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10 (More) Art Therapy Techniques To Help You De-Stress This Holiday Season

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 11.28.2014 | Arts

The holidays are just around the corner which means family, food and, for many of us, stress on stress. Whether you're dreading those endless conversa...

10 Easy Art Therapy Techniques To Help You De-Stress

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 11.07.2014 | Arts

Art therapy is a form of therapy that encourages creativity and self-expression as vehicles to reduce stress, improve self-esteem, increase awareness ...

A Homeless Veteran Shares How Art Transformed His Life

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 11.21.2014 | Arts

Much of the coverage on the Huffington Post Arts & Culture page, like most arts pages around the web, deals with the latest news in galleries, museums...

These 12 Childhood Art Techniques Can Help Adults Relieve Stress

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 10.15.2014 | Arts

Making art doesn't necessarily sound like a stress reliever. Finding inspiration, keeping concentration, finding your artistic voice -- these things d...

Los Angeles Women's Shelter Uses Art To Turn Wounds Into Light

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 09.17.2014 | Arts

The Anne Douglas Center for Women at the Los Angeles Mission is a space that offers women shelter, clothing and food. But more importantly, it offers ...

Finding a President Through Social Media

Dr. James Michael Nolan | Posted 10.27.2014 | Education
Dr. James Michael Nolan

It certainly is a new era in Higher Education, and social media provides all the Barnum and Bailey we need to make it one of the most fascinating and innovative eras in the history of Higher Ed.

On Trial: Judgement vs. Expression

Daniel Leighton | Posted 08.09.2014 | Arts
Daniel Leighton

I struggled to write this article. I was imagining people scouring the article for every little thing I did wrong. I was constantly questioning the worth and validity of what I had to say. I'm still doing it as I write this.

Creating Change one Piece of Art at a Time and Loving It!

Dar Dowling | Posted 08.05.2014 | Impact
Dar Dowling

The LivingRoom Community Art Studio is in essence an art hive, a place where anyone can come whether they've ever made art or not, hang out, laugh, share their stories, and create something that's uniquely their own.

The Arts Are Chocolate for the Brain

Linda S. Noelker, PhD | Posted 07.13.2014 | Arts
Linda S. Noelker, PhD

Crossword puzzles, word scrambles and other "brain games" are popular choices for people trying to preserve their memory. Yet, recent research shows these activities are not challenging enough.

Kindness is Love Made Visible: This Week In Daily Giving

Ari Nessel | Posted 07.15.2014 | Impact
Ari Nessel

Changing ourselves changes the world. In 2013, I began giving away money, every day of the year, to startup social change projects. Since then, thirty...

Standing in Solidarity: This Week in Daily Giving

Ari Nessel | Posted 06.21.2014 | Impact
Ari Nessel

Here are the extraordinary people and projects that the Pollination Project's daily givers supported this week.

How To Banish The Seasonal Blues

Carol W. Berman, M.D. | Posted 03.04.2014 | Healthy Living
Carol W. Berman, M.D.

Rather than focusing on creating a set of resolutions or goals, choose one thing that you'd like to do differently or change about your life. Picking -- and sticking to -- one goal is easier than five or six.

One Year Later: How The Painting Table Is Helping Newtown Heal

Kristi York Wooten | Posted 02.11.2014 | Arts
Kristi York Wooten

The Painting Table allowed the citizens of Newtown to explore grief and hope -- without boundaries. When hurt is shared, even if it is with paints or canvas, healing can begin.

Art Words: Holding It Together

Daniel Leighton | Posted 12.29.2013 | Arts
Daniel Leighton

Pieces of heart. Disconnection from Self. The shadow that surrounds you: What you know you could be, what you fear you might be. Caught up in a p...

In the Cave -- Going Into Darkness

Daniel Leighton | Posted 01.23.2014 | Arts
Daniel Leighton

Experiencing pain and loss is part of every human's experience, but too often we skip over the feelings that come with it.

Tied Up at the Hospital

Daniel Leighton | Posted 09.10.2013 | Arts
Daniel Leighton

Three days before my first solo show, I stood alone in a Dallas art gallery staring at one of my paintings. Tied Up At The Hospital is about my first visit to the hospital when I was five years old. This painting is about the moment when I realized that I was powerless in this fight.

Harlem's Under The Radar Art Series Presents a Father's Day Exhibition

Akoshia Yoba | Posted 08.12.2013 | Black Voices
Akoshia Yoba

Recognizing the age old connection between art and healing, curator and mixed media artist Barbara Russell aka Ms. B the Doodle Queen has collaborated with Harlem business owner Dr. Jeffrey Chow to present her Under the Radar art series.

Opening Up

Daniel Leighton | Posted 07.24.2013 | Arts
Daniel Leighton

Art has provided me with the tools to transform that pain and anguish into beauty and healing. Line and color provide a conduit through which I can reach into the deepest part of myself and share the treasures that lie within.

Burned Out on Caregiving? Take Some Vitamin N!

Tory Zellick | Posted 07.17.2013 | Healthy Living
Tory Zellick

"Because nature is calming to the mind and uplifting to the mood, it can shift both the caregiver and care recipient into a place where simply being present together feels rewarding."

Rise Up Gallery -- Utilizing Art to Uplift a Community

David McCauley | Posted 06.26.2013 | Arts
David McCauley

How far would you go to express yourself? Having your eye movement dictate a brush stroke. Utilizing a wheelchair as a brush. Painting with a mouth stick. Rise Up Gallery is committed to pushing the boundaries of how art is created and viewed.

LOOK: 7 Ways Photography Can Improve Your Health

Danielle Hark | Posted 05.24.2013 | Healthy Living
Danielle Hark

By picking up a camera and using any or all of these simple tools and techniques, you are not only being present and creative, but you are actually practicing mindfulness, which reduces stress and helps leave you balanced and ready to take on the rest of your day.

Angry Art

Mark Vander Ley | Posted 04.22.2013 | Parents
Mark Vander Ley

Children need parents that are not afraid of their intense feelings. They need parents who can "contain" them even when they cannot contain themselves.

Disruptive Innovation Needed in Higher Education

Dr. James Michael Nolan | Posted 04.11.2013 | College
Dr. James Michael Nolan

I get extremely energized by the ever-increasing world of possibilities the universe is manifesting. I skyrocket this energy into my graduate school, making some folks kind of nervous. Oh, hell, what big ideas does Jim have now?

Painting a Path Through the Parkinson's Jungle

Dan Joseph | Posted 04.09.2013 | Arts
Dan Joseph

When once I held lives in my hands, I now had trouble holding a glass without fear of dropping it. Soon after, at the suggestion of a friend, I began to paint. My art became a meditation, and my studio a sanctuary.

Art as a Form of Therapy

Brian Boyle | Posted 03.24.2013 | Impact
Brian Boyle

In the blink of an eye I went from being a high-school graduate to a practically lifeless body on my deathbed. As for the future, it did not exist.