“The world will break your heart ten ways to Sunday. That’s guaranteed. I can’t begin to explain that. Or the craziness inside myself and everyone else.” Pat in Silver Linings Playbook, 2012. The movie was adapted for the screen by director David O. Russell, based on the novel The Silver Linings Playbook (2008) by Matthew […]
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, […]
Both naturalistic and out of the ordinary sensory experiences have inspired artistic creation since our cave painting days. In the Introduction to his book on the topic, neurologist Oliver Sacks notes that in the early sixteenth century, the term hallucination meant simply “a wandering mind.” He explains that “in general, hallucinations are quite unlike dreams. […]
Depression impacts many people, including artists. A fairly long list of visual artists who died by suicide includes photographer Diane Arbus (1923-1971), painters Arshile Gorky (1904-1948), Mark Rothko (1903-1970), Vincent van Gogh (1853-1890), and possibly Frida Kahlo (1907-1954). From listing: Artists Who Committed Suicide. Creating art can be a powerful way to deal with depression […]
“Writing is so difficult, that if it doesn’t heal you in the doing of it it isn’t worth the trouble.”
That is a quote by massage therapist, author, artist and teacher Cynthia Waring.
In her book and one-woman play, both titled “Bodie…