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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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Louise Bourgeois on Art, Integrity, the Trap of False Humility, and the Key to Creative Confidence

Louise Bourgeois on Art, Integrity, the Trap of False Humility, and the Key to Creative Confidence | Creatively Aging | Scoop.it
“To be an artist is a guarantee to your fellow humans that the wear and tear of living will not let you become a murderer.” French-American artist Louise Bourgeois (December 11, 1911– May 31, 2010), nicknamed Spiderwoman for her iconic large-scale...
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Join Cartoonist Lynda Barry for a University-Level Course on Doodling and Neuroscience

Join Cartoonist Lynda Barry for a University-Level Course on Doodling and Neuroscience | Creatively Aging | Scoop.it
Cartoonist Lynda Barry, who has helped legions of adults grope their way back to the unselfconscious creativity of childhood, is teaching at the university level.
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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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Vacation and the Art of Presence: Anaïs Nin on How to Truly Unplug and Reconnect with Your Senses

Vacation and the Art of Presence: Anaïs Nin on How to Truly Unplug and Reconnect with Your Senses | Creatively Aging | Scoop.it
“As you swim, you are washed of all the excrescences of so-called civilization, which includes the incapacity to be happy under any circumstances.” If leisure is the basis of culture, how can we harness its true rewards given our pathological...
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Lynda Barry - WRITING THE UNTHINKABLE

http://www.marlysmagazine.com/ Do you wish you could WRITE? Do you wish you had a better MEMORY? Do you want to make STORIES but are too confused about how to even…
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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

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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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