Willpower vs. Wantpower

Willpower vs. Wantpower

Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman These heroes live in the DC Comics Universe and everyone knows them. There is another, lesser known, hero (a corps of heroes, actually) that also resides in that universe. They are the Green Lanterns. The Green Lantern Corps are an...
Creativity Now! Challenge Yourself!

Creativity Now! Challenge Yourself!

Have you ever had a gnawing idea in the back of your head begging you to do something creative, but have pushed it aside for one reason or another? Some creative endeavor that’s been whispering to you for years, but you keep denying it? Too many of us do this and take...
Why Willpower is the Creative’s Greatest Ally

Why Willpower is the Creative’s Greatest Ally

I love superheroes. Always have. Always will. There’s just something about people using amazing powers to right the wrongs of the world that has always appealed to me. I grew up reading comic books and watching the animated adventures of heroes like Superman and...
4 Fears of Creativity (and How to Beat Them!)

4 Fears of Creativity (and How to Beat Them!)

In 1977, my town’s local newspaper held a contest to win tickets to see the new sci-fi movie “Close Encounters of the Third Kind.” (Yes, I’m THAT old…) Me and my two brothers all entered. We had to draw what we thought visiting space aliens...
How to Flex Your Creative Muscles

How to Flex Your Creative Muscles

I used to be a blob. Not the gelatinous creature kind that Steve McQueen fought in 1958, but pretty blob-like, nonetheless. I was overweight and out of shape…and miserable. I wanted to be in better shape, but kept making every excuse possible to avoid actually...
Are You a Creative Person?

Are You a Creative Person?

Sometimes I hate the Internet. Don’t get me wrong. It can be an invaluable for learning, as well as an amazing tool for communication. Just look at YouTube. You can find a video to teach you just about anything or explore the world from the comfort of your own home....
The Perils of Perfectionism & How to Avoid Them

The Perils of Perfectionism & How to Avoid Them

  My son has suddenly gotten interested in tossing a Frisbee around and wants to have a catch whenever we’re together. Don’t get me wrong. I have no problem with this and I truly enjoy strengthening our bond through play of any kind. I just wish he didn’t want to...