A Defining Moment: Discovering the Hidden Gifts in Chronic Pain and Illness

One of the best days of my life was when I was diagnosed with fibromyalgia, a disorder of severe muscle pain and fatigue.  Strangely, I can’t say the same about when the symptoms went away approximately 20 years later. It’s complicated, as people tend to say about things they don’t understand well.  I suspect it … Continue reading A Defining Moment: Discovering the Hidden Gifts in Chronic Pain and Illness

My Perspective-Shifting Experiment with Art

Though music and philosophy have been shown to help change perspective as a route to well-being (see Art and the Humanities Shift Our Perspective), the visual arts may be particularly adept at helping viewers modify perspective to improve their well-being.   Art plays many roles which potentially contribute to well-being including remembering, providing hope, managing … Continue reading My Perspective-Shifting Experiment with Art