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

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

 

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The Creative Apothecary Celebrates Those Who Are Endlessly Curious!

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5 Principles of Creativity | The Creativity Post

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***Personal Development Series: Creativity***

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          The Creativity Post offers some useful guidelines for supporting our approaches to being creative in our lives and work. Think about and practice them.

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Source: 5 Principles of Creativity | The Creativity Post

 

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The Creative Apothecary Believes in the Possibilities in All of Us!

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How Art Can Spring Community Development

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***The Arts in Communities: Springboard to Development***

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          All of the arts play essential roles in the social and economic development of communities. Today’s post tells the story of a fascinating project in the St. Paul Minnesota area carried out by “Springboard for the Arts,” one of my “Beacons of Hope” organizations. It was published in “Philanthropreneurship,” the blog of an organization I will be reporting on in a separate post.

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Source: How Art Can Spring Community Development

 

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The Creative Apothecary Celebrates Springboard for the Arts in Minnesota!

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Paradigms are Made for Shifting | Creative by Nature

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***Ideas That  Matter Series: Our Ever-Changing World***

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          Paradigms are the way we model the world, shapes that at least for a time help us to make sense of it. I am a deep believer in systems–everything about and within us is a complex system in the process of continuing transformation. Today’s post is a long read by Christopher Chase and is well worth returning to again and again. The featured images are from the Story People series by artist Brian Andreas.

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Source: Paradigms are Made for Shifting | Creative by Nature

 

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Courtesy of Brian Andreas Story People

The Creative Apothecary Celebrates the Continuing Transformation of All Things!

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Refugee children have written a book of fairy tales and it’s just awesome – The Irish News

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***The Arts & Health Series: Refugee Children & Arts Therapy***

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          Children are incredibly creative creatures; under the impact of stress and trauma, the arts can help them move forward. Today’s post shares the story of the book of fairy tales narrated by refugee children in Greek camps to a Brazilian writer and her artist sister. The proceeds of the book will go to help the children.

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Source: Refugee children have written a book of fairy tales and it’s just awesome – The Irish News

 

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The Creative Apothecary Celebrates the Creativity in Young People!

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Makers Movement Changes the Educational Landscape | Maker Cities | US News

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***Transforming Education/Transforming Communities Series: Maker Movement***

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          One of the key developments of the last ten years has been the emergence of the “Makers Movement,” with its impact on education at all levels and on the development of communities. Today’s post from US News & World Report offers an excellent introduction to the makers movement in education and its impacts. You may discover some useful ideas for your own town!

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Source: Makers Movement Changes the Educational Landscape | Maker Cities | US News

The Creative Apothecary Celebrates the Maker Movement Everywhere!

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Sir Ken Robinson says imagination is what makes us human

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***Play Is Essential Series: Play and the Imagination***

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            All human development emerges from the interactions among playing, making, and knowing. Sir Ken Robinson is a world-renowned leader in the fight for education systems that foster the creativity and imagination of young people. This is an interview  with him that needs to be shared far and wide. Thanks to Playground Ideas for sharing this.

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Source: Sir Ken Robinson says imagination is what makes us human

 

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The Creative Apothecary Celebrates Play and the Imagination in Young People!

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AMKK: The Story of Flowers, Animated Video

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***A VERY SPECIAL POST: THE STORY OF FLOWERS FROM JAPAN***

 

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This is an extraordinary animated video called The Story of Flowers from Tokyo, Japan. Enjoy!

Source: AMKK(東 信、花樹研究所)

 

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The Creative Apothecary Celebrates the Wonder of Flowers!

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Sound Health: Music and the Mind « Dana Foundation

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***The Arts in Health Series: Music in Our Lives***

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          The arts have staggeringly important roles to play in our lives. Of all the arts music may be the one most essential to our development and well-being. Today’s post from the Dana Foundation offers us an overview of the new partnership on Sound Health between the Kennedy Center for the Arts and the National Institutes of Health. It includes recordings of many of the recent sessions at the Kennedy Center for the project’s formal beginning.

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Source: Sound Health: Music and the Mind « Dana Foundation

 

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

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