Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep.
Between 2000 and 2010 the number of people that died from drug overdoses more than doubled from 17,000 to 38,000, according to the most recent figures from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
In 2009, for the first time in US history, more people died from drugs overdoses than from traffic accidents or firearms, although that is partly because the numbers of gun deaths and road deaths are both decreasing. So what is causing this epidemic?
The data suggests the number of people overdosing from pharmaceutical – or prescription – drugs has trebled over that decade, just as the quantity of prescription painkillers sold to pharmacies, hospitals, and doctors’ offices has quadrupled over the same period.
As a result in 2010, prescription drugs killed more than 22,100 people in the US, more than twice as many as cocaine and heroin combined. Read more from BBC News.
Don’t think. Thinking is the enemy of creativity. It’s self-conscious, and anything self-conscious is lousy. You can’t try to do things. You simply must do things. Ray Bradbury
Brant Meehan leads an animal therapy class at Animal Friends for children whose loved ones have cancer or whom may have cancer themselves. Mr. Meehan offers the class through the Cancer Caring Center.
Mr. Meehan is a therapist who specializes in using art with his practice. With the program at Animal Friends, Mr. Meehan combines utilizing art therapy and therapy dogs to reach the children and assist them in handling difficult times.