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Laughing away pain

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Laughter may help patients suffering from chronic pain, according to researchers at last week's EFIC Congress held in Florence, Italy.
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Healing through the Arts
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Museums Fight the Isolation and Pain of Dementia - The New York Times

Museums Fight the Isolation and Pain of Dementia - The New York Times | Creatively Aging | Scoop.it
Using objects, narratives and technology, museums in Liverpool, England, are rekindling memories and making connections.
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How to Be Happy

How to Be Happy | Creatively Aging | Scoop.it
Happiness isn’t something that just happens to you: Take these small steps to create a happier life.
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What Really Happens When We Meditate

What Really Happens When We Meditate | Creatively Aging | Scoop.it
An interview with Daniel Goleman and Richard Davidson about their new book, Altered Traits: Science Reveals How Meditation Changes Your Mind, Brain, and Body 
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For worriers, expressive writing cools brain on stressful tasks

For worriers, expressive writing cools brain on stressful tasks | Creatively Aging | Scoop.it
Chronic worriers, take note: Simply writing about your feelings may help you perform an upcoming stressful task more efficiently, finds a new study that measured participants' brain activity.
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Hundreds Of Stuffed Animals At The Jewish Museum Pay Unlikely Tribute To Immigrants

Hundreds Of Stuffed Animals At The Jewish Museum Pay Unlikely Tribute To Immigrants | Creatively Aging | Scoop.it
Charlemagne Palestine’s “Bear Mitzvah” reflects on immigration, optimism and spirituality.
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The 72-year-old ballerina - BBC News

The 72-year-old ballerina - BBC News | Creatively Aging | Scoop.it
How Peta Boreham is defying stereotypes through dance.
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Ballet getting popular with over 55 set. Was ballet one of your dreams?
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Dancing can reverse the signs of aging in the brain

Dancing can reverse the signs of aging in the brain | Creatively Aging | Scoop.it
As we grow older we suffer a decline in mental and physical fitness, which can be made worse by conditions like Alzheimer's disease. A new study, published in the open-access journal Frontiers in Huma
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Path to Purpose - Christa David

Path to Purpose - Christa David | Creatively Aging | Scoop.it
We have come together in partnership with the all-new Jeep Compass, to tell the stories of people who are ready to make their ambitions a reality.
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Opinion | Can People Change After Middle Age?

Opinion | Can People Change After Middle Age? | Creatively Aging | Scoop.it
Two community volunteers in Shreveport, La., are evidence that they can.
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Turning Negative Thinkers Into Positive Ones

Turning Negative Thinkers Into Positive Ones | Creatively Aging | Scoop.it
Chronically viewing the glass as half-empty inhibits one’s ability to bounce back from life’s inevitable stresses.
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After His Mother’s Death, Oscar Isaac Turns to Shakespeare for Solace

After His Mother’s Death, Oscar Isaac Turns to Shakespeare for Solace | Creatively Aging | Scoop.it
Heading back to his theatrical roots, he stars this summer as the tortured, grief-stricken prince in ‘Hamlet.’
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The Real Nanny Diaries

The Real Nanny Diaries | Creatively Aging | Scoop.it
A writing workshop in Brooklyn helps caregivers explore their role in children’s lives by writing fables.
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Nannies meet in a library to learn to write fairy tales for the children.  Many cultures, different ages of women meet here.
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Study suggests dancers have an enhanced 'sixth sense'

Study suggests dancers have an enhanced 'sixth sense' | Creatively Aging | Scoop.it
Dance training may enhance our "sixth sense." According to new research, dancers tend to be better than non-dancers at perceiving signals from within thei
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Opinion | Finding Myself on the Page

Opinion | Finding Myself on the Page | Creatively Aging | Scoop.it
It was through writing that I came to fully understand my disability and my body.
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Mothering with CP, writing to discover her relationship with her boy
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This is your brain on art

This is your brain on art | Creatively Aging | Scoop.it
When we experience art, we feel connected to something larger. Why? A new field of science has the answers to some of art’s enduring mysteries.
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Neuroscience is helpful in proving the value of aesthetic experiences
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Portraits in Creativity: Maira Kalman - YouTube

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Maira Kalman shares her thoughts about creativity.
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How to Write a Book With Traumatic Brain Injury

How to Write a Book With Traumatic Brain Injury | Creatively Aging | Scoop.it
a·pha·sia əˈfāZH(ē)ə,əˈfāzēə/ noun MEDICINE noun: aphasia loss of ability to understand or express speech, caused by brain damage. Origin: mid 19th century
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With aphasia, she still pursued her love of words, and wrote her memoir.
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Putting Art on Wheels and Taking It Back to the Streets

Putting Art on Wheels and Taking It Back to the Streets | Creatively Aging | Scoop.it
Crisscrossing Spain, a fleet of trucks gives viewers a new perspective on art as it zooms by on the highway.
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Syrian Dancer Flying, Looking for Freedom (Landing in Amsterdam)

Syrian Dancer Flying, Looking for Freedom (Landing in Amsterdam) | Creatively Aging | Scoop.it
With a crowdfunding assist, Ahmad Joudeh left Damascus and has become a spokesman in Europe for peace, using dance as his platform.
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Opinion | What Happens to Creativity as We Age?

Opinion | What Happens to Creativity as We Age? | Creatively Aging | Scoop.it
When we’re older, we know more. But that’s not always an advantage.
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Learning to Learn: You, Too, Can Rewire Your Brain

Learning to Learn: You, Too, Can Rewire Your Brain | Creatively Aging | Scoop.it
How an engineering professor who “flunked my way” through high school math and science went on to create the world’s most popular online course.
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Mark Doty: ‘This book is not a leisurely meditation on mortality. This is my life for all to see’

Mark Doty: ‘This book is not a leisurely meditation on mortality. This is my life for all to see’ | Creatively Aging | Scoop.it
The books interview: The American poet and Aids chronicler talks about drugs, gardening, break-up tattoos and letting go after years of being strong
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