Hurrah! Why creative brains need wine and chocolate

Hurrah! Why creative brains need wine and chocolate

You put down your pen and save the file. Then you stand up, stretch, and head for the fridge, the biscuit tin or the wine rack (Don’t you?). If we ask ourselves why, we’ve probably come across the fact that the brain uses up 20% of our energy. So, we...
Why creative people get sensory overwhelm

Why creative people get sensory overwhelm

The owls were already out hunting as we emerged from our evening rehearsal. 250 of us, playing and singing spending 3 days in a remote barn in the woods, re-creating some of the most extraordinary music for orchestra and choir ever written: Arnold...

Why creatives seem complicated, and how to make sense of us

The beliefs about creatives run something like this: Creatives are spontaneous and wild, and led by their passion. Unless they’re not, in which case they’re disciplined and focused, almost monastic in their dedication. They’re sensitive and empathetic. Or possibly...

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