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About ReginaMJKyle

Regina MJ Kyle is a former teacher, university professor, and dean. She recently established The Creative Apothecary as the successor to the Kyle Group through which she worked for 30 years. Her past work has focused on innovation and entrepreneurship in education, the arts, and community development. She is currently writing on a book on creativity in our lives and communities. Originally from Massachusetts, she has lived in England, Dallas, Washington DC, Louisville, Cambridge, and Boston.

From Frida Kahlo to Claude Monet, 8 Artists Who Designed Enchanting Gardens

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***The Healing Gardens Series: Artists Design Gardens***

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           Designing a garden is a fine art; when artists from other visual media shape a garden, it has a special resonance with us. Monet’s garden at Giverny is probably the most famous example. Today’s post shares the garden designs of eight artists–mainly painters, but including a sculptor as well–and many of these will be new to you. I wish they had included the glass work of Dale Chihuly in this story.

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Source: From Frida Kahlo to Claude Monet, 8 Artists Who Designed Enchanting Gardens

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The Creative Apothecary Celebrates Healing Gardens Everywhere!

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Arts Health Associates: Introduction to a Valuable Resource

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***The Arts in Health: Resources & Raising the Profile of Arts in Healthcare***

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              The arts have always been present in health systems from the time of the ancient shamans; one of the most important developments in modern healthcare is the growing integration of the arts in a variety of ways. One of the problems is the lack of visibility of this development except for those who are already involved. Three extraordinary and internationally accomplished professionals in arts and health have formed Arts Health Associates, based in Australia but with strong links to the UK and South Africa. Today’s post will introduce you to the organization and to the range of resources it offers to organizations and communities. Victoria Jones, Victoria Hume, and Lynne Seaar bring a wealth of successful experience in the arts in general as well as in the arts in healthcare. Please explore all of their information and pass it on.

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Source: Arts Health Associates

 

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The Creative Apothecary Believes in the Arts in Healthcare!

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Music to their ears: Song- and instrument-based therapy helps kids with special needs develop, participate | Calgary Herald

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***The Arts in Health Series: Special Needs Education***

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          Music has extraordinary power in people’s development and lives; it needs to be at the heart of education for all young people. Today’s post from Calgary, Canada tells the story of how music is playing an important role in helping young people with special needs. I hope you will find some ideas here that you can use in your local community.

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Source: Music to their ears: Song- and instrument-based therapy helps kids with special needs develop, participate | Calgary Herald

 

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The Creative Apothecary Believes in the Transforming Power of Music!

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Art at the Heart of the Royal United Hospital in Bath, England

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***The Arts in Health Series: Arts in Hospitals***

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            One of the most important developments in healthcare over the last 20 years has been the integration of the arts into healthcare in hospitals and other medical settings. Today’s post tells the story of “Art at the Heart” at the Royal United Hospital in Bath, England. This program in healthcare has won many awards and is a vital presence in the greater Bath community. I hope you will find some ideas for the arts in health in your own community.

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Source: About Us – Art at the Heart of the RUH

 

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The Creative Apothecary Celebrates the Arts in Healthcare!

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US Play Coalition: Supporting Play for All Ages

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***Play Is Essential Series: Working Together for Play for All***

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          All human development emerges from the interactions among playing, making, and knowing–this is the foundation of my book Shaping Lives, Transforming Communities: Creative Expression in the Dance of Life. The US Play Coalition, located at Clemson University in South Carolina, brings together a broad spectrum of individuals and organizations supporting play for all ages. Today’s post brings you to their website and information about next year’s annual conference. Explore the website in depth and learn more about supporting play in your community.

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Source: Home – US Play Coalition

 

The Creative Apothecary Celebrates the Power of Play for People of All Ages!

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Cellist Yo-Yo Ma devotes his time and talent to Chicago – Business Of Life – Crain’s Chicago Business

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***Transforming Communities Series: Music Makes A Difference***

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          Music has the power to transform both individuals and communities. Yo-Yo Ma embodies in his work in Chicago how a single musician can show a community the many ways in which music is a vital part of its health and well-being.  Today’s post provides information and insight into the difference one man and his music is making in the Windy City.

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Source: Cellist Yo-Yo Ma devotes his time and talent to Chicago – Business Of Life – Crain’s Chicago Business

 

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Yo-Yo Ms Playing the Cello
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The Creative Apothecary Celebrates the Transforming Power of Music!

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Ancient Trickster Wisdom for Uncertain Times – Culture Collective

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***Ideas That Matter Series: Learning from the Past***

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           Seeing through different eyes, finding unexpected perspectives have never been so critical to our flagging spirits as they are today.Today’s post is a brilliant and illuminating essay on the lessons we can can learn from the ancient trickster traditions of the fool and clown. It repays more than a single reading and some thoughtful contemplation.

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Source: Ancient Trickster Wisdom for Uncertain Times – Culture CollectiveCulture Collective

 

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The Creative Apothecary Celebrates the Wisdom of the Fool and the Clown!

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5 Principles of Creativity | The Creativity Post

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***Personal Development Series: Creativity***

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          The Creativity Post offers some useful guidelines for supporting our approaches to being creative in our lives and work. Think about and practice them.

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Source: 5 Principles of Creativity | The Creativity Post

 

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The Creative Apothecary Believes in the Possibilities in All of Us!

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The Creativity Centre Educational Trust – Creativity & Human Development

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***Creativity and Wellness Series: A Valuable UK Resource***

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            I recently discovered the existence of The Creativity Centre Educational Trust, a nonprofit in England dedicated to making information about the links between creativity and innovation in community and individual wellness available internationally. Today’s post will bring you to information about the organization. Explore the site  more fully and read some of the informative articles that may interest you. It offers a rich set of resources across the creativity-innovation spectrum.

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Source: The Creativity Centre Educational Trust – Creativity & Human Development

 

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The Creative Apothecary Celebrates the Work of  The Creativity Centre Educational Trust

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Advancing a new wave of urban competitiveness: The role of mayors in the rise of innovation districts | Brookings Institution

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***Transforming Communities Series: Mayors & Placemaking***

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           I am a great fan of placemaking in all its manifestations, including the urban innovation district.  The most exciting developments are happening in cities through the leadership of progressive mayors. Today’s post shares the new handbook on urban innovation districts developed through a partnership of the US Conference of Mayors, the Project for Public Spaces, and Brookings.

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Source: Advancing a new wave of urban competitiveness: The role of mayors in the rise of innovation districts | Brookings Institution

 

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The Creative Apothecary Celebrates Placemaking Everywhere!

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