Monthly Archives: September 2016

Think Like an Artist – Lincoln Center Education

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Lincoln Center Education, A Model for the Performing Arts:

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          The Lincoln Center Education program is what every performing arts center should have. I am doing a case study on it and will feature the program in both my book in progress and in one of the Living Through Creativity resource guides. Today’s post introduces you to the resources of the center and to an inspiring group videos on the central role of the arts in our lives.

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“At Lincoln Center Education, music, theater, dance, painting, and visual arts are all doorways to learning skills critical to success in life.”

Source: Think Like an Artist – Lincoln Center Education

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The Creative Apothecary Loves the Work of the Lincoln Center Education Program

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Steven Wells: Making a Difference with Therapeutic Gardening

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A Nurse and Horticultural Therapist, Rehabilitation for the Future:

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Courtesy of Art Therapy with Create & Transform

        This is an inspiring story of one nurse in Australia bringing innovative horticultural therapy to his patients. Austin Health supports the work of Steven Wells at its Royal Talbot Rehabilitation Centre. This report is a wonderful introduction to the possibilities of horticultural therapy in health care.

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Source: Steven Wells

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The Creative Apothecary Supports Gardening in Health Care Programs!

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The science is in: gardening is good for you

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Therapeutic Gardening, Part of a Person-Centered Approach to Healing:

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Courtesy of Old Moss Woman’s Secret Garden

        There are healing gardens and there is gardening for healing.   Therapeutic gardening, sometimes called horticultural therapy, is gaining ground as one of a number of creative therapies that promote wellness and healing. Today’s post from Australia presents an overview of the science behind therapeutic gardening. The growth and acceptance of non-pharmaceutical therapies is a welcome addition to person-centered medicine.

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“A growing body of research literature suggests time spent gardening is as good for the gardener as it is for the garden.”

Source: The science is in: gardening is good for you

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The Creative Apothecary Believes in the Power of Therapeutic Gardening!

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The Healing Power of ART & ARTISTS – We are a community of artists, arts advocates and writers dedicated to raising awareness about how art enhances the well-being of individuals, society and the environment.

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Celebrating Renee Phillips and the Healing Power of the Arts:

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        The Healing Power of Art & Artists, a project established by New Yorker Renee Phillips, has a new website–it is a treasure trove of information and inspiration. Check out all the resources available on it.

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“We are a community of artists, arts advocates and writers dedicated to raising awareness about how art enhances the well-being of individuals, society and the environment.”

Source: The Healing Power of ART & ARTISTS – We are a community of artists, arts advocates and writers dedicated to raising awareness about how art enhances the well-being of individuals, society and the environment.

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The Creative Apothecary Applauds the Work of Renee Phillips on the Arts and Healing!

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Playgrounds for Older People

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Play, Essential for All Human Development:

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Courtesy of Buddha Doodles

        Play is important at any age. There is a growing movement to develop playgrounds for adults, as well as to integrate opportunities for play in parks and settings already available for children. Are there play opportunities for seniors in your community. Share them with us.

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“These clever playgrounds are popping up all over the country, and are a new way for people 50+ to exercise.”

Source: Playgrounds for Older People

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The Creative Apothecary Supports Playgrounds for All Ages!

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18 Things Highly Creative People Do Differently | Huffington Post

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The Habits of Truly Creative People:

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        Creative people do things differently. Check out this great essay and see how many of these habits of thinking and doing are part of your approach to creativity. I get my best ideas lying down–where do yours come from?

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Source: 18 Things Highly Creative People Do Differently | Huffington Post

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The Creative Apothecary Encourages You to Color Outside the Lines!

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The Secret Life of Trees: The Astonishing Science of What Trees Feel and How They Communicate – Brain Pickings

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A Real Treasure About Trees, Did You Know…?

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Courtesy of Old Moss Woman’s Secret Garden

        I wonder if you realize how important trees are in our lives and the wonderful ways in which they support each other. This is a not-to-be-missed share from one of my favorite resources, Brain Pickings.

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“A tree can be only as strong as the forest that surrounds it.”

Source: The Secret Life of Trees: The Astonishing Science of What Trees Feel and How They Communicate – Brain Pickings

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Courtesy of Van Gogh Museum

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Courtesy of Old Moss Woman’s Secret Garden

The Creative Apothecary Loves Walking in the Woods!

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Strategies for Successful Ageing – Free online course

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From Trinity College Dublin, Just Starting–Still Time to Sign Up!

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        This is a great course for those growing older and growing bolder to take. Sign up today–the course has a wonderful set of presenters and comes from Trinity College Dublin through FutureLearn!

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Source: Strategies for Successful Ageing – Free online course

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The Creative Apothecary Applauds the Work of Trinity College, Dublin!

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About : Barefoot College

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A Social Entrepreneurship Model for the World:

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Courtesy of Barefoot College

         I have long been a great admirer of the work of Bunker Roy and Barefoot College in India. It is one of the most extraordinary success stories  in the world of social entrepreneurship. They have been working to improve the lives of the poor for 40 years and we have much to learn from them. Check out all areas of their informative website.

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“We create solutions that let nature and people prosper.”

Source: About : Barefoot College

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The Creative Apothecary Salutes the Work of Barefoot College and Bunker Roy!

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Gesundheit! Institute Hospital Project – Gesundheit! Institute

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Transforming Medicine with Dr. Patch Adams:

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        Dr. Patch Adams is one of the extraordinary leaders working to transform medicine. He is the creator of the original “Clown Doctors” and founder of the Geshundeit! Institute. Read this progress report on the innovative hospital he is developing. Kudos Dr. Patch Adams!

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Source: Gesundheit! Institute Hospital Project – Gesundheit! Institute

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The Creative Apothecary Celebrates the Work of Dr. Patch Adams!

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