Mindfulness

Important skills for young minds: Part 2 – Mindfulness

In my previous blog post I shared my thoughts on why creativity and the use of the imagination are such important skills for children to develop. Now I would like to share a few ideas about the value of mindfulness and paying attention. I’d also like to tell you why I think creativity and mindfulness…

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creativity

Important skills for young minds: Part 1 – Creativity and imagination

In the past, I sometimes struggled to explain why I thought creativity was an important skill for children to develop. It wasn’t that I didn’t think it was valuable. For me, personally, being creative seemed as important as eating or breathing – I couldn’t do without it. But other people seemed to do just fine…

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5 Reasons why the world needs art

5 Reasons why the world needs art

If you think about what it is that people around the world need most, your first thoughts will probably not be that the world needs art. Instead, you will likely think of basic needs such as having shelter, enough food, and clean water to drink. You may even think about art as being a bit of a luxury.

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Finding my own definition of art and the art I strive to create

Finding my own definition of art and the art I strive to create

In finding my definition of art, I need to go back to the beginning. Once upon a time when I was a philosophy student, I spent a semester contemplating the question “What is art?” In the typical methodical way that is characteristic of a philosophical examination, we examined a number of different ways in which…

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