From Idea to Reality: The Role of a Creative Community in the Creative Process

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If you have an idea you're passionate about, but it still feels  out of reach, it might be because your community isn't doing its job.Albert Einstein once observed, “Everything that is really great and inspiring is created by the individual who can labor in freedom.”  But in these terms, only the creator matters while groups and mainstream society are seen to stifle creativity.However, research has shown that being part of a creative community is hugely beneficial...

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Unlocking the Secrets of Inspiration: A Guide for the Everyday Person

Inspiration is a powerful force that can drive us to achieve great things. But for many of us, finding inspiration can feel like a mystery that seems to elude us. In a world filled with distractions and competing priorities, it can be hard to tap into that inner spark that propels us forward.A research article published in Frontiers in Human Neuroscience provides some insight into the science of inspiration. The article suggests that inspiration is linked to increased...

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The Story Challenge: What story do you want to tell with your life?

The Story Challenge 2022

Today is the first day of National Storytelling Week.This annual UK festival runs through February 4th and brings live storytelling to schools, theaters, pubs, town halls and anywhere the public will gather to hear stories told. In the UK, lucky school children will get a chance this week to learn to craft and share their own stories. And it just doesn’t seem fair that we don’t all get that chance. So, in celebration of this inspired event, I’ve put together a...

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Create a (r)evolution. Start with your own life. Come to Ghost Ranch.

Powerful woman in nature - Ghost Ranch

Want to change this broken world? Then meet me at Ghost Ranch. We live in a noisy world. We created technology to give us freedom and it has enslaved us. We are more productive than we’ve ever been, but we are no happier.   For all our Internet connections, we are isolated. For all our social interaction, we have lost touch. For all our discontent with the world, we feel powerless to change it.   Caught in the tightening net of materialism, we struggle to remember our...

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Your thoughts become you.

Look around you. Go on… look up from your screen right now and take a look around you. Everything you see – everything in this physical world – got its start with a thought. Someone like you had a problem and looked for a solution to that problem. Because they looked, they came up with an idea for a pen or a phone or a computer or the stand the computer sits on. From their idea they developed a product, they branded it and they marketed it. Then voilà. Somehow...

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If you’re not living your dream, toss it. It’s taking up space.

The first rule of clearing out your closet is: If you haven’t worn it in the past year, throw it out. If it once looked great, but doesn’t fit anymore… If it’s torn, stretched, stained or faded… If someone gave it to you but you never liked it… If you got a great deal but it was never really you… Get it out of your closet. It’s taking up space! Use It or Lose It The same holds true for dreams. If 2013 has slipped by and you didn’t achieve what you dreamed to do, get rid of...

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