The creatively well person values and actively participates in a diverse range of arts and cultural experiences as a means to understand and appreciate the surrounding world.

  • According to the American Public Health Association, there is evidence that one’s engagement with artistic activities, either as an observer of the creative works of others or as an initiator of one’s own creative pursuits, can enhance a person’s moods, emotions, and other psychological states or have a salient impact on important health parameters. Creative wellness is good for intellectual wellness, too: when studying people in their mid- to late 80s, researchers have found that the behavior that had the greatest protective effect against cognitive decline was artistic activity.
    • Your discovery activity: Increase your creative wellness by doing this activity RIGHT NOW.
      • Sit upright in your chair with good posture and rotate your hands so your palms are facing the ceiling. Hold this for 20 secs. Notice a difference? Turning palms up triggers a powerful mind-body response (with palms up we adopt a more open and curious mindset).