Life circumstances can be challenging for anyone, but maybe especially for those of us who are unusually intense, sensitive, or gifted. Many multitalented people feel inspired and energized to pursue multiple creative projects – often at the same time – but one potential downside is physical and emotional burnout. Therapist Sharon Barnes works with creative, […]
Like other people, those in the arts often respond quickly to disasters like hurricanes. Doing a Google search for “celebrity response to hurricane sandy” I located a recent Tweet by Jennifer Lopez @JLo: If you need a safe place to stay, shelter info avail. in #RedCross HurricanApp #Sandy http://bit.ly/red__cross This evening is a broadcast of […]
Most of us experience some kind of trauma in life.
How does it impact creative people, and how can creative expression help?
Acclaimed actor Patrick Stewart is one of many artists who have been deeply impacted by trauma in early life.
An interview arti…
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“The practice of any art isn’t to make a living, it’s to make your soul grow.”
To be creative at times feels like an almost effortless flow, but creative work may also require a high level of courage and bo…
“Life without pain isn’t real at all.” Shia LaBeouf Many people have had traumatic childhoods, and are drawn to creative expression as part of their way to deal with it, to heal and regain self esteem. A number of talented actors have suffered traumatic experiences, including Ashley Judd, who was sexually abused; Charlize Theron, as […]