"Creative Genius"

On of my favorite talks on the subject of creativity is a TED talk - Your Elusive Creative Genius by author Elizabeth Gilbert (best known for Eat Pray Love).  In it she describes the creative process as being a separate entity.  So instead of being the creative genius, the creative genius works through us to produce amazing art, literature and so on. Isn't that an amazing way of looking at it?  It takes off the incredible pressure that we as creative people put on ourselves. So go ahead let your creative genius take over and let the creativity flow freely. If you already haven't seen the video take a look at her talk below.  It's light and amusing and if anything will put a smile on your face.

Natural Beauty

If you haven't visited the Candaian Rockies, you should, at least once. I've had the opportunity to visit Banff National Park, located near Calgary, Alberta twice now and I hope to go back again soon. The sheer beauty of this place gives you a sense of awe at nature's creation. What I love to do when visiting this place is taking some time even if it's a few minutes and being able to sit in in a space of utter stillness. Visit my photo gallery to see photos of this beautiful landscape that I took while there or click here. I also want to share this amazing  video that I came across called Mountains in Motion: The Canadian Rockies. It's simply amazing and depicts the Canadian Rockies magnificently.  I hope this inspires you to go outside where ever you are and just observe the beauty in nature that surrounds us.  Even if you live in a city. Go outside and look up at the sky or watch a the leaves of a tree sway in the wind; it's amazing how that can fill you up inside and make you smile, even if it's for a few seconds.