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Stories of Migration: Images of Exile and Hope in Refugee Art | Multimedia | teleSUR English

As we inch our way toward the Fourth of July weekend this is a good time to reflect on the need of people everywhere to seek and find new beginnings. 200 more words

The Incredible Ways Art Is Helping Charleston Unite After Church Massacre

One of the major themes of my book in progress “Shaping Lives, Transforming Communities: Creative Expression in the Dance of Life” is healing power of the arts when a community has suffered a traumatic event. 161 more words

Tim Carpenter Interviewed for Silver Century Foundation | Engage Blog

Tim Carpenter, the founder of Engage, is one of the most creative and practical people working to change the way seniors live and grow. Not only has been the force behind three wonderful senior artists’ colonies in California, he is the genius behind Engage, an organization that partners with a developer of affordable assisted living for seniors. 113 more words

Massachusetts, Washington State lead U.S. trauma-sensitive school movement « ACEs Too High

As I am collecting stories for my book “Shaping Lives,Transforming Communities: Creative Expression and the Dance of Life,” I am exploring how the arts and creativity are being used to help young people recovering from traumatic experiences. 124 more words

Here's What Happens When You Give Florists Thousands Of Flowers And 48 Hours In An Abandoned House

In working on my book in progress “Shaping Lives, Transforming Communities: Creative Expression in the Dance of Life,” I am collecting stories about how communities transform themselves after traumatic events. 156 more words

Making Art Boosts Seniors’ Psychological Resilience - Pacific Standard: The Science of Society

Those of you who follow this blog know that creative aging is a major theme in my book in progress “Shaping Lives, Transforming Communities: Creative Expression in the Dance of Life.” There is growing understanding of the importance of the arts in vital longevity. 133 more words

Art therapies have become a mainstream partner to medicalised healing | Ruth Wishart | Comment is free | The Guardian

I love the Guardian and read it often. In this case, the answer is yes and no. The arts are mainstream partners only in elite medicine: in great children’s hospitals, in centers of academic medicine like London, Toronto, Boston, Los Angeles…etc. 147 more words