Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Does Creativity Lead to Better Health?

"It doesn’t matter if you are painting, writing poetry, journaling, sketching, or making pottery — the simple and timeless act of creating something out of nothing, and operating from that quiet and primordial place within you, initiates changes within your body." - Joel Le Blanc

The TLC International Art School in Wellington, New Zealand has recently published a feature article of mine detailing the links between creativity and health, and the scientific research that proves the link. I studied at TLC several years ago during a very difficult time in both my personal life and in my health, so it somehow feels that I have come full circle to have published this article for them in particular.

This is a very exciting time for me in my professional life and I just hope that this article, and future articles to come in this area, may help some people in their journey. 


  1. Came here from your guest post at creative everyday, love the message, and the fairytale, thanks for sharing!

  2. Congrats on the article! I must agree- just from my own experiences. When my health was heading south my creativity went with it. As I took drastic measures to get the health turned around I found my creativity return. Heading over watch the TED video now. Thanks for sharing!

  3. Very helpful article. I'm looking forward to more.

  4. Hi!

    Came here through Creative Everyday as well. It's late night here in Panglao Island (Bohol, Philippines) but I've bookmarked your article and will read it in the morning. Am still recovering from a violent illness which started mid-November. And what I believe saved my life was my decision to not fearfully succumb to the illness by protecting the overall health of my mind, which I have the power to do so. One of the proactive ways I had opted was to engage myself in some creative effort -- I created a blog. And that's how I my current blog got started.

    Nonetheless, I'll read your article and then get back to you. Have also included your site for me to follow along with Creative Everyday.