Art is everywhere but where it needs to be. There's crafty tutorials, creative lesson plans, and learning-centered art projects floating around the internet, in parenting magazines, printable worksheets and children's toy stores.
It's summertime, and the living (should be) easy. Too bad the workweek -- with its hectic pace and jam-packed to-do list -- doesn't always cooperate. For most of us, Friday just can't come soon enough.
Sooner or later we'll see for ourselves what Penny Sarchet and countless others have uncovered -- that what we take in, what we believe, has a correlation to our health. The days of thinking that the body operates independent of our beliefs about it are fading away.
In this period of pressured work and vacation schedules, hectic travel logistics and economic and political stressors, we need to be especially vigilant about taking care of our own mental health -- not just for ourselves, but to be emotionally present for celebrations with friends and loved ones.