Healing Arts

Stories of Healing Connecting the World

These collections of art, from wellness blog posts to artwork and much more, are resources to connect and educate one another through the pure power of organic storytelling. 

As creatives from all walks of life, we have so much to teach and learn. Join us in the exploration of intimate, unique healing journeys through this dynamic, expressive space.

Featured Stories

Elderhood

Posted by John Graham-Pole I don’t know when Dorothy and I became elders, but I’ll date it from our simultaneous retirement almost eighteen years ago. We’d first met in July, 2005, corresponded by email with growing frequency, then started phoning between Gainesville, Florida, and Antigonish, Nova Scotia, even more often.

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Branding: Coordinating My Wardrobe to the HARP Colour Palette

Posted by Dorothy Lander: dorothy@tryhealingarts.ca The talented team at This is Marketing (https://www.thisismarketing.ca/) chose a unique colour palette to illuminate the HARP brand.  The TiM team instructed Dorothy Lander and John Graham-Pole to scour their wardrobe for these colours during the photoshoot in our home as part of creating the

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Love Medicine: A Healing Art

L to R Clockwise: John Graham-Pole aged 2 on Mummy’s knee with sisters Elizabeth, Mary, and Jane, High Bickington, Devon, 1944; John and Bridget, Shands Hospital, University of Florida (UF); John and Roddy, Shands UF; John arm-wrestling with Jarrad after surgery, Shands UF. Posted by John Graham-Pole For a caregiver

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Low Carbon Couple

The Ancestral Power of Father Bauer

Posted by Dorothy Lander Once a month, John Graham-Pole and I showcase the publications of HARP The People’s Press at the Antigonish Farmer’s Market.  Ken Kingston, the news anchor at 98.9 xfm (CJFX), stopped by and we congratulated him on his recent well-deserved award from Theatre Antigonish, The Father Cyril

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Our Reverse Resolutions for 2024

Dorothy and I woke up with this idea on New Year’s Eve morning, which we’re calling our Reverse Bucket List. We’re talking about things that we WON’T be doing in 2024, and in most cases NEVER again. Here’s my list to date. I resolve: NOT to cut the grass NOT

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You Are My Sunshine

We understand carbon inequality in the abstract for the most part. Yes, we understand that human-induced climate change is driving us to the brink.  Yes, we know that we in rural Nova Scotia enjoy “carbon privilege.”  We get it that we are sheltered from the climate impacts affecting the majority

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Story Archive

Elderhood

Posted by John Graham-Pole I don’t know when Dorothy and I became elders, but I’ll date it from our simultaneous retirement almost eighteen years ago. We’d first met in July, 2005, corresponded by email with growing frequency, then started phoning between Gainesville, Florida, and Antigonish, Nova Scotia, even more often.

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Branding: Coordinating My Wardrobe to the HARP Colour Palette

Posted by Dorothy Lander: dorothy@tryhealingarts.ca The talented team at This is Marketing (https://www.thisismarketing.ca/) chose a unique colour palette to illuminate the HARP brand.  The TiM team instructed Dorothy Lander and John Graham-Pole to scour their wardrobe for these colours during the photoshoot in our home as part of creating the

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Love Medicine: A Healing Art

L to R Clockwise: John Graham-Pole aged 2 on Mummy’s knee with sisters Elizabeth, Mary, and Jane, High Bickington, Devon, 1944; John and Bridget, Shands Hospital, University of Florida (UF); John and Roddy, Shands UF; John arm-wrestling with Jarrad after surgery, Shands UF. Posted by John Graham-Pole For a caregiver

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The Ancestral Power of Father Bauer

Posted by Dorothy Lander Once a month, John Graham-Pole and I showcase the publications of HARP The People’s Press at the Antigonish Farmer’s Market.  Ken Kingston, the news anchor at 98.9 xfm (CJFX), stopped by and we congratulated him on his recent well-deserved award from Theatre Antigonish, The Father Cyril

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Arts Medicine: Where and When and How and Why Did it Start?

Aboriginal Rock Mural Kimberley Region, Western Australia Posted by John Graham-Pole I don’t have answers to any of these questions, but I can tell you a story. It’s 1960, and I’m entering St. Bartholomew’s Hospital Medical School in the city of London on a quite unlooked for scholarship in Classical

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Happy Birthday David Suzuki from Estuary & Piping Plover

HARP The People’s Press released the podcast series Estuary and Piping Plover Find Their Voice to mark two momentous occasions: the inaugural Sustainable Blue Economy Summit hosted by Eco Canada in Halifax on March 19, 2024; and the 88th birthday of David Suzuki on March 24, 2024. Estuary and Piping

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