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Want to Keep Your Brain Youthful? You Should Be Dancing | Psychology Today

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***The Arts in Health Series: Dancing***

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          We all know that we need to move more–and how we move can make a big difference. This recent article from Psychology Today reports on yet another research study that shows dancing has a more powerful impact than other forms of exercise. I am convinced that it is the combination of music and movement that gives dance its power. I am sharing images from Brian Andreas Story People, who always seem to be dancing.

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Source: Want to Keep Your Brain Youthful? You Should Be Dancing | Psychology Today

 

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Learning Creative Learning

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***Special Transforming Education Announcement***

Free Online Course on Creative Learning

From Lifelong Kindergarten and Mitch Resnick

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           The Lifelong Kindergarten project at MIT is one of the most important and Mitch Resnick, its director, understands the nature of creativity and creative learning more than any one else I know. His new book on creativity and learning is a must-read for everyone. This post provides information on the FREE online course he will be offering beginning in mid-October.

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Source: Learning Creative Learning

 

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The Creative Apothecary Celebrates Creative Learning!

 

Art For Minds: A Brief Overview Of The Numerous Ways In Which Art Can Help The Mind, Arts — The Perception

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***The Arts in Health Series: Art and the Mind***

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          We know that all the arts are good for us in various ways; making art can be the best medicine for the mind. Today’s post is a cogent and thoughtful essay from The Perception on the various ways that art-making helps strengthen our minds.

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Source: Art For Minds: A Brief Overview Of The Numerous Ways In Which Art Can Help The Mind, Arts — The Perception

 

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The Creative Apothecary Celebrates the Healing Powers of Art!

 

 

 

 

Remake Learning at 10 – Learning-Together

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***Transforming Education Series: Remake Learning in Pittsburgh***

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           The Remake Learning venture in Pittsburgh is celebrating 10 years of one of the most important innovations in education in the nation. It is also one of my “Beacons of Hope” organizations. Today’s post shares the report on these first ten years of its work. In another post I will share their vision for the future. Remake Learning is a key part of the economic and social transformation of the greater Pittsburgh area.

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Source: Remake Learning at 10 – Learning-Together_digital.pdf

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The Secret to Success Isn’t What You Think – Personal Growth – Medium

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***Personal Development Series: Lessons for Life***

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          The weekend is a good time to reflect on what we see as success in our lives–something that changes as we grow in new directions. Today’s essay by Zat Rana reminds us that success comes not from a sudden miracle but through the continuing every-day incremental work we do.

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Source: The Secret to Success Isn’t What You Think – Personal Growth – Medium

 

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Capturing the next economy: Pittsburgh’s rise as a global innovation city

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***Transforming Communities Series: Pittsburgh Leading the Way***

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           The basic theme of my book is that creative expression manifests itself in many different ways, not just in the arts. One of the most important of these is how we transform our communities to meet the needs of people and the realities of a very different, emerging world from the 20th century. Pittsburgh is a community that appears to understand the need for multi-faceted and systemic approaches growing up from within. Today’s first post on Pittsburgh shares the new Brookings report on the community.

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Source: Capturing the next economy: Pittsburgh’s rise as a global innovation city

 

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The Creative Apothecary Celebrates Innovation in Pittsburgh!

 

 

How To Reclaim Your Newsfeed – The Mission – Medium

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***Personal Development Series: Beyond Your Newsfeed***

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           If you read this curated information blog on a regular basis, you are by definition a person interested in many ideas and approaches to life. Today’s post is a great essay from Medium on how to get beyond the disaster that is the current state of our social media newsfeeds. This is a welcome meditation for the weekend!

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Source: How To Reclaim Your Newsfeed – The Mission – Medium

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8 Reasons Why Denver is Set to Become a Major Sharing City – Shareable

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***Transforming Communities Series: the Sharing Economy***

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          The growth of the “sharing economy” is one encouraging sign of the transformation of our communities into more inclusive and sustainable places to live and work. Today’s post from Shareable lists the good thing happening in Denver, Colorado to support this approach.

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Source: 8 Reasons Why Denver is Set to Become a Major Sharing City – Shareable

 

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The Creative Apothecary Celebrates the Sharing Economy Everywhere!

Dance stance – London Arts in Health Forum blog

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***The Arts in Health Series: Dance in the Hospital***

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           The integration of the arts into medicine is one of the most important developments of the last 20 years. Today’s post comes from the London Arts and Health Forum blog and examines the role of dance as therapy in hospitals. Dance is already emerging as part of the treatment of Parkinson’s Disease and as a stabilizing factor for older people.

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Source: Dance stance – London Arts in Health Forum blog

 

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The Creative Apothecary Celebrates the Healing Power of Dance!