Bridging Science and the Arts to Impact Lives

  • Exploring the relationship between health and creative expression through scientific research
  • Empowering individuals through innovative programs and tools
  • Engaging our community through shared stories of “art and healing”

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The arts have long provided emotional context for the human experience. Now, research is demonstrating that creative expression also contributes to better health and wellbeing. People from all walks of life and every corner of the planet are expressing themselves through the arts—musical, performance, visual, writing, culinary—and discovering how it reduces the physical and emotional burden associated with various types of health conditions and life circumstances.  Join us, along with those in healthcare and the arts, as we find out how, why, and when this important transformation occurs in order help all who might benefit.  Together, we can make Art powerful Medicine.

Michelle Obama on the Power of the Arts

Watch First Lady Michelle Obama share her thoughts on the power of the arts. It was submitted as part of the the National Endowment for the Arts 50th anniversary Tell Us Your Art Story series. You’ll hear how, as a child, when she was feeling anxious, bored, or lonely she would “write, and write, and write…”

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7 Books Sure to Inspire Creative Expression

Need a little jumpstart for your imagination? Here’s our team’s top 7 recommended “classics” that will spark your creativity. Enjoy as you discover lots of new ways express yourself! Flow by Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi: Written by a leader in positive... read more

You Can Do Haiku

You Can Do Haiku 5-7-5. If you’re versed in poetry, or even a casual admirer those numbers may resonate as the recipe for creating a haiku. It may even bring to mind a flood of your favorite Haiku – possibly an original? While opinions vary as to the strict definition... read more

Preventing Veteran Suicide – A Call To Action

Loneliness kills and military veterans are at particular risk because of PTSD and related behavioral health issues. By conservative estimates 43,000 Americans committed suicide last year, among those roughly 8,000 were veterans. It’s urgent that we find a better approach to managing this epidemic.

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Evidence of the Healing Power of Expressive Writing

Seeking counseling from a therapist is one of the most common recommendations for people who are struggling to cope with a recent emotional upheaval or with past traumas. Yet writing therapy, or expressive writing, has proven to be a powerful, free, and easily... read more


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