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by petersty
Sat Sep 12, 2020 12:10 pm
Forum: Creative Corner
Topic: Is creativity a skill, or a talent?
Replies: 5
Views: 7715

Re: Is creativity a skill, or a talent?

Creativity means thinking outside the box; thinking in ways that requires you believe in yourself enough to take a risk. It is not a skill; it is a mindset. Chris Bennett, CEO of Wonderschool: Yes, it is a skill. Like most things, I believe it can be learned and honed
by petersty
Sat Sep 05, 2020 12:58 pm
Forum: Family, Friends and Carers
Topic: My wife wants to separate
Replies: 3
Views: 3216

Re: My wife wants to separate

Right now she knows she can try whatever and you will still be there if she changes her mind. Let her realize you may not be around if she decides to return
by petersty
Thu Aug 27, 2020 11:48 am
Forum: Information Exchange
Topic: living is very uncomfortable
Replies: 3
Views: 3403

Re: living is very uncomfortable

Routines may make you feel at ease and in control, but what a constant routine really does is dull your sensitivities. Think about the times in your life when you’ve driven the same route repeatedly.
by petersty
Mon Aug 24, 2020 8:24 am
Forum: Creative Corner
Topic: Re: How to be more creative
Replies: 2
Views: 6265

Re: How to be more creative

Draw, paint, doodle, watercolor. ...
Do something physical. ...
Embrace boredom. ...
Watch a TED talk or listen to a podcast. ...
Generate way more ideas than you think you actually need. ...
Make time for play.
by petersty
Sat Aug 22, 2020 6:59 am
Forum: Diversity Room
Topic: Being the weird one
Replies: 5
Views: 19008

Re: Being the weird one

Being a person who currently lives in a room full of garden gnomes, and snuggles up to a stuffed elephant called Mr. Heffalump, I know a thing or two about being a weird person.
by petersty
Fri Aug 21, 2020 5:32 am
Forum: Family, Friends and Carers
Topic: 23 yr old daughter sectioned
Replies: 4
Views: 2555

Re: 23 yr old daughter sectioned

This reader’s situation is heartbreaking but certainly not unique. Many parents struggle with adult children who refuse to get the psychiatric or medical care they need.
by petersty
Thu Aug 20, 2020 11:11 am
Forum: Creative Corner
Topic: I need an outlet
Replies: 2
Views: 3949

Re: I need an outlet

This is a common problem for many people: just how are we supposed to deal with negative emotions that keep coming up when we're stressed or hurt? Should we stuff our anger and frustration away and pretend it doesn't exist

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