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Mental Health – Depression and the Creative Industries

Research points to a higher incidence of depression in the creative industries. As a creative entrepreneur it is important to look after your well-being. I was watching a segment on CNN where Christiane Amanpour was interviewing Sir Andrew Lloyd Weber about his distinguished career in musical theatre. In it Sir Lloyd referred to his struggle with depression, making the statement that every creative gets depression at some point or other. This made me pause. I have heard it said that those in the creative industries are three times more likely to get depressed* (*stats relate to the UK). So why […]

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Be Still – Take Some Time To Do Nothing And Just Be

Most of us don’t know how to be still anymore. And by still I mean taking some time to do nothing and just be. Whether that’s lying down and letting our minds drift or walking aimlessly and really hearing the birds sing. When was the last time you looked up at the clouds and actually watched them drift lazily across the sky, or truly felt the caress of a gentle breeze tickling your skin?

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