Tag: Creative Wellness

  • Exercise Is A Keystone Habit That Triggers Widespread Change

    Exercise Is A Keystone Habit That Triggers Widespread Change

    Typically, people who exercise, start eating better and becoming more productive at work. They smoke less and show more patience with colleagues and family. They use their credit cards less frequently and say they feel less stressed. Exercise is a keystone habit that triggers widespread change.  -Charles Duhigg, The Power of Habit: Why We Do…

  • Reframe Our Thinking About Creativity

    Reframe Our Thinking About Creativity

    The other silent life robber is stress. I don’t care who you are, what you do or where you live, some stress is going to invade your life. But for many, stress is not just an invasion, it seems to be an unescapable normalcy. From the minute their eyes open, or their commute and work…

  • A missing link in boosting well-being

    A missing link in boosting well-being

    Creativity has long been thought of as a key piece of the wellness puzzle. A review of more than 100 studies of the benefits of the arts (music, visual arts, dance, and writing) found that creative expression has a powerful impact on health and well being among various patient populations. Most of the studies agree…

  • Why creativity is the missing piece in the wellness puzzle

    Why creativity is the missing piece in the wellness puzzle

    Way back when quinoa was something that no-one could pronounce – creatives knew the inherent benefit in making art. The anecdotal evidence was clear to see. Creative-types who weren’t functioning artists tended to go down the addiction route. But, if they could make art, they could heal. And people have long credited creativity with preventing…

  • What is the connection between creativity and workplace wellness?

    What is the connection between creativity and workplace wellness?

    Workplace wellness isn’t just about physical health, it is also characterized by a motivated, engaged and inspired workforce who do great work. The presence of creativity indicates a healthy life force energy and spirit of an organization. A healthy organization is a resilient one. Unhealthy organizations tend to devalue creativity. I frequently receive emails from…

  • The Link Between Creativity and Wellness

    The Link Between Creativity and Wellness

    People tend to consider creativity something that you either have or don’t. Statements like “Wow, you’re so lucky to be creative. I wish I was like that!” perpetuate the idea that being creative is something inborn, inherent, and immovable. But behavioral science on creativity, spearheaded by researchers like Robert Epstein, has actually proven otherwise. Creativity…

  • Making Art May Help Relieve Stress and Anxiety

    Making Art May Help Relieve Stress and Anxiety

    As we all spend more time at home to help limit the spread of COVID-19, you might be looking for a new and easy way to be creative. Besides relaxing and passing the time, there could be plenty of benefits to finding a creative outlet. Art allows us to express feelings and thoughts in a…

  • Creativity as a Wellness Practice

    Creativity as a Wellness Practice

    Back in 2002, I made the bold statement that “making art…may be as important to your health as balanced nutrition, regular exercise, or meditation.” While there were few studies to support this statement at that time, research over the past decade now indicates that I wasn’t that far-fetched in my audacity. Creativity is a wellness…