The Creativity Cure

The Creativity Cure

A Do-It-Yourself Prescription for Happiness

A Five-Part Plan to Build Happiness and Alleviate Stress

For the past three decades, wife-and-husband physicians Carrie and Alton Barron have channeled creativity to improve their own lives and the lives of their patients. Their approaches were different—Carrie utilized writing and meditation, and Alton emphasized exercise and physical exploration—but their conclusions were the same. Creative action leads to long-term happiness and well-being. With the Barrons’ detailed tools and strategies for cultivating creative outlets, overcoming unconscious barriers to happiness, and linking thought to action, readers will build the mind-set and habits necessary for positive change and fulfillment.

The perfect self-help book for our do-it-yourself culture, The Creativity Cure has a simple yet profoundly inspirational message: that you can find the authentic, contented life you crave by taking happiness into your own two hands.
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  • Scribner | 
  • 320 pages | 
  • ISBN 9781451636796 | 
  • August 2013
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FROM THE TIME I was a small child I reveled in creativity, and therapy was a big part of the conversation in my house—my parents were both therapists—so this book, which combines the two, feels like a natural extension of the way I live, and have since I was a young girl.

Creativity was held in high regard in my entwined extended family. We were eight cousins, and several of the eldest, plus their significant others, were established artists. I was not among this elite, though I did sing for many years, but I enjoyed listening to them talk about the world of art and I always wanted to be a... see more

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Posted by Kristy Ojala

By Carrie Barron, MD and Alton Barron, MDAuthors of The Creativity CureSometimes we have to fight the urge to sink beneath the weight of our emotions. Just as you would remind yourself not to slouch—"Stand up straight, dear," as my mother-in-law...

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