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Sheet music art by Mike Lemanski

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Mike Lemanski (b. 1986) hails from Huddersfield, UK and graduated from the Highlands School or Art and the Bradford School of Arts. Since then, he has been a successful freelance illustrator creating posters, album covers, book and periodical covers and a gorgeous and playfully intricate series of sheet music illustrations.


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Acting against ageing: the theatre group helping older people stay creative

Acting against ageing: the theatre group helping older people stay creative | Creatively Aging | Scoop.it
The Curtain Up Players supports people to live well with serious illness and isolation, writes Ron Wiener
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A Place Beyond Words: The Literature of Alzheimer’s - The New Yorker

A Place Beyond Words: The Literature of Alzheimer’s - The New Yorker | Creatively Aging | Scoop.it
Matthew Thomas’s visionary and challenging “We Are Not Ourselves” prompts a reassessment of a burgeoning genre.
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Summer Research: Where Literature Meets Music — News ’14

Summer Research: Where Literature Meets Music — News ’14 | Creatively Aging | Scoop.it
Molly Brown ’15 is finding the melody in Emily Dickinson's poetry.
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What do music and synesthesia have to do with Emily Dickinson's poetry? Read what Molly Brown has discovered.

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“Alive Inside”: Music may be the best medicine for dementia

“Alive Inside”: Music may be the best medicine for dementia | Creatively Aging | Scoop.it
A heartbreaking new film explores the breakthrough that can help severely disabled seniors: It's called the iPod VIDEO
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Here's How Famous Creative People Divided Their Days

Here's How Famous Creative People Divided Their Days | Creatively Aging | Scoop.it

InWhen aspiring to complete a particular project or task, many of us often look to examples of the greats that have come before us for a little guidance. But what do we do when we discover that great minds don’t think so alike after all, and thei...

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Buddhist Economics: How to Stop Prioritizing Goods Over People and Consumption Over Creative Activity

Buddhist Economics: How to Stop Prioritizing Goods Over People and Consumption Over Creative Activity | Creatively Aging | Scoop.it
"Work and leisure are complementary parts of the same living process and cannot be separated without destroying the joy of work and the blis
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London's Book Benches Highlight the Capital's Great Literary Works

London's Book Benches Highlight the Capital's Great Literary Works | Creatively Aging | Scoop.it
A public art project invites you to have a seat on outsized versions of tomes linked to the city.
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Proof You Don't Need To Be An Expert To Benefit From Meditation

Proof You Don't Need To Be An Expert To Benefit From Meditation | Creatively Aging | Scoop.it
Got half an hour? Good.

A small new study shows that just 25 minutes a day of mindfulness meditation can help you feel less stressed in an anxiety-inducing situation. And the best part: This effect was shown in people who had not spent months, or ...
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When Someone Really Listens, We Heal

When Someone Really Listens, We Heal | Creatively Aging | Scoop.it

Sharing our deepest feelings with a trusted individual can be a healing experience, especially for those experiencing depression. Never underestimate the power of talking with someone who really listens.

 

Our culture doesn’t encourage people to

talk about their emotional pain.

 

Our culture teaches people to suppress their feelings. People tell each other not to “whine” about problems or not to “dwell” on them. People are told to “get over it” and to “be strong,” meaning “don’t feel anything—and if you do, don’t talk about it or show it.”

 

Cynthia W. Lubow, MS, MFT


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It is hard for doctors to be good listeners. We all want to feel that we have been heard.

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Art a catalyst for positive change - Prince George Citizen

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Art a catalyst for positive change Prince George Citizen This Art Heals series will show how Indigenous people, and their healthcare workers, have come to terms with emotional and physical trauma through a variety of art making in an effort to find...
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I Feel Your Pain: An Empath's Guide to Staying Balanced - Bo Forbes Yoga

I Feel Your Pain: An Empath's Guide to Staying Balanced - Bo Forbes Yoga | Creatively Aging | Scoop.it

Do you often wonder which emotions are yours, and which belong to someone else? When people you care about are hurting, do you feel their pain so deeply that it’s hard to separate—even after they’re out of crisis mode?

 

In relationships, do you donate so much of your own natural resources that you suffer from a chronic energy shortage? And with those you’re close to, is it hard to figure out what your own needs are—or even what you want for dinner? If the answer is yes, it’s highly likely that you’re an empath.

 

What does it mean to be an empath,
and why is it fraught with these basic
life challenges? 


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Cindy Price speaking to Linfield nursing students - YouTube

Cindy Price, a vestibular patients, speaks to students at Linfield Nursing College in Portland, Oregon about her symptoms, diagnosis, treatments, and life co...
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13 Things Mindful People Do Differently Every Day

13 Things Mindful People Do Differently Every Day | Creatively Aging | Scoop.it
It may have started as a trend among Silicon Valley tech companies, but mindfulness seems to be here to stay for all of us.

2014 has been called the "year of mindful living," and in the past several months, mindfulness has made headline...
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Healthy Aging Magazine - Summer 2014 - Page 48-49

Healthy Aging Magazine - Summer 2014 - Page 48-49 | Creatively Aging | Scoop.it
Welcome to Healthy Aging Magazine, the country's premier resource for positive aging. The bi-monthly publication is designed for anyone who is looking for upbeat content, ideas, inspiration and critical information in the areas of physical, social, mental and financial health. No subscription required. Come back often for fresh ideas about how to re-invent yourself, think positively and never "retire"- just go for something new! Watch for ideas on travel, continuing education, recipes, fitness tips and exercises, and a challenge for you to try! Have fun reading, sharing and clipping!
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When the Caregivers Need Healing

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Just six weeks of training in simple techniques led to significant reductions in stress, depression and anxiety among the parents of children with developmental disabilities.
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Successful Aging: The ‘encore’ career can provide purpose, passion and a paycheck

Successful Aging: The ‘encore’ career can provide purpose, passion and a paycheck | Creatively Aging | Scoop.it
Dear readers,In a recent column I described four types of working retirees and their motivation based on a survey by Age Wave and Merrill Lynch. A reader asked, “What about encore careers?”That topic deserves a column of it
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The Psychological Benefits of Writing ~ Sparring Mind

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by Gregory Ciotti

 

"The mental benefits of writing are numerous; here's the best research that details just how essential writing is for the intelligent mind.

 

"In these cases, writing has just become another tool for thinking, expression, and encouraging creativity; cabin dwelling novelists be damned.

 

"So, should people who don’t consider themselves writers bother with trying to make writing a regular habit?

 

Maybe.

 

"Writing can be an incredibly useful outlet for many people, but let’s look at some of the research on how writing can affect the mind, and you can make the decision for yourself."


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17 Bookstores That Will Literally Change Your Life

17 Bookstores That Will Literally Change Your Life | Creatively Aging | Scoop.it
And all you have to do is visit them!

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I love a good book store, how bout you..

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How to Talk About Pain

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Modern medicine has impoverished the language we use to describe our suffering.
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The Story of Pain, From Prayer to Painkillers.
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Secrets of the Creative Brain

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A leading neuroscientist who has spent decades studying creativity shares her research on where genius comes from, whether it is dependent on high IQ—and why it is so often accompanied by mental illness. 
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These Gorgeous Book Sculptures Are Leaving Us Speechless

These Gorgeous Book Sculptures Are Leaving Us Speechless | Creatively Aging | Scoop.it
Sculpting a lifelike image out of clay or stone sounds like so great a challenge we can barely grasp it. But rendering such a likeness from a pile of recycled books? That's taking the challenge to a whole new, and quite literary, level.

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Art unites therapy, talents - Saukvalley

Art unites therapy, talents - Saukvalley | Creatively Aging | Scoop.it
Art unites therapy, talents
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We are witness to the power of creativity and its importance in the healing process. We are all rewarded with an attractive, ...
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Empathy Conference October 16–17, 2015 Insight Institute of Neurosurgery and Neuroscience - Flint, Michigan

Empathy Conference October 16–17, 2015 Insight Institute of Neurosurgery and Neuroscience - Flint, Michigan | Creatively Aging | Scoop.it

The theme should be interpreted broadly. Topics may include, but are not limited to:

What is empathy? It is a cognitive process? an emotion? an attitude?Is empathy a natural condition/capacity or a social condition/capacity?Is it possible to verify that a person is empathetic or is feeling empathy?Do mirror neurons provide insight into how empathy is experienced or the role it plays in our treatment of and attitudes about others? How useful is studying mirror neurons for understanding empathy?Is there a clear difference between affective and cognitive empathy?What exactly is Theory of Mind? What exactly do Sally-Anne test results show? Is having a compromised Theory of Mind (if that is possible) relevant to one’s ability to be empathetic?At what age do people develop the capacity to be empathetic? In what way, if at all, does developing empathy facilitate other cognitive and emotional processes or abilities?Can we teach people to be more empathetic? If so, how?What social conditions foster or damage empathy?Does society have an obligation to ensure conditions are met so that people can most successfully develop a capacity to be empathetic? If so, what would that mean?What are the consequences of lacking empathy?What is the connection between being moral or ethical and having empathy? Is empathy a necessary condition, sufficient condition, or only incidentally relevant to morality/ethics? Can empathy impede or prevent a person from acting morally or ethically?Can empathy cause immoral or unethical behavior? If so, how or when?If non-humans are capable of experiencing empathy, does that imply that non-humans are capable of morality? Why or why not?Are humans the only beings capable of empathy? What evidence is relevant to that claim?If humans are incapable of feeling empathy, does that mean they are incapable of being morally good or ethical?


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Many great questions to ponder on the topic of empathy. 

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Unlikely Lives Guest Post: A Visit With Dee!

Unlikely Lives Guest Post: A Visit With Dee! | Creatively Aging | Scoop.it
Our blog will be featuring a series of guest posts from Unlikely Lives, the new project from Billy Ulmer, a PAD pal and collaborator.
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Imagine choosing to live in a tiny 84 square foot home. She built it herself and has lived there for over a decade, learning what autonomous means as well as the meaning of community.

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Stories as a Window Into Schizophrenia

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Oral history provides a new way of seeing people who are living with schizophrenia.
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