Creative Wellness: The Surprising Link Between Creativity and Mental Health

by Volta
Creative Wellness: The Surprising Link Between Creativity and Mental Health

On the latest Calm and Creative Podcast episode, we dive into the world of art, like watercolor painting, and its power to reduce stress and enhance happiness. I, Volta Voloshin-Smith, share stories and insights on why helps our mental well-being. Whether you’re into art or just looking for new ways to relax, this episode is for you. It’s all about finding your peace through creativity.

We kick things off by exploring why art acts as a stress reliever and a booster for mental health. I share how art has been a game-changer for me and what science says about it, like how creative activities make our brains release chemicals that make us feel happy and cut down on stress. We also tackle the idea that starting can feel intimidating, but making mistakes is part of the process, and simply engaging in something creative can significantly improve our mood. So, no matter if you’re a seasoned artist or just giving it a go, art can be super beneficial for everyone.

Here’s what we cover:

  • Art Lifts Your Spirits: Getting involved in creative activities like painting can really help decrease stress and boost your happiness.
  • Brain Benefits from Art: When you’re creative, your brain lets out chemicals that make you feel good and reduce stress.
  • Starting Is Scary, But That’s Okay: It’s normal to feel hesitant about beginning with art, but don’t let it hold you back. Just dive in!
  • Art Is for Everyone: You don’t have to be an expert to enjoy art. Starting with simple, fun activities is a great way to get into it.
  • Experiment and Enjoy: Playing with art, without worrying about how it turns out, is an excellent way to discover joy and build self-confidence.

I’m hosting a FREE live Creative Wellness Retreat. It’s a five-day event where we’ll explore using art to unwind and enjoy ourselves. You’ll get to participate in live sessions, connect with fellow art lovers, and discover creative ways to incorporate art into your daily life.

Join the Fun: If you’re on the lookout for a fun method to lessen stress and spark your creativity, this retreat is for you. Sign up at and gear up for an exciting adventure. I can’t wait to meet you there and kickstart this amazing journey together!

Save the Date!

We start on February 19th and here’s what’s included inside the retreat:

We’ll meet live on Zoom at 1pm PST / 3pm CT / 4pm EST.

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