By Rick McVicar
Hello readers. I want you to feel free to take part in promoting the arts for brain health recovery.
The Contact page is set up so you can send me material exploring how you practice art for your recovery. I only ask that you refrain from advocating self- harm or violence.
I define "art" in broad terms. It can mean visual art, music, poetry and short story writing. It can also mean clay modeling, knitting, sewing and coloring. You might make wreaths or paint coffee cups and stones. You might like to dance or act in a play. Or maybe you like to read and listen to music rather than playing it.
I am not going to put limits on what you call art. I also define brain disease in broad terms. It can mean mental illness, depression, anxiety, PTSD, addiction, dementia or intellectual disabilities. The term may also refer to other diseases not mentioned here. I don't want to leave anyone out.
If you like to write, such as poetry or short stories. I would be interested in your writings. If you like to read, then tell about how an author or poet helps you. If you like to listen to music, tell about a musician or group that you find helpful.
If you would like to share music or videos you have recorded and produced, by all means submit them as well. I should be able to download, then upload to my website. A movie review could be included as well.
While the focus of this website is on brain health, I am open to all types of creative writing. For instance, lately I have been publishing poems on the change from winter to spring. If you are a visual artist, you can send images for me to publish.
I will be looking forward to reader submissions. Just send me an email through the Contact page with a short description about what you have to offer. Thank you.