Last Thursday I suggested our U3A Course participants take on a creative challenge of their choice, to do something creative each day for 7 days. I couldn’t convince them to do the 30 day challenge though. We meet again in the morning and I am looking forward to finding out what they have been up to. My 7th photo is shot of our morning tea tomorrow: Mini blueberry muffins!
Recently I wrote about enhancing our environment to best support creativity. I am gradually making changes to my “office” (might need to change what I call the space!) to encourage me to be more creative. This week I made a simple change and it has made all the difference. I have three desks in my room and I set up one with various creative projects that I started (and not completed). The space didn’t feel […]
I am currently doing a course from University of the Third Age Online. It is called Unleashing Your Creative Spirit. I am keen to run this Course in 2020 through our local U3A. I have met a lot of people in early retirement who find themselves wondering what has happened to them with all the changes of no longer being in the workforce. I have noticed that lots of people, me included, have a list […]
Originally posted on <a href="https://nrhatch.wordpress.com/2015/11/19/the-flying-monkey">Spirit Lights The Way</a>: <br />Once upon a place and time, a monkey flew through the jungle, clinging and swinging from vine to vine. Ignorant of his true nature, he clung to the belief that he could fly only when swinging and clinging from one vine to the next. He swung as he clung and clung as he swung. Afraid to “let go.” Until the day he woke up and remembered who he…
I am reading (still) Flow – The Psychology of Optimal Experience by Mihaly Csikszentmihaly and published by Harper Perennial – first published in 1990. It is one of those books where I keep going “Aha!” as I discover the writer has put my jumbled thoughts into eloquent words that seem quite profound. It is not often I find a book that answers so many questions for me. I could not do it credit by trying […]
I recently discovered an interesting book titled Flow: The Psychology of Optimal Experience by Psychologist Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi. It was first published in 1990 by Harper and Row. Here is a description of the book I copied from Amazon.com (where I purchased the book). Psychologist Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi’s famous investigations of “optimal experience” have revealed that what makes an experience genuinely satisfying is a state of consciousness called flow. During flow, people typically experience deep enjoyment, creativity, […]