Tag Archives: creativity

FMM 12 29 17 Breaking Out

“Creativity involves breaking out of established patterns in order to look at things in a different way.”~ Edward de Bono. I just awoke from a terrible dream.  I won’t bore you with the details, but it involved having multiple simultaneous responsibilities and no way to accomplish all of them in any meaningful way.  Oh yes, […]

FMM 4 14 17 It Coulda Worse!

“Happiness cannot be traveled to, owned, earned, worn or consumed. Happiness is the spiritual experience of living every minute with love, grace, and gratitude.”~Denis Waitley. They say travel broadens the mind.  There is something about experiencing a place, a people and a culture far different to the one you are familiar with that helps to open […]

FMM 11 25 16 Trailblazers!

“Creativity can be described as letting go of certainties.”~Gail Sheehy. In 2006, on a trip to the beautiful YS Falls in St. Elizabeth, Jamaica, I was invited to take a chance, to take a leap of faith, to branch out.  Zip-lining.  I was tempted but.  Perhaps it was too much money (a friend offered to […]

FMM 2 19 16 Productive Procrastination

“Imagination only comes when you privilege the subconscious, when you make delay and procrastination work for you.” ~Hilary Mantel. At work we often complain about the new generation, a set of young people who have no patience, no ability to wait for results.  As soon as they submit an assignment or complete an exam they […]

FMM 1 29 16 Just Suppose

“People say I’ve had a difficult time in life, I think I’ve had an exciting time in life”~Iyanla Vanzant.   When my kids were young I attended a conference on educating our children.  One way to stimulate your child’s creativity is to suggest a scenario:  Suppose you had a space shuttle in your back yard […]

FMM 9 18 15 Innovative History

“Hold fast to dreams, for if dreams die, life is a broken-winged bird that cannot fly.” ~Langston Hughes.  The human brain is an amazing organ, one which holds many mysteries.  Why do we ask questions?  How do we solve mathematical problems in our head?  How did the first man think of rubbing two sticks together […]

FMM 2 27 15 Jamaica Calling

“As you move towards a dream, the dream moves towards you”~Julia Cameron. I live an overcommitted life.  Most of the commitments are of my own making, others are a product of a society which requires payment for goods, and thus the need to work for a living.  A few weekends ago one of my commitments […]

FMM 2 14 14 Speed and Accuracy

“If a thing is worth doing, it is worth doing well” ~ Catherine Jones I learned to touch-type on a manual typewriter in a class taught by my mother.  She didn’t joke, that lady, you came into her class to gain a skill, and if your intentions were to fool around and waste an hour, […]