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Mental Health Help for us Creative Types

Mental Health Help for us Creative Types

Many of us creative types can feel like our creativity is being tamped down by therapy or medication. However, for many of us dealing with mental health issues these can be necessary parts of treatment. So we find ourselves in a predicament. Want want to get help with whatever we

7 Creative Activities to Relieve Anxiety

7 Creative Activities to Relieve Anxiety

Many creative people also suffer from anxiety. I have has friends like this who turn to unhealthy coping mechanisms in order to get rid of their anxious feelings. Some people end up using drugs and alcohol, of course, all this does is end up making the anxiety worse when you

Inspirational Gift Ideas

inspirational gift ideas

Inspirational Gift Ideas We've all had a friend who is especially spiritual or in touch. Maybe you want to get them a gift because you appreciate them, maybe they're celebrating a birthday, or maybe it is some sort of spiritual milestone. It can be difficult to find the right gift to

Putting Together a Recovery Care Package

Recovery Care Package

I recently had a friend who went into addiction recovery treatment. During her time there she was able to call me occasionally which was great because it gave me the opportunity to support her. As I was talking to her I started thinking about how hard it must be to

How to Make the Perfect Wedding Gift Bag

Wedding Gift Bag

Weddings are one of those things that require a lot of mental and emotional energy on the part of the couple and the guests. If you are planning your wedding yourself it can be incredibly stressful to try to figure out all of the little details that you need to

Making a Health and Wellness Gift Basket

Creating a Spiritual Space

  I love making gift baskets and think they are a fun and creative way to give a variety of items instead of just one single thing. They can easily be personalized to meet a wide range of purposes. Whether you are making gifts for a wedding or a basket

Making a Dreamcatcher

Making a Dreamcatcher

Making a dream catcher might seem a little campy, but it can actually be a great way to connect with your creativity and spirituality. I find that it isn't even necessarily about the symbolism of a dream catcher or believing they work or anything like that. Rather, there is something

Finding a Voice through Writing

Finding a Voice through Writing

My journey with writing started when I was 12 years old. It is a time that I think is really difficult for a lot of young women. Puberty is in full swing, school is different, and friend groups start changing. I cannot remember exactly how it happened other than a

Musician’s Recovery Meeting

Musician's Recovery Meeting

I've always had a tendency toward creativity. Although not a musician myself, I am one of those people who is constantly listening to music. Whether it's while working, exercising, or falling asleep, I love and appreciate music. When I got sober, I found a local musician's meeting. At the meeting,

Benefits of Finding a Creative Outlet

Mental Health and Creativity

If you've ever had a creative outlet, you probably know it can make you feel happy. Whether it's visual art, making music, singing, producing some crafts, or writing, finding a way to be creative has true mental health benefits. A 2014 study found that producing visual art leads to increased psychological

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