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The Role of Art and Music Therapies in Substance Abuse Treatment

From: Maria Cannon (maria@hobbyjr.org) For many people, recovering from a drug or alcohol addiction isn’t only about kicking a bad habit. Often, mental and emotional health issues exist alongside an addiction. Those issues may have been present before the onset of substance use or may have arisen during active addiction. Either way, addressing mental health issues is essential if a...

Here’s How Creativity Actually Improves Your Health

From: forbes.com Do you find yourself craving a little creativity in your life? Turns out, tapping in to that creative energy can actually improve your overall health. It might sound too good to be true, but simply engaging in creative behaviors (even just coloring in those trendy adult coloring books) improves brain function, mental health, and physical health. The theory...

What Non-Profit Organization Should You Support

What exactly is a non-profit organization and what does it offer the community? The purpose of non-profit entities is to offer programs, resources, and services to local communities. It is another way to provide social and educational outlets for individuals of all ages. These outlets include resources such as art, education, health and services, human rights and much more. As...

Ways To Be an Awesome Parent: Good Parenting Skills and Tips

From: findmykids.org As your child develop from a baby and toddler to a schooler and teenager, many things change but basic principles remain the same. As an awesome parent, you will balance his or her maturity level and needs with rules, responsibilities, and allowances. While the younger child is more self-centered and less understanding of other’s expectations, the teenager is...

Why Arts Education is Fundamental for Students

There’s no doubt that the arts are fun, but arts education goes far beyond that. Many schools perceive the arts as frivolous and unnecessary, but there’s plenty of research that proves its undeniable and worthwhile benefits. Whether it’s in school, the house, or at work, there’s no doubt that the arts foster crucial and beneficial skills for students. With that,...

FREE Austin Summer Fine Arts Events 2019

Sound & Cinema: Guardians of the Galaxy Another one of those unforgettable experiences with your favorite people while sitting on a lawn enjoying live music. This event will feature music performed by Recovering combined with a Marvel fan-favorite, Guardians of the Galaxy. Where: The Long Center, 701 W Riverside Dr, Austin, TX 78704 When: July 10th, Movie starts at 8:45pm

Raise Your Hand If You Think You’re Creative!

If your hand is up, great! If it isn’t then let me convince you on why it should. The term “creativity” can have a variation of meanings; however, every definition has one single underlying meaning: that is to have the ability of problem solving and individuality. It makes sense, right? No? Well, creativity does not stem from being artistically talented....

The Arts Can Help Children with Learning Disabilities Overcome Their Obstacles

By Lillian Brooks If a child has been diagnosed with a learning disability, the natural inclination is to worry about how they’ll cope with school as you desire for them to have a fulfilling education. However, with the right tools, encouragement and support, you can help the child build self-confidence and learn new ways to respond to their obstacles. A...

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