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Tools to Help Japanese Schoolchildren Find Balance: Unicycles

Tools to Help Japanese Schoolchildren Find Balance: Unicycles | Integrated Practice | Scoop.it
Most elementary schools across the country offer racks of unicycles on their playgrounds, and many students learn informally from one another, sans helmets.
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Oh, the sheer joy of Creativity & Health
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Listening Clubs Tantalize Audiophiles in London

Listening Clubs Tantalize Audiophiles in London | Integrated Practice | Scoop.it
By emphasizing audio quality above all else, clubs with rarefied hi-fi equipment have become a mecca for listeners who crave an emotional connection to music.
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Sound is paramount, in the world and in each of our lives. This article develops some interesting sonic-related themes.
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A Man Killed Five Amish Girls. Now, His Brother Is Photographing Their Community.

A Man Killed Five Amish Girls. Now, His Brother Is Photographing Their Community. | Integrated Practice | Scoop.it
Almost 10 years after his brother killed five Amish schoolgirls, Zachary Tyler Roberts returned to Pennsylvania to explore how families and communities forgive and move forward.
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In my opinion, the  article and the accompanying photos point to what lies at the heart of Creativity & Health: the propagation of love.
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The Voyages Issue: Remarkable Journeys With Six Photographers

The Voyages Issue: Remarkable Journeys With Six Photographers | Integrated Practice | Scoop.it
Photo essays from around the world by Andrea Frazzetta, Joachim Ladefoged, David Maurice Smith, Kirsten Luce, Sebastián Liste and Raymond Meeks.
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The world is vast, and vastly varied. To go places, you need Creativity & Health.
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What Do You See in Art? Nearly 50 People Told Us

What Do You See in Art? Nearly 50 People Told Us | Integrated Practice | Scoop.it
We wanted to better understand the modern museumgoer. So we went to the Met Breuer exhibition “Unfinished: Thoughts Left Visible” and talked to visitors.
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A brief, thought-provoking article on "unfinished artworks." The world is interactive; the interaction is between "a thing" and "you." Unfinished artworks make the interactive process more explicit, because you finish the artwork in your mind.
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JR’s Monumental Artworks Have an Olympic Moment in Rio

JR’s Monumental Artworks Have an Olympic Moment in Rio | Integrated Practice | Scoop.it
The French artist has been creating large-scale works around Rio as part of an artist-in-residence program for the Summer Games.
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Imagination, skill, initiative, thought, and gesture: This is Creativity & Health.
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Public Speaking? Woof!

Public Speaking? Woof! | Integrated Practice | Scoop.it
At American University’s Kogod School of Business, students can hone their public speaking skills in front of nonjudgmental “audience dogs.”
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Creativity & Health takes many unexpected shapes.
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Mute and Alone, He Was Never Short of Kind Words or Friends

Mute and Alone, He Was Never Short of Kind Words or Friends | Integrated Practice | Scoop.it
Bernhardt Wichmann III, a Korean War veteran, possessed little except a big heart, and he spread kindness up and down his street on the Upper East Side of Manhattan.
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What's the one thing you want most? This guy here had it.
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New Rule: All Purchases Subject to a 7-Day Mental Quarantine

New Rule: All Purchases Subject to a 7-Day Mental Quarantine | Integrated Practice | Scoop.it
When trying to declutter, throwing stuff away is only half the battle. You have to stop stuff from coming into the house in the first place.
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I like the idea of Mental Quarantine. I think it ought to apply to all thoughts, decisions, opinions, judgments . . . and everything else that enters your mind.
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English Night

Riding the bus in Oxford, a deeply English town deeply enmeshed in the world. I mourn the Brexit vote.
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A little clip I made recently.
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Beethoven in the Grass

Beethoven in the Grass | Integrated Practice | Scoop.it
An artist cut an image of the composer into a field in upstate New York.
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Could Beethoven have imagined it?
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Behind the scenes

Behind the scenes | Integrated Practice | Scoop.it
Behind the scenes of Ballet Nacional de España
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If you're interested in Creativity & Health, you can learn a lot from watching creative people at work, developing their materials. The processes behind a performance are at least as interesting as the performance itself!
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The Trombone Comes Home

The horn, my one musical link to my father, had gone to jazz heaven. Or so I thought.
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A beautiful and meaningful music story, well told and illustrated by a wonderful head-spinning composition.
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Sculptures That Change With the Tides

Sculptures That Change With the Tides | Integrated Practice | Scoop.it
Explore Doug Aitken’s underwater sculptures, accessible only to scuba divers off the coast of Catalina Island in California.
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There's the artwork, and there's the technology that allows us to watch the artwork. It's all terrific.
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Portland’s Small-House Movement Is Catching On

Portland’s Small-House Movement Is Catching On | Integrated Practice | Scoop.it
The Oregon city has developed solutions to the lack of affordable housing for the middle class, and the ideas are being embraced in other cities.
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A small house is a thing. A small, intelligently designed, lovingly built house? That's THE thing!
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Mexico City’s Fading Art: Organ Grinders

Mexico City’s Fading Art: Organ Grinders | Integrated Practice | Scoop.it
Organ grinders in Mexico City say they are losing popularity. They face more competition and a younger population that does not appreciate their music.
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Soundscapes portray the creativity of a place and its people. Shall we visit Mexico soon?
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Decisive Moments at the Rio Olympics, Frame By Frame

Decisive Moments at the Rio Olympics, Frame By Frame | Integrated Practice | Scoop.it
See the Summer Games in a series of composite images.
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Stop-motion allows you to see Creativity & Health in action!
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Is God Transgender?

Is God Transgender? | Integrated Practice | Scoop.it
To the Israelites, identity was fluid, for humans as well as Jehovah.
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Creativity & Health comes down to two questions: Who am I? Who do I wish to become? And those questions have been asked since time immemorial.
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Why Self-Help Guru James Altucher Only Owns 15 Things

Why Self-Help Guru James Altucher Only Owns 15 Things | Integrated Practice | Scoop.it
The self-empowerment blogger and author of 16 books, including the Amazon best seller “Choose Yourself,” is an unlikely role model.
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The evolution of selfhood involves letting go of many things.
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Brazilian Badminton Sways to Samba

Brazilian Badminton Sways to Samba | Integrated Practice | Scoop.it
The Chacrinha neighborhood of Rio de Janeiro is home to Brazil’s first Olympic badminton player. His father, Sebastiao de Oliveira, explains how he introduced badminton to the community using samba.
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The creative effort is whole: individual and collective at the same time, encompassing body and mind, and favoring the passage from fear to love.
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The House That Love Built — Before It Was Gone

The House That Love Built — Before It Was Gone | Integrated Practice | Scoop.it
For Monica Vitti, Eileen Gray and Frank Lloyd Wright, their homes were the culmination of passionate affairs. And the places they ended.
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Creativity & Health doesn't mean a simple life!
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20 of the most beautiful libraries in the world

20 of the most beautiful libraries in the world | Integrated Practice | Scoop.it
From the New York City Public Library to Taipei's treehouse-like Beitou Branch, these libraries are the most stunning places to curl up with a book.
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Knowledge is a beautiful thing.
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An ER Kicks the Habit of Opioids for Pain

An ER Kicks the Habit of Opioids for Pain | Integrated Practice | Scoop.it
Instead of opioids, an ER in New Jersey now treats many pain patients with alternatives like laughing gas, trigger-point injections and even a therapy harp.
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Creativity in health, health in creativity!
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a few DIY homemade musical instruments from Dennis Havlena

Hi - Here's a short sampling of a few of the simple home made instruments whose construction is detailed on my webpage at http://DennisHavlena.com Thi
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Creativity is a one-man band in the jungle.
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