Monthly Archives: July 2017

Hacking Creativity: How Play Is Crucial To Your Success

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***Play Is Essential Series: Play & Creativity***

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          All human creativity and development emerge from the interactions among playing, making, and knowing. This is the fundamental principle behind my book in progress “Shaping Lives, Transforming Communities: Creative Expression in the Dance of Life” and its related resource guides. Today’s post from the Medium offers reflections and insight into this important truth.

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Source: Hacking Creativity: How Play Is Crucial To Your Success

 

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BBC – Culture – How learning to play the piano can save your life

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***The Arts in Health Series: Music for Life***

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          The power of music in our lives is a central theme in my book in progress “Shaping Lives, transforming Communities: Creative Expression in the Dance of Life” and in the resource guides related to it. Today’s post from the BBC offers fascinating insight into the potential impact of learning to play the piano, even at a later stage of life. Learning to play a musical instrument is good for you at any age!

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Source: BBC – Culture – How learning to play the piano can save your life

 

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Don’t set goals for yourself—instead, create systems that make it easy for you to succeed — Quartz

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***Personal Development Series: Personal Systems***

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           I really like this essay–setting up personal systems for shaping our lives is so much more effective than setting goals and making “resolutions.” Since I am in the middle of a move, I find it especially helpful. You may or may not find the specific approach helpful–what is important is the fundamental idea of a personal system rather than a list of goals. Check it out!

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Source: Don’t set goals for yourself—instead, create systems that make it easy for you to succeed — Quartz

 

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Art therapy – The Montreal Museum of Fine Arts

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***The Arts in Health Series: New Directions for Museums***

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          Museums are going in many new directions as they identify and adopt new ways of public involvement. New programs for people with disabilities and opportunities for both active elders and those with dementia are only a few of them. The Montreal Museum of Fine Arts includes the opportunity for an organization to propose a “made to measure” project to suit its needs.  It has also developed an art therapy initiative that other institutions might examine and adapt for their own needs.

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Source: Art therapy – The Montreal Museum of Fine Arts

 

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The Creative Apothecary Celebrates New Dimensions for Art Museums!

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Don’t Chase Success. There Is a Better Way. – Personal Growth – Medium

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***Personal Development Series: Wisdom for a Wednesday***

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          “Success” has many meanings–and no meaning at all. Chasing success can be the worst possible thing for us to do in the longer term. This very thoughtful essay by Zat Rana on Medium offers reflections that can benefit us all.

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Source: Don’t Chase Success. There Is a Better Way. – Personal Growth – Medium

 

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A Primer on Critical Mass

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***Personal Development Series: Understanding Critical Mass***

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          Farnham Street’s series on mental models is one of the most important series of essays you can explore and today’s post is a particularly important one. Both our personal and professional growth, our contributions to the world around us, depend on our understanding and internalizing the concept of  “critical mass.” This is a rather long read but repays coming back it at least several times a year. What are the current “tipping points” or “critical masses” in your life?

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Source: A Primer on Critical Mass

 

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The Creative Apothecary Supports Understanding the Mental Models Making Sense of Our World!

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I Remember Better When I Paint – Film – Creative Inspiration

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***The Arts in Health Series: Painting with Dementia***

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There is more publicity about the healing power of music with dementia patients so we need to remind ourselves every so often that all the arts are important in healthcare. I have shared information before about this wonderful video and I encourage you to get it and use it with others interested in the arts in healthcare. It offers inspiration for all of us of the transforming power of the arts.

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Source: I Remember Better When I Paint – Film – Creative Inspiration

 

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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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Source: India musician plays guitar during brain surgery – BBC News

 

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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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