If you are experiencing several of these warning signs, or you’re unable to maintain balance, you may need help in identifying and dealing with the stressors in your life.Ilona Tobin has been a psychologist and a marriage and family therapist for more than 25 years in Birmingham, Michigan.Creative expression helps us feel connected to the world and builds bridges of understanding. It provides a way of communication when normal channels may be blocked or are insufficient— when we must speak in colors and textures and shimmering visions and music.It nourishes us and helps us grow, provides insights and deeper understandings. Creativity is love expressing itself; it heals and renews.It can be exhilirating and terrifying at the same time.Growth-producing risks generally fall into three categories.Our creations are mirrors in which others may see themselves and the signature of our lives that says, “This is how I saw it.” Creativity is a way of living.It’s being spontaneous and playful, exercising the imagination, finding solutions, and embracing possibilities and doing it all with passion.
Despite its bad reputation, stress isn’t actually a product of only negative things.
Self-Improvement Risks These are the risks you take when you want to get ahead, learn something new or make a distant dream a reality. On one side of the risk is the person you are and, on the other, the person you want to become.
Maybe you want to change careers, or take singing lessons. Commitment Risks All commitment risks have emotional stakes, whether you pledge yourself to a person or a relationship or to a cause, a career, or a value.
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