Category Archives: Kay Redfield Jamison

Preliminary thoughts on creativity, energy, and fear

This is a post that arose out of a discussion I had with Diana in the previous post about Expanding Perspectives Through Blogging.  What I said in response to one thing she mentioned is just the tip of the iceberg … Continue reading

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Dr. Kay Jamison on Exuberance – The Passion for Life

From the Publisher’s Weekly Review of Dr. Kay Redfield Jamison’s book – Exuberance: The Passion for Life: If exuberance is “the passion for life,” then Jamison’s enthusiasm and sense of wonder about the subject proves as fine an example as … Continue reading

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The Gas Light Effect

I’m reprinting a blog post I wrote years ago on another one of my blogs, in 2009 (with updates in brackets and at the end).  Periodically I like to re-post blog posts with updates…to remind me where I was and … Continue reading

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Yeah, I know. It’s been more than a month since I wrote last. I came down with a mysterious case of writer’s block. I probably should have done what I do when I’m in a creative slump…just charge right through … Continue reading

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