Almost two years into my husband John’s diagnosis of dementia, likely Alzheimer’s, our lives are richer and happier, and some aspects of his dementia have improved. How could that be when even early-stage dementia can be marked by confusion …

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Albert Einstein, the primary international symbol for genius, frequently insisted that he had no special gifts except passionate curiosity. “The important thing is not to stop questioning,” he said. “One cannot help but be in awe when he contemplates the …

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Your creative, visionary self requires juicy, specific details, but most people over the age of five can’t easily imagine exactly what they want. Yet most people can easily describe what they don’t want … like how awful it would be …

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There’s a great reason many visionary geniuses get their best ideas naked in the shower: being divested of your usual social masks, ou’re not worrying so much about what others think. You’re just focused on coming clean, more receptive to new ideas, more relaxed. Here’s how to be “naked” emotionally and spiritually so you can access your own best wisdom.

The recent debt deal shows how un-visionary Congress and the electorate are. Here are a reminder that without vision we perish; with it we can thrive. Here are a call to action for Congress and us to get past our distortions and divisions, then find a vision that solves problems and guides us into something better. Includes wisdom from Abraham Lincoln, who knew a lot about leading a divided country.

Though humans are born with the potential to be far more creative than mockingbirds, the high creativity that bubbles in us as five-year-olds is mostly repressed by the end of second grade. One of the easiest ways to recover that creativity and develop it is to imitate the mockingbird. Here are 8 tips for how to do that — to enrich your life and workl