Portrait of the Inner Critic

In my Artist’s Way Workshops, I often ask people to bring in a picture of their inner critic . . . the one that says things like: “You’re not good enough: “It doesn’t matter.” “You’re wrong,” or “You’re doing it wrong.” Their initial reaction to the assignment is that...

9 Ways to Foster Your Creativity

Silvano Arieti wrote a book in 1976 called Creativity: The Magic Synthesis (you can get a used copy through amazon.com). Here are his nine conditions and the reasons why: 1. Aloneness. Being alone allows the person to make contact with the self and be open to new...

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