your sacred ideas and dreams through to fruition. In these pages, Doreen reveals the secrets behind her own incredibly prolific creative output, details what guides her writing process, and offers an unprecedented window onto what it really looks like to be self-employed in the creative arts. In addition, each chapter features useful tips to lead you to discover your natural talents as a writer or artist and in other creative vocations or avocations. Doreen also includes summaries of fascinating psychological studies that showcase how to become a successful and satisfied creative individual. Filled with real-world advice, scientific research on creativity, and true stories, The Courage to Be Creative both lays bare the divinely guided path to "birthing" a creative work and charts the earthly path to jump-starting your creative career (including confidently navigating the labyrinth of literary and creative agencies, publishers, marketing outlets, and much more). This extraordinary book merges the spiritual with the practical, demonstrating how to courageously harness your innate gifts for purposeful artistic pursuits and lasting fulfillment – creatively, personally, and professionally, as well as financially – and leave your unique mark on the world.
The act of imagining lies at the very heart of children's engagements with literature and with the plots and characters they encounter in their favorite stories. The Courage to Imagine is a landmark new study of that fundamental act of imagining. Roni Natov focuses on the ways in which children's imaginative engagement with the child hero figure can open them up to other people's experiences, developing empathy across lines of race, gender and sexuality, as well as helping them to confront and handle traumatic experience safely. Drawing on a wide range of theoretical approaches from the psychological to the cultural and reading a multicultural spectrum of authors, including works by Maya Angelou, Louise Erdrich, Neil Gaiman and Brian Selznick, this is a groundbreaking examination of the nature of imagining for children and re-imagining for the adult writer and illustrator.
What's a nice Brooklyn Jewish girl novelist with a fiddle doing married to an Arab Sheik dressed like a Queen of Egypt in the deserts? Playing the G-string. Comparing Mizrahi music to Klezmer and Taksim to Magham Seekah. Poetry found its mood here. At dawn I rose on October 25, 1963 to see the salmon slit that ripped the East. My eyes were weary, but the day had to begin. Above, a jet cracked the sky, leaving a feathery trail of scattering wisps of smoke. These clouds soon parted. And by the time the sun melted into the hot winds and its streams radiated to push the thermometer up to 120 degrees, I had packed and unfolded the first flaps of tent to start the new day. Between ethnomusicology, anthropology, and creative writing research, I had my hands full and two toddlers riding camelback.
Extended Summary Of Daring Greatly: How The Courage To Be Vulnerable Transforms The Way We Live, Love, Parent, And Lead - Based On The Book By Brene Brown Do you feel your vulnerability makes you weak? Are you ashamed when you're wrong? Do you consider yourself less than others? Embrace your imperfections and make them a source of strength About the original book This work presents a practical method to overcome low self-esteem that slows people down and to help them achieve a more authentic and happy life. It’s especially recommended for those who are ashamed when a boss or friend shows them their mistakes and for all those who wish to progress by naturally accepting their vulnerabilities. What will you learn? You’ll understand important concepts for your life: vulnerability, courage, shame, and dignity. You’ll accept that being vulnerable is normal and not a defect. You’ll overcome the kind of shame that leaves you without a reaction and prevents you from moving forward. You’ll finally overcome the fear of social disapproval. You’ll build essential strength and resilience to be happy. Content Chapter 01: Where Does Shame Come From? Chapter 02: What's The Role Of Shame In Current Culture? Chapter 03: Are Shame And Vulnerability The Same? Chapter 04: Why Embrace Our Vulnerability? Chapter 05: What Happens If We Exager Our Vulnerability? Chapter 06: How To Resist Shame? Chapter 07: How To Bring Down The Shields That Hide Our Vulnerability? Chapter 08: Why Is A Shame Atmosphere Always Toxic? Chapter 09: How Can We Start Changing The World? Chapter 10: What Is The Leader’s Responsibility? About Mentors Library Books are mentors. Books can guide what we do and our lives. Many of us love books while reading them and maybe they will echo with us a few weeks after but 2 years later we can’t remember if we have read it or not. And that’s a shame. We remember that at that time, the book meant a lot to us. Why is it that 2 years later we have forgotten everything? That’s not good. This summary is taken from the most important themes of the original book. Most people don’t like books. People just want to know what the book says they have to do. If you trust the source you don’t need the arguments. So much of a book is arguing its points, but often you don’t need the argument if you trust the source you can just get the point. This summary takes the effort to distill the blahs into themes for the people who are just not going to read the whole book. All this information is in the original book.
From the creative minds at Flow magazine, a practical and inspirational guide to finding the courage creativity requires: the courage to fail, the courage to step out of one's comfort zone, the courage to be bored, the courage to get started. Twelve creative "dares" are presented with text, illustration, fill-in pages, and paper goodies--all in the name of inspiring creative activity.
Why Fly? is without argument, an important contribution to the body of theoretical literature on creativity. What makes this work unique, however, is that it's content and focus also enable it to stand on the shelf along side books on counseling/self help, curriculum development, school administration, business, and leadership. In short, Dr. Torrance has successfully produced a book with nearly universal appeal and application possibilities. - Roeper Review . . .For readers who are well-versed in Torrance's major ideas and themes, the book will serve as a convenient reference resource and probably as a source of some previously undiscovered pieces. For new explorers into the creativity literature, it will provide helpful grounding in the work of a major figure in the field and foundation for new questions and directions. Gifted Child Quarterly
How the Courage to Be Vulnerable Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent, and Lead
Author: Brené Brown
Publisher: Penguin UK
Category: Business & Economics
**Now on Netflix as The Call to Courage** Every time we are introduced to someone new, try to be creative, or start a difficult conversation, we take a risk. We feel uncertain and exposed. We feel vulnerable. Most of us try to fight those feelings - we strive to appear perfect. In a powerful new vision Dr Brené Brown challenges everything we think we know about vulnerability, and dispels the widely accepted myth that it's a weakness. She argues that, in truth, vulnerability is strength and when we shut ourselves off from vulnerability - from revealing our true selves - we distance ourselves from the experiences that bring purpose and meaning to our lives. Daring Greatly is the culmination of 12 years of groundbreaking social research, across every area of our lives including home, relationships, work, and parenting. It is an invitation to be courageous; to show up and let ourselves be seen, even when there are no guarantees. This is vulnerability. This is daring greatly.
Cognitive-Constructivist Psychotherapy with Children and Adolescents describes cognitive-constructivist therapy with children and adolescents as a creative process, combining various techniques. This book presents an integrative view, incorporating cognitive and constructivist orientations in reference to theory and combining clinical psychology with developmental psychology in reference to child therapy. It presents an integration of the designed, goal-directed processes of decision-making in treating children, with flexible, creative modes of intervention. This volume is organized in three parts: - Theory: reviewing the literature and building a theoretical foundation; - Intervention model: offering guidelines for decision-making while designing the intervention process and proposing a self-control intervention model; and, - Clinical illustrations: discussing specific childhood disorders spanning different cognitive stages and encompassing different problem areas, illustrating through case studies.
This unique and daring book explores the world of creativity and how we as individuals and companies can envision and make happen the new. Through the stories of Danish musicians, authors, TV producers, lawyers, CEOs, artists, chefs, architects, designers, and entrepreneurs, the authors take us on a fascinating journey to learn what sparks creativity. By doing so, they demonstrate creativity is far from a mystical, rare luxury or skill for a select few, but something which we are all capable of sparking.