For we are God’s masterpiece (Eph. 2:10). Studies have shown that expressing yourself through art or creative projects can help decrease depression and anxiety. For older people, it has also been linked to improved memory, reasoning and resilience.
Here are some articles, resources and inspiration to help you get started:
Did you know Kettering Adventist HealthCare has a recipe library? (This isn’t about art, but thought you should know;))
Story by Elizabeth Anderson
One of the ways Liliana, a mother who was abused at church when she was young, bolsters her children so they don’t become prey “is to give them agency, confidence…that they are in charge of their bodies.” She has explained to her three daughters that they don’t have to hug anyone at church if they don’t want. “When they are toddlers and little children, hugging brother so-and-so is not an issue, right? But once they become 12 and 14, those hugs can become very uncomfortable…maybe not because brother so-and-so is a predator but because I am 14 and I don’t want to smash my breasts against this old man,” Liliana says.
We've aggregated some great resources to help you on your health journey this August. Check them out!
Beat the Heat: Preventing Heat Stroke and Other Illnesses (Kettering Adventist Health)
Set Your Family Up For Back to School Success (Adventist HealthCare)
What’s the Right Exercise for Your Personality? (Vibrant Life)
In honor of the 125th anniversary of the Visitor magazine, join the Visitor staff in continuing to make 2020 healthy. Register for the virtual Visitor 5K, to take place September 20–26.
Participants may walk/run at the time and place of their choice. Registration fees will include a bib, medal, tech shirt, mask and donation to Adventist Community Services.
Find more information and register at runsignup.com/race/md/columbia/visitor5K.