Creatively Aging
1.1K views | +0 today
Follow
Creatively Aging
Healing through the Arts
Your new post is loading...
Your new post is loading...
Scooped by Claudia M. Reder
Scoop.it!

A 75-Year Harvard Study Finds What It Takes To Live A Happy Life

A 75-Year Harvard Study Finds What It Takes To Live A Happy Life | Creatively Aging | Scoop.it
Insights from the landmark Grant Study.
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Claudia M. Reder from Perpetual Travelling
Scoop.it!

Daniel Suelo, The Man Who Quit Money, On Living And Traveling ...

Daniel Suelo, The Man Who Quit Money, On Living And Traveling ... | Creatively Aging | Scoop.it
Daniel Suelo, The Man Who Quit Money, On Living And Traveling For Free. by Dave Seminara (RSS feed) on Jan 23rd 2013 at 10:00AM. daniel suelo the man who quit money Daniel Suelo is easily the most famous homeless person in ...

Via playalongjon
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Claudia M. Reder
Scoop.it!

How Therapy Can Help in the Golden Years

How Therapy Can Help in the Golden Years | Creatively Aging | Scoop.it
As Americans live longer and the stigma of psychological help diminishes, more elderly people are trying therapy to alleviate problems they face late in life.
Claudia M. Reder's insight:

Freud was wrong- the older mind is elastic, and as we age, some of us find a creativity that had been dormant or put aside for years.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Claudia M. Reder
Scoop.it!

The Spaces Between Your Fingers Project

The Spaces Between Your Fingers Project | Creatively Aging | Scoop.it
Claudia M. Reder's insight:

An amazing project. Traveling throughout the country, setting up "Memory Stations" where anyone can share a memory which gets typed, sent to an illustrator to be illustrated, and put online here (soon).

 

 

more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Claudia M. Reder from Geography Education
Scoop.it!

Border Walls

Border Walls | Creatively Aging | Scoop.it

"Geographer Reece Jones discusses his recent book Border Walls, examining the history of how and why societies have chosen to literally wall themselves apart.  He gives a brief history of political maps, how international lines reshape landscapes, and how the trend towards increased border wall construction contrasts with the view of a “borderless” world under globalization."


Via Seth Dixon
more...
Donald Dane's comment, December 10, 2013 9:00 AM
listening to some of the podcast you can get an in-depth synopsis of this. the walls that divide our countries and even towns over time have all the criteria and/or reasoning. Great Wall of China to keep invaders from starting war, Berlin Wall to divide german supporters of war, America/Mexican boarder is to keep illegal immigrants from coming, fence in your moms backyard is to keep neighbors/animals out of yard. Walls all have the same concept of avoiding war, trespassers and privacy. this is seen in not only everyday living but in military use as well.
Amanda Morgan's comment, September 13, 2014 4:49 PM
I found this podcast to be interesting because it seems as though the more popular globalization is becoming, and the more it grows, there are more borders and walls being built. By secluding the poor communities, wealthier communities could essentially cut them off to the rest of the globe.
Amanda Morgan's curator insight, September 18, 2014 10:52 AM

I found this podcast to be interesting because it seems as though the more popular globalization is becoming, and the more it grows, there are more borders and walls being built. By secluding the poor communities, wealthier communities could essentially cut them off to the rest of the globe.

Rescooped by Claudia M. Reder from Litteris
Scoop.it!

Steal Like Picasso: How Outside Inspiration Can Fuel True Innovation

Steal Like Picasso: How Outside Inspiration Can Fuel True Innovation | Creatively Aging | Scoop.it

Austin Kleon, author of Steal Like an Artist, has quoted Steve Jobs, who cited Picasso’s apocryphal line, “Good artists borrow, great artists steal.” No one knows for sure exactly what Picasso meant (or, for that matter, if he ever even spoke those words), but what is not in dispute is that Picasso was very clever when it came to theft. Instead of stealing from the celebrated artists of his day, which would have made him a second-rate version of Cézanne or Van Gogh, Picasso stole ideas from artists far outside his own milieu.

 

 


Via Douglas Eby, Luciana Viter
more...
Douglas Eby's curator insight, April 18, 2013 9:44 PM

The above book "Steal Like an Artist" is one of a number of titles in my list of Books for the Creative Mind

http://blogs.psychcentral.com/creative-mind/2011/12/books-for-the-creative-mind/

Rescooped by Claudia M. Reder from Google Lit Trips: Reading About Reading
Scoop.it!

WATCH: 'The Last Bookshop' Is A Beautiful Tribute To Books

WATCH: 'The Last Bookshop' Is A Beautiful Tribute To Books | Creatively Aging | Scoop.it
"The Last Bookshop" is a delightful 20-minute video set in the future, about the power of reading. "As a lad," says the elderly bookseller, "We all queued up at midnight for a book about a wizard.

Via GoogleLitTrips Reading List
more...
GoogleLitTrips Reading List's curator insight, April 17, 2013 4:50 AM

Maybe it's because it's 1:43 am...

How to react to this video?

Who is the intended audience?

Would it sell to your students?

Does it sell to you?

Is it charming or annoying?

Does it reveal or distort truth?

 

Is it a beautiful tribute to books as the headline suggests?

 

~ http://www.GoogleLitTrips.com ~

Scooped by Claudia M. Reder
Scoop.it!

Bilingual education in Spanish, Polish and Hindi is coming to three Arlington Heights schools

Bilingual education in Spanish, Polish and Hindi is coming to three Arlington Heights schools | Creatively Aging | Scoop.it
Bilingual education will soon arrive at three Arlington Heights schools.A state-mandated bilingual education program will launch in the fall for some elementary school students in Spanish, Polish...
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Claudia M. Reder from Geography Education
Scoop.it!

Dazzling Northern Lights Anticipated Saturday Night

Dazzling Northern Lights Anticipated Saturday Night | Creatively Aging | Scoop.it

"A solar flare that occurred around 2 a.m. Thursday morning may create a spectacular display of northern lights Saturday evening. The midlevel flare had a long duration and was directed at Earth.  Solar flares create auroras when radiation from the sun reaches Earth and interacts with charged protons in our atmosphere. The effects are greater at the magnetic poles and weaken as they move south from the Arctic or north of the Antarctic. In the northern hemisphere the results are called the aurora borealis, with the aurora australis being its southern counterpart. The result is a spectacular display of light and color for areas with clear enough views."

 


Via Seth Dixon
more...
Yann Chemali's comment, September 12, 2013 7:30 PM
I never thought that it was possible to see see northern lights as south as Nebraska. That's very cool.
Zakkary Catera's comment, September 13, 2013 12:43 AM
The aurora borealis (may have butchered that word) is one of the manh beautiful and amazing things that this Earth offers to us! Sadly living in virginia beach it is definitely not as easy to see the lights! Possibly the ONLY reason i would move to alaska/canada and/or some country up north!
Zakkary Catera's comment, September 13, 2013 12:43 AM
The aurora borealis (may have butchered that word) is one of the manh beautiful and amazing things that this Earth offers to us! Sadly living in virginia beach it is definitely not as easy to see the lights! Possibly the ONLY reason i would move to alaska/canada and/or some country up north!
Rescooped by Claudia M. Reder from Artful Interventions
Scoop.it!

Creativity as a Life Skill: Gerard Puccio at TEDxGramercy

Gerard J. Puccio, Ph.D. Gerard is chair and professor of the International Center for Studies in Creativity at Buffalo State, a unique academic department th...

Via Rachel Lovie
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Claudia M. Reder from Geography Education
Scoop.it!

Street Art Project Maps Rap Lyric Shout Outs Around NYC

Street Art Project Maps Rap Lyric Shout Outs Around NYC | Creatively Aging | Scoop.it
If a NYC location got a shout out in some rap lyrics, Jay Shells has probably made a sign out of them and placed it at that specific location for his amazing new project.

Via Seth Dixon
more...
Seth Dixon's curator insight, March 26, 2013 1:51 PM

Street art has a subtle, but powerful connection with place.  How does an art installation alter a neighborhood's sense of place?  How does a place alter the meaning(s) of an art installation?


Tags: art, mapping, NYC, culture, landscape, place, socioeconomic, neighborhood.

bancoideas's curator insight, April 24, 2013 7:59 AM

¿que tal esta idea de arte callejero? Letras de rap y señaléticas de tránsito

Matthew DiLuglio's curator insight, September 23, 2013 10:28 AM

I just got back at two in the morning from a road trip with one of my cousins to see her sister in Maryland.  It was a fabulous time, and I'd like to point out that we did drive through New York, and caught some glimpses of NYC across the way.  My whole experience on the trip was illuminated by different forms of cultural exposure.  I rarely travel, and it was quite fascinating to see the different locations on the way.  One thing that I noticed was a large presence of graffiti, that completely varied in styles and colors in every city and every state.  It was as if these different people from different places all had different things to say.  The rap lyrics on signs are interesting as well, because these rap lines are not intended to be written on signs, contrasted from graffiti, which is meant to be seen publicly.  The culture in New York is one that includes art and appreciation of art, and these rap lyric signs are both catchy and artsy.  Poetry has long been a way to teach people to remember things- such as in nursery rhymes.  It seems to me that it would be sufficiently easier for a person to remember what avenue they are supposed to meet someone on, by quoting existing rap lyrics that are also present on signs in the area.  These aesthetic embellishments also demonstrate a striving towards a revival of a human blend of Platonic cultural ideas with the presenece of art and poetry in public, and the human imperfection that accompanies rap music with the stigma of sex, drugs, and violence. 

         One of the bad things about the trip was the traffic in New York, but if I had rap lyric signs to read, I really would not have been that bad off.  Some people like to read books or magazines while using the bathroom, and it is becoming increasingly clear that there must be a similar level of tolerance/inclination towards people wanting to read rap lyrics on signs in New York that indicate the areas referred to in song.  There really are very few problems with this, and I am often more offended by the billboards in cities that tell me what religious ideas are right for me to believe, such as the Christ-Supremacist group billboards that tell me Jesus will save me.  I think Kanye West is a slightly more contemporary savior that might be to the liking of the citizens of New York City... At least, in this particular place, during this particular time.

Rescooped by Claudia M. Reder from The Eclectic Researcher
Scoop.it!

Living in the Borderlands --Ecotherapy and Sensitivity to Nature and Earth

Living in the Borderlands --Ecotherapy and Sensitivity to Nature and Earth | Creatively Aging | Scoop.it

Though his is not the only one to say so, of course, according to  Jungian analyst Jerome Bernstein (2007) in his revolutionary book Living in the Borderlands: The Evolution of Consciousness and the Challenge of Healing Trauma, humankind has experienced a massive split from our sacred roots in nature.

 

As a result our egos have become overspecialized and lopsided, severing our ability to connect with the dimension of the sacred forces which nature embodies. Bernstein refers to the need for a massive compensatory shift in evolution that will help us regain balance and wholeness, action that will pull us “back from the brink of self-extinction” (p. 13). Bernstein’s hypothesis is firmly based on believing that everything that exists, both animate and inanimate “has within it a spirit dimension and communicates in that dimension to those who can listen” (p. 8).

 

In the book, Bernstein coins a new term, "Borderland", which he defines as the arena in which the “overly-rational westernized ego is in the process of reconnecting with...(Click title to continue reading)


Via Bonnie Bright, Rachel Lovie
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Claudia M. Reder from Perpetual Travelling
Scoop.it!

My (very) early retirement at 33 - The Independent

My (very) early retirement at 33 - The Independent | Creatively Aging | Scoop.it
The Independent
My (very) early retirement at 33
The Independent
Hectic city life and economic blues were swapped for country walks and fireside chats. ... Early shifts, night shifts, weekends, Bank Holidays and Christmases: check.

Via playalongjon
more...
Scooped by Claudia M. Reder
Scoop.it!

Masterpiece In A Mug: Japanese Latte Art Will Perk You Up : NPR

Masterpiece In A Mug: Japanese Latte Art Will Perk You Up : NPR | Creatively Aging | Scoop.it
You think clovers and hearts are impressive? Wait till you get a load of these Japanese latte drawings. A culture that values the beauty of the ephemeral has brought us a new level of art in foam.
Claudia M. Reder's insight:

Oh, brought a smile to my face!

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Claudia M. Reder
Scoop.it!

A Splendid Little Book Club Has Ended Its Run

A Splendid Little Book Club Has Ended Its Run | Creatively Aging | Scoop.it
Dwight Garner is packing up the last, best books in his children’s picture book library and reflecting on his family’s nightly ritual.
Claudia M. Reder's insight:

How many memories are tied into a parent reading aloud to a child! These are the books I long for- and I don't always remembrer the plots, but remember my grandmother's voice reading to me.  

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Claudia M. Reder
Scoop.it!

To the Head of the Class at Goddard House: Love of Poetry Inspires Student and Resident to Step-up and Share - Goddard House in Brookline Assisted Living

To the Head of the Class at Goddard House: Love of Poetry Inspires Student and Resident to Step-up and Share - Goddard House in Brookline Assisted Living | Creatively Aging | Scoop.it
Goddard House is a private, not-for-profit organization that offers secure, comfortable housing in a residential setting, and the kindness and compassion that inspired our founding over a century ago.
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Claudia M. Reder from Engagement Based Teaching and Learning
Scoop.it!

9 Illuminating Lessons on #Creativity

9 Illuminating Lessons on #Creativity | Creatively Aging | Scoop.it
Creativity has a kind of ethereal, ephemeral quality. It’s the muse that comes and goes as she pleases. It’s the breakthrough you can’t explain. It's the

Via Ana Cristina Pratas, Ivon Prefontaine, PhD, Mary Perfitt-Nelson
more...
Ivon Prefontaine, PhD's curator insight, April 19, 2013 7:29 PM

Creativity is about being present and aware of the potential that exists.

Mary Perfitt-Nelson's curator insight, April 20, 2013 12:01 PM

Creativity does come from divergent thinking that is unencumbered by the culling of ideas that comes with more analytical thinking.  There is a time and a place for both!   

Nancy White's curator insight, April 21, 2013 12:08 PM

Creativity and problem solving are inseparable. And they take time, requiring perseverance and a willingness to take risks. All of these are qualities of innovation.

Scooped by Claudia M. Reder
Scoop.it!

Start with 'Why?'

Start with 'Why?' | Creatively Aging | Scoop.it
I listened to Simon Sinek's TED talk on inspirational leadership and it got me thinking. He explains inspiring leaders through his golden circle of 'what, how, why'.  Most individuals and organisat...
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Claudia M. Reder from Geography Education
Scoop.it!

Night Sky Comes Alive With Aurora Borealis

Night Sky Comes Alive With Aurora Borealis | Creatively Aging | Scoop.it

"Peak season to spot rare, dazzling night skies over Canada and Alaska."


Via Seth Dixon
more...
Lorraine Chaffer's comment, June 1, 2013 7:49 AM
Aurora Borealis has cultural significance for many people in the arctic
Morgan Stewart's comment, July 25, 2013 9:15 PM
This is so beautiful! Seeing an aurora borealis is one of the things on my bucket list and I really hope I get to experience it.
Chloe Williamson's comment, August 13, 2013 10:12 AM
This is would be an incredible sight to witness! I hope I can see is beautiful aurora one day.
Scooped by Claudia M. Reder
Scoop.it!

The Experts: How to Improve Doctor-Patient Communication - Wall Street Journal

The Experts: How to Improve Doctor-Patient Communication - Wall Street Journal | Creatively Aging | Scoop.it
Wall Street Journal The Experts: How to Improve Doctor-Patient Communication Wall Street Journal With the advent of digital record keeping, I worry that we are losing the ability to look our patients in the eyes, listen intently to their fears and...
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Claudia M. Reder from Migration and gender topics
Scoop.it!

Five Surprisingly Good Places to Be a Woman - By David Kenner and Uri Friedman

Five Surprisingly Good Places to Be a Woman - By David Kenner and Uri Friedman | Creatively Aging | Scoop.it

Via Natalie K Jensen
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Claudia M. Reder
Scoop.it!

A Day in the Life of a Homeless Piano: A Short Film by Anthony Sherin

A Day in the Life of a Homeless Piano: A Short Film by Anthony Sherin | Creatively Aging | Scoop.it
Art Resonates
Claudia M. Reder's insight:

Take a few minutes and watch the film.

more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Claudia M. Reder from Litteris
Scoop.it!

Books aren't dead yet - Salon

Books aren't dead yet - Salon | Creatively Aging | Scoop.it
Salon
Books aren't dead yet
Salon
Without a doubt, book publishing is an industry in a state of flux, but even the nature of the flux is up for grabs.

Via Mike O'Connor, Brian S, Luciana Viter
more...
Brian S's curator insight, March 28, 2013 7:58 AM

The future of books

Rescooped by Claudia M. Reder from Artful Interventions
Scoop.it!

Vision Fasts and Training | School of Lost Borders

Vision Fasts and Training | School of Lost Borders | Creatively Aging | Scoop.it

Via Rachel Lovie
more...
Rachel Lovie's curator insight, August 12, 2013 11:49 AM

An experience everyone should probably have at some time in their life, and The School of Lost Borders are the people to do it with.