Prompt/Cope 1/27/18: “Body Scan”

Body scanning is a simple meditation practice.   Find a quiet place to sit alone, close your eyes, focus on breathing, then focus on a part of your body going from head to toe or toe to head.  Nothing exists but that body part…be it your feet, or your elbows, or your hair.  As a creative exercise, you could picture what is flowing through your body…is there a butterfly floating through your body?   Relax, be creative, have fun and keep writing@BuddyLitZine   #amwriting  #mentalhealth

Ken Paul Rosenthal on Mental Health Advocacy Through Film | Psychology Today

The future of mental health interview series continues with Ken Paul Rosenthal on mental health advocacy through film.
— Read on www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/rethinking-mental-health/201604/ken-paul-rosenthal-mental-health-advocacy-through-film

Prompt/Cope 5/28/18: “Some people…!”

Ok, so let’s face it.  We’ve all had those days when people are just frustrating us.  How do you deal?  Do you get home at the end of the day and write, vent to your spouse, have a drink (hopefully not too much)…?  Write about somebody who irritated you today.  Have fun with it.  The purpose is to vent via writing, not via physically acting out.   (David Welper)  #buddykeepwriting

2018 Denver Zine Fest | Denver Zine Library

Buddy will have a table here. Stop by!

2018 Denver Zine Fest Sunday, June 24 McNichols Civic Center Building 144 W Colfax Ave, Denver CO The Denver Zine Fest is back and bigger than ever! Don’t miss this free event showcasing zinesters, comic artists, and independent publishers from around the country!               Denver Zine Library…
— Read on denverzinelibrary.org/2018-denver-zine-fest/

Prompt/Cope 4/19/18: “Fitting In”

You’re a square peg trying to fit into a round hole. You’re the black sheep. Even within a creative community it can be hard to find a niche. Write something about an experience where you were an outsider or outcast. Are you dreaming that you are literally a square peg trying to squeeze in? Are you a character from a movie that somehow got misplaced in a different movie? Are you Dorothy who is lost in a Star Wars movie? #buddykeepwriting

Issue #2 is online! Submissions for #3 start June 1st. We are looking for talented people to join the Buddy team. Follow us for more info.

(David Welper)

Stress-related hormone cortisol lowers significantly after just 45 minutes of art creation

Whether you’re Van Gogh or a stick-figure sketcher, a new Drexel University study found that making art can significantly reduce stress-related hormones in …
— Read on www.psypost.org/2016/06/skill-level-making-art-reduces-stress-hormone-cortisol-43362