DAILY MUSE | Feeling a little low today, and lacking inspiration, I decided to Google “creativity” and clicked on the video listings. I came across a link that brought me to several videos by Tony Buzan, apparent creator of the mind-mapping technique. These were a series short and very basic videos, but they offer something of a positive value, because after watching a few I felt noticeably brighter, clearer and more upbeat. Here is on “How to Concentrate”. After watching it, I’m no longer a creative problem solver. I’m now a creative solution finder.
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DAILY MUSE | Hopefully many of you are aware of TED.com. But if you’re not, you should be. The video talks on TED.com, usually 18 minutes or less, are a constants source of inspiration for me – particularly when I’m feeling creatively challenged. Here are some of the best of the ones I stumbled upon today.
I was feeling a bit low today. Neil Pasricha’s talk below was invigorating and inspiring to focus on what matters. His blog, 1000 Awesome Things is quite inspiring as well.
Ken Robinson’s talk about how our education system is failing our youth is mind-blowing in both content and in the creative way in which it is illustrated.
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DAILY MUSE | I started another blog titled This Blog is Habit-Forming. I’m not sure how much I will be updating this one. So check out my new project over there.
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DAILY MUSE | Boy, do I have excuses for not having posted since… November! I-yigh-yigh! Here they are. Work. The Holidays. Family. Sloth. Working out (I have lost 14 pounds and am getting in great shape). Oh and there’s my newly rekindled interest in cooking. Yesterday, I made a killer pot roast recipe. Lately, I’ve been interested in making ‘one-pot’ meals and also revisiting old classics (but finding killer recipes of them with lots of flavor… no boring old foods pass these lips). Anyway… that’s a sampling of the many excuses I have for not having posted in a while. I’m not going to make any puffed up promises, either. At this point, I’ll just take it one day at a time.
p.s. Did I forget to mention ‘Project Runway’?