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Tag: creativity

Happy moment: Scribbled Revisions got nominated for a Kreativ Blogger Award!

I started this blog back in February with hopes of one or two people reading finding my posts. I never expected to build such meaningful relationships with other writers around the world.

Fast-forward to a happy moment for Todd: Scribbled Revisions was nominated for a blogging award!

According to a quick Google search, the Kreativ Blogger Award has been circulating the web for years and has played a big role in bridging the audience gap between bloggers. Read the rest of this entry »

A call for creativity: Interview with Andrew Zahn.

The Oxford Dictionary defines “creative” as “of or involving the skillful and imaginative use of something to produce e.g. a work of art.” This is often thought of as limited to the realm of art. Thankfully, our world is blessed with individuals who strive to implement their creativity into everyday life.

Andrew Zahn

Several months back, Twitter kindly suggested that I follow Andrew Zahn, an actor-turned-businessman who blogs at Zahndrew.com. He describes his site – aptly titled Creatives – as a “highway for creative growth by providing food, water, and shelter for those wishing to live, work, and play with creative zest.”

Andrew lives with his wife in Pennsylvania, where he currently uses his creativity as a corporate sales trainer for a multi-million dollar company.

I’ve become a big fan of Andrew’s witty and insightful work and am honored to share some of his story. Read the rest of this entry »

The breath before the phrase.

I’m far more of a control freak than I like to believe, and when significant things suddenly spin out of my control [as per yesterday], I’m left waiting for a resolution to be decided.

Do you struggle with uncertainty? With waiting? I sure do.

As a particular song says, sometimes we just need to throw a fist full of glitter in the air, and wait. That’s where life is found. Read the rest of this entry »

Confessions of a noise addict.

My name is Todd, and I’m a noise addict.

Like so many people today, I’m constantly plugged in. My Internet browser gives me access to everything from world news updates to celebrity gossip to Pinterest, plus all the happenings in my Facebook and Twitter spheres. I feel a constant “need” to be in-the-know. If I step away from my desk for a moment, I can take my smartphone with me to make sure I don’t miss anything. Read the rest of this entry »

The two most powerful words when we’re in struggle? “Me too.”

Words of empathy carry so much power. They help to normalize struggles and are the most valuable response to an act of vulnerability.

I could say so much more, but I’d just be reiterating what Brene Brown says in this TED talk on shame, guilt and vulnerability [below]. Read the rest of this entry »

Sometimes, we just need to be nurtured.

Ironically, I contributed zero creativity to this post. That’s okay. Sometimes, we need to take time to be nurtured.

That said, I want to turn your attention to Elizabeth Gilbert, author of Eat, Pray, Love. In this TED clip, she shares about nurturing creativity. Read the rest of this entry »