A Shareable Explainer: What are the Commons? – Shareable

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***Understanding the New Sharing World: The Commons, The Commons Are Here!***

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          Do you know what the word  “Commons” means in the emerging sharing economy? Do you understand in any depth the nature of this transformation of the economy? Projects related to the “commons” and the “sharing economy” are popping up everywhere. This much-needed description of the “commons” as they are taking shape around the world is a MUST READ for all of us. Thanks the Shareable for putting it together! The featured images are from the ever-wonderful Buddha Doodles.

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Source: A Shareable Explainer: What are the Commons? – Shareable

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Courtesy of Buddha Doodles

The Creative Apothecary Celebrates the Emerging Sharing Economy!

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Shakespeare Behind Bars – Shakespeare Behind Bars is an adult and juvenile prison arts program…

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***Arts in Rehabilitation Series: Shakespeare in Prisons***

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Courtesy of Folger Shakespeare Library

          Using the arts in prison settings for rehabilitation is  a positive and growing phenomenon in our dysfunctional systems. I have posted before about Shakespeare in New York prisons. Today’s post shares the story about a Michigan-based organization, Shakespeare Behind Bars, that also has some interesting links to Kentucky Shakespeare. It grew out of the Kentucky Shakespeare Festival, is now independent, and continues to work in both Kentucky and Michigan. Explore the full website and understand the wonderful work they are doing.

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Source: Shakespeare Behind Bars – Shakespeare Behind Bars is an adult and juvenile prison arts program bringing theatrical encounters with personal and social issues to the incarcerated, allowing them to develop life skills that will ensure their successful reintegration into society.

Courtesy of Folger Shakespeare Library

Courtesy of Folger Shakespeare Library

The Creative Apothecary Supports Arts in Prison Rehabilitation!

 

 

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Why every child deserves a learning garden | MNN – Mother Nature Network

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***Transforming Schools Series: Learning Gardens***

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          Gardens need to be part of everyone’s life. They have a special role to play in schools, helping to transform them into true places of making and learning. Today’s post from Mother Nature Network tells the story of  the Learning Garden at Shady Grove Elementary School in Tennessee and introduces the work of The Kitchen Company, a nonprofit building communities through facilitating the development of these gardens. Do you have a Learning Garden in your school?

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Source: Why every child deserves a learning garden | MNN – Mother Nature Network

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The Creative Apothecary Celebrates Gardens in Schools Everywhere!

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What Quebec Can Teach Us About Creating a More Equitable Economy – Shareable

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***Transforming the Economy Series: The Sharing Economy in Quebec***

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Courtesy of design-dautore magazine

            While the experts talk about the problems of our current economic systems, communities across the world are creating opportunities for developing sustainable and more equitable economies. I think this is another strong argument for my contention that the solutions are going to come from local efforts multiplied many times over. Today’s post from Shareable is a great introduction to what is happening in the Canadian province of Quebec.

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Source: What Quebec Can Teach Us About Creating a More Equitable Economy – Shareable

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Courtesy of design-dautore magazine

The Creative Apothecary Celebrates Local Innovations in a Sharing Economy!

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Service-learning course reaches local residents with memory loss through music: News at IU: Indiana University

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***The Arts in Health Series: Music & Memory***

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           Music & Memory is one of the “Beacons of Hope” featured in the first of my Living Through Creativity resource guides. The program has gained acceptance and is being used with people with dementia across the world. Today’s post tells the story of how Music & Memory is being used in a service-learning course at Indiana University.

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Source: Service-learning course reaches local residents with memory loss through music: News at IU: Indiana University

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The Creative Apothecary Believes in the Healing Power of Music!

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Be Someone Who Thinks Differently – Personal Growth – Medium

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***Personal Development Series: Think Differently***

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          Zat Rana’s essay this morning on Medium is one that each of us needs to read every so often. It is so easy to slip into the everyday thinking like everyone else and so destructive of our potential. The essay is graceful, thoughtful, and insightful. Thank you, Zat Rana!

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Source: Be Someone Who Thinks Differently – Personal Growth – Medium

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The Creative Apothecary Celebrates New Ways of Thinking, Understanding, and Acting!

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12 Types of Play Infographic – e-Learning Infographics

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***Play Is Essential Series: Types of Play Infographic***

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Learn About the 12 Types of Play!

Source: 12 Types of Play Infographic – e-Learning Infographics

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The Creative Apothecary Believes in the Power of Play in Learning!

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Texas School Triples Recess Time And Sees Immediate Positive Results In Kids – Scary Mommy

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***Play Is Essential Series: Recess Time in Schools***

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           All human development emerges from the interactions among playing, making, and knowing. This is the core philosophy of my work in progress Shaping Lives. Transforming Communities: Creative Expression in the Dance of Life. One of the big mistakes schools have made over the last 25 years is to eliminate or shorten recess and other chances for kids to move around. Today’s post shares the story of how increasing recess time in one Texas school resulted in good things happening.

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Source: Texas School Triples Recess Time And Sees Immediate Positive Results In Kids – Scary Mommy

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The Creative Apothecary Believes in the Power of Play!

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The fourth industrial revolution will be lead by human creativity, not machines — Quartz

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***WEP-Quartz Essay Series: Creativity & the 4th Industrial Revolution***

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          The World Economic Forum and Quartz Ideas both have been publishing some insightful articles about the deep transformations occurring across the world. Itai Palti of The Centric Lab offers a thoughtful  essay on the importance of supporting human creativity for the future. Check it out.

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Source: The fourth industrial revolution will be lead by human creativity, not machines — Quartz

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The Creative Apothecary Celebrates the Power of Creativity in Transforming Our World!

The Complex Personality of Creative People

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***Personal Development Series: Creativity & Complexity***

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Story People

          All creative people are complex and not just in their personalities; each is complex in unique and different combinations. Today’s post from The Creative Mind is a brief introduction to the “multitudes” within the creative person and offers several links to important longer reads. Who are hte many people who make up your essential self?

          The featured images are from the Story People by Brian Andreas–a very creatively complex artist. (You can see more of his work at http://www.storypeople.com)

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Source: The Complex Personality of Creative People

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Courtesy of Brian Andreas
Story People

The Creative Apothecary Celebrates the Many Faces of Creativity!