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HEALING COMMUNITIES: JCC hosts art exhibit; works provide healing, hope to Sandy victims (with photos) | SILive.com

One of the major themes of this blog is the power of the arts to heal communities that have suffered traumatic events. The weather disasters that affected so many in New Jersey have generated responses from the art community. 40 more words

GOOD NEWS MONDAY: Alzheimer's & Dementia Weekly: Glimmers of Good News on Preventing Alzheimer's

I like to start the new week with news that can lift our hearts and bring new hope.

There is no more important topic for this blog than finding and sharing possibilities…and possibilities for creative aging or “vital longevity” as I have been calling it, top the list. 58 more words

A Great Group: Musicians On Call planning to expand to hospitals and hospices nationwide

One of the most important developments of our time has been the growing understanding about the roles of music in our personal and family lives and in the community. 38 more words

The Arts Come Together: (1) Architecture & Engineering

Enjoy this wonderful piece from Architecture and Engineering. This is how the arts come together in real life and enrich us all.

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Trauma, the Arts, and Resilience

In this post I am going to share some examples of creative expression helping individuals and communities to heal. Before that, however, I would like to introduce an extraordinary organization in Boston that is working on this issue of resilience–how do individuals and communities survive and begin to live again after the traumas of war, natural disasters, and illness. 487 more words