Artists and Stress

Posted by on Jun 26, 2015 in Fine Arts America | 0 comments

Life produces stress, the artistic personality produces additional stress, creating produces even more stress, and living the artist’s life is the topper! An artist must learn how to deal with all of these stressors—and how to deal with them effectively. There are many tactics an artist can try—the key is actually trying some. For example, you might try “writing your stress away.” Research reported in the Journal of the American Medical Association suggests that writing...

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Ceremonies for Artists

Posted by on Jun 19, 2015 in Fine Arts America | 0 comments

One of the things that became extra clear to me as I led workshops in London, at Esalen, at Kripalu and at Omega recently was how much ceremonies matter and can help—in your life and in your creative life. By “ceremony” I just mean a small, mindful activity with a certain purpose in mind, whether that purpose is healing, getting to your painting, patching up a relationship, or anything important. The ceremony could be anything from lighting a candle to...

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Artists and Insomnia

Posted by on Jun 13, 2015 in Fine Arts America | 0 comments

According to a Princeton National Health and Wellness Survey, thirty-seven percent of U.S. adults reported insomnia or sleep difficulties during a recent twelve-month period. Between 40% and 60% of people over the age of 60 suffer from insomnia. Two million children suffer from sleep disorders. More than ten million people in America use sleep aid medication to deal with their insomnia. 55% of all adults report having problems with insomnia in their lifetime. More than 70...

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