To Be Insanely Creative, you Need to Find your FLOW

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 ***Personal Development Series: Finding Your Flow***

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          We all need help in developing and sustaining creative momentum in our lives. Today’s essay by Ravi Shankar Rajan offers insight and ideas to help us recapture the creative flow that so enriches everything we do.

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Source: To Be Insanely Creative, you Need to Find your FLOW

 

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The Creative Apothecary Celebrates The Way of the Flow!

 

Mental Health & Resilience Through the Arts

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SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT:

AUSTRALIAN INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON ARTS AND HEALTH

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          Australia is very active in supporting the integration of the arts into healthcare. This conference in late October-early November offers insight, information, and resources into the roles the arts are playing in wellness in the country. Among the key themes are the arts in mental health and creative aging. The Australian Centre for Arts and Health is an important international organization.

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Source: Australian Centre for Arts & Health

 

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The Creative Apothecary Celebrates the Arts in Health & Wellness!

5 amazing things you didn’t know music could do for your mind and wellbeing | BreakingNews.ie

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***The Arts in Healing Series: Healing Powers of Music***

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          We know more and more each week about the power of music to affect our lives. It deserves a book in itself. Today’s post from Ireland shares five ways that music can make you happier and healthier.

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Source: 5 amazing things you didn’t know music could do for your mind and wellbeing | BreakingNews.ie

 

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The Creative Apothecary Celebrates the Power of Music in Our Lives!

2 Late Bloomers Who Found Success From Persistence – The Mission – Medium

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***Creative Aging Series: Shaping Success Later in Life***

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          Warning–this is a very long read, but worth the effort. As I have been working on the design for the School of Creative Aging, it has become very clear that real accomplishment bears very little relationship to chronological age. Today’s post shares in detail the the story of two extraordinary people who made major contributions to our world later in their lives.

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Source: 2 Late Bloomers Who Found Success From Persistence – The Mission – Medium

 

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The Creative Apothecary Celebrates Creative Aging Everywhere!

How to Leverage Your Mind to Create the Reality You Want

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***Personal Development Series: The Imagination Is All***

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          Zat Rana, who has the blog “Design Luck” and writes for Medium as well, is one of the most thoughtful writers in a vastly over-crowded internet world. Today’s post is a thoughtful and relevant essay on the importance and power of the imagination in our lives. If you read only one essay this weekend, make it this one!

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Source: How to Leverage Your Mind to Create the Reality You Want

 

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The Creative Apothecary Celebrates the Power of the Imagination!

A Choir in Every Care Home | London Arts in Health Forum

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***The Arts in Health Series: Music and Creative Aging***

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          With the integration of the arts into healthcare, we are learning more every day about the important role that music can play in our everyday health and well-being. Singing brings many benefits, especially for older people.  Today’s post from the London Arts in Health Forum shares important new resources to support the development of choirs and other forms of singing in assisted living homes for seniors. Click on the link for the full report. I am also sharing some wonderful new images from Buddha Doodles to brighten your day with inspiration.

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Source: A Choir in Every Care Home | London Arts in Health Forum

 

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Courtesy of Buddha Doodles

The Creative Apothecary Celebrates the Power of Song!

Study Says Making Art Is Good For Your Brain, And We Say You Should Listen | HuffPost

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***The Arts in Health Series: Making Art & Your Brain***

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            One of the most important developments in wellness over the last two decades is the integration of all the arts into medicine in person-centered practice. Research is telling us more each year about the positive effects of the arts in our lives. Today’s post shares how making art can lead to brain health.

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Source: Study Says Making Art Is Good For Your Brain, And We Say You Should Listen | HuffPost

 

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Courtesy of Artwell Art Therapy

The Creative Apothecary Celebrates the Power of Making Art!

The Difference Between Open-Minded and Close-Minded People

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***Personal Development Series: Open or Closed?***

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           I often share essays from Farnham Street–thoughtful reflections we all need. Today’s post explores the difference between being open- and closed-minded in our approach to life. Whatever our views, it offers an important meditation for this first weekend of Autumn.

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Source: The Difference Between Open-Minded and Close-Minded People

 

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The Creative Apothecary Celebrates the Autumn Equinox!

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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The Creative Apothecary Celebrates the Power of Dancing!