11 reasons a poetry habit will change your thinking

11 reasons a poetry habit will change your thinking

It calms your brain chemistry, develops your cognitive flexibility and deepens your ability to focus. Here’s why a poetry habit should be central to your creative life To see a World in a Grain of Sand And a Heaven in a Wild Flower Hold Infinity in the palm of your...
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...

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