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Interesting posts to boost your creativity from the MossyBrain team

Introducing MossyBrain Tribe

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,...

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What is a FlowJam??

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...

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The Importance of Flow

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 -...

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Document Your Creative Journey

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...

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Legendary Weirdo – Mary Oliver

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...

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TED Talk: Tales of Creativity and Play

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...

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Surround Yourself With Creative People

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...

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The Enneagram and Creativity

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...

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Limit the Barriers to Your Creativity

Think of all the things in your life that keep you from being your most creative. Netflix. Twitter. The kids. Email. Chores. Stress. Many barriers are persistent, looming on the periphery, while others seem to appear out of nowhere when we plan to create. We need to...

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Make Your Creative Time a Priority

You’ve decided- this will be your most creative year yet! Awesome- get ready for the ride of your life! So where to begin? Let’s start with something extremely basic and fundamental. Each day, at a regular time that works with your schedule, you will have Creative...

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Your Most Creative Year Yet

This is the time of year when many people express their goals and desires for the year.  Some want to lose weight, some want a new relationship, some want more money and some want to travel more. Whatever your goals for this new year are, consider adding one more....

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Kindness Is Magic

Kindness is a subject near and dear to our MossyBrain hearts. We believe it is an underrated, yet dynamic force in this world. Receiving kindness can turn your day around, restoring your faith in the goodness of people. It can remind you that you’re not alone, and...

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Season’s Greetings from MossyBrain!

Season's Greetings from MossyBrain! Thank you so much for being a part of the MossyBrain Tribe! We have seen a boom in MossyBrain activity in the past few weeks. Website traffic, social media likes and email signups are all growing at a rapid pace... our message of...

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Gifts that Spark Creativity in Kids

We live in a magical* world in which a child is never far from another reason to receive presents from loved ones. *There really should be a sarcasm font. Opportunities abound for parents, aunts/uncles, and grandparents: birthdays, special occasions; even previously...

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The Black Hole

The Black Hole is an amazing short film from 2008 by UK directors Phil Sampson and Olly Williams. I first saw this short several years ago and I was floored by the simplicity and effectiveness of their concept. Don't ever let anyone tell you that you need a certain...

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Top 5 People You Need In Your Life

Healthy relationships are vital to productive creativity. Creativity thrives in community, not in a vacuum. Here are the Top Five People You Need In Your Life... An Old FriendAn old friend sees you not only for who you are, but who you used to be and the journey that...

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Pass The Creativity, Please!

Here at MossyBrain, we love Thanksgiving. This holiday gives you ample opportunity for creativity and fun. However, with all the festivities come inevitable family get-togethers, and we readily admit those can have potential to breed tension and difficult...

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Top 5 Creative Activities Worth Your Time

Everyone needs a fun way to unwind. Turn your downtime into creativity time by trying a new activity. To get you started, here are our Top 5 Creative Activities Worth Your Time. Reading It may seem like a dull or boring choice, but it doesn't have to be. This is your...

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12 Sips to Glory

You guys need to check out this inspiring film from director Matt Hirst.  It's the story of Trey Williams, an average Texan with an uncanny palette for orange soda.  The director takes a simple concept and a charismatic subject and executes a a delightful short film...

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Top 5 Best Ways to Scare a Loved One

'Tis the season for tricks and treats.  This post will focus on the tricks.  As everyone knows, it is a true delight to really scare someone you love.  You know they are completely safe, but the look of absolute terror (right before they realize the prank and swear an...

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The Enneagram – An Overview

If you have not yet discovered the wonder of the Enneagram, buckle up my friend. The Enneagram is a personality typing system made up of nine interrelated personality types, all stemming from unique motivations and drives. It is likely that everyone will relate in...

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Video – Creative Inspiration from JMakes

Please check out this awesome video from JMakes.  In it, he describes the creative inspiration that surrounds us if we take the time to see it.  Very compelling and challenging for us to seek out inspiration and innovation in ordinary things that so often go...

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Creativity is for Anyone

In case this was unclear, we at MossyBrain LOVE creativity. We see it as the strongest weapon in the war against conformity. Creativity is the spice which makes a boring life into an adventure.Our society is confused about the nature of creativity. Several myths exist...

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Welcome to MossyBrain

Hey! Welcome to MossyBrain- we’re glad you’re here. We’ve got good news and we’ve got bad news. The bad news is: the world is full of critics and haters. All of us are plagued at one time or another by insecurities, self-doubt, and unworthiness because we allow...

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Welcome to MossyBrain!

We are Ben and Jessica Beresh and we are thrilled that you found us. We hope that you are encouraged and inspired to create fearlessly and share your journey with us.

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