Archive for July, 2012


Shadow Work

"I can't write." "I want you to write a page. Think you could do that for me?" "Can it be bad?" "I'd like it to be very bad." -Ruby Sparks (2012) You have a first world problem: you can't write.  People with anger management issues, who beat their family and kick their dog have bigger things to worry about. You, however, are a well-socialized person who plays well with others. This is why you have writer's block. Your internal editor has got the upper hand over your muse, the productive, creative part of yourself.Alice Flaherty's research on creativity discusses this imbalance between the frontal lobe (executive functions and judgement) and temporal lobes (generation, association