Die Empty

I really liked Todd Henry’s book The Accidental Creative and have been using it with my senior thesis students this semester. I liked it so much that I interviewed Todd for Fieldnotes a little over a year ago. The book helped me tremendously – I need to revisit it! – with thinking about creative disciplines to [Read More...]

Messiness and Creativity

Well, this is interesting: some researchers thought that messiness – as opposed to tidiness – might serve a purpose. And so they did some research into messiness and found out some interesting things: When we analyzed the responses, we found that the subjects in both types of rooms came up with about the same number of [Read More...]

Want to Be More Creative? Then Think Outside the Box . . . Literally!

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A recent column in the New York Times begins this way: What ignites the engine of creativity? A popular metaphor in American business urges you to think “outside the box.” Folk wisdom advises that problem-solving is helped by thinking about something “on the one hand” and then “on the other hand.” Is there any psychological [Read More...]

Permission to Wake Up Your Soul

A man engaged with his art project at Laity Lodge

Bradley L. Moore is a Senior Vice President in a large, multinational corporation. He is also a fine writer whose work has been published in a variety of media, including The Chicago Sun Times and Christianity Today. Bradley is an editor and featured writer for The High Calling, a website devoted to Everyday Conversations About [Read More...]


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