Creativity Unleashed

The imagination is a palette of bright colors.

This morning, I had the joyful privilege of co-hosting a Blab chat with my friend, Ruth Curran.  Ruth, as I’ve mentioned before, is the author of Being Brain Healthy  and is the Capt. Cruncher behind the entertaining and inspiring  site, Cranium Crunches.

Blab was entirely new to us, but our subject, creativity, was not. Ruth and I, both  traumatic brain injury thrivers,  talked about the benefits of exploring and pursuing creative outlets. Creativity turns up the volume in life, flooding our brains with feel-good chemicals. Coloring, painting, and sewing are just a few of the ways I like to turn up the volume in my life. I play and within 15 minutes I’m in the zone or flow, as one participant called it, and before I know it minutes turn into hours and my brain is bathed in happiness.   It’s the “brain work” that truly is play!

There is so much more I have to share about creativity and our new Blab series*, and I will, but for today, the 12th day of NaBloPoMo, I want only to plant a seed to prompt your thoughts about the fuel the feeds our creativity– our imagination.

How do you unleash your imagination?

(* Ruth and I will be hosting regular Blab chats on Thursdays starting at 8 AM PST. Please consider joining us to help turn up the volume in your life!)

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