Category Archives: Wellness

Art used to connect with dementia patients

Something happened when Brant Kingman handed his mother a colored pencil. In the three years since Polly Penney, 87, was diagnosed with dementia, she had lost much of her short-term memory and some of her language. So she would ask … Continue reading

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What happens in our brain when we practice mindfulness?

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Creativity requires the courage

Creativity requires the courage to let go of certainties. Erich Fromm

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What is Dance Movement Therapy?

According to the American Dance Therapy Association (ADTA): Based on the understanding that the body and mind are interrelated, dance/movement therapy (D/MT) is defined as the psychotherapeutic use of movement to further the emotional, cognitive, physical, and social integration of … Continue reading

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Mood Disorders Across the Lifespan

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What’s in a song

From the NPR series, What’s in a song: Group Sing-alongs help a friend For the past several years, a group of friends has gathered every week in the living room of a suburban home in Logan, Utah, to sing long-forgotten … Continue reading

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Meditation has Long-term Effects on the Brain

According to scientists from Harvard and Boston University, meditation produces enduring changes in emotional processing in the brain according to an article published in November of 2012 in the journal Frontiers in Human Neuroscience. Researchers trained people with one of … Continue reading

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