Imagination and creativity have many benefits to all. I have lived all my life with mental illness and the one thing that truly gives me peace for periods of time is art. I love to create, in fact have always been driven to do it in one form or another. An injury to my spine robbed me of it for many years and when computers evolved enough that they were functional enough to do art with, I once again took to my favorite passion.

An article I wrote a couple of weeks ago are along the lines of this topic though more from my perspective as an artist - Art and Science Walk Together on the Path of Enlightenment - http://www.allvoices.com/contributed-news/3848051-art-and-science-walk-together-on-the-path-of-enlightenment