Looking to naturally support your psychological health and overall wellbeing? Today I’ll take a close look at the many health benefits of creativity and suggest some herbal favorites for relaxation and cognition.
In our culture we tend to think of creativity as a special personality trait—something we’re born with, the domain of a chosen few. But we ALL have creative potential and what’s more? Creative expression is essential to our wellbeing.
Research in recent years has demonstrated the health benefits of engaging in creative activity. Studies show that creative expression helps us in several ways:
Hi, I am a 48 year old wife and Mom with a rewarding career and lately I’ve been feeling overwhelmed, anxious,and disinterested. My gynecologist suggested antidepressants, but I have serious concerns about taking them. What else can I do to improve my mood? Are there herbs that can help? Andrea Charlottesville, VA
This is a great question and the good news is that there are lots of things that can help. First, you are far from alone in the feelings that you describe. In my practice I see a lot of women around your age, and without exception they are taking stock and looking toward the future.