When Creativity Is More Scientific Than You Think!
The Science Behind Creative Minds
When we say creativity, we usually think along the lines of art masterpieces, exquisite musical compositions, and lovely lyrical prose and poetry the likes van Gogh, Mozart and Shakespeare can deliver. But scientifically speaking, creativity is more than that.
“This is the scientific name for that classic “eureka!” moment when “connections automatically, subconsciously collide and then reach the threshold of consciousness.” – Scott Barry Kaufman, Psychologist.
Let us learn the science behind real creative minds.
Women who know how to bake is always five stars, although our society nowadays accepted independent and career women who don’t have much time to learn the art of baking. Still, every special occasion or celebration, there is always a cake to delight everyone, and cake is a symbol of pleasure, and more and more people are learning how to bake and create a variety of designs from classic icing to fondant to 3D to realistic designs.
Baking is one way to diffuse stress. It allows a person to divert all the negative energy suppressed inside to create something pleasurable. It also gives an opportunity for wives to entice their husbands and their whole family promoting a better mood inside the house.
“Baking is thinking step-by-step and following the specifics of the here and now, but it’s also thinking about recipes as a whole, the dish as a whole, what are going to do with it, who it’s going to, what time are you sharing it, so baking is a really good way of developing that balance of the moment and the bigger picture.” Julie Ohana, LCSW and culinary art therapist.
5 Top Cakes Women Need To Learn To Bake To Promote A Sweeter Relationship
- Chocolate Cake
Susan Albers, PsyD. encourages us to “savor the cake, lose the guilt!”
The most popular amongst them is the chocolate cake which uses cocoa powder as the star ingredient. Nowadays, there are a variety of recipes with the aim to improve the classic chocolate cake. Some use sophisticated and mainstream chocolates to include in their ingredients. There are also what we call the choco moist and choco fudge cakes.
- Carrot Cake
The all-time favorite carrot cake is also one of the cakes that women should try to learn. It’s kind of mysterious how this cake that sounds so oddly turns out to be impeccable. Its main ingredient is of course carrots, but for some reason, it doesn’t taste like one. The origin of this cake is unknown, but there are speculations that it could be from the Middle Ages when carrots were a substitute for sugar. Some recipes were invented then such as carrot pudding which could also be the birth of the carrot cake, but then again, no one knows for sure.
- Red Velvet
Just like carrot cake, the origin of the red velvet is also unknown, but it is much similar to a cake recipe developed in the 1940s by the Adams Extract. Now, we use red food coloring to achieve its attractive red look. Though the taste is somewhat mind-boggling as it is hard to tell whether it is made from which, yet it is for sure chocolate cake colored red with a very soft texture contributed by buttermilk.
Wives and moms should know this one cake as it is an iconic dessert during festive times of the year such as Christmas. Fruitcake is famous because it uses dried fruits and nuts and it appears enticing and nostalgic because of its colors similar to those of Christmas balls hung in the tree.
- Sponge Cake
From the name itself, it gives the idea that it has a soft yet firm texture similar to a sponge. It must be the simplest cake to bake as it uses simple ingredients being flour, egg, butter, and sugar. It could also be whipped with your favorite jam or cream and topped with fruits of your choice.
As Dr. Donna Pincus, “There’s a lot of literature [showing a] connection between creative expression and overall wellbeing. Whether it’s painting or making music [or baking], there’s stress relief that people get from having some kind of an outlet and a way to express themselves.”
Learning how to bake may be one of the simplest things women can do to sweeten their relationships with their loved ones. It is a symbol of one’s time and effort to contribute to the sweet happiness of the whole family. It helps to diminish stress to the one who’s baking as well as to the ones who get a taste of it.
With technology nowadays, writing letters may seem old-fashioned. Gone are the days when couples would send love letters to each other. It was the primary form of showing how much a person means to us, and there were times when it was the only way of communication, especially for those who spent time apart from each other.
Men think women are complicated. There are even some ads on the internet showing how confusing women can become when it comes to what they say and what they really mean. They may say “yes,” but they actually mean “no.”
Who doesn’t want bread, cake, cookies, and other pastries? Well, we all do love them! To make this yummy food, one needs to know about baking. It is a form of cooking where the heat from an oven will slowly cook the surface up into the center. Psychiatrists recommend baking therapy as it is an activity that relaxes but at the same time stimulates the mind. Therefore, it can be good for mental health.
“When the task allows you to create something to nourish yourself and your loved ones, it can be a very powerful experience,” says Julie Ohana, LMSW and Culinary Arts Therapist.
We have come to the point where the whole world can be our escape from the negativity of life. Some people who are experiencing anxiety, depression, and other mental health issues find relief in going to different places that they haven’t been before. They feel happy being in a new place giving them the sense of a fresh start.
Some people assume that those who experience a depressive state are overreacting or “drama queens” for feeling that way. In all honesty, people who are depressed don’t want to be depressed, but at times, their bodies and minds JUST CAN’T HELP IT. They have to do everything in their mind power to uplift themselves and overcome their depression. And you know what, it’s not easy at all.
“Depression is not a weakness of character, laziness, or a phase. Tough love, like telling someone to ‘buck up’ or ‘try harder,’ doesn’t work, and worsens the illness. Depression is a disorder that develops from environmental and biological issues that are unique to each person.” – Deborah Serani, PsyD.
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Everyone loves to travel. It is a way for us to have a momentarily escape from all the hustle and bustle of our every life. Visiting other places is a popular trend nowadays as people started to realize that this world is too big for us to stay in one place, and as Rachel Wolchin quoted, “If we were meant to stay in one place, we would have roots instead of feet.”
Not all of us are a good talker. Some prefer to be in a corner with just a laptop or a pen or paper. They have a different idea on how to express their feelings and thoughts, and often, they have an extraordinary imagination that they choose to communicate through writing.