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From Crisis to Creativity

I recently had an interview published in Art & Inspiration, a free bilingual English/French e-magazine & website with a directory of international artists. In the article titled From Crisis to Creativity: an Interview with Mark Matousek, I discuss the common threads in the stories from my book When You’re Falling, Dive, how to face crisis, as well as my philosophy that each of us is born with creative genius.  I hope you enjoy it.

The Optimist Manifesto

I’m psyched about doing a bi-monthly column for the brand new site Purple Clover. My first piece just came out this week. It’s called “The Optimist Manifesto,” and makes the argument that optimists are the true realists, not pessimists, because we don’t take our existence for granted and see every day for what it is – a miraculous thing. Continue reading

Art & Inspiration

A piece about my work just came out in Art & Inspiration, an online magazine published in France (the article appears in both English and French). The theme of this issue is crisis and creativity; I’m interviewed along with Carolyn Myss and three other writers. Tess Nurman, the very young, very smart editor and founder of Art and Inspiration, talked to me by Skype for an hour – about my personal life and books, especially “When You’re Falling, Dive,” then assembled a gallery of ancient photographs that took me WAY back … like seeing my life flash before my eyes. Art and Inspiration is published quarterly and is full of powerful pieces and terrific visuals. I’m happy to be in such good company.