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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!

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Source: Courage and Creating | The Creative Mind

 

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The Creative Apothecary Celebrates Courage in All of Us!

Mental Health & Resilience Through the Arts

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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!

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!

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!

National Endowment for the Arts Report: Staying Engaged: Creative Aging and the Arts

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***Creative Aging Series: The Arts and Longevity***

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            Decades of research and practice have strengthened our understanding of the critical importance of the arts in health longevity.Today’s post is an important new report from the National Endowment for the Arts on the contributions of engagement in the arts to lifelong health and wellness.

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Source: StayingEngaged_0917_0.pdf

 

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The Creative Apothecary Celebrates the Power of the Arts in Health and Well-Being!

 

 

 

 

BBC – Culture – How learning to play the piano can save your life

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***The Arts in Health Series: Music for Life***

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          The power of music in our lives is a central theme in my book in progress “Shaping Lives, transforming Communities: Creative Expression in the Dance of Life” and in the resource guides related to it. Today’s post from the BBC offers fascinating insight into the potential impact of learning to play the piano, even at a later stage of life. Learning to play a musical instrument is good for you at any age!

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Source: BBC – Culture – How learning to play the piano can save your life

 

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The Creative Apothecary Believes in the Transforming Power of Music!

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I Remember Better When I Paint – Film – Creative Inspiration

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***The Arts in Health Series: Painting with Dementia***

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There is more publicity about the healing power of music with dementia patients so we need to remind ourselves every so often that all the arts are important in healthcare. I have shared information before about this wonderful video and I encourage you to get it and use it with others interested in the arts in healthcare. It offers inspiration for all of us of the transforming power of the arts.

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Source: I Remember Better When I Paint – Film – Creative Inspiration

 

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The Creative Apothecary Believes in the Power of the Arts in Healthcare!

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

 

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The Creative Apothecary Celebrates Women Artists Everywhere!

 

 

 

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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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Source: ‘You Become Better with Age’ | ARTnews

 

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The Creative Apothecary is Founding the School of Creative Aging for Everyone!

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The Creativity Centre Educational Trust – Creativity & Human Development

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***Creativity and Wellness Series: A Valuable UK Resource***

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            I recently discovered the existence of The Creativity Centre Educational Trust, a nonprofit in England dedicated to making information about the links between creativity and innovation in community and individual wellness available internationally. Today’s post will bring you to information about the organization. Explore the site  more fully and read some of the informative articles that may interest you. It offers a rich set of resources across the creativity-innovation spectrum.

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Source: The Creativity Centre Educational Trust – Creativity & Human Development

 

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The Creative Apothecary Celebrates the Work of  The Creativity Centre Educational Trust

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