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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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Delco actor uses theater to help himself and other survivors of childhood ... - Philly.com

Delco actor uses theater to help himself and other survivors of childhood ... - Philly.com | Creatively Aging | Scoop.it
Empowerment and healing are the goals of Michael Broussard’s “Ask A Sex Abuse Survivor.”
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Science of Creativity Digest: Exercise Works

Science of Creativity Digest: Exercise Works | Creatively Aging | Scoop.it
We have known for a while that deliberate physical movement - even if not especially a yoga practice, for instance - can stimulate different kinds of creative thinking.
Below are two articles that report on current studies in this domain.
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Wendell Berry on How to Be a Poet and a Complete Human Being

Wendell Berry on How to Be a Poet and a Complete Human Being | Creatively Aging | Scoop.it
"Make a place to sit down. Sit down. Be quiet. You must depend upon affection, reading, knowledge, skill..."

"When power corrupts, poetry
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AIM presents Tiny Bed Sessions » Arts in Medicine » Shands HealthCare » Shands HealthCare » University of Florida

AIM presents Tiny Bed Sessions » Arts in Medicine » Shands HealthCare » Shands HealthCare » University of Florida | Creatively Aging | Scoop.it
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Living a Making: Source in the Literary Work of M.C. Richards by Julia Connor – BMCS

Living a Making: Source in the Literary Work of M.C. Richards by Julia Connor – BMCS | Creatively Aging | Scoop.it
From 1981 to 1987, Julia Connor studied with poets Robert Duncan, Diane di Prima, and David Meltzer. Since 1988, she has taught poetry in a wide variety of contexts, from MFA Programs to State Prisons. Since 1992, she has taught workshops and master classes in Sacramento and continues to give presentations. She was named Poet Laureate of Sacramento in April of 2005. In addition to poetry, Julia is also a painter and ceramicist who holds a certificate from Chouard, Los Angeles (1968), where she s
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May 8, 1923: Young Vladimir Nabokov Meets the Love of His Life and Wins Her Over with a Poem

May 8, 1923: Young Vladimir Nabokov Meets the Love of His Life and Wins Her Over with a Poem | Creatively Aging | Scoop.it
“Longing, and mystery, and delight…”
On May 8, 1923, a young woman appeared before a young man — an emerging poet — at an émigré charity ball in Berlin.
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When Leaving Becomes Arriving: Poet and Philosopher David Whyte on Ending Relationships

When Leaving Becomes Arriving: Poet and Philosopher David Whyte on Ending Relationships | Creatively Aging | Scoop.it
"Sometimes everything has to be inscribed across the heavens so you can find the one line already written inside you."

"To love without k
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Writing Your Way to Happiness

Writing Your Way to Happiness | Creatively Aging | Scoop.it
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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Grown-Ups Get Out Their Crayons

Grown-Ups Get Out Their Crayons | Creatively Aging | Scoop.it
Johanna Basford, a Scottish illustrator, has become a breakout success catering to an unexpected audience: adults who turn to coloring books for creative relaxation.
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Poetry Spotlight: ‘Fado’ by Jane Hirshfield

Poetry Spotlight: ‘Fado’ by Jane Hirshfield | Creatively Aging | Scoop.it
Speakeasy examines the poem “Fado,” by Jane Hirshfield. Her new collection, "The Beauty," will be published by Knopf this week.
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The Creativity Mindset

The Creativity Mindset | Creatively Aging | Scoop.it
I absolutely love all of the emphasis on mindsets these days. There are growth mindsets (which I discuss in The Educator with a Growth Mindset: A Staff Workshop) and maker mindsets (which I discuss...

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From the article:  "Mindsets are simply defined as 'the ideas and attitudes with which a person approaches a situation.' Mindsets imply that mental and attitudinal states can assist one in being successful with a given skill set. I believe this to be true for engaging in the creative process, that a creative mindset is a prerequisite to being creative."  Of particular interest to brainstormers.

Catharine Bramkamp's curator insight, March 17, 2:42 PM

Creatives are simultaneously essential and aggravating.  You know who you are, you are the person at the board table asking why?  No one wants to answer you so they pass you over.  But that is one of the strongest attributes of a creative mind:  why?  Why have we always done it this way? Why are we promoting our products this way?  Why are we meeting?

Ask one why question a day - just to keep limber.


Barbara Wilson's curator insight, March 18, 7:43 AM

I love the graphic here and so agree with this overview of creativity

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Hear the Enchanting Jorge Luis Borges Read “The Art of Poetry” In Two Captivating Videos

Hear the Enchanting Jorge Luis Borges Read “The Art of Poetry” In Two Captivating Videos | Creatively Aging | Scoop.it
Very few people can offer us a satisfying definition of poetry. Enumerating the technical qualities of literary verse, as English teachers do each day, seems like a paltry explanation of what poetry is and does.
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How Art Can Help Doctors Study The Personal Aspects Of Disease

How Art Can Help Doctors Study The Personal Aspects Of Disease | Creatively Aging | Scoop.it
Meyer's unorthodox merging of art and medicine proves that art therapy isn't only helpful for patients, but doctors as well.
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Works in Progress

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A very small sampling of the female artists now in their 80s and 90s we should have known about decades ago.
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In Cleveland, Young and Old Keep Tempo of Life

In Cleveland, Young and Old Keep Tempo of Life | Creatively Aging | Scoop.it
At the Judson Manor residence for older people in Cleveland, music students get housing free in exchange for playing concerts for their neighbors. Both camps agree: It’s a steal.
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Einstein, Gödel, and Our Strange Experience of Time: Rebecca Goldstein on How Relativity Rattled the Flow of Existence

Einstein, Gödel, and Our Strange Experience of Time: Rebecca Goldstein on How Relativity Rattled the Flow of Existence | Creatively Aging | Scoop.it
“Is there anything we know more intimately than the fleetingness of time, the transience of each and every moment?
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A Cancer Survivor Designs the Cards She Wishes She’d Received From Friends and Family

A Cancer Survivor Designs the Cards She Wishes She’d Received From Friends and Family | Creatively Aging | Scoop.it
Los Angeles–based designer Emily McDowell was diagnosed with stage 3 Hodgkin’s lymphoma at age 24, enduring nine months of chemo and radiation before going into remission. “The most difficult part of my illness wasn’t losing my hair, or being erroneously called ‘sir’ by Starbucks baristas, or sickness from chemo,” McDowell writes on...
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Over 50 and Back in College, Preparing for a New Career

Over 50 and Back in College, Preparing for a New Career | Creatively Aging | Scoop.it
For many retirees, babysitting grandchildren, golfing and relaxing on the beach is passé. Instead, they’re being newly educated for second careers.
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An Upbeat Emotion That's Surprisingly Good for You

An Upbeat Emotion That's Surprisingly Good for You | Creatively Aging | Scoop.it
Awe, that goose-bumpy mix of fear and wonder, appears to be particularly good for the body.
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Learning to Say No to Dialysis

Learning to Say No to Dialysis | Creatively Aging | Scoop.it
Some older adults with advanced kidney failure are resisting the usual answer by deciding the sacrifices required by the treatment aren’t worth it.
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How can musicians keep playing despite amnesia?

How can musicians keep playing despite amnesia? | Creatively Aging | Scoop.it
Neurologists believe they are coming closer to understanding how people with severe amnesia are able to retain the ability to play music.
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Monir Farmanfarmaian, Iranian and Nonagenarian, Celebrates a New York Museum First

Monir Farmanfarmaian, Iranian and Nonagenarian, Celebrates a New York Museum First | Creatively Aging | Scoop.it
“Monir Shahroudy Farmanfarmaian: Infinite Possibility. Mirror Works and Drawings 1974-2014” is at the Guggenheim Museum in New York through June 3.
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Before I Go: A Stanford neurosurgeon’s parting wisdom about life and time

Before I Go: A Stanford neurosurgeon’s parting wisdom about life and time | Creatively Aging | Scoop.it
Stricken by lung cancer, Dr. Paul Kalanithi, chief resident in neurological surgery at at Stanford University, shared his thoughts about what's important in life.
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