Exercising Another Part of My Brain: Arts and Crafts

I always found doing health fairs challenging as a nutritionist. I loved educating people—but putting together an oak tag presentation, not as much. And making healthy salad samples to give out—also challenging. I am a verbal person. I love to talk. I love to write. When I completed a food pyramid project for my first … Continue reading Exercising Another Part of My Brain: Arts and Crafts

TBT: The Healing Power of Teaching Art and Music in School

There is an ongoing conversation regarding the detriment of cutting art and music from schools. I have another reason to add to this:  Not only do art and music expand our overall intelligence and appreciation for the world, but they can be crucial outlets for mental health. Speaking for myself, along with writing, I have … Continue reading TBT: The Healing Power of Teaching Art and Music in School

The Unpredictable Nature of Creative Flow: Fear I Won’t Have Anything to Blog About

Sometimes I fear that I won't have new insights and therefore will be left with nothing to blog about. Usually I end up having insights and/or experiences within a few days of this fear, and when I don't, I just accept (or try to!) that creative flow is unpredictable and has a mind of its … Continue reading The Unpredictable Nature of Creative Flow: Fear I Won’t Have Anything to Blog About