Monthly Archives: August 2017

Outdoor Play Is Essential to Whole Child Development | National Association for the Education of Young Children | NAEYC YC | Young Children Journal

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***Play Is Essential Series: Child Development***

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          All human development emerges from the interactions among playing, making, and knowing. For young children, free play in nature is a powerful tool to spur physical, moral, and mental development. As the new school year begins, this essay from NAEYC is an important one for parent and teachers to read.

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Source: Outdoor Play Is Essential to Whole Child Development | National Association for the Education of Young Children | NAEYC YC | Young Children Journal

 

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Lily Yeh: An Artist Who Brings Art to Impoverished Communities | Asian American Arts Centre

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***Transforming Communities Series: Lily Yeh and Barefoot Artist***

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          Lily Yeh is one of the founders of the Village of Arts and Humanities in Philadelphia and through her group, the Barefoot Artist, brings art to communities across the world. Today]s post shares some of the work of this extraordinary woman and her team.

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Source: Lily Yeh: An Artist Who Brings Art to Impoverished Communities | Asian American Arts Centre

 

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The Creative Apothecary Celebrates the Work of Lily Yeh and Barefoot Artist!

Dance for Parkinson’s disease at the Stanford Neuroscience Health Center | Stanford Medicine

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***The Arts in Health Series: Dance and Parkinson’s Disease***

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          One of the most important developments in medicine over the last 20 years has been the increasing integration of the arts into formal medicine. Dance is growing in its potential as treatment in many different areas from healthy aging to the treatment of Parkinson’s disease. This report from Stanford University’s medical school is an important contribution to our understanding of dance’s potential in medicine.

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Source: Dance for Parkinson’s disease at the Stanford Neuroscience Health Center | Stanford Medicine

 

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The Creative Apothecary Celebrates the Healing Power of the Arts!

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The Butterfly Effect: Everything You Need to Know About this Powerful Mental Model

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****Ideas That Matter Series: Mental Models***

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           This is a rather long read, but an important one. The mental models series from Farnham Street is a must-read for those wanting to understand how we make sense of our world. The concept of the “butterfly effect” is not well known except in the most limited way and is central to understanding the the world we live in.

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Source: The Butterfly Effect: Everything You Need to Know About this Powerful Mental Model

 

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The Creative Apothecary Celebrates the Power of Mental Models!

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Children today are suffering a severe deficit of play | Aeon Essays

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***Play Is Essential Series: Child Development and Play***

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          All human development and creativity emerge from the interactions among playing, making, and knowing. This is the philosophical foundation for my book in progress Shaping Lives, Transforming Communities: Creative Expression in the Dance of Life. One of the key problems with schooling today is the lack of play opportunities for children. This is an important essay by Professor Peter Gray of Boston College.

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Source: Children today are suffering a severe deficit of play | Aeon Essays

 

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Ghent’s Quick Rise as a Sustainable, Commons-Based Sharing City – Shareable

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***Transforming Communities Series: The Sharing City***

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          Shareable is a great resource for information about communities that are moving to a sharing economy. Today’s post tells the story of Ghent, Belgium and offers some ideas that may be appropriate for your community.

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Source: Ghent’s Quick Rise as a Sustainable, Commons-Based Sharing City – Shareable

 

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The Creative Apothecary Applauds the Growth of the Sharing Economy!

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15 Best Brainstorming And Mind-Mapping Tech Tools For Every Creative Mind

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***Personal Development Series: Ideas that Work***

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          I am not a great fan of brainstorming, but I am an enthusiastic and constant mapper of ideas, problems, projects. Today’s post from Lifehack offers an interesting array of possible tech tools to use in the mind mapping process. Does one or more of them suit you?

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Source: 15 Best Brainstorming And Mind-Mapping Tech Tools For Every Creative Mind

 

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The Creative Apothecary Celebrates the Power of Mind Mapping!

 

 

The Difference Between Amateurs and Professionals

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***Personal Development Series: Ideas That Matter***

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          Farnham Street is one of my favorite sites for wisdom on mental models and other ideas that can make a difference in our lives. Today’s post shares a thoughtful list of the differences between the “amateur” and the “professional” and offers much food for thought. What can you learn from this essay?

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Source: The Difference Between Amateurs and Professionals

 

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The Creative Apothecary Admires the Wisdom of Farnham Street!

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Forget Me Never Project | Arts & Health

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***The Arts in Health Series: Making Art in a Dialysis Unit***

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          The arts are an active force in health care in Ireland. Today’s inspiring post shares the story of the “Tree of Remembrance,” a collaborative work of art made over two years by the patients, family, and staff in the Dialysis Unit at University Hospital in Kilkenny, Ireland. It forms a permanent installation in the unit. The story may offer some great ideas for your own community!

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Source: Forget Me Never Project | Arts & Health

 

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The Creative Apothecary Celebrates the Arts in Medicine!

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