SHOWING ARTICLES TAGGED WITH Creativity

Five fun ways to add creativity and freedom to your hectic life.

Put More Play in Your Life By Friday

Five fun ways to add creativity and freedom to your hectic life.

by Sarah Mahoney

Give your presentation skills a digital-age makeover by embracing these simple rules.

New Rules: How To Communicate in the Digital Age

Give your presentation skills a digital-age makeover by embracing these simple rules.

by Frank Pietrucha

Whatever your style, there’s no reason to dial back your fashion just because you’re 50.

Are You An Eccentric, a Sophisticate or a Gypsy?

Whatever your style, there’s no reason to dial back your fashion just because you’re 50.

by Simon Doonan

When Adam Reiser learned that mold in his home was making him sick, he remodeled his story and started his own homebuilding company.

How One Man Rewrote His Unhappy Tale to Have a Happy Ending

When Adam Reiser learned that mold in his home was making him sick, he remodeled his story and started his own homebuilding company.

by Logan Ward

Get step-by-step instructions on how to create your new narrative from our reinvention expert, Pamela Mitchell.

WORKSHEET: Craft Your Reinvention

Get step-by-step instructions on how to create your new narrative from our reinvention expert, Pamela Mitchell.

by Logan Ward

Social media can be a powerful force for good, a brand-burnisher and a friendship aid, but it’s one relationship where you must be the boss.

How To Take a Social Media Time-Out To Get Your Creative Groove Back

Social media can be a powerful force for good, a brand-burnisher and a friendship aid, but it’s one relationship where you must be the boss.

by Kara Baskin

Where unbridled creativity meets extreme audacity and relentless hustle, magic happens.

The 7 Traits of Entrepreneurs Who Change the World

Where unbridled creativity meets extreme audacity and relentless hustle, magic happens.

by Kara Baskin

Here’s how to add creativity, passion and enthusiasm without turning your work life upside down.

Yes, You Can Balance a Creative Life With a Job That Pays the Bills

Here’s how to add creativity, passion and enthusiasm without turning your work life upside down.

by Kara Baskin

The tarot has a long history of helping people figure out their next steps—but not the way you think. Let’s see how tarot cards can help you reinvent your life.

Tarot: The Surprising Way To Discover Your Heart’s Desire

The tarot has a long history of helping people figure out their next steps—but not the way you think. Let’s see how tarot cards can help you reinvent your life.

by Janice Holly Booth

Check out 10 traits you can develop right now to unleash your inner artiste.

Think You’re Not Creative? Read This and Think Again

Check out 10 traits you can develop right now to unleash your inner artiste.

by Janice Holly Booth

Discover the art secrets Hollywood celebrities have known for years.

Why Rosie O’Donnell Wants You To Pick Up a Paint Brush

Discover the art secrets Hollywood celebrities have known for years.

by Janice Holly Booth

In Today’s Workforce, It Pays to Wear Many Hats

by Judy Dutton

Get rid of the negative commentary that loops through your thinking and keeps you stuck.

Write Your Way to a Brighter Future

Get rid of the negative commentary that loops through your thinking and keeps you stuck.

by Kara Baskin

Ever dreamed of playing an instrument? If you’re open to new experiences, you may be more musical than you think.

New Test Reveals Your Untapped Musical Talent

Ever dreamed of playing an instrument? If you’re open to new experiences, you may be more musical than you think.

by Janice Holly Booth

For people like me, anything worth making is worth making very badly—it’s about process, not results.

The Cheater’s Guide To Making Things

For people like me, anything worth making is worth making very badly—it’s about process, not results.

by Sarah Mahoney

Signing up for art class helped me see more shades of variation in life—and gave me insight into solving life’s knottier problems.

Rediscovering My First Love: Making Art

Signing up for art class helped me see more shades of variation in life—and gave me insight into solving life’s knottier problems.

by Janice Holly Booth

 Try these 60-second pleasure points to strengthen your relationship.

Add Sauce To Your Marriage in Less Than 6 Minutes a Day

Try these 60-second pleasure points to strengthen your relationship.

by Janice Holly Booth

These 6 tips will take the lame out of lame duck, and help you prepare for your future

Keep Your Heart in the Game When Your Feet Are Out the Door

These 6 tips will take the lame out of lame duck, and help you prepare for your future

by Kara Baskin

 Looking at art can inspire us, make us creative, even improve our health

How a Renoir Could Inspire Your Life Change

Looking at art can inspire us, make us creative, even improve our health

by Sarah Mahoney

  The offer to teach a class often comes at midlife. Here’s how to quell those first-time jitters

5 Sure-Fire Tips For First-Time Teachers

The offer to teach a class often comes at midlife. Here’s how to quell those first-time jitters

by Kara Baskin

When Purpose Turns a Profit

by Logan Ward

Use the unexpected to reinvent how you live each day for more fun and better relationships

Surprise: Secret Ingredient of a Happy Relationship

Use the unexpected to reinvent how you live each day for more fun and better relationships

by Janice Holly Booth

Use these tried-and-true tips to redo your profile and make yourself irresistible

Research Proves 6 Ways To Find Love Online

Use these tried-and-true tips to redo your profile and make yourself irresistible

by Janice Holly Booth

Writing is a dream of many; here are the four essentials to making it your reality

Do You Have a Book in You?

Writing is a dream of many; here are the four essentials to making it your reality

by Kara Baskin

Goodbye fairy dust; hello elbow grease. Being truly creative is about rolling up your sleeves and getting down to business, not divine inspiration or magic.

How to be an Everyday Creative Genius

Goodbye fairy dust; hello elbow grease. Being truly creative is about rolling up your sleeves and getting down to business, not divine inspiration or magic.

by Fred Cohn

 Even if you can’t give your job the heave-ho, you can make it more likeable. Here’s how Here’s how to be happy at work.

The New Rules for Career Happiness

Even if you can’t give your job the heave-ho, you can make it more likeable. Here’s how Here’s how to be happy at work.

by Kara Baskin

 What bonobos know about spirit and life change

Why Play Matters—Especially If You’ve Been an Adult for Decades

What bonobos know about spirit and life change

by Sarah Mahoney

Art is often said to be the most enduring proof of our uniqueness as humans. None of Earth’s other creatures have the ability to conjure such majestic triumphs as the Taj Mahal, the Sistine Chapel or a Beethoven symphony. That’s because creating art requires the ability to envision a reality more promising than the one you’re in. While many of us might not be blessed with a composer’s ear, a painter’s eye or an inventor’s mind, each of us is born with our own unique aesthetic. That aesthetic can help shape the essence of who we are.

Life Crafting: Sculpting Yourself Into a Masterpiece

Art is often said to be the most enduring proof of our uniqueness as humans. None of Earth’s other creatures have the ability to conjure such majestic triumphs as the Taj Mahal, the Sistine Chapel or a Beethoven symphony. That’s because creating art requires the ability to envision a reality more promising than the one you’re in. While many of us might not be blessed with a composer’s ear, a painter’s eye or an inventor’s mind, each of us is born with our own unique aesthetic. That aesthetic can help shape the essence of who we are.

by Janice Holly Booth

Pep up love’s official day with these inspired twists on old traditions

Reimagine Valentine’s Day

Pep up love’s official day with these inspired twists on old traditions

by Janice Holly Booth

 Try these oft-missed movies for a real—and memorable—tug at the heart strings

Is Your Valentine’s Movie List Stuck on Rewind?

Try these oft-missed movies for a real—and memorable—tug at the heart strings

by Janice Holly Booth

 Adding the right colors and meaningful personal touches could make you like your job a little bit more

Make Your Office A Place You Want To Work

Adding the right colors and meaningful personal touches could make you like your job a little bit more

by Kara Baskin

 Your creativity will soar, even if you’re on a treadmill facing a blank wall

Want Better Ideas? Take a Walk

Your creativity will soar, even if you’re on a treadmill facing a blank wall

by Sarah Mahoney

Does your dream seem distant? Take heart. These noteworthy people had talent, luck—and a lot of perseverance

Overnight Success Is a Myth

Does your dream seem distant? Take heart. These noteworthy people had talent, luck—and a lot of perseverance

by Kara Baskin

Inspire yourself with the story of how one entrepreneur’s nonprofit fuels his creativity

The Power of Volunteering

Inspire yourself with the story of how one entrepreneur’s nonprofit fuels his creativity

by Sarah Mahoney

 Pursuing your passion can reap dividends at work, new research reveals,from <em> Purple Clover</em>

How Your Hobby Can Help You Get Ahead

Pursuing your passion can reap dividends at work, new research reveals,from Purple Clover

by Anna Williams

 How to snatch back credit—and stop idea theft before it starts

My (So-Called) Friend Stole My Idea

How to snatch back credit—and stop idea theft before it starts

by Kara Baskin

Bezos and Brin did it. You can, too

No Space Too Small! Starting a Business at Home

Bezos and Brin did it. You can, too

by Kara Baskin

Some people might call Scott Adams, the creator of the long-running Dilbert comic strip, the ultimate success: He has more money than he knows what to do with and a job that he’s really into. Plus there’s the name recognition: Everyone knows Dilbert.

7 Tips on Failing Smart from the Creator of Dilbert

Some people might call Scott Adams, the creator of the long-running Dilbert comic strip, the ultimate success: He has more money than he knows what to do with and a job that he’s really into. Plus there’s the name recognition: Everyone knows Dilbert.

by Sarah Mahoney

Say the word “childhood” and visions of another world come rushing to the surface: Peter Pan’s Neverland, Alice’s Wonderland, and the bounty of Narnia.  What we most often associate with childhood are long afternoons when little was expected of us and when we were most permitted—even expected—to play. But what we’re learning from leading researchers is that play is how people learn;  it’s what keeps us young and happy and creates  work-life balance.

Play All You Want: It’s Good for You

Say the word “childhood” and visions of another world come rushing to the surface: Peter Pan’s Neverland, Alice’s Wonderland, and the bounty of Narnia. What we most often associate with childhood are long afternoons when little was expected of us and when we were most permitted—even expected—to play. But what we’re learning from leading researchers is that play is how people learn; it’s what keeps us young and happy and creates work-life balance.

by Erika Anderson

7 lessons Scott Adams learned from his surprising series of flops

Dilbert’s Creator on Failing Smart

7 lessons Scott Adams learned from his surprising series of flops

by Sarah Mahoney

Open Your Eyes: Yes, You Are Creative

by Austin O’Connor

 How grabbing a pen can give you insight into the next chapter you write for yourself

Doodle Your Way To a Happier Life

How grabbing a pen can give you insight into the next chapter you write for yourself

by Sarah Mahoney

Einstein was a failure. He was also preternaturally brilliant, a rare quality we assume should have shielded him from the Average Joe method of trial and error. Au contraire. In explaining his success, the man who was determined to puzzle out the theory of relativity admitted that he wasn’t necessarily any smarter than most, but that he “stay[ed] with problems longer.” It took eight years and one failed experiment after another before Einstein scored his win.

Failure is the New Success

Einstein was a failure. He was also preternaturally brilliant, a rare quality we assume should have shielded him from the Average Joe method of trial and error. Au contraire. In explaining his success, the man who was determined to puzzle out the theory of relativity admitted that he wasn’t necessarily any smarter than most, but that he “stay[ed] with problems longer.” It took eight years and one failed experiment after another before Einstein scored his win.

by Janice Holly Booth

 The right person can make your creativity soar

The Essence of Innovation and Creativity

The right person can make your creativity soar

by Janice Holly Booth

Plus more good advice about life and work.

Inventor James Dyson on Why Failure Is a Good Thing

Plus more good advice about life and work.

by Susan Crandell

Looking for an infusion of pure joy and fulfillment in your life? Look back to the hobbies you loved as a kid.

Reembracing Your Childhood Dreams

Looking for an infusion of pure joy and fulfillment in your life? Look back to the hobbies you loved as a kid.

by Cate Lineberry

What to do if you can’t work in your field for a year or more

Facing a Non-Compete? How To Stay in the Game

What to do if you can’t work in your field for a year or more

by Caroline Ceniza-Levine

How one couple started a nonprofit at midlife. Listen and learn.

Case Study: Launching an Art Film Theater

How one couple started a nonprofit at midlife. Listen and learn.

by Susan Crandell

At your next big presentation, break a leg!

Actors’ Secrets To Quell Stage Fright

At your next big presentation, break a leg!

by Richard Satran

Here’s how to practice for them

Job Interviews Are Conversations

Here’s how to practice for them

by Jezra Kaye

Yes, you can improve your situation even as you plot your next move.

How To Like Your Job Better Than You Do

Yes, you can improve your situation even as you plot your next move.

by Renita T. Kalhorn

He bumbled artfully toward a solution while sporting the shabbiest trench coat in town. Follow his lead to your next gig.

Detective Columbo Can Find You a Job!

He bumbled artfully toward a solution while sporting the shabbiest trench coat in town. Follow his lead to your next gig.

by Laura Schlafly

Your pastimes are as vital as your paycheck. When life takes a new turn, make sure you spend good time having fun.

Have Your Hobbies Lost Their Zing?

Your pastimes are as vital as your paycheck. When life takes a new turn, make sure you spend good time having fun.

by Pamela Mitchell

 Surprisingly good ideas spring forth at the most surprising times. Go ahead, power up your approach

5 Fresh Ideas to a Creative Life

Surprisingly good ideas spring forth at the most surprising times. Go ahead, power up your approach

by Sara Altshul

Whether you want a promotion or more time with your spouse, former FBI chief hostage negotiator Gary Noesner reveals how to get to <em>yes</em>

How to Always Get Your Way: Secrets from an FBI Hostage Negotiator

Whether you want a promotion or more time with your spouse, former FBI chief hostage negotiator Gary Noesner reveals how to get to yes

With her bestseller <em>Rage against the Dying </em>and its kick-ass female heroine, Becky Masterman reinvented the modern thriller—and herself

Woman of Mystery

With her bestseller Rage against the Dying and its kick-ass female heroine, Becky Masterman reinvented the modern thriller—and herself

by Fred Cohn

He was a teacher turned trapeze artist turned real estate developer. Sometimes the greatest ideas arrive out of thin air

The Aerial Entrepreneur

He was a teacher turned trapeze artist turned real estate developer. Sometimes the greatest ideas arrive out of thin air

by Valli Herman

Can you really have it all? These celluloid classics serve up some surprising solutions to some age-old dilemmas

What Movies Teach Us About Work-Life Balance

Can you really have it all? These celluloid classics serve up some surprising solutions to some age-old dilemmas

by Fred Cohn

Stop feeling like strangers and start enjoying being together again by reconnecting with your spouse

Seven Ways to Reconnect with Your Partner

Stop feeling like strangers and start enjoying being together again by reconnecting with your spouse

by Janice Holly Booth

All work and no play make corporations dull, says trailblazing design firm IDEO. Here are their five commandments on how hijinks can lead to success

Fun Techniques for Brainstorming Success

All work and no play make corporations dull, says trailblazing design firm IDEO. Here are their five commandments on how hijinks can lead to success

by Fred Cohn

“Failure is easy. If you tried, and failed, you can always go back to your day job. But to succeed is to differentiate yourself and step out. You’re suddenly alone.”

Take the Leap! The Power of Deciding To Act

“Failure is easy. If you tried, and failed, you can always go back to your day job. But to succeed is to differentiate yourself and step out. You’re suddenly alone.”

by Victoria Scanlan Stefanakos

Keith Richards keeps a guitar by his bed, for creative rushes in the wee hours. Should you burn the midnight oil too?

Is 3 a.m. the Best Time to Rethink Your Life?

Keith Richards keeps a guitar by his bed, for creative rushes in the wee hours. Should you burn the midnight oil too?

by Sarah Mahoney

If you’re starting a business in midlife, you don’t have time to noodle around. Here’s how Pinterest can help you ramp up fast.

12 Things You Should Know About Pinterest

If you’re starting a business in midlife, you don’t have time to noodle around. Here’s how Pinterest can help you ramp up fast.

by James A. Martin

Still dreaming of the career path not taken? Who says we only get one shot?

“I’m a successful lawyer but I feel empty inside”

Still dreaming of the career path not taken? Who says we only get one shot?

by Pamela Mitchell

It’s never too late to start a business...if you follow Anita Crook’s 5 rules.

Grow a Business from Your Garage

It’s never too late to start a business...if you follow Anita Crook’s 5 rules.

by Susan Crandell

In a search for Dolly Parton, a reminder of what it really takes to succeed.

Lessons Learned from the Movies

In a search for Dolly Parton, a reminder of what it really takes to succeed.

by James A. Martin