We’re gonna be in this for a long while, dear listeners. We’ll be experiencing waves of grief over a long time. So it’s time to focus on tiny joys, and on how our creativity can help us create some of those joys for ourselves. Have a listen! Plus: Be a part of next week’s call-in show!
Dr. Erin Griffiths on brain chemistry and how making things makes us feel better; how we need to be creative in more than what we make right now, but also in how we decide to live and stay connected; and about what to do if we’re feeling so overwhelmed that we feel we can’t do or make much of anything.
An exploration of how our creative hobbies and interests can help to keep us grounded during times of uncertainty.
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