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Douglas E. Patient Expert

Los Angeles, California
Douglas Eby, M.A., is a writer and researcher on the psychological aspects of creative expression and personal growth, and is author of the Talent Development Resources site. Some posts here on Wellsphere are by Assoc. Editor Cat Robson.
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Developing Creativity: Three Part Harmony with SARK by Douglas E. Patient ExpertFacebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Happiness Susan Ariel Rainbow Kennedy, better known as SARK to millions of fans worldwide, is a writer and visual artist who “encourages and inspires women of all ages to become “su ... Read on »
Alan Cumming on Dealing With a Traumatic Childhood by Douglas E. Patient ExpertFacebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Happiness Alan Cumming introduces Masterpiece Mystery! for PBS; acts in many TV and film projects; is a producer, screenwriter, composer, social activist and more. In his b ... Read on »
Ken Wilber on Eckhart Tolle and liberation by Douglas E. Patient ExpertFacebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Happiness In an interview, Ken Wilber commented about spiritual author Eckhart Tolle, who became especially well-known from classes with Oprah: “Eckhart Tolle says that what he ... Read on »
Fear and trembling and an audience – heal anxiety by Douglas E. Patient ExpertFacebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Happiness A fate worse than death Speaking in front of an audience is reportedly more fearsome than death. It doesn’t have to be a crowd – simply another person. But an ... Read on »
Being a Highly Sensitive Person: Challenges and Creativity by Douglas E. Patient ExpertFacebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Happiness As a highly sensitive person, we can feel more, react to others and the environment more easily and deeply, and sometimes get overwhelmed by so much intensity and stimulat ... Read on »
Robert Anthony on The Disease of Self-Improvement – when self growth runs amok by Douglas E. Patient ExpertFacebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Happiness Personal growth, personal development, self-improvement – these are topics that many of us explore. Maybe most of us. But can we be overdoing it sometimes? [From my earlier ... Read on »
On Being Sensitive by Douglas E. Patient ExpertFacebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Happiness The trait of high sensitivity is experienced by 15 to 20 percent of us, including many well-known actors and performers. In one of my videos are quotes by and about Wi ... Read on »
Robert Epstein on the teen brain by Douglas E. Patient ExpertFacebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Happiness In his article The Myth of the Teen Brain (Scientific American MIND, April/May 2007), psychologist and editor Robert Epstein, PhD notes, “We blame teen turmoil on immature ... Read on »
Renaissance People Don’t Want to Choose Only One Career by Douglas E. Patient ExpertFacebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Happiness Many multitalented people are accomplished and active – even exceptional – in more than one area of creative expression. We read about some of them as celebrated writers, ... Read on »
Managing Depression Releases More Creativity by Douglas E. Patient ExpertFacebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Happiness “I only know that summer sang in me a little while, that in me sings no more.” That excerpt from one of her sonnets expresses how much poet Edna St. Vincent Millay (18 ... Read on »
Nurturing Our Self-Esteem – Part 2 by Douglas E. Patient ExpertFacebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Happiness   {Continued from Nurturing Our Self-Esteem – Part 1 } Why be concerned about self-esteem? At the beginning of Part 1, psychologist Nathaniel Branden was ... Read on »
Working with scary thrills or irrational dread – getting anxiety relief by Douglas E. Patient ExpertFacebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Happiness Many people choose to get scared in certain situations: thrill rides, horror movies, bungee jumping, running in front of bulls. But what about dealing with unwanted ... Read on »
Fear and being creative by Douglas E. Patient ExpertFacebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Happiness In the Harry Potter books and films, the main characters are often threatened by evil forces, in the form of both human and not so human entities such as Lord Voldemort (R ... Read on »
Abandoning or Missing Creative Fulfillment by Douglas E. Patient ExpertFacebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Happiness “The practice of any art isn’t to make a living, it’s to make your soul grow.” Kurt Vonnegut To be creative at times feels like an almost effortless flow, but ... Read on »
Taking care of ourselves to be more creative by Douglas E. Patient ExpertFacebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Happiness “For the person who’s ready to change, to grow, to look at things that challenge them and try to learn how to do it differently, that person is going to bloom and blossom ... Read on »
Mistakes Can Fuel Creativity by Douglas E. Patient ExpertFacebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Happiness How do you think about mistakes or failures? Many of us want to “get things right” and pursue excellence in creative work, but what seems like a setback, error or lim ... Read on »
Disarming the brain’s fear response by Douglas E. Patient ExpertFacebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Happiness Fear and anxiety can keep us from pursuing dreams, exploring creative projects and in other ways realizing our talents. Fear can take various forms such as: social ... Read on »
Dancing With Our Unconscious by Douglas E. Patient ExpertFacebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Happiness Being creative and realizing our talents involves self-awareness and respecting who we really are, including our unconscious depths. In an interview about her film “Fl ... Read on »
Beethoven and Stress Induced Growth by Douglas E. Patient ExpertFacebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Happiness Two of the themes of positive psychology that make the field relevant are resilience and thriving: how some people not only endure but transcend even devastating hardships ... Read on »
Living authentically takes guts by Douglas E. Patient ExpertFacebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Happiness “The most courageous thing a person can do is to live an authentic life.” Terri Amos, a spiritual coach, also thinks “We are all worthy of living fully with overfl ... Read on »