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Music therapy: How the “Encanto” soundtrack and other forms of music can help us to process our emotions

With people everywhere falling head over heels for Disney’s “Encanto,” it’s the perfect opportunity to highlight the emotional impact of music on our lives.  Even science is proving that our love for music is a genetic trait, a uniquely human experience.  Though the “Encanto” soundtrack is quickly becoming beloved, under…

How to have a creative renaissance! (Even when you have artistic burnout. And kids. In a pandemic. When everything is awful.)

Stress, poor sleep, and a shortage of alone-time can all be creativity killers–and it’s a rare artist who doesn’t feel stuck, frustrated, or burnt-out right now.  But the creative brain is characterized by its ability to widen its perceptual field and invite new experiences. The creative brain draws meaning from…

How-to boost creativity: 3 tips (Video)

Looking to boost your creativity? Implement these 3 tips:Read: Life Coaching 101 One, listen to music that makes you happy. In a recent study published by PLOS One, participants completed creative exercises while listening to music that evoked happy, calm, sad, or anxious feelings. The research team found that participants…

The game Minecraft can boost creativity (Video)

Good news for anyone who’s ever been criticized for playing too many video games: virtual building games like Minecraft can boost creativity. This, from researchers at Iowa State University.   Researchers split 352 participants into four groups: one group played Minecraft with specific instructions; another played Minecraft without instructions; and…

What are the 5 thinking styles? Understanding different types of thinkers

There are five different types of thinkers with their own thinking styles: synthesists, idealists, pragmatists, analysts, and realists. Synthesists stand out with their creativity and curiosity; they like to consider different ideas, views, and possibilities. Idealists are always setting and working toward big goals—they set the bar high and expect others…

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