Remember feeling free to daydream, to ask why, how, what if? Remember playing with crayons, finger-paint or clay? Writing poems or stories, or singing and dancing down the sidewalk? Ever look at the stars with wonder and imagine you could see them dancing?
Stories is a show about creativity and curiosity, and the courage it
takes to develop and strengthen these traits. In these these tough times
there is need for creativity daily, whether to figure out how to market
a new product or raise happy, healthy children, or balance time and
resources that never seem quite enough. But in addition to this daily
problem-solving, there are particular expressions of creativity that
meet needs in our soul for beauty and wonder and wholeness. And,
learning about art or music- making and other creative forms, we now
know, sharpens our brains for the challenges we face in other areas of
life. We are more creative when we ask questions or engage in play, no
matter our age. Being more creative and curious makes us more engaged
and satisfied with our lives and may even help us live longer.
are strong connections between curiosity and creativity, whether
engaged in a particular creative process, or seeking meaning and
satisfaction in life. In this series, we’ll be exploring these traits
in a variety of ways. We’ll look at scientific research, which has
increased dramatically the last few years, particularly in the field
of positive psychology. We’ll explore these traits through conversations with
guests who engage in creative living in all kinds of ways, with
artists, writers, dancers, film-makers, arts educators, business
innovators, psychologists, therapists, coaches and learners of all
ages. Find out how to jumpstart your own creativity as well as that of
people you live and work with. One of the first steps is to notice
the stories you’ve heard that shut you down, and notice that ones that
A second step is to make a decision, a commitment to your creativity. That’s where the courage comes in.
stories do you tell yourself about creativity, especially your own
creativity? Do those stories work for or against you in expressing
On Stargazing Stories you’ll hear stories about
courage, curiosity and creativity that may open up your choices, or
affirm your stories, or lead you to write new ones. We invite you to
join the conversation, to claim your own creativity and curiosity, and
begin to tell those stories to others.
Join Dr. Carol
Stalcup in conversation with artists, writers, performers, educators,
creativity consultants, therapists and coaches to learn how you can
become more creative in everyday life and promote creativity and the
arts in your family, schools and communities.
content copyrighted by Carol A. Stalcup, Ph.D. 2009-2010