How singing can benefit your health

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***The Arts in Health Series: Singing as Medicine***

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               One of the fascinating aspects of the integration of the arts into medicine is the central role that music is playing in many different ways, both by itself and as part of dance and movement. Today’s post shares the view of a professor in the UK and basic information on how singing can help in  many diseases,  including Parkinson’s and COPD.

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Why Old Women Have Replaced Young Men as the Art World’s Darlings

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***The Creative Aging Series: Women Artists Shining***

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           The early decades of the 21st century have become the time when the women artists of the 20th century, living and dead, are becoming more visible and more bankable in the weird and wonderful world of “big” art, centered still in New York and London. Today’s post from Artsy Editorial looks closely at this new world. What do you think?

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‘You Become Better with Age’ | ARTnews

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***The Creative Aging Series: Growing as an Artist***

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          One of the fascinating things about people in the arts–visual artists, musicians, dancers, and others–is that many of them are productive in the arts well into their 80s, 90s and beyond. And people who take up the arts in their later years also continue to be active and healthy members of society. Today’s post is an “oldie but goody” from Art News of a few years ago. It’s an inspiring glimpse at artists who keep on getting better year after year.

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The Dirty Secret of Social Enterprise: Scale is Overrated | NextBillion

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***Ideas that Matter Series: Impact of Social Enterprises***

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          This is a very important essay and needs to be engraved on the walls of every public and private organization funding innovative approaches to social problems. I would go so far as to say that scale is irrelevant, not just over-rated. “Going to scale” almost never works because the context is different from that of the original innovation. Ideas that work in one setting can be adapted but never replicated. I hope this article from the folks at the University of Michigan has wide dissemination.

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Source: The Dirty Secret of Social Enterprise: Scale is Overrated | NextBillion

 

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Kafka on the Power of Music and the Point of Making Art – Brain Pickings

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***Personal Development Series: Brain Pickings Shares Kafka***

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          I haven’t shared anything from Brain Pickings for quite some time; this essay on Kafka, the power of music, and importance of making art is an inspiring read in personal development. Thanks, as always, to Maria Popova for all her work!

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The Creative Apothecary Believes in All of Us Making Music & Art!

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How to Free Your Creative Spirit, According to Sister Corita Kent

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***Personal Development Series: Creativity for All of Us***

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          Corita Kent was one of the extraordinary women of the 196os and 1970s; she influenced contemporary arts movements and the emerging revolution among Catholic religious communities of women. For those of us living in the Boston area, the sight of the gas tank with her designs was familiar and much-loved. Her advice on freeing the individual creative spirit in all of us is as relevant today as it was then. It is a shame her small book, Learning By Heart,  is out of print, but still available in used book outlets. Thanks to Artsy Editorial for the essay!

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Inclusive instruments: Music-making for children with disabilities | ArtsProfessional

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***The Arts in Health Series: Adapting Instruments for Disabilities***

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              Music has such a powerful role to play in human development that the opportunity to play music should be available to everyone. Yesterday I shared the story of a flautist from Ohio who could not play the traditional flute after an accident; an adaptation to the flute made it possible. Today’s post introduces the One-Handed Musical Instruments Trust in the UK. For the past five years they have had an annual competition for the design of musical instruments that are adapted for use by those with a variety of disabilities.

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Source: Inclusive instruments: Music-making for children with disabilities | ArtsProfessional

 

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An Accident, A Specialist in the Netherlands Creates an Adapted Mouthpiece, A Flautist Plays Again. 

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***The Arts in Health Series: Adapting Musical Instruments***

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             Everyone should be able to make music, not just be a listener. Adapting musical instruments so that people with different disabilities can play them is an important part of instrument design and making. Today’s post is the inspiring story of Leslie Thomas of Columbus, Ohio, who had a serious accident that prevented her from playing a normal flute.

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Source:  Turns out disabling injuries from a 2012 auto accident prevent Thompson from playing a conventionally shaped flute. A specialist in the Netherlands fashioned a $3,000 mouthpiece – called a “swan neck headjoint” – that enables Thompson to play.  | Columbus Ledger-Enquirer

 

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What’s Wrong With Being A Jack Of All Trades? – Personal Growth – Medium

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***Personal Development Series: Enter the Generalist***

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          For decades there has been too much emphasis on specialization, not enough on the “endless curiosity” needed for true success. To consider this as a necessary either/or is to misunderstand all the important contributions to civilization. If you would live a meaningful life, combining depth and breadth is the key. Today’s post offers a useful meditation for a quiet walk in the woods.

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How We Can Transition to a “Bottom Up” Economy by Chuck Collins — YES! Magazine

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***Transforming Communities Series: Building a New Economy***

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            I love YES! Magazine; it is truly a national treasure! Today’s post shares the key idea that a new economy must be built from the ground up and at the local level. Across the world there are many organizations working to make this happen. The essay here introduces an important new book, Building a Healthy Economy from the Bottom Up, a primer for local action. Get it. Share it.

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Source: How We Can Transition to a “Bottom Up” Economy by Chuck Collins — YES! Magazine

 

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The Creative Apothecary Celebrates the Shaping of New Economies Everywhere!

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