The Cultural Creatives of the community are the healers, the visionaries. Throughout history and herstory, the arts have inspired change. In my opinion, artists have been responsible for more lasting change than politicians. (I admit I might be a little prejudiced.)
I first met positive music singer-songwriter Daniel Nahmod at a Dennis Kucinich Rally in the early 2000's. He currently runs a music studio, Humanity Music in Orange County, CA.
For me, every one of his songs has provided a sense of healing and wellbeing. Every one. Powerful.
See him live if you can. And listen to his song, "Rivals," (YouTube video above) from his 2016 release "Cornerstone: Songs of Comfort and Courage." If your soul is feeling the effects of recent distressing current events, you'll be glad for the healing power of music.
Meryl Ann Butler is an artist, author, educator and OpedNews Managing Editor who has been actively engaged in utilizing the arts as stepping-stones toward joy-filled wellbeing since she was a hippie. She began writing for OpEdNews in Feb, 2004. She became a Senior Editor in August 2012 and Managing Editor in January, (more...)