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Creative Well-Being & self healing

Below are the best resources we could find on Creative Well-Being and self healing.

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The Van Gogh Blues: The Creative Person’s Path Through Depression

Creative people will experience depression—that’s a given. It’s a given because they are regularly confronted by doubts about the meaningfulness of their efforts. Theirs is a kind of depression that does not respond to pharmaceutical treatment.

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Healing and Creativity: SARK and Others

In an interview, SARK said she knows that art is healing “because of how it heals me and how I see it healing other people every day. Through art, we come alive through the deep connections to our souls and spirits.”

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Healing Storytelling: The Art of Imagination and Storymaking for Personal Growth

The healing power of stories is a strong antidote to today’s electronic screen world. Storytelling is an engaging, meaningful way of sharing our thoughts and feelings.

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Conditions of a Creative: Stop, Start, Listen Featuring Courtney Phillips, Creator, GumboMedia

Courtney Phillips, co-founder of Gumbo Media and Gumbo Fit chats about her journey to creative entrepreneurship, how she’s encouraging Black people to define success differently, and what she needs to stay creatively inspired and focused.

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Authentic Voices: Because Our Voices Matter Featuring Natalie Obando, President, Women’s National Book Association (WNBA)

Natalie Obando, president of the Women’s National Book Association, talks about the organization’s Authentic Voices program, which introduces women writers to publishing through four weeks of writing, editing, marketing, and publication.

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Sensuality and Sexuality: Feminism, Religion and Mental Wellness Featuring Brianne Patrice, Sensuality Doula

Brianne Patrice breaks down for us how she sees sexuality, sensuality, and spirituality mastering their own lane but also overlapping -- and when they do, this is the wholeness we speak of.

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A Love Letter to Ancestors: Writing, Motherhood and Burt Bridges Featuring Cassandra Lane, Author and Editor

In this episode, Cassandra Lane shares the journey of her book and the truths she’s discovered in the process, including how her intentional parenting has focused with the ancestral blueprint she’s unearthed.

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Resistance in Bloom: Black Bodies, Freedom and Representation Featuring Aqueene Wilson, Creator of Nene Creates

In this episode, Aqueene Wilson shares her journey of migrating from the Caribbean to the Netherlands, the transition from Black to white spaces, how the lack of representation impacted her as an artist, and what freedom of the Black body means to her.

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Self-Healing: Emotions, White Spaces, and No Graduation featuring Yasmine Cheyenne, Teacher and Mental Health Advocate

Yasmine Cheyenne talks about racism in some predominately white healing spaces, her previous work in the military, and how all of that has led her to create her own community focused on self-healing, plus how the practice is both distinctive and necessary, particularly for Black people.

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Restorative Healing: Traditional Medicine, Alternatives, and the Diaspora Featuring Dr. Leslie Nwoke, CEO, HeartWork EQ

In this episode, Dr. Leslie Nwoke talks about the gap between understanding how to live more intentionally in theory vs in practice and how to close it, the gap in traditional medicine vs. holistic approaches to healing, and bringing restorative healing back to the continent of Africa.

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