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100 Ways to be More Creative – The Mission – Medium

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***Personal Development Series: A Mini-Course in Becoming More Creative***

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          This absolutely wonderful share from Medium is one to keep and return to frequently. It is NOT a quick read but truly a mini-course in becoming more creative, with each one of the 100 ways with links to a suggested reading. This is really one for exploration over time. You can dip into it at any point and get a good idea.

          I decided that the most appropriate featured images for this post were some Story People from Brian Andreas, an creative person indeed! (You can see more of Brian’s work at http://www.storypeople.com)

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Source: 100 Ways to be More Creative – The Mission – Medium

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The Creative Apothecary Celebrates the Creative Spirit in All of Us!

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No, Evolution Is Not Always Dog-Eat-Dog

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***Weekend IdeaFest Series: Power of Cooperation***

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          People, ideas, and organizations develop and evolve through cooperation as well as competition. This essay from Nautilus is a thoughtful reflection on the importance of cooperation in human and social development. The featured images are from the wonderful Story People series by artist Brian Andreas. Each one is a meditation in itself.

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Source: No, Evolution Is Not Always Dog-Eat-Dog

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The Creative Apothecary Believes in the Value of Cooperation!

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When you’re depressed, make something — Quartz

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***The Healing Power of the Arts: Making Is Creating***

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Courtesy of Brian Andreas Story People

Courtesy of Brian Andreas Story People

          The power of making things to pull us out of the blackness of depression into the light of creativity is almost endless. We all have periods of depression and this essay from Beyourself  through Quartz can help us find ways back into the light. The featured images are from the wonderful Story People by Brian Andreas.

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“Creativity is an antidepressant that’s 100% natural.”

Source: When you’re depressed, make something — Quartz

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Courtesy of Brian Andreas Story People

Courtesy of Brian Andreas Story People

Courtesy of Brian Andreas Story People

The Creative Apothecary Celebrates the Power of Making!

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Keeping Perspective During Turbulent Times – The Commonwealth Fund

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***Nurturing Hope in Times of Crisis Series***

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Courtesy of Brian Andreas Story People

Courtesy of Brian Andreas Story People

          The Commonwealth Fund is in the forefront of nongovernmental organizations–NGOs–working to develop an innovative and inclusive healthcare system in the United States. In this thoughtful essay the president of the fund reminds us that we have been through difficult times in past history and that we have the inner resilience to come through this one as well.

          Featured images are from Brian Andreas Story People,

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“At times of dramatic change in a nation’s history, fear and anxiety can become pervasive and overwhelming. Troubling visions of authoritarianism or chaos, of political persecution, and even civil war disturb our waking thoughts and nightly dreams. It can be emotionally, almost physically, paralyzing. David Blumenthal discusses keeping perspective in these turbulent times.”

Source: Keeping Perspective During Turbulent Times – The Commonwealth Fund

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Courtesy of Brian Andreas Story People

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Courtesy of Brian Andreas Story People

The Creative Apothecary Celebrates the Power of Resilient People!

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Moon Man: Tomi Ungerer’s Timeless Vintage Illustrated Fable of How Fear and Cynicism Blind Us to Benevolence – Brain Pickings

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Through Stories We Find Hope:

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Courtesy of Brian Andreas Story People

          We preserve the memories of the past, we hope for the future through stories: stories that teach us the essential lessons of life. Today’s post from Brain Pickings shares the wonderful fable of the Moon Man, a deep lesson for our troubled times. I am pairing this with Story People by Brian Andreas. These are single images, each of which tells a tale for our days. Enjoy and internalize the lessons of both of these creative souls.

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“A radiant reminder that we transcend our darkness only by choosing to turn toward the light.”

Source: Moon Man: Tomi Ungerer’s Timeless Vintage Illustrated Fable of How Fear and Cynicism Blind Us to Benevolence – Brain Pickings

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Courtesy of Brian Andreas Story People

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The Creative Apothecary Believes in the Power of Stories to Inspire Us!

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How to Meditate: An Animated Guide – Brain Pickings

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Learning How to Meditate the Easy Way:

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Courtesy of Brian Andreas Story People

Courtesy of Brian Andreas Story People

 

          This is a small treasure from Brain Pickings; we all need crib sheets at one time or another. Think of this as the picture book guide to meditation. I am combining this with the wonderful small stories of Brian Andreas, from Story People. Thank you Maria and Brian!

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“A simple, assuring invitation into releasing the resistance to one of the most life-expanding practices possible.”

Source: How to Meditate: An Animated Guide – Brain Pickings

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The Creative Apothecary Loves the Work of Brain Pickings and Story People!

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6 Habits of Highly Grateful People by Jeremy Adam Smith — YES! Magazine

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Some Thoughts for a Thanksgiving Weekend:

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Courtesy of Brian Andreas Story People

Courtesy of Brian Andreas Story People

          This is one of the crazier weekends of our year, a good time to think about the habits we want to acquire for the coming new year. This essay from Yes! Magazine and the wonderfully creative illustrations from Story People by Brian Andreas offer a counter to prevailing trends and activities.

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“Wearing yourself down with worry? It’s time to thank outside the box.”

Source: 6 Habits of Highly Grateful People by Jeremy Adam Smith — YES! Magazine

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Courtesy of Brian Andreas Story People

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Karner Blue Education Center / Healing Learning Environment

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Karner Blue, A Model for Special Needs Education in Minnesota, 2:

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Story People by Brian Andreas

Story People by Brian Andreas

      This is the second post on the Karner Blue Education Center in Blaine, Minnesota, a model for special needs education in a public school district. This post will introduce you to their website and to the basic philosophy of the work of the Center. Check it out and explore the Center and its work.

      The images on this post are the wonderful creations of Brian Andreas and his Story People collection.

If you know of a special needs education center in your community that could also be a model to help others, please share it with us through the Contact Form. Thanks!

Source: Karner Blue Education Center / Healing Learning Environment

Story People by Brian Andreas

Story People by Brian Andreas

Story People by Brian Andreas

Story People by Brian Andreas

The Creative Apothecary Celebrates the Work of the Blue Karner Education Center and Brian Andreas!