Which of These Eight Writer’s Block Archetypes Will Set Your Creativity Free?

Which of These Eight Writer’s Block Archetypes Will Set Your Creativity Free?

Writer's block has been a widely documented problem throughout history. Everyone from authors to cartoonists to songwriters to magicians have shared their struggles with the temporary loss or ability to continue producing work. Many of whom were driven to madness. This problem goes back many centuries, but the official condition was first described in the late forties. Bergler’s psychiatry book studied writers who suffered from it. Bergler spent years with writers suffering from creative problems and, quite ironically, wrote books...
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The soil upon which two brains are brought together

Buber said before there is a self, there is an other. A person cannot approach the divine by reaching beyond the human, and to become human is what the individual has been created for. And so, he believed that the path to divinity was through human contact. This approach to interpersonal connection is deeply spiritual, and probably too mushy for most. But his theory is also highly biological. Pinsky, the board certified physician, bases his practice of addiction medicine on...
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Passive consumers to whom you are delivering doggie treats

Culture isn’t who we are, it’s who we were taught to be. It's a story. One that we have all accepted and agreed to tell, whether we realize it or not. This phenomenon makes culture the most enormous force of persuasion that exists in the world. And that’s not necessarily a good thing. Because if you look back to the past fifty years, our culture has completely indoctrinated people with a deluded model of fulfillment. The powers that be have...
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The catastrophic misinterpretation of bodily sensations

Those lovely biological events like anxiety, panic, mania, depression and trauma come for us all eventually. And if we don’t anticipate that suffering ahead of time when we’re in a calm, cool state, then it will be impossible for us to execute a recovery plan when the pressure is on. And we will feel like the world is slowly closing in on us like a trash compactor. Psychiatric doctors often observe this with their patients. Through a variety of genetic...
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When things end unfairly and without warning

One of the great parts about being an adult is, we have the power to leave without explanation. Whether it’s a dinner party, some event we’re stuck at, that club we joined a long time ago, even the job we worked at for years, we don’t have to explain or justify our feelings to anyone. We can simply walk away and remove ourselves. And that may evoke feelings of hurt and betrayal and abandonment in the people we leave behind,...
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