Deanna Pledge, Ph.D.

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Creativity: Getting Started

October 7, 2011

Tags: creativity, women, obstacles, feelings, getting started

"Anxiety is the hand maiden of creativity."
— Chuck Jones
Warner Brothers animator

As this week’s quote suggests, discomfort is often part of the creative process. Not only do we have to give ourselves permission to create, but we have to be ready for the uncertainty that accompanies the process. Part of being creative includes not knowing exactly what comes next.


September 30, 2011

Tags: creativity, women, life transitions, mindset, shift, permission

"In every work of genius, we recognize our once rejected thoughts." — Ralph Waldo Emerson

I love this quote by Emerson, because it invites each of us to re-visit our creative endeavors. Not only was he a creative thinker, but I feel he has unintentionally captured the experience of us as women, who often re-visit our creative thoughts periodically throughout our lives, picking up the threads of previously rejected projects. (more…)

September 14, 2011

Tags: women, creativity, wellness, joy, resilience, motivation, stressors

Remember the wonder you experienced as a child?

You can still tap into that childlike joy as an adult, and such enthusiasm can change the quality of your daily life!

Life “gets in the way” for many of us as women at critical points throughout our lives. For most women that involves caring for others or putting your own dreams aside for another day, another year, or another decade! Although caring for others is a wonderful attribute, it can leave you feeling set aside. (more…)