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"'Map Your Progress' Lets You Color-In Your Way To Meeting Your Goals" – Bustle

By now, I’m sure you’ve taken up — or at least heard of — the hot new trend: coloring books for adults. But have you ever considered using a creative tool like a coloring book to track your progress toward a goal? Enter Map Your Progress: the company providing you with Creative Progress Maps to […]

"7 Reasons Adult Coloring Books Will Make Your Life A Whole Lot Brighter" – Bustle

Coloring books for adults have become the latest trend, and, unlike some fads, this one is actually really good for you. According to clinical psychologist Ben Michaelis, coloring is a stress-free activity that relaxes the amygdala — the fear center of the brain — and allows your mind to get the rest it needs. But […]

Health Benefits of Coloring Books Attracting Adults to Childhood Pastime – Fox News

Coloring isn’t just for kids anymore. Turns out the favorite childhood pastime is gaining popularity with adults, and there’s a laundry list of health benefits like stress reduction and sharpening fine motor skills. Dr. Ben Michaelis joins Fox News to talk about why coloring is a great activity for adults. Watch the latest video at […]

Why Coloring Is A Beneficial Stress Relief – HuffPost Live

We often associate coloring with children, but it’s becoming very popular among adults because of its stress-relieving power. Dr. Ben Michaelis joins HuffPost Live to talk about about the benefits of putting down your phone and picking up a few crayons.  

"The Throwback Stress Reliever That Everyone’s Instagramming" – SELF

  As for the state of happiness so many born-again artists report, it really may come down to creating change in our gray matter: “What ends up happening is that when we engage in a repetitive activity, like coloring, or meditation or running, our brains generate neurochemicals such as norepinephrine and dopamine, which are the […]