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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.

Into the future with our eyes open

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Into the future with our eyes open

Welcome to your new post–and I look forward to London’s continued leadership in the arts and health.

London Arts in Health Forum blog

The final entry in our blog series is from Victoria Hume, the new Director of the Culture, Health and Wellbeing Alliance.


This blog series is meant to provoke and challenge. Advocating for arts in health by itself has ceased to feel like a provocative concept. But it was, only a few years ago. It’s only thanks to the many people persisting with an apparently eccentric idea over many years that the idea of arts and culture as central to health and wellbeing is becoming mainstream. It has taken active advocacy to get us to this point. But now that I write it down I remember again how absurd it is to think that they might ever be separate.

Until this summer, I had been based in South Africa for the last four years. On returning to the UK, I have found the connection between culture and health so much more…

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WORDPRESS FAILURE: RETURN WORDPRESS BOOKMARKLET NOW!

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***WORDPRESS FAILURE: NO LONGER POSSIBLE TO CONTINUE MY CURATED INFORMATION BLOG ON WORDPRESS***

Ancient New Worlds
Copyright 2014
Regina MJ Kyle

 

With no warning and no reason that makes sense, WordPress has discontinued the WP bookmarklet from Add This. This bookmarklet is essential for the way I create this blog. This site is both a research storage site and the curated information blog for sharing some of research on “creative expression” in our lives and communities with you.

Unless there is a return of the bookmarklet within the next 10 days, I will need to find a new platform for the blog. I will appreciate any suggestions.

WORDPRESS–YOU ARE A TOOL ONLY; TOOLS THAT DON’T WORK ARE REPLACED! AND IT WOULD BE HELPFUL IF YOU WOULD ASK YOUR CUSTOMERS BEFORE MAKING SO-CALLED IMPROVEMENTS.

Field Guide for Creative Placemaking and Parks | The Trust for Public Land

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***Community Development Series: Guide for Creative Placemaking***

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Courtesy of Buddha Doodles

         Creative placemaking is one of the key ideas taking shape in communities across the world. Today’s post share the new field guide for creative placemaking in parks and playground areas. Pass it on! And enjoy uplifting images from the ever-wonderful Buddha Doodles.

Read…Reflect…Explore…Learn…Share!

Source: Field Guide for Creative Placemaking and Parks | The Trust for Public Land

 

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Courtesy of Buddha Doodles

 

The Creative Apothecary Celebrates Creative Placemaking Everywhere!

 

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Medicine and the Arts – Online Course

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***Free Online Course Alert: Medicine and the Arts University of Capetown***

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This is an excellent course on Medicine and the Arts offered by the University of Capetown, South Africa. Check it out!

Source: Medicine and the Arts – Online Course

 

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Courtesy of Artwell Art Therapy

 

The Creative Apothecary Celebrates Medicine and the Arts!

Small European nation becomes a “living lab” for urban innovation researchers | MIT News

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***Community Innovation & Development Series: Andorra Leads***

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          Creative expression includes the broad range of ideas and projects that make up community innovation and development. Andorra, a tiny country between Spain and France, partners with MIT’s Media Lab to develop new ways of creative community development. You may find some good ideas for your own community in this report. Enjoy the images from the ever-wonderful Buddha Doodles.

Read…Explore….Learn…Adapt…Share!

Source: Small European nation becomes a “living lab” for urban innovation researchers | MIT News

 

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Courtesy of Buddha Doodles

 

The Creative Apothecary Celebrates Innovation in Andorra!

 

 

Courage and Creating | The Creative Mind

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***Personal Development Series: the Courage to Create***

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          We all need courage to be the creative forces in our small worlds. Today’s essay from the Creative Mind offers us reflections for a quiet October Sunday and the strength to keep on shaping the world as it should be not as it is. Enjoy the wonderful images from Buddha Doodles!

Read…Explore…Reflect…Learn…Share!

Source: Courage and Creating | The Creative Mind

 

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Courtesy of Buddha Doodles

 

The Creative Apothecary Celebrates Courage in All of Us!

The Creative Center At 23

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***The Arts in Health Series: The Creative Center at 23***

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          I love finding the “hidden” creative places that those outside their immediate areas know nothing about. The Creative Center, founded in 1994, is a hidden gem to those beyond the New York City area. It has been supporting the arts in health in hospitals and other settings for 23 years. Explore their work and get some ideas for your own community.

Read…Explore…Learn…Act…Share!

Source: The Creative Center

 

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The Creative Apothecary Celebrates the Work of the Creative Center!

 

 

Arts Council and NHS join forces to support creativity in Wales | News | ArtsProfessional

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***The Arts in Health Series: Partnership in Wales***

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           Great Britain is a leader in the integration of arts into the healthcare system. Today’s post focuses on the new partnership in Wales between the Arts Council and the National Health Service Wales. Thanks to Arts Professional for the story.

Read…Explore…Reflect…Learn…Share!

Source: Arts Council and NHS join forces to support creativity in Wales | News | ArtsProfessional

 

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Courtesy of Artwell Art Therapy

The Creative Apothecary Celebrates the Arts in Healthcare!

Arts on Prescription – Sector Guide from HammondCare

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***The Arts and Health Series: HammondCare’s New Guide***

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          HammondCare is an Australian nonprofit healthcare company that specializes in assisted living and dementia care. It is also one of my “Beacons of Hope” organizations. It has been a leader in the integration of the arts into healthcare.  Today’s post allows you a free download of their new guide for Arts on Prescription. I suggest using the A4 version as the easiest to read on computer. Explore the rest of their site to get you new ideas for your own community.

Read…Explore…Learn…Adopt…Share!

Source: Arts on Prescription – Sector Guide

 

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The Creative Apothecary Celebrates Arts on Prescription!