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A Small Push Toward Expressing Your Creativity

By Monica Nelson When it comes to creativity, there are three types of people – people who fearlessly exploit their creativity, people who forever deny their creativity, and a large population of people who admit to their creativity but are reticent to use it. Think of all the famous historical figures – artists, scientists, inventors, business people, architects – these belong to the first group. The second group, that denies their creativity, are the people who Abraham Maslow would characterize as on the Physiological level, or even the Safety level, of his hierarchy of needs. They are consumed by survival. If you are reading this, you are probably in the … Continue reading

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4 Insights for Successful Living We Can Learn from Watching a Toddler at Play

By Monica Nelson Recently I visited with a friend at her office where she was entertaining her young granddaughter. The child had an entire floor full of toys spread so thinly there was no room to walk. With this vast array of commercial delight in front of her, what do you think held her interest for longer than the average toddler attention span? Give up? It was a small plastic container (that in a former life held some sort of food item) full of all sizes of metal paper clips, and a very strong magnet. Clamping the magnet on the bottom of the container while watching the paper clips dance … Continue reading

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