September, 2016

La empatía necesita imaginación

La empatía es la capacidad de entender o sentir lo que otra persona está experimentando desde dentro de marco de referencia del otro ser, es decir, la capacidad de volver a situarse en la posición del otro. “Camina una milla en sus mocasines.” Incluso si dejar de lado el componente emocional, la empatía sigue siendo necesaria para la curación y el equilibrio para llevarse a cabo. No me tiene que gustar y cómo se sentiría Read More →

Empathy Takes Imagination

EMPATHY is the capacity to understand or feel what another person is experiencing from within the other being’s frame of reference, i.e., the capacity to place oneself in another’s position. “Walk a mile in their moccasins.” Even if you leave out the emotional component, empathy is still needed for healing and balance to take place. I don’t have to like you or feel for you to appreciate what it might be like to be you. Read More →

Mix It Up!

Sometimes new materials will get your creative juices flowing. Try these recipes and use them for play/invention.   BUBBLE SOAP Supplies: quart container spoon 8 tablespoons of liquid detergent (Joy or Dawn work well.) 1 quart water small amount of glycerin (Ask the pharmacist.) Directions: Mix detergent, water and glycerin in a quart container Add food coloring if desired. Activities: Use straws as blowers. See how big a bubble you can blow. See how many Read More →

Mirror, Mirror…

Mirrors can literally give you a new way to look at things and sometimes spark your creative thinking. Try these activities with mirrors of different kinds: PRIMING Observe Try these and take photos and/or notes of the results. Use one or more mirrors of different sizes to look at things inside and outside. On a desk, look at different flat pictures. Use a mirror on the top, sides and bottom of the picture to double Read More →

Change Size

Here’s a strategy to stimulate creative thinking: Change size! Try some of these activities: PRIMING Research. Look up a map of your neighborhood or house on the Internet. Zoom in as close as you can. Trying zooming step by step. Zoom out as far as you can. Try the satellite view. Look on the Internet and in reference books to find the largest and smallest dinosaur, bird, tree, mammal, fish, river, person, etc. Read. Read Read More →