Creativity Tools: Part 2

In my last column, I gave you five tools to help your creativity. There is one more special tool that can help you refine your thinking process by yourself, or, even better, in a group. It’s called six hat thinking.

Six Thinking Hats

While maybe oddly named, six hat thinking was created by Edward de Bono, a philosopher and teacher of thinking skills who feels we need to think about how we think. Have you ever considered that despite the degree to which thinking is intrinsic in our lives, we aren’t taught how to think in school?

Artistic Endeavors Improve Seniors’ Health

News Note

Elderly chorale members have significantly fewer falls, doctor visits, and take less medication than their peers who are not participating in any arts programs, according to an ongoing three-year study conducted by researchers at The George Washington University’s Center on Aging, Health, and Humanities. Furthermore, subjects answering their inner artist reported lower levels of depression, less loneliness, and higher morale, in addition to better health one year after joining.