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Kerry Lee

Creativity at Work: The Creative Process

By Kerry Lee Special to the Herald We all do it. Make things. Create things. Could be at work or school, or in the kitchen, or as a fun way to spend time. However, are you paying attention when you are creating, or just creating something because you have a to do list? As I’ve mentioned in this column, I believe anything done with intention turns out differently than if we are not paying attention. This affects not ourselves for but for all of those around us. Does your own creative process drive and guide you to a place where you are thriving from your efforts or is it draining your energy? Today I am featuring thoughts about the creative process from my mentor and teacher in the Intention

Creativity at Work - Releasing Creative Blocks

By Kerry Lee Special to the Herald Creative blocks are barriers to inspiration and the inability to access one’s internal creativity. Those in creative professions—writers, musicians, performers, artists – are often more likely to be affected by creative blocks which can last for days, weeks, months, or even years. This was the case for my own decades-long case of what I have termed “creative constipation”. Chronic creative constipation was more like it. Like all of us, as a child my imagination ran free, but as time went by I misinterpreted well-meaning messages that my creativity expressed through my hands as art wasn’t acceptable. Throughout my life I still loved to create, always enjoye

Creativity at Work - Creative Intelligence

Don’t think you are creative? Each of us has eight creative intelligences, as per Harvard’s Howard Gardner’s Theory of Multiple Intelligences. However, we tend to rely on the ones that work best for us or hold our interest. Want to increase your creativity by trying something new and novel? Where does your strongest creativity lie? Which one would you like to increase? These are the creative intelligences, and suggestions for increasing your creativity. Visual / Spatial – Painting, drawing, designing, mind mapping. Keen ability for spatial judgement and visualizing with the mind’s eye. Try a new color on the walls of your home, office or cubicle to boost creativity. Interpersonal – Discussio

Creativity at Work - Intention

Intention. It’s a thought, an idea, an inspiration, a desire that with mindful action can change everything. When we create with intention, whether making soup, planting a garden or writing a business plan, it turns out differently than if we are not paying real attention to the process. And when we access our own internal “knowings” that may not have been accessed before, through our heart, our imagination and intuition, and then express ourselves through our hands and creativity, transformations can occur. Welcome to Creativity at Work. This is my first column in a weekly series on Intentional Creativity and Wellness, and I would like to introduce myself. Four years ago, on January 1st, 2

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