Tag Archives: vital longevity

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!

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!

 

 

 

 

‘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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David Foster Wallace: How to Create a Life of Meaning and Awareness

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***Personal Development Series: Wisdom for the Weekend***

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          David Foster Wallace’s writings offer some much-needed wisdom we need to explore every so often. In this essay Zat Rana offers some key ideas in Foster Wallace’s own words and reflections on their importance in our lives. Spend some time this weekend meditating on them in nature and find the refreshment that comes from a brief break from the everyday.

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Source: David Foster Wallace: How to Create a Life of Meaning and Awareness

 

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The Creative Apothecary Celebrates the Wisdom of David Foster Wallace!

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Guest Blog: Dancing through life: Participation in a dance training program for community-based older adults with multiple medical comorbidities issues | Aging Matters

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***Arts in Health Series: Dancing and Creative Aging***

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          One of the important developments in arts therapy has been the emergence of dance as an important part of treatment for diseases such as Parkinson’s and for older people’s ability to strengthen their balance and avoid falls. Today’s post is a report from the Sheridan Centre for Elder Research in Canada on programs in dance offered for elders with mobility and other medical problems. Dance can be an important part of healthy aging!

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Source: Guest Blog: Dancing through life: Participation in a dance training program for community-based older adults with multiple medical comorbidities issues | Aging Matters

 

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

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Update on the Disrupting Aging Tour – West Coast Recap

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***Creative Aging Series: Dr. Bill Thomas & Disrupting Aging***

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Courtesy of Growing Bolder

          Dr. Bill Thomas is one of the true heroes of our troubled age. His work on transforming nursing homes with the Green House/Eden Alternative models and his leadership of the movement to transform how we think, communicate, and act about aging are beyond extraordinary. He has been leading “disrupting aging” tours across the country for the last two years. Today’s post brings you to an update and podcast on the current west coast tour.

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Source: The #AskDrBill Show – Podcast Episode 011 – West Coast Recap

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The Creative Apothecary Celebrates the Work of Dr. Bill Thomas & The Disrupting Aging Tour!

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Engaged Aging: Creating Community for All Ages

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***Creative Aging Series: EngAGE Is Expanding***

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          Tim Carpenter and his team at EngAGE in California have been developing the most creative model for people aging in affordable housing for years. He has shown the power of partnering with ethical developers and placing creative expression at the heart of the work. Today’s post takes you to the new and expanded website and brings news of new directions for the EngAGE model in Oregon and Minnesota. Way to go Tim and team! Explore the full website and get ideas for your own community.

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Source: Engaged Aging

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The Creative Apothecary Celebrates the Work of Tim Carpenter and EngAGE!

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Artful Aging Programs – Vitality Arts

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***Creative Aging Series: Guide to Aging & the Arts***

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          One of the major themes for my book Shaping Lives, Transforming Communities: Creative Expression in the Dance of Life and its related resource guides is creative aging. Today’s post brings you a helpful list of organizations and programs supporting involvement for seniors in the arts. Vitality Arts is a new information service from Aroha Philanthropies, a leading supporter of the arts for senior across the country.

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Source: Artful Aging Programs – Vitality Arts

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The Creative Apothecary Celebrates the Work of Aroha Philanthropies!

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