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Drawing is sort of therapy for me. I draw in between film shooting sessions, I draw while flying on airplanes, and sometimes when I have days off.

Jane Seymour

> more on:  painting 2

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Singer-songwriter Rosanne Cash said about her music: "It's almost like a survival instinct; it's that primitive." She said that she has anxiety attacks, insomnia, develops eating problems and becomes irritable "if I ignore my work... it starts taking its toll in a very physical and mental way."

> from article Metaphor and Image in Counseling
the Talented - by Jane Piirto, Ph.D.

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MindSoothe - herbal remedy that has been successfully used
in the treatment of Depression, Insomnia, OCD,
Panic Disorder, and Anxiety.

> more items on:   supplements : mental & physical health

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What a joy to feel free of the prison of alcohol abuse! ... It's so much easier now to let the universe take care of itself without thinking like I used to, that I had something to do with it.

Richard Lewis

> more on:  alcohol

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I don't think you want to cultivate dramatic and traumatic experiences in your life in order to be an artist. I think that's all wrong. But you can use them... there's a redemptive power in your life when you go through hardships.
Meg Ryan

> more on:  mental health perspectives 2

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Creativity is the mother of all energies, nurturer of your most alive self. It charges up every part of you.
Judith Orloff M.D.

Art is about energy, positive and negative. All art has the power to heal because it helps us see who we are, and what we resist.
Shirley MacLaine

> more on :...healing & art

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The truth is: Anxiety disorders are real, serious, and above all -- very treatable. You CAN triumph over painful physical symptoms, overcome obsessive thoughts, and stop limiting your activities.

Deanne Repich - Director, ConquerAnxiety.com

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Mental illness is not the price people pay for their creative gifts. 
While mental disturbances may provide individuals with an underlying 
sense of unease that seems necessary for sustained creative activity, 
these disturbances are not the only source for inner tension.

psychiatrist Arnold Ludwig - from article: Moods and the muse

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Most of us suffer through our dark emotions or grab at the pleasant 
ones like prizes at a county fair but we aren't able to maintain our focus 
or our equilibrium around the emotions. 

Being creative means experiencing the emotions 
with consciousness and skill.   Karla McLaren

> more ondepression

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Traits associated with giftedness like acute sensitivity, intensity, 
complexity, multi-tasking, and divergent thinking can be misdiagnosed 
by therapists as anxiety disorder, OCD, bipolar disorder, or ADHD.
Paula Prober, M.S., M.Ed.

> more on: *counseling***> related article: Misdiagnosis of the Gifted

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