India musician plays guitar during brain surgery – BBC News

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***The Arts in Health Series: Music During Surgery***

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          I have shared many different articles and essays about the transforming role of music in our lives; this one will astonish you! From the BBC comes this story from India of a musician playing his guitar during brain surgery to aid the doctors in their work. As someone who has survived brain surgery, it takes my breath away!

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The Creative Apothecary Celebrates the Healing Power of Music!

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Farm to Ballet Summer 2017: #Fridaysonthefarm

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***The Arts in the Community Series: A Rural Model to Emulate***

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           We don’t often see the words “farm” and “ballet” together in the same sentences. One of my favorite new projects in Vermont is called “Farm to Ballet” and shows us just how important and creative new ways of bringing dance to communities can be. Enjoy this story of this year’s programs at Shelburne Farms from the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service.

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Source: #Fridaysonthefarm

 

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The Creative Apothecary Celebrates Farm to Ballet in the Summer of 2017!

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The 1 Mindset All Successful People Have in Common – The Mission – Medium

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***Personal Development Series: The Foundation for Living Well***

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          It has been a few weeks since I posted a personal development idea. Today’s post from the Medium deserves a thoughtful reading and meditation on our responses to what happens in our lives. As a very strong “Type A” personality, I need something like this on a regular basis.

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Source: The 1 Mindset All Successful People Have in Common – The Mission – Medium

 

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The Creative Apothecary Celebrates the Wisdom of the Ancients and the Moderns!

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The choir providing a chance to heal, perform and socialise | Stuff.co.nz

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***The Arts in Health Series: Music & Neurological Diseases***

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           Music is powerful medicine–and it does no harm. As we see the arts being integrated into healthcare more and more, it is becoming very clear that music has an extraordinary role to play in maintaining mental and physical health. Today’s post shares the story of a wonderful choir in Canterbury, New Zealand and the members who suffer from a range of neurological problems. Enjoy the story of the Cantabrainers!

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Source: The choir providing a chance to heal, perform and socialise | Stuff.co.nz

 

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The Creative Apothecary Believes in the Healing Power of Music!

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All-Party Parliamentary Group on Arts, Health and Wellbeing

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***Special Report on Arts, Health, and Wellbeing: UK All-Party Parliamentary Group***

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          Today’s post may be the most important one you read this week. A new report from the UK’s All-Party Parliamentary Group supports and encourages the central role of the arts in health and wellbeing. I am sharing the complete report here; you can choose to view different parts on your own schedule. The post includes both the long and short forms of the report; videos, podcasts, and other supplementary information. Please pass it on to others who may be interested.

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Source: All-Party Parliamentary Group on Arts, Health and Wellbeing

 

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The Creative Apothecary Celebrates the All-Party Parliamentary Report on Arts, Health, and Wellbeing!

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Art can be a powerful medicine against dementia | Nicci Gerrard | Society | The Guardian

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***The Arts in Health Series: Dementia and the Arts***

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              One of the most powerful uses of the arts in health is in the caring for people with dementia. I have posted many times on the power of music for those with dementia and their families; today’s post by Nicci Gerrard shares her own experiences of the dementia arts program at the Royal Academy and anticipates the Parliamentary Report due out tomorrow in the UK that validates the importance of the arts in treating dementia. I will be sharing more on that after the report is released.

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Source: Art can be a powerful medicine against dementia | Nicci Gerrard | Society | The Guardian

 

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The Creative Apothecary Celebrates the Arts in Treating Dementia!

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How singing can benefit your health

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***The Arts in Health Series: Singing as Medicine***

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               One of the fascinating aspects of the integration of the arts into medicine is the central role that music is playing in many different ways, both by itself and as part of dance and movement. Today’s post shares the view of a professor in the UK and basic information on how singing can help in  many diseases,  including Parkinson’s and COPD.

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Why Old Women Have Replaced Young Men as the Art World’s Darlings

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***The Creative Aging Series: Women Artists Shining***

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           The early decades of the 21st century have become the time when the women artists of the 20th century, living and dead, are becoming more visible and more bankable in the weird and wonderful world of “big” art, centered still in New York and London. Today’s post from Artsy Editorial looks closely at this new world. What do you think?

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Source: Why Old Women Have Replaced Young Men as the Art World’s Darlings

 

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The Creative Apothecary Celebrates Women Artists Everywhere!

 

 

 

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‘You Become Better with Age’ | ARTnews

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          One of the fascinating things about people in the arts–visual artists, musicians, dancers, and others–is that many of them are productive in the arts well into their 80s, 90s and beyond. And people who take up the arts in their later years also continue to be active and healthy members of society. Today’s post is an “oldie but goody” from Art News of a few years ago. It’s an inspiring glimpse at artists who keep on getting better year after year.

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Source: ‘You Become Better with Age’ | ARTnews

 

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The Creative Apothecary is Founding the School of Creative Aging for Everyone!

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The Dirty Secret of Social Enterprise: Scale is Overrated | NextBillion

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***Ideas that Matter Series: Impact of Social Enterprises***

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          This is a very important essay and needs to be engraved on the walls of every public and private organization funding innovative approaches to social problems. I would go so far as to say that scale is irrelevant, not just over-rated. “Going to scale” almost never works because the context is different from that of the original innovation. Ideas that work in one setting can be adapted but never replicated. I hope this article from the folks at the University of Michigan has wide dissemination.

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Source: The Dirty Secret of Social Enterprise: Scale is Overrated | NextBillion

 

The Creative Apothecary Believes in the Importance of Context in Shaping Innovations!

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