The Healing Power of the Arts Tapping the Therapeutic Value of Creativity
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The Healing Power of the Arts Tapping the Therapeutic Value of Creativity

Article by Linda F. Joffe Author’s note: An edited version of this article appeared in the Sarasota Herald Tribune’s Style Magazine on February 21, 2021. That article can be viewed at https://sarasotaheraldtribune-fl.newsmemory.com/?special=Style. The arts have a powerful impact on our world. They can illuminate both minds and hearts, thus becoming a force for well-being. Beyond…

Linda Joffe – Wonderful Antidote to Stress
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Linda Joffe – Wonderful Antidote to Stress

Creative Movement Teacher, Expressive Arts Facilitator Insights and suggestions to help cope with overwhelming feelings of stress, anxiety, and depression during this trying time: I find that dancing is a wonderful antidote to stress and worry in these challenging times. It brings us back to our bodies, calms the mind and releases tension. I recommend…

Deirdre McKay-Wellness Advocate
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Deirdre McKay-Wellness Advocate

Artist, Author, Mindset Mentor and Arts for Health Practitioner There are hardship and death here, but for those looking for hope and strength, they will find it all around. To stay calm and strong, keep up with your practices – whether yoga or arts. My tip for others, and what I practice myself before starting…

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How to Stay Well Through the Arts

SARASOTA  By Kay Kipling  4/3/2020 at 11:22am Some tips from educator-consultant Hedda Matza-Haughton. If you’re suffering arts withdrawal because you can’t attend concerts, plays, movies or exhibits right now, Hedda Matza-Haughton has a few ideas for you. Matza-Haughton, a Sarasota-based  licensed clinical social worker, health educator, actress, playwright and director (as well as a breast cancer survivor)…

Discover More Joy in Aging
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Discover More Joy in Aging

Join us for an interactive, fun-filled morning focusing on how you can increase laughter and joy in your daily life. Discover joy in aging and how laughter has positive health outcomes. You will be laughing and at the same time learning the physical and emotional benefits of laughter and joy, including research in this area.

15th Annual Florida Creativity Conference
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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…