15th Annual Florida Creativity Conference

Grow Your Creativity in Sarasota March 23-25, 2018 SARASOTA, FL. (February 15, 2018) – This year the 15th Annual Florida Creativity Conference will showcase 46 presenters from 9 states, as well as dynamic speakers from Colombia (South America) and The Netherlands. Personally and professionally, the importance of growing human creativity at this time in the 21st century cannot be overestimated. Innovation is also essential for business leaders, entrepreneurs, and educators. This

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Singing Your Way To Health And Healing

Singing during or after cancer treatment may be very beneficial. BY TAMERA ANDERSON-HANNA I love music and personally feel that playing an instrument or singing is an intimate and personal expression of the heart. Listening to music can be a way to connect with oneself, but it also can help calm or stimulate the brain and nervous system, depending what you listen to. As a parent, I was aware that children

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The Magic of Mandalas

In recent years, the popularity of adult coloring books has skyrocketed. Walk into most bookstores and you’ll find a rack of them, including perhaps the recently published Garden Life and Animal Life by Tim Phelps, professor and medical illustrator in the Department of Art as Applied to Medicine at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Phelps specializes in medical illustration, but in his spare time, he creates intricate geometric

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Donna Papenhausen – Expressive Arts

Donna Papenhausen. I was excited to see one of our AFHS-M Professional Members pictured next to her paintings. Then, I became more excited thrilled when I realized the photo was of Donna at her art opening. I recall the first time I met Donna, it was at the Expressive Arts Florida, Pat B. Allen workshop, March 2014. Donna’s reflective drawing of a Goddess was powerful and moving to me. It

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Recognizing Art as Therapy for Cancer

Article from: http://www.curetoday.com/ Complementary therapies can make a difference in the cancer journey, and now we have to get oncologists to accept them It has long been recognized that a number of complementary therapies, such as yoga, acupuncture, exercise and other modalities, can have a dramatic impact during and after treatment. Unfortunately, with few exceptions, the science that proves that complementary therapies can make a difference has, for the most

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The Light at the End of the Journey

The Light at the End of the Journey By William Hamilton, JD, PhD, and Penny R. Hamilton, PhD (aka William Penn) The white frame represents the time when we, as a married couple, were innocent of the disease, and what was about to happen to us. The black stands for the despair that accompanies a cancer diagnosis. The red represents the anger that comes from trying to live a healthy

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Can Cancer Be a Laughing Matter?

Humor can be a valuable healing strategy for patients with cancer and their doctors. Many people consider caring for patients with cancer to be serious and sad work. However, I have experienced great joy, pride and satisfaction over the past 25-plus years in my work as a radiation oncologist. I have interacted with thousands of patients with cancer and found them to be a constant source of inspiration who give

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