March–April 2015: GOOD HEALTH

by Kandi Jamieson
Stigma Cells: Schizophrenia
mixed media fibers, 6 x 4 x 3 inches
by Kandi Jamieson

Noblesville artist and teacher Kandi Jamieson created Stigma Cells, a group of hand-stitched fiber pieces exhibiting playful and vibrant cell-like structures, to offer a safe invitation to talk about mental illness. Kandi says: “Mental illness is often hidden and feared. Its stigma is woven into the fabric of our society and stems back centuries, when mental illness was considered a character flaw. Today we have evidence and cutting-edge research to show us that mental illness affects all ages, races, and genders. I believe art travels on a continuum of language and a path of healing in the human mind. I’ve used fibers as a way to visually communicate the unseen as an abstract representation of mental health.” See more of Kandi’s artistry at Arthouse in Noblesville.

CONTENTS
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Healthy Forests, Healthy Planet
It’s a myth that forests need to be managed. 
JEANNE MELCHIOR
Energy Medicine
The place to turn before symptoms appear.
ROSE MARY O’MALLEY
Grief & Healing
Discover the loving connection.
DONA ROBINSON
This Morning
A poem.
JOHN SHERMAN
A Doctor’s Prescription
Practice forgiveness.
JOHN C. PETERSON, M.D.
The Health Conspiracy
Authentic well-being remains marginalized and overlooked.
TED NOTTINGHAM
My Journal
A poem.
SUE DAVIDSON
The Healing Power of Libraries
Safe places to learn and grow.
ELSA KRAMER
Waiting for Botox
A poem.
JOHN SHERMAN

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