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Hip Hop for Healthy Eating

Hip Hop for Healthy Eating

Real Food Justice: From Black Panther Party Roots to Hip Hop Activism, Foodies with Fists   When his grandmother died from diabetes, Ashel Eldridge, a 32-year-old Oakland-based educator with the Alliance for Climate Education, set out to educate himself about healthy eating. A Green For All fellow, Eldridge has combined his food knowledge with community organizing skills picked …

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In This Body – Dreaming Awake

Sixteen years ago, I had surgery to remove a tumor from inside my spinal cord. Although the tumor was benign, the surgery paralyzed me from the neck down. I spent six weeks in a hospital and months learning to walk again. I called upon my artist-self during those darkest hours. My fingers were the first […]

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What is Art For?

Catch-phrases like “art heals” and “art saves” are ubiquitous in our culture and among artists. But what is art actually for and why does it exist? Primary Topic:  Creativity read more

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What is Art For?

Catch-phrases like “art heals” and “art saves” are ubiquitous in our culture and among artists. But what is art actually for and why does it exist?read more

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Getting Sick In Mexico . . .

All our Mexico adventures have not been fun ones. So I thought I’d toss in a reality entry to balance out the picture. About three weeks into arriving here in the Lake Chapala area, both of us started showing signs of illness. Roland’s usual was a b…

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Cool Art Therapy Intervention #4: Visual Journaling

The Cool Art Therapy Interventions Countdown is back; coming in at #4 is a popular technique most often known as “visual journaling.” Visual journals have been used for centuries as records of ideas and imagination, creative autobiographical expres…

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Using Photography to Create Positive Exposure

Most of us feel that we aren’t photogenic. But what if you have a genetic condition or physical trait that really makes a difference in how you feel about yourself and how others perceive you? Maybe it sounds counterintuitive, but photography actually …

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Using Photography to Create Positive Exposure

Most of us feel that we aren’t photogenic. But what if you have a genetic condition or physical trait that really makes a difference in how you feel about yourself and how others perceive you? Maybe it sounds counterintuitive, but photography actually …

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Arts in Healthcare: Creativity for the Health of It

Do the arts really make a difference in health and wellness? Artists, architects, creative arts therapists, doctors, and art curators think so; this week they joined other grassroots advocates to state their case to Congress on National Arts Advocacy D…

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Arts in Healthcare: Creativity for the Health of It

Do the arts really make a difference in health and wellness? Artists, architects, creative arts therapists, doctors, and art curators think so; this week they joined other grassroots advocates to state their case to Congress on National Arts Advocacy D…

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