The Messy Studio with Rebecca Crowell

Episode 157: Well Being

December 19th, 2020  •  41 mins 49 secs  •  Download (46.4 MB)  •  Link with Timestamp

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Every so often, we like to address the ways that creativity and well-being intersect, and it seems appropriate to do so now as we come to the end of a very difficult and stressful year. In a recent seminar on Buddhist philosophy, neuroscientist Richard Davidson spoke about four pillars of well-being—awareness, connection, insight, and purpose—all of which are practiced every day in the studios of artists as part of the creative process. Today we’ll take a closer look at these ideas and consider how an art practice enhances a positive state of mind during stressful times.