The Joy of Creativity: Pinecone Practice!

I am constantly looking for new things to joyfully create with, and using things found in nature is one of my favorite things to do. As I was perusing DIY crafts at Woman’s World online, I found this terrific post on painting pinecones, which literally transforms them into gorgeous zinnias. This lovely idea came from [...]

By |2019-06-27T08:26:04-07:00June 26th, 2019|The Joy of Creativity|0 Comments

The Joy of Creativity: Toss Away Your Troubles!

It doesn't take a studio full of "real" art supplies to reap the well-being rewards of creativity.  That's because the brain-boosting benefits of creativity come from the creative process itself – not from what you use, and not from the final work of art. Creative practices stimulate the release of dopamine, a brain chemical that [...]

By |2019-06-24T12:54:52-07:00June 21st, 2019|The Joy of Creativity|0 Comments

The Joy of Creativity: Four Fast Ways to Feeling Better – Creatively!

It's a scientific fact: creativity and creative practices reduce stress, increase well-being, and yes – can even improve medical outcomes.(1) Benefiting from creativity has nothing to do with the end result of what you make – it’s all about the act of creating. Whether it’s writing, cooking or crafting, simple engaging in creative activities reaps [...]

By |2019-06-28T14:08:43-07:00May 19th, 2019|The Joy of Creativity|0 Comments

The Joy of Creativity: Make Mandalas on Post-its and Boost Seratonin TODAY

You may be thinking that some extra serotonin could be useful right about now but have no clue what a mandala is, much less how to make one.    “Mandala” is the Sanskrit word for “Sacred Circle.” Circles exist all around us, from the moon, the sun, the orbit of the planets, flowers, seashells, down [...]

By |2019-06-24T13:09:12-07:00April 25th, 2019|The Joy of Creativity|0 Comments