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The recorded voice of Virginia Woolf

This is the only surviving recording of Virginia Woolf's voice. It is part of a BBC radio broadcast from April 29th, 1937. The talk was called 'Craftsmanship' and was part of a series entitled 'Words Fail Me'.


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How amazing to hear her voice, and speak about words and what a word is.

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The Well of Being: An Extraordinary Children’s Book for Grownups about the Art of Living with Openhearted Immediacy

The Well of Being: An Extraordinary Children’s Book for Grownups about the Art of Living with Openhearted Immediacy | Creatively Aging | Scoop.it
A lyrical invitation to awaken from the trance of the limiting stories we tell ourselves and just live.

"This is the greatest damn thing
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New NER Digital | Corinne Purtill

New NER Digital | Corinne Purtill | Creatively Aging | Scoop.it
  A Snail's Pace | Corinne Purtill In January 1941, after a lifetime of abdominal pains, Henri Matisse readied himself for an operation to remove fourteen inches of his ruined colon. Prudently, given the risks of radical surgery in prewar France,…
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AHN News Input Page

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Arts & Healing Network is an online resource celebrating the connection between art and healing. Our site offers a wealth of resources, inspiration, and opportunities to connect with others interested in the field of art and healing.
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The Third Metric: Pictures, Videos, Breaking News

The Third Metric: Pictures, Videos, Breaking News | Creatively Aging | Scoop.it
Big News on The Third Metric. Includes blogs, news, and community conversations about The Third Metric.
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Circle of Life Rediscovery - Transformative Learning

Circle of Life Rediscovery - Transformative Learning | Creatively Aging | Scoop.it
Circle of Life Rediscovery-Transformative Learning-Life Stage Honouring Training-We are working with teachers and healers from around the world to offer a unique and deeper understanding of nature and culture.

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Music program helps penetrate the fog of dementia

Music program helps penetrate the fog of dementia | Creatively Aging | Scoop.it
Inspired by the award-winning 2014 documentary "Alive Inside," Barbara Kalt is now adding "personalized music" — via iPods and individual playlists — to the array of activities offered at Rosener House, the Menlo Park day program for adults of which she has been executive director for two decades.

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Study Says Meditation Could Protect The Brain From Signs Of Aging

Study Says Meditation Could Protect The Brain From Signs Of Aging | Creatively Aging | Scoop.it
Meditation is good for the brain. A new wave of research has connected the ancient practice to many cognitive benefits, from greater attention and focus to reduced symptoms of anxiety and depression to improved cognitive control and executive functio...
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What It Really Takes to Be an Artist: MacArthur Genius Teresita Fernández’s Magnificent Commencement Address

What It Really Takes to Be an Artist: MacArthur Genius Teresita Fernández’s Magnificent Commencement Address | Creatively Aging | Scoop.it
"Being an artist is not just about what happens when you are in the studio. The way you live, the people you choose to love and the way you
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Dance on Camera Festival at Lincoln Center

Dance on Camera Festival at Lincoln Center | Creatively Aging | Scoop.it
Choreography pops up in unexpected places as the film festival Dance on Camera, at Lincoln Center, proves.
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Look for the film Capturing Grace- Parkinson's patients attend dance classes.

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He Asked 1500+ Elders For Advice On Living And Loving. Here's What They Told Him.

He Asked 1500+ Elders For Advice On Living And Loving. Here's What They Told Him. | Creatively Aging | Scoop.it
Karl Pillemer has spent the last several years systematically interviewing hundreds of older Americans to collect their lessons for living.

Pillemer admits he's an advice junkie. He's also a Ph.D. gerontologist at Cornell University.

Some years...
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Writing Your Way to Happiness

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Some researchers believe that by writing and then editing our own stories, we can change our perceptions of ourselves and identify obstacles that stand in the way of better health.
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15 Badass Art World Heroines Over 70 Years Old

15 Badass Art World Heroines Over 70 Years Old | Creatively Aging | Scoop.it
They came. They created. They conquered.

The following 15 women defeated the odds, inscribing their names in art history and forever changing its course. And what's crazier is the fact that they kept doing it, over and over again, probably for lo...
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Meet Mernet Larsen, A Painter Whose Breakout Show Happened In Her 70s

Meet Mernet Larsen, A Painter Whose Breakout Show Happened In Her 70s | Creatively Aging | Scoop.it
Sit-ups Leg-lifts, 2012 Acrylic, string, and tracing paper on canvas 46.25 x 60.25 in






Reading Tolstoy in bed. Exercising on a sea foam green mat. Enjoying pizza and beer with old friends. These are the humdrum subjects crystallized in ...
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Finding Joy in My Father's Death

Finding Joy in My Father's Death | Creatively Aging | Scoop.it
I was happy for all of us that this hideous struggle, which had extended past the most unreasonable expectations, was finally over.
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Orion Magazine | How Long Has It Been Since You Smelled a Flower?

Orion Magazine | How Long Has It Been Since You Smelled a Flower? | Creatively Aging | Scoop.it
Nature Writing from Inside America’s prisons. Inmates unlearn the language of excuses and relearn a sense of self and awareness of the natural world.
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Richard Shelton writes with inmates.

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How Happiness Influences Our Health, In One Chart

How Happiness Influences Our Health, In One Chart | Creatively Aging | Scoop.it
Forget an apple a day when it comes to keeping the doctor away -- try a smile a day.

Happiness may be one of the best medicines when it comes to our physical health. Research suggests people who have an exuberant attitude also have a lower heart r...
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Mary Oliver on How Habit Gives Shape to Our Inner Lives

Mary Oliver on How Habit Gives Shape to Our Inner Lives | Creatively Aging | Scoop.it
"The patterns of our lives reveal us. Our habits measure us."

Habit is that peculiar life-force that both obscures and illuminates the cr
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At Baltimore Symphony, a Cello and a Violin Make More Than Music

At Baltimore Symphony, a Cello and a Violin Make More Than Music | Creatively Aging | Scoop.it
Marin Alsop, who lost both of her parents last year, has lent their instruments to members of the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, which she leads.
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5 Ways Music Improves Our Health

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By Jill Suttie

When I gave birth to my first-born, I listened to CDs of classical music in the hospital. I figured that music would help calm me and distract me from the pain.

You might use music to distract yourself from painful or stressf...
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▶ Capturing Grace Trailer - YouTube

Parkinson's is known as a movement disorder. From trembling hand to halting step, it compromises motion. And yet, new research shows that continuing to move ...
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The Wisdom of No Escape: Pema Chödrön on Gentleness, the Art of Letting Go, and How to Befriend Your Inner Life

The Wisdom of No Escape: Pema Chödrön on Gentleness, the Art of Letting Go, and How to Befriend Your Inner Life | Creatively Aging | Scoop.it
“Our neurosis and our wisdom are made out of the same material. If you throw out your neurosis, you also throw out your wisdom.”
Pema Chödrön (b.
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Creating a New Mission Statement

Creating a New Mission Statement | Creatively Aging | Scoop.it
By creating a mission statement people can begin to identify the underlying causes of behaviors, as well as what truly motivates them to make changes.
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