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9 interesting facts about the lefties we love | MNN – Mother Nature Network

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***A Just For The Fun Of It Read***

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I am left-handed; many of my best friends are left-handed. Even if you are right-handed this is a fun read. Maybe it will help you understand your left-handed friends! All images by Brian Andreas Story People.

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Courtesy of Brian Andreas Story People

The Creative Apothecary Celebrates Lefties Everywhere!

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This is your brain on art | MNN – Mother Nature Network

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***Understanding the Brain Series: Visions of the Working Brain***

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No words are adequate to describe this visual essay on the workings of the brain in living color. Read, view, enjoy, and share–with a big thanks to Mother Nature Network for the post! See it at the Franklin Institute in Philadelphia.

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The Creative Apothecary Celebrates “Self-Reflected” Exhibition!

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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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The Creative Apothecary Celebrates Gardens in Schools Everywhere!

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4 ways music is influencing your mind | MNN – Mother Nature Network

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***The Power of Music Series: Did You Know…?***

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Courtesy of Eric Carle

          This is an oldie but goody,  brief but oh so interesting essay on some of the effects that music has in our lives. Thanks again this morning to Mother Nature Network.

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“Music can make wine taste better and give your romantic signals a fighting chance.”

Source: 4 ways music is influencing your mind | MNN – Mother Nature Network

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Courtesy if Folger Shakespeare Library

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The Creative Apothecary Celebrates the Power of Music!

 

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What is sound therapy? | MNN – Mother Nature Network

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***The Healing Power of Music Series: Sound Therapy***

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Courtesy of Bridgelight

            Sound Therapy goes beyond what we consider music, although formal music is where it begins in our minds and perceptions. This post from Mother Nature Network is a splendidly comprehensive overview of the impact of music in our lives; it includes a series of audios and videos so you can sample different kinds of music to see what affects you most.

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“Sound therapy can create a calming effect that quiets outside noise and allows the mind to flourish.”

Source: What is sound therapy? | MNN – Mother Nature Network

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The Creative Apothecary Believes in the Healing Power of Music!

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8 things to know about the winter solstice | MNN – Mother Nature Network

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Celebrating the Winter Solstice 2, What It Is:

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Courtesy of the British Museum

          Thanks to Mother Nature Network for this primer on the Winter Solstice. What do you already know about the Winter Solstice–an enlightening read for the day.

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From when it happens to why – and everything in between – here’s your crash course on the shortest day of the year.”

Source: 8 things to know about the winter solstice | MNN – Mother Nature Network

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Courtesy of Buddha Doodles

The Creative Apothecary Celebrates the Winter Solstice!

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Why free play matters and how to encourage it | MNN – Mother Nature Network

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Play Is Essential for Child Development:

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Courtesy of Anonymous Poster/Artist

          One of the serious problems of our society is that we have kept our children from the development that comes only though free play. We have problems in schools because a critical element of human development is missing from children’s experiences. This post from the Mother Nature Network should be read by every parent everywhere!

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“Parents may feel the need to protect and schedule, but experts say our kids learn more when we get out of the way as they play.”

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The Creative Apothecary Believes that Play is Essential for Every Child!

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10 Celtic gardens to inspire your moment of zen | MNN – Mother Nature Network

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Healing and Inspirational Gardens for All of Us, Celtic Gardens:

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Courtesy of Old Moss Woman's Secret Garden

Courtesy of Old Moss Woman’s Secret Garden

     Gardens are good for us. I often post information about gardens in healing environments, but any garden can serve the purpose of healing and helping us to become more mindful. Today’s post from the Mother Nature Network shares a list of 10 wonderful gardens that draw on the rich tradition of Celtic design. Visit them if you can!

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“Reconnect with the wild in these magic Celtic gardens.”

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Courtesy of Old Moss Woman's Secret Garden

Courtesy of Old Moss Woman’s Secret Garden

The Creative Apothecary Believes in the Healing Power of Gardens!

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Methuselah | The world’s 10 oldest living trees | MNN – Mother Nature Network

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For the Tree Lover in All of Us 

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Courtesy of Old Moss Woman's Secret Garden

Courtesy of Old Moss Woman’s Secret Garden

     This is an early May treat. Enjoy the images of these ancient trees and the silent witness they bear to the ever-changing world around them. Plant trees!

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“The oldest living trees in the world have borne witness to history, survived changing climates and human development, and persevered.”

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Courtesy of Old Moss Woman’s Secret Garden

Courtesy of Old Moss Woman's Secret Garden

Courtesy of Old Moss Woman’s Secret Garden

The Creative Apothecary Loves Trees!

Are your medications harming your brain? | MNN – Mother Nature Network

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Avoiding These Medications May Be Good For Your Brain:

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Courtesy of Artwell Art Therapy

     Over the last week I have come across several sources of this same information, all warning against use of certain medications as part of a plan for keeping our brains healthy and preventing dementia.  I chose to share this one because it is the easiest for the non-scientist to understand. This is something you should share with your family physician as well. If you want the more detailed science reports, there are links in the post.

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“Study links anticholinergic medications with cognitive impairment and increased risk of dementia.”

Source: Are your medications harming your brain? | MNN – Mother Nature Network

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Courtesy of Art Therapy with Create and Transform

The Creative Apothecary Thanks Mother Nature Network for Important Information!