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Art and Healing

Diagnosed With Rare Terminal Cancer, Artist Heals Through Art

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 06.22.2016 | Arts

"The works are my only legacy," artist Kaylin Andres told The Huffington Post when describing her piece "Three Braids." In the delicate sculpture, int...

Study Says Making Art Reduces Stress, Even If You Kind Of Suck At It

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 06.16.2016 | Arts

The next time you're blessed with that familiar, overwhelming sensation of stress -- when your anxieties turn from passing sensations in the brain to ...

Chicago Students Are Learning How Outsider Art Can Combat Hate

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 06.14.2016 | Arts

The genre known as outsider art is loosely tied together by a few guiding principles. First, outsider artists are not typically trained in a tradition...

In A Mental Health Center In Italy, A Patient Created Her Own World Through Art

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 02.01.2016 | Arts

If you happened to visit the Outsider Art Fair in New York last month, you were likely greeted by a string of sunny drawings in candy-colored chalk an...

Adorable Illustrations To Inspire The Zen Warrior Inside

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 01.07.2016 | Arts

It's not always easy to find your inner Buddha. Especially when your phone is dinging, your email Inbox is flooding, and you can't remember where you ...

12 Therapeutic Crafts To Kick Off A Creative New Year

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 01.04.2016 | Arts

Another new year, another opportunity to incorporate self-expression, creativity and mindfulness into your daily routine. You don't have to be a profe...

Art Isn't Just Good For The Mind, It's Good For The Body Too

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 01.06.2016 | Arts

My dad was the one who had just had brain surgery, but I also needed to heal. While he recovered in Cedars-Sinai Medical Center I found myself roaming...

When A Local Women's Shelter Takes Over An Art Gallery, Beautiful Things Happen

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 10.02.2015 | Arts

Each Wednesday evening, around 6:30 p.m., an unlikely group of artists congregate in the activity room downstairs at the Anne Douglas Center for Women...

Art Therapy Is More Than Just Making Nice Pictures

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 09.29.2015 | Arts

Anyone who has ever put pen to paper, crayon to coloring book, or hand to wet clay knows the healing powers embedded in such creative endeavors. More ...

Appreciating and Allowing Art to Enlighten, Enrich and Heal the Black Community

Antwone Fisher | Posted 04.23.2015 | Black Voices
Antwone Fisher

Through painting, writing, poetry and music, the arts have provided me with an ability to express my feelings, thoughts, ideas and imagination in ways I am certain I would not have been able to in my life otherwise.

11 Art Destinations That Double As Therapeutic Retreats

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 12.18.2014 | Arts

There are many reasons to see art -- to get a taste of something beautiful, to engage in new ways with today's pressing questions, to escape to anothe...

Lessons Learned in Boston: Creative Arts Expression As a Path Toward Recovery and Resilience

Jeremy Nobel, MD, MPH | Posted 06.15.2014 | Arts
Jeremy Nobel, MD, MPH

The city is united in important ways, resolute and ready to run that race again -- this time with the whole world looking on. Terrorism failed in Boston, and I think there are lessons to be learned from the last year of Boston's recovery about resilience in general.

You'll Never Walk Alone

Judith Greenberg, Ph.D. | Posted 05.08.2013 | Healthy Living
Judith Greenberg, Ph.D.

Both the play and the article made me wonder about the role of choice when it comes to seeing the glass as half full or half empty. Can we simply decide to be positive and then we'll feel better?