10 episodes

What does it mean to truly be a creative person? Even if your day job isn't as an artist?

In this podcast, writer, musician, and staff psychologist for the Manhattan School of Music, Michael Alcée shows you how to expand your view of artistry - and Live Life Creatively.

Whether you self-identify as "creative" or not, Michael will challenge commonly-held beliefs about creativity, and increase your capacity to enjoy your life to the fullest.

Live Life Creatively with Michael Alcée, PhD. Michael Alcée

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What does it mean to truly be a creative person? Even if your day job isn't as an artist?

In this podcast, writer, musician, and staff psychologist for the Manhattan School of Music, Michael Alcée shows you how to expand your view of artistry - and Live Life Creatively.

Whether you self-identify as "creative" or not, Michael will challenge commonly-held beliefs about creativity, and increase your capacity to enjoy your life to the fullest.

    010: Reading the Changes

    010: Reading the Changes

    The art of living life creatively enables us all to learn how to read and play the changes like a good jazz musician. In this week’s wrap-up episode, we’ll bring it all together and show why living life creatively allows you to make great music out of whatever comes your way.  

    Michael Alcée, Ph.D. is a clinical psychologist in private practice in Tarrytown, NY and also serves as Mental Health Coordinator at Manhattan School of Music.

    • 11 min
    009:The Top 5 Misconceptions about Mental Health & Creativity

    009:The Top 5 Misconceptions about Mental Health & Creativity

    If you’re a college student, you’ve probably fallen prey to a lot of misconceptions about mental health.  In this week’s episode, we’re here to set the record straight, and help you see how your latest breakdown can be your next breakthrough.

    Michael Alcée, Ph.D. is a clinical psychologist in private practice in Tarrytown, NY and also serves as Mental Health Coordinator at Manhattan School of Music.

    • 15 min
    008: Living in the Best of Both Worlds

    008: Living in the Best of Both Worlds

    Do you know where you get your energy? Are you a Lamborghini, a Tesla, or a Prius? In this week’s episode, you’ll find out if you’re an extrovert, introvert, or ambivert, and how working creatively with these allows you to live in the best of both worlds.

    Michael Alcée, Ph.D. is a clinical psychologist in private practice in Tarrytown, NY and also serves as Mental Health Coordinator at Manhattan School of Music.

    • 20 min
    007: The New Biology of Creativity

    007: The New Biology of Creativity

    There’s been a revolution in the way we view creativity and its connection to psychological well being. In this week’s episode, we’ll look at this new biology of creativity, from Neuroscientist Antonio Damasio and Allen Schore to business author Daniel Pink.

    Michael Alcée, Ph.D. is a clinical psychologist in private practice in Tarrytown, NY and also serves as Mental Health Coordinator at Manhattan School of Music.

    • 17 min
    006: Multiplicity versus Polarization

    006: Multiplicity versus Polarization

    There is polarization all around us these days.  In this week’s episode, we’ll look it is as a special case of perfectionism gone awry, confirming our worst fears and closing down our potential for deep creative engagement. We’ll show how staying in touch with multiplicity-in ourselves and others--is the greatest antidote to polarization and how to use it to supercharge your creativity.  

    • 18 min
    005: Perfectionism and Its Discontents

    005: Perfectionism and Its Discontents

    Why does perfectionism dog so many of us and how does it actually interfere with our creative functioning? In this week’s episode, we’ll look at the seductive power of perfectionism and the ways it throw us off the trail of true creativity.

    Michael Alcée, Ph.D. is a clinical psychologist in private practice in Tarrytown, NY and also serves as Mental Health Coordinator at Manhattan School of Music.

    • 18 min

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