Posts by Kim Hermanson Ph.D.

Kim Hermanson, PhD, is a pioneering educator who has written two books on visionary space, the non-cognitive creative space that lies beyond our thinking mind. For more on her work with metaphor, check out her latest book, Deep Knowing: Entering the Realm of Non-Ordinary Intelligence, and go to her website at kimhermanson.com to download the free PDF 17 Tips for a Creative Breakthrough.

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How to Heal through Metaphor: Tap into the Secret Language of Your Brain

“As soon as I allow the Universe to replace my fear-based beliefs with new perceptions, I receive a miracle.” ~Gabby Bernstein

As I was packing up my mother’s nursing home room after her death, I found a little heart-shaped stone that had the word “serenity” on it. I took it back to California with me and I hold it frequently. It’s heavy, solid, and soothing, and it reminds me of her.

I love the weight of that little stone.

When we’re grieving, heavy things are comforting. It’s not surprising that when we want to release stress, many people go …

Our Creative Genius Shows Us Possibilities the Rational Mind Can’t See

“There are moments in our lives, there are moments in a day, when we seem to see beyond the usual. Such are the moments of our greatest happiness. Such are the moments of our greatest wisdom.”  ~Robert Henri, The Art Spirit

In my twenties, I worked for a Fortune 500 company at 401 North Michigan Avenue in downtown Chicago. It was fun to work in the city, and my office overlooked Lake Michigan—I never got tired of the stunning view. Weekends were spent with friends eating at unique ethnic restaurants and visiting comedy clubs, blues bars, art galleries, museums, and …