Monthly Archives: July 2016

Take the Creativity Outside :: 21 Outdoor Art Ideas for Kids

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While Summer Is Still with Us, Great Art Ideas:

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      If you are looking for great ideas to use with your kids during these last weeks of summer vacation, check this out. Kids need more time outdoors and these will take them there. Kudos to Artful Parent for the share!

     All post images are courtesy of the wonderful Buddha Doodles!

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“21 fun outdoor art ideas for kids that are perfect for warmer weather. These art activities are extra big, extra messy, or use aspects of the outdoors.”

Source: Take the Creativity Outside :: 21 Outdoor Art Ideas for Kids

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The Creative Apothecary Says Do Art Outside!

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If You Want To Accelerate Brain Development In Children, Teach Them Music | Wake Up World

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Brain Development, Children, and Music–Together Forever:

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     Just in case you needed more justification for including music in the lives of all children, check out the results of this recent study from the University of Southern California. For me, it is an absolute no-brainer–music belongs in the lives of all of us.

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“According to a USC study, music education accelerates brain development in young children, including the area of the brain responsible for language and reading.”

Source: If You Want To Accelerate Brain Development In Children, Teach Them Music | Wake Up World

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The Creative Apothecary Believes in the Power of Music!

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Making it up as you go along: how your brain improvises | Education | The Guardian

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For the Weekend, How Creativity Works for You:

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     If you read nothing else this weekend, make sure you read, view the video,  and share this inspiring and thought-provoking essay from The Guardian, one of my favorite resources. Be good to your brain!

     All images today are from Buddha Doodles.

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“When your brain becomes ‘quieter’, remarkable things can happen. It’s time to go with the flow…”

Source: Making it up as you go along: how your brain improvises | Education | The Guardian

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The Creative Apothecary Believes in the Power of Flow!

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10 Celtic gardens to inspire your moment of zen | MNN – Mother Nature Network

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Healing and Inspirational Gardens for All of Us, Celtic Gardens:

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     Gardens are good for us. I often post information about gardens in healing environments, but any garden can serve the purpose of healing and helping us to become more mindful. Today’s post from the Mother Nature Network shares a list of 10 wonderful gardens that draw on the rich tradition of Celtic design. Visit them if you can!

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“Reconnect with the wild in these magic Celtic gardens.”

Source: 10 Celtic gardens to inspire your moment of zen | MNN – Mother Nature Network

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The Creative Apothecary Believes in the Healing Power of Gardens!

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How uniting kids, elders helps both – California Health Report

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The Power of Intergenerational Programs:

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     I found this report through my friends at EngAGE, the wonderful program that brings the arts to seniors in affordable assisted living in California. Check out their programs and others bringing young people and seniors together and supported by the Eisner Foundation in this report from California Health.

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“By Matt Perry It’s a solution for two problems at once: children desperately need mentors to guide them, and isolated seniors yearn for more connection and meaning. The growing intergenerational activities movement received a powerful jolt last year when the Los Angeles-based Eisner Foundation sharpened its focus to solely support intergenerational programming. “We’ve very excited […]”

Source: How uniting kids, elders helps both – California Health Report

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The Creative Apothecary Applauds the Work of the Eisner Foundation!

 

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Why Liverpool is bidding to become an autism-friendly city | Social Care Network | The Guardian

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Creating an Autism-Friendly Community:

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     There are several movements to make communities better places to live for people with special needs–senior citizens, those with dementia, and now those with autism. We need to make our cities and towns good places for everyone and we are far from achieving this. Today’s post shares what Liverpool is doing to make it a welcoming place for people with autism. Kudos to The Guardian for this article!

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“Autism champions around the city are being taught how to recognise the signs that someone may have the condition and how to handle challenging behaviour…”

Source: Why Liverpool is bidding to become an autism-friendly city | Social Care Network | The Guardian

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The Creative Apothecary Applauds Liverpool for its Autism-Friendly Approach!

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Cancer survivor helps others heal through stained glass art – HeraldNet.com – Everett and Snohomish County news

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Art Therapy in the Real World, A Story from Washington State:

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     Stories of real people in the real world using art therapy in the healing process is the best way to understand why we need to support art therapy in medicine. Today’s post shares an inspiring story from Everett, Washington on how one patient is using stained glass art as a mode of art therapy both with himself and others.

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“Ron Lacount is as colorful as his stained glass artwork. The 67-year-old helps teach art therapy at Everett’s Providence Regional Cancer Partnership. A cancer survivor himself, Lacount was diagnosed with stage IV throat cancer in 2013 and underwent chemotherapy and radiation treatment.”

Source: Cancer survivor helps others heal through stained glass art – HeraldNet.com – Everett and Snohomish County news

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The Creative Apothecary Believes in the Healing Power of the Arts!

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WHY ART THERAPY | Pro-Cure Art

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A Brief History of Post World War II Art Therapy and More:

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     Pro-Cure Art is becoming one of my favorite new resources about art therapy. Today’s post looks briefly at the development of art therapy as a healing discipline after World War II and share briefly some of the therapeutic aspects of the other arts.

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“Our mission is to deliver art therapy to people who have lived through catastrophic life events, such as illness, violence, conflict or war.”

Source: WHY ART THERAPY | Pro-Cure Art

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The Creative Apothecary Believes in the Healing Power of the Arts!

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8 Who Prove It’s Never Too Late to Pursue Your Passion

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Have An Idea, It’s Never Too Late!

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     Next Avenue, one of my favorite resources, should definitely be on your list of things to read regularly. Today’s post shares information about “late bloomers”, creative people who had their greatest successes in their later years. Be inspired to keep dreaming and move that dream into action!

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“These ‘late-in-life geniuses’ are a good reminder to pursue your passion at any age.”

Source: 8 Who Prove It’s Never Too Late to Pursue Your Passion

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The Creative Apothecary Believes in the Power of Ideas and the Courage of All of Us to Create!

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21 Reasons You Should Create Art

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Weekend Special, Make Art Today:

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     Just in case you need a reason to make making art a part of your life, check out this great blog from Hawaii. Just do it!

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“Kapa Hawaii, Preserving Native Hawaiian Art and The Art of Native Hawaiian Kapa / Tapa”

Source: 21 Reasons You Should Create Art

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The Creative Apothecary Supports the Artist in All of Us!

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