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Article Title

Heart Grows Fonder

Keywords

psychiatry; mindfulness; art; meditation; adaptation; psychological adaptation; paintings

Disciplines

Medical Humanities

Abstract

This painting was inspired by one patient’s mindfulness practice that he developed to cope with depression of a recent loved one’s death. Similar to my family of green thumbs, this patient found catharsis in cultivating his late wife’s garden of fruits and vegetables after her death. Through mental health practices such as meditation and exercise, a person has a chance to process and heal from difficult circumstances.

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