Category Archives: Writing

How to Build Creative Muscles (even if you aren't artsy fartsy)

How to Build Creative Muscles (even if you aren’t artsy fartsy)

 

Everyone is capable of creativity.

While most people view creativity as something possessed by the artists of the world, most everybody has it to some degree.

So, yes, the painters, musicians, writers, and dancers are creative.  But so are the scientists, businessmen, teachers, managers, parents, accountants (hey, I didn’t say everyone uses their creativity for good), doctors, IT professionals, landscapers, architects, entrepreneurs,  nurses, craftsmen, lawyers, chefs, sales associates, administrators, and it can go on and on and on.

We are all born with creative abilities.  Some of us just have to work a little more to strengthen our creative muscles. Some of us forgot because we have been so busy coloring inside the lines.

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Three Steps to Writing a Eulogy

 

This week I had the unfortunate circumstances that required I write a eulogy for my father.  I actually volunteered and even though it was something I wanted to do, it was hard and wrenching. It was also cathartic and healing.

Then once I wrote it I had to deliver it. That was no less wrenching or cathartic than writing it.

I thought it might be a good idea to share how I actually got it done without having a nervous breakdown.  Maybe this advice could help someone in the future. Continue reading