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Connecting with the arts isn't just for art students. It can improve anyone's health and well being.
In Make More Art: The Health Benefits of Creativity (Huffingtonpost.com), James Clear writes: "... the process of making art -- whether that be writing, painting, singing, dancing, or anything in between -- is good for you... There are both physical and mental benefits from creating art, expressing yourself in a tangible way, and sharing something with the world."
Whats more, the Good Relaxation website identifies these benefits of painting and drawing: Improved creativity, memory, communication skills, problem solving skills, stress relief, more positive emotions, release of hidden emotions, increase of emotional intelligence, better mobility, better observational skills. (See The Amazing Health Benefits Of Painting And Drawing.)
Finally, the scholarly American Journal of Public Health summarizes its extensive review of the scientific literature on art & healing with this assertion: "Through creativity and imagination, we find our identity and our reservoir of healing. The more we understand the relationship between creative expression and healing, the more we will discover the healing power of the arts." (See The Connection Between Art, Healing, and Public Health: A Review of Current Literature.)
So are you ready to ramp up your health and creativity with your own art adventure? The website Artyfactory.com is a great place to start.
Click here for my brief video tour.
- Why You Should Trust Your Judgement (Your Inner "Wisdom Filter") -- (Worth Sharing book excerpt)
- Leveraging Inspiration: 10 Simple Practices to Keep Your Creative Output Flowing (Worth Sharing book excerpt)
- Free Drawing Lessons at Drawspace.com (3 years later…) *
- Nova’s “Earth from Space” is Awe-Inspiring Viewing *
- Learning Guitar Now: Helps You Play Like Clapton, Hendrix, Muddy Waters & Other Blues Masters *
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