Imagine: How Creativity Works

Imagine: How Creativity WorksImagine: How Creativity Works by Jonah Lehrer

This was a very informative book. The author really breaks everything down for you.

Those who are more relaxed and expressive are more productive AND more creative. Did you know that the researchers at 3M (the Post It note company) gets an hour a day (of their workday) to do anything… take a nap, go for a walk, play a game, etc. to help clear their mind and relax. The company actually encourages them to to go lay on a couch and day dream to help them find a solution to whatever their problem may be. The author talks about several other companies, in addition to 3M, who provide a creative environment and encourage creative behavior. Few companies will let you stand in the bathroom and have a half an hour conversation about tape. Google does. Or was that Proctor and Gamble? Either way…

The book is a good one and should definitely be considered for your reading pleasure. It is packed with many studies, interesting facts and randomness that will keep you flipping pages and wondering what else lies ahead.

This is actually book 12 in my AtoZ ChallengeĀ but if you really get down to it, its book 10 because I keep finding interesting books that just happen to begin with letters I’ve already read. šŸ™ If anyone has any book suggestions for me I would love to hear it! Thanks!

Hoop Dancing?

Have you ever heard of hoop dancing? If not, I am more than happy to introduce you to it.

I was introduced to this particular type of dance through a friend. I had been part of a gymnastics team when I was young and danced the whole way through high school so this “hoop dancing” seemed pretty appealing to me. I remember hula hooping as a kid and loved it then. I am sure I would love it now, even if the hoop weighs more. Ā This dance is also used for relaxation and weight loss. Don’t believe me? Google it!

This video is of an 18 year old girl (at the time) named Rachel Frantz. She has been my inspiration for getting into it. The first 30 seconds or so is just her dancing but the hooping does come in shortly after. I hope you like it! I plan on getting, or making one a hoop of my own. Maybe it will be a craft in Make Something Mondays!

 

If you watch Ellen much you may have seen Rachel on her show as well.

 

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