with Frances and guests

Arts & Emotions


I teach about thinking & moving; but emotions affect both - they’re such a fundamental part of cognition - and the arts have always been where we engage with & process our feelings.
I wanted to learn more about different kinds of art; what makes them popular, and how they benefit our mental and emotional health.


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Life wouldn't be much of a life without the arts.  They all express what it is to be human and to feel.  We need them to bring us together, tell our stories, escape or find outlet for our emotions.   When the pandemic robbed us of so much access to live arts, their crucial importance for our health had never been clearer...

I talk to artists about their creative passions.  My guests dig into skills and processes, discuss the emotional side of their work, share stories and insights, and sometimes offer suggestions to explore. I hope you enjoy listening to them as much as I’m loving making them.

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