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Creative Expression

#AOLBUILD Hosts Director Extraordinaire Rob Reiner

AOL BUILD | Posted 07.28.2014 | Entertainment
AOL BUILD

"If you are a creative person, you try to create things that are an extension of yourself" - professed Hollywood's jack-of-all-trades, Rob Reiner th...

Adults With Disabilities Find Joy and Acceptance in Creative Expression

Arlene Nisson Lassin | Posted 05.03.2014 | Good News
Arlene Nisson Lassin

What talents lie behind those with physical impairments that confine them to a wheelchair, or those with intellectual disabilities that limit life activities such as work and living independently?

Think Empathy's Just a Nice Idea? Think Again...

Lysa Heslov | Posted 04.29.2014 | Impact
Lysa Heslov

Empathy In Action: How a Concept is Making Real Change In the World The world can be a scary and confusing place when you're a kid, even if you're...

Does Being Hurt Ignite a Desire in Us to Hurt Others?

Sister Jenna | Posted 04.03.2014 | Healthy Living
Sister Jenna

After meeting a Syrian man who defected from Syria at the airport, I wrote these thoughts from 30,000 feet above on my way to Washington, D.C. fr...

Killing Them Softly

Kanan Dhru | Posted 04.05.2014 | World
Kanan Dhru

The pressures of modernity have resulted in many casualties. In this battle between the head and the heart, the language with international acceptability, the language of future and opportunities and the language required for basic survival in today's world is likely to win hands down.

The Life Out Loud: You Are an Artist (Yes, You)

MeiMei Fox | Posted 03.17.2014 | Healthy Living
MeiMei Fox

When Whitney Freya was a little girl, all she wanted was to be an artist. But at age 9, a careless teacher told her, "While you have a great eye for c...

How One Man Found His Balancing Act

Francine Toder, Ph.D. | Posted 09.26.2013 | Fifty
Francine Toder, Ph.D.

His age places him squarely in The Vintage Years, that stage of life after about 55 when the pleasure and meaning derived from doing something is satisfaction in and of itself. No longer are goals and milestones set in place for external rewards -- the reward is contentment in the here and now.

Cultivating Self-Affection During Tricky Times

Dr. Cara Barker | Posted 05.27.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Cara Barker

Spring, in all her glory, dares the frosty air. Do we? Do we dare to shake off the wintry cold that hardens hearts and dampens dreams? Do we dare to bloom today, to become that which is best in our hearts, and that which most inspires our spirit? Do we dare?

Finding Home

Adam Kirk Edgerton | Posted 02.11.2013 | Gay Voices
Adam Kirk Edgerton

It is one of the great tragedies of adulthood that so many of us leave our artistic lives in adolescence. I often find myself in conversations with people who lament, "Oh, I used to play the violin," or, "Remember when we used to do theater?" or, "I wish I still had the time to paint."

Playing the Role of You: An Interview With Sandra Joseph

Omega Institute | Posted 08.28.2012 | Healthy Living
Omega Institute

Broadway star Sandra Joseph, from "The Phantom of the Opera," talks to Omega about overcoming fear on and off the stage.

Is China Inc. Corporate America's Enemy?

Tom Doctoroff | Posted 05.30.2012 | Business
Tom Doctoroff

The Chinese are (not) coming! It will be decades before Chinese corporations -- even in strategic industries such as renewable energy or information technology -- beat American, Western, and European companies on their own turf. Indeed, it may never happen at all.

4 Ways To Awaken Your Creativity

Bridget Nielsen | Posted 05.28.2012 | Healthy Living
Bridget Nielsen

The key is opening the door to creativity by inviting in curiosity and doing things that awaken the energy of excitement to keep things open and flowing.

Unbinding Our Hearts: An Interview With Agapi Stassinopoulos

Dr. Cara Barker | Posted 04.02.2012 | Healthy Living
Dr. Cara Barker

As we approach February and the theme of love, I know of no better way to begin what is coming in the next few weeks than to share an interview with someone well-versed in the affairs of the heart: Agapi Stassinopoulos.

Embrace the Feminine

Mijanou Montealegre | Posted 02.29.2012 | Healthy Living
Mijanou Montealegre

Reason can no longer stand alone as the sole basis for our reality. It is time to integrate our gifts of reason and the intellect with our gifts of intuition and the path of the heart.

Embracing Your 'Creative Age'

AARP | Posted 01.01.2012 | Fifty

Not long ago, an arts program in assisted living or nursing homes meant a choir singing a few songs during the holidays while the residents listened q...

The Neuron, the Ant, and the Novel

Arthur Rosenfeld | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Arthur Rosenfeld

if we don't appreciate (read protect and remunerate) creative folks, they are likely to leave the collective and either start their own or huddle, disgruntled and resentful, on the outskirts of ours.

Living A Poetic Life

Tamsin Rothschild | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Tamsin Rothschild

Who would not want a little more poetry in their life? And I am not talking about drama, I am talking about poetry. And not necessarily Keats either.

Phoenix House Helps Troubled Teens Rise From The Ashes With Music

Kara DioGuardi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Kara DioGuardi

As I've seen how music has changed my life and that of others, I'm energized and want to do more. I believe music can build self-esteem and deal with problems relating to anxiety and depression - which often underlie substance abuse.