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At a TEDx event in Copenhagen, Balder Onarheim, PhD of the Copenhagen Institute of NeuroCreativity explains the importance for adults to re-learn creativity, and gives three tools to help us do so. “Creativity is not just about art – it is one of the most crucial...read more
It is a central tenet of MossyBrain that one needs to be surrounded by supportive creative people in order to live your most creative life. There is a very specific, electric synergy that comes from a gathering of creators. In hoping to facilitate that communal,...read more
Have you ever felt creatively empty- unable to generate fresh ideas and think outside the box? Have you ever had a hard time getting started on a creative endeavor? If so, join the club of those of us unable to find our creative Flow. Flow is when the creativity...read more
If you’ve ever engaged in creative pursuits, you understand that sometimes you’re on, sometimes you’re off. For whatever reason, the Muse may grant favor one day and creativity feels effortless. The next day, she may give you the cold shoulder, and you’re just -...read more
As you intentionally make time and space for more creativity this year, be sure to document and record your adventures. We tend to view our endeavors through a lens of completion, or arriving at the destination, but creativity is a journey! The journey is where the...read more
We want to celebrate the life a recently deceased Legendary Weirdo, Mary Oliver. While certainly one of the most famous American poets, winning the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award among many others, we consider Oliver to be a legendary creative mind, a...read more
This TED Talk comes from the 2008 Serious Play conference, where designer Tim Brown discussed the powerful relationship between creative thinking and play -- with many examples you can try at home (and one that maybe you shouldn't). Tim Brown is CEO and president of...read more
Support and inspiration are key to having your most creative year yet. Who is someone in your life that encourages and inspires your creativity? Who is someone who lives and breathes creativity? Who is a total weirdo in your life? Who loves and accepts you no matter...read more
We here at MossyBrain are big fans of the Enneagram. The Enneagram is a personality typing system, within a spiritual framework, made up of nine interrelated personality types. Your type is not who you are. It represents an adaptive strategy you developed to deal with...read more
We’re looking for weird people who do weird things.
If you know of someone who is pushing the limits of convention in order to achieve something outrageously weird- please nominate them to be named a MossyBrain Legendary Weirdo.
Why is creativity so important?
Creativity is Life, dummy! We are all born creators, but many of us forget the joys and benefits of creativity as we leave childhood and enter responsible adulthood. But this is a mistake! The benefits of creativity are many…
Better Problem Solving
When you see the world differently than everyone else, your solutions to problems will be seen as innovative and inspired instead of predicable and tired.
Multiple Health Benefits
Creativity offers a mood and well-being boost- this translates into multiple physiological improvements.
Expanded Sense of Self
When you begin creating, you truly begin to understand who you are, what you value and why you value it.
Freedom from Convention
Why be like everyone else, when you were born an original? Your creativity will unlock new doors to exciting places you never dreamed existed…