The Rewards of Teaching Art to Homeless Seniors

One of the main tenets of Creative Awakenings is the healing benefits of Creativity. This article about artist Zahava Sherez teaching art to homeless seniors is particularly meaningful – this quote by Zahava stood out for me:

“Working with seniors and walking with several of them to the crossover gate, literally, as they continued making art in hospice, taught me that every minute lived fully matters and that life can be enriching at any age. And I befriended my own mortality.”

Zahava Sherez artist

Zahava Sherez

Making art has so much more to do with the process itself than the end result, adding to the “minutes we live fully.” At every stage and place in life, the creative process can help us transcend our current experience, giving every experience the opportunity for transformation. Enjoy!

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By |2018-08-30T14:40:11-07:00August 30th, 2018|Posts, Spiritual Toolbox|0 Comments

About the Author:

Elizabeth Bryan-Jacobs has been a nationally recognized Earthworks Artist and Creative Behaviorist for over three decades. She specializes in awakening the creative process in individuals through proprietary practices that integrate spirit, science and nature. The result is an enduring, personalized toolbox for transforming life experience into life success, providing an abiding sense of joy along with a newfound freedom of expression that arises from living authentically. Elizabeth teaches Creative Awakenings retreats privately and nationally at exclusive venues like Canyon Ranch, the Golden Door Spa, and Ojai Valley Resort. She has also co-authored two books, bestselling "Chicken Soup for the Soul: Count Your Blessings," and “Soul Models: Transformative Stories of Courage and Compassion." To view more of Elizabeth’s art, visit:

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