Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Effort Driven Rewards

The following link is to Art Therapy Changes Lives blog. The article mentions Ellen Dissanayake whom I met in Finland in September, but most importantly describes Kelly Lambert's theories about how the hands engage neurological circuitry in the brain that offsets symptoms of depression. The effects are real whether you are making music, traditional crafts, or cooking a fine Thanksgiving dinner.

We create the need for pharmaceuticals to moderate mood and behavior by our neglect of working with our hands. So if in doubt, these holiday seasons, cook, make and be merry!

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