THE ART SPIRIT. A Singular Book by Robert Henri. by Elsa Mora | Jan 2, 2013 | Books, Inspiration & Thoughts | 10 comments FacebookTwitterPinterestGoogleTumblrEmailLinkedIn Related 10 Comments Elsa Mora on January 2, 2013 at 10:28 am Buddy, from Facebbok (https://www.facebook.com/BuddyN.Lmt) shared this link with me: http://www.bostonglobe.com/arts/2012/12/22/tony-bennett-singer-and-road-reader/yyQEWDVxqB3AevHbdEUvlO/story.html It’s an interview with Tony Bennett, where he recommends this book to any student interested in the arts. The interview itself is great. Elsa Mora recently posted..THE ART SPIRIT. A Singular Book by Robert Henri. Reply Susan Wells on January 2, 2013 at 9:16 pm Oh yes! let us look at the heart and mind and how they work together! I just heard of new research that has created excellent therapies for patients at Duke University Hospital as well as folks who haven’t landed up in the hospital yet. So interesting! It’s called HeartMath. I think it should be called HeartMind- but they didn’t ask me! Anyway there is so much research done by this organization that points to scientific evidence of the heart having more powerful emotional energies than our brain. Duh. Thanks Science though, really, I like having hard facts… http://www.heartmath.com/about/research-information.html#hbi Science + Art = Divine! Susan Wells recently posted..It’s dark Reply Elsa Mora on January 3, 2013 at 6:18 am Thanks Susan for this link! I just came back from reading the article. I am so grateful to hear about the HeartMath research. I want to keep learning about it. Here is a fascinating fact that I got from the article: “The heart produces by far the body’s most powerful rhythmic electromagnetic field, which can be detected several feet away by sensitive instruments. Research shows our heart’s field changes distinctly as we experience different emotions. It is registered in people’s brains around us and apparently is capable of affecting cells, water and DNA studied in vitro. Growing evidence also suggests energetic interactions involving the heart may underlie intuition and important aspects of human consciousness.” Elsa Mora recently posted..Be a Hunter. Reply Susan Wells on January 3, 2013 at 8:47 am that is just the information that bounced out at me when I read. Poof! Magic:) Susan Wells recently posted..WINTER FIRE Reply Elsa Mora on January 3, 2013 at 9:33 am Magic, indeed! 🙂 Elsa Mora recently posted..Be a Hunter. Reply Kristina Hall on January 3, 2013 at 8:47 am Comment Reply Kristina Hall on January 3, 2013 at 9:07 am Being a behaviorist and a writer, I strongly believe that our heart is the source of both emotions and creativity, with a connection to the mind. Let the heart steer you in the right direction and the mind will follow. The old saying “listen to your heart”, is now scientifically proven to be a powerful skill! As for any artist this quote comes to mind, and can be applied to anyone who has a desire to be creative: “Write your first draft with your heart. Re-write with your head.” ~ Finding Forrester Movie Kristina Hall recently posted..THANKSGIVING DAY Reply Elsa Mora on January 3, 2013 at 9:24 am Kristina, I love your comment and I agree with every word in it. This is my favorite line: “Let the heart steer you in the right direction and the mind will follow.” As a behaviorist, are you a therapist? I am just curious. I know different behaviorists that have worked with my son Diego over the years. I am eternally grateful for the things that I have learned from them. Elsa Mora recently posted..Be a Hunter. Reply Kristina Hall on January 5, 2013 at 3:20 pm Elsa, Thank you so much for your kind words. I absolutely ADORE and LOVE your art and web site! No, I’m not a therapist in the regular sense. I have mostly been working with environmental issues in the work place. Everything ranging from poor ergonomics, employee relations, team dynamics, employee development through self assessment, leadership seminars, to personal problems for the employees. I have loved every minute of it! I still do some consultation, as I also try to give some open space for my writing. I have a passion for both! I read your bio and understood that you have a son with autism, and I know how challenging that can be. I know first hand how important it is to treat the whole child, not just the different symptoms. The emotional well being of the sick child is as important! If you ever have any general psychology/behavioral question, or just want to brain storm over something, please feel to contact me at email@example.com I won’t charge you! Since our son was sick I have volunteered by helping other parents to just be able to cope with the situation. I’m just someone they can talk with who have been in their shoes, even if every situation is different. I am so happy I found your site through Elizabeth Gilbert. Now it’s my turn to share it with my friends! Kristina Hall recently posted..THANKSGIVING DAY Reply Lok, Ka Wa on September 27, 2013 at 10:27 am so inspiring written and beautiful writing, thanks! Reply Submit a Comment Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.