Finding a way to be artistic can add tremendously to your quality of life. For most of us, much of our active time every day is dominated by task-completion-activities, things that aren’t particularly meaningful or important to us, but just have to get done. Creative practice is about making a time for meaning. Here are some benefits of a creative practice:
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