News & Events


Parade Magazine, May 2012: The Art of Happiness

Allure Magazine, June 2012: How To Be More Creative

Atlantic Monthly, July 2012: Trickle-Down Distress: How America’s Broken Meritocracy Drives Our National Anxiety Epidemic

Atlantic Monthly, July 2012: Does Artistic Collaboration Ever Work?

Tulane University, December 2013: Medical alumni write a prescription for happiness.

SHAPE Magazine, June 2014: Shape Your Life: Spring Cleaning.

INTERVIEW: How to Plan, Write, and Develop a Book, with Mary Carroll Moore, January 31, 2014.

INTERVIEW with Lawyers With Depression

PODCAST: Dr. Carrie Barron will join Dr. Charles Sophy on his podcast on the subject of “Brooding.” Dr. Sophy is medical director of LA County’s Child Welfare Agency, author of Side by Side: The Revolutionary Mother-Daughter Program for Conflict-Free Communication, frequent radio and TV guest expert, and spends his time running a private practice and lecturing across the country. Listen to the podcast.

Library Journal
Date: Tue, 28 Feb 2012 20:03:45 -0500

Barron, Carrie & Alton Barron. The Creativity Cure: A Do-It-Yourself Prescription for Happiness. Scribner. May 2012. 320p. ISBN 9781451636789. $26.

“Are you a member of the worried well, an active or able person with hidden angst?”

Husband-and-wife team Carrie Barron (adjunct psychiatrist, Columbia Univ. & Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Ctr.) and orthopedic surgeon Alton Barron (president, New York Soc. For Surgery of the Hand) have co-written an invaluable action guide to creating opportunities for greater joy, purpose, and meaning through self-expression. Filled with motivational stories of people who have been transformed by engaging in creative activity, this inviting book also features numerous exercises aimed at achieving a calmer mind, mastering self-knowledge, and building resilience. Outlining a five-step process—“Insight,” “Movement,” “Mind Rest,” “Using Your Own Two Hands,” and “Mind Shift”—the authors emphasize the importance of action, relaxation, community, and friendship. Extensive notes, recommended reading, and a list of relevant websites and groups are included.


“The Creativity Cure is a most welcome addition to the literature on personal and relationship transformation. I highly recommend that you read this book.”

    - GAY HENDRICKS, Ph.F., author of Conscious Living and coauthor with Dr. Kathlyn Hendricks, of Conscious Loving

“The Creativity Cure rocks! The Barrons have written a prescription for happiness. Follow the doctors’ orders and you can’t help but feel better.”

    - PETER CRISS, founding member of KISS and author of Makeup to Breakup

The Barrons have outlined a clear and achievable step-by-step process that allows anyone to not only heal but to unlock our individual road map for a powerful, happy and fulfilling life.
- LEE and BOB WOODRUFF, authors of In An Instant and founders of Stand Up for Heroes and

Read Carrie’s Blog on Psychology Today

Complete Wellbeing, May 2013.


Talk at Beat Anxiety Now World Online Summit. Pre-event talk, June 2, 2014. Event talk, June 23, 2014. Watch online here:

Talk at Tulane University Dept. of GME, December 6th, 2013.

Talk at VogueKnittingLive at the Marriott Marquis in Midtown Manhattan, January 19, 2014.

Interview with Everyday Health, October 31, 2013.

Lecture, University of Texas, Edison Lecture Series, February 5-6, 2013.

Lecture, Sierra Cascade Trauma Society, Deer Valley, February 7-10, 2014.

Talk at Silver Bay YMCA.  August 12 in Silver Bay, NY.

Reading Workshop at Hudson Valley Writer’s Center: “Write Your Book: How to Turn Dreaming into Doing.”

Workshop: Creativity and Spirituality Workshop Series. September 25, October 9 and 23, November 6, 2013, New Canaan, CT (place tbd).

Book Reading: SmArt Cafe Series. October 1, at Art Café, 65 South Broadway, Nyack, NY

Publishing course, “Achieving Healthcare Leadership and Outcomes through Writing and Publishing,” Harvard Medical School, April 2014.

Lecture, NOCCA (Arts Conservatory). New Orleans, December 6th, 2013.

PRESENTATION at the Norwalk Public Library, Thursday, May 16th, 7pm. More info here.

PANEL: Mental Illness and Creativity, Tuesday, January 22, 8pm at the Cactus Cafe in Austin, TX. More info here.

LECTURES: Annual Meeting of the Sierra-Cascade Trauma Society, Park City, Utah, February 2013. Lectures: Making Things Makes Us Better, Technology, Human Touch and Tripping the Light Fantastic and Maugham, Chekhov, Selzer, Stein: Why Doctors Become Writers.

Panel: Mental Illness and Creativity, January 22nd, 6-7pm at Cactus Cafe in Austin, TX. More info here.

Authors on Stage: January 15 at 3pm at the New Canaan Library. More info

ZedMed CONFERENCE, October 25th, 2012 from 9:30 am to 5:45 pm at the Glenn Gould Studio in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. The conference is a gathering of the top minds in the fields of health, wellness, aging and longevity. More info here.

TALK at Spoken Interludes, October 17th from 7:30 – 8:30 pm at The River View in Hastings-on-Hudson, NY. More info here.

Presentation at the World Maker Faire, September 30th at 11:00am in New York. David Pogue from the New York Times and Seth Godin will also be presenting, and we are honored to be in their company! The World Maker Faire is the world’s most diverse showcase of creativity and innovation in technology, craft, science, fashion, art, food and more. Get tickets here.

Book signing at o2Living in Cross River, New York at 11:00 on July 11. o2Living is a wellness center and spa. Learn more here:

Talk and Signing: Carrie and Alton will give a talk on their inspiration for the book and the writing process, followed by a Q&A.
Westport Public Library, Library McManus Room located on the Riverwalk Level
20 Jesup Road
Westport, CT 06880
Monday July 9
Contact: Mary Sue Waterman, 203-291-4858 (office)

Talk, Q&A, & Signing at Copperfield’s
Friday, July 20, 2012, 7:00pm                                            
138 North Main Street
Sebastopol, CA 95472
Store phone: 707-823-2618

Talk, Q&A, & Signing at Book People
Monday, August 6, 7 p.m.
603 North Lamar Boulevard
Austin, TX 78703
Store phone: 800-853-9757

Talk at Silver Bay YMCA/Morse Hall Lecture
Friday, August 10, 10:30 to Noon
Silver Bay YMCA/Morse Hall Lecture
87 Silver Bay Rd.
Silver Bay, NY 12874
Phone: 518-543-8833

Talk at Politics and Prose in Washington, D.C., June 2012

Talk at Riverarts in Irvington, NY, June 2012

Talk at The Westport Library, Westport, CT, July 2012

Radio Show Appearances

Voice America, Monday, February 3, 2014, 11 AM EST. Listen to audio here.

WBOK-AM on Thursday, December 5th, 2013.

Reading with Robin on WPRO, Saturday, April 21, 7-8 am ET
Satellite radio tour on May 10

5/10: 7:15 am, WNEW-AM/Washington DC
15 min taped w/Dr Alvin Jones, 50,000 watt AM

5/10: 8:30 am, WCXZ-AM/Knoxville TN
10 min live w/Tom Amis, AM Talk Radio

5/10: 9:10 am WSYR-AM/Syracuse NY
10 min taped w/Jim Donovan, top-rated AM

5/10: 9:40 am, KBEM-FM/Minneapolis MN
15 minutes live with Ed Jones, NPR

5/10: 10:30 am, KCTA-AM/Corpus Christi TX
10 min taped w/David Freymiller, 100,000 watt AM

5/10: 11:10 am, KSKK-FM/Minneapolis MN
10 min live w/Jacob Meyer, 50,000 watt FM

5/10: 11:30 am, KWKM-FM/Flagstaff AZ
10 min live with Jean Barton, 100,000 watt FM

5/10: 8:00 pm, - national
30 min live w/Positively Incorrect, web radio

5/13: 6:30 am, WIP-AM&FM/Philadelphia PA
30 min live w/Peter Solomon, SUNDAY morning Talk

5/15: 11:46 am, Lifestyle Network - national
14 min live w/Frankie Boyer, nationally syndicated  

5/15: 12:35 pm, WSKY-WKTK-FM/Gainesville FL
10 min taped w/Doug Clifford, 100,000 watt combo

5/16: 9:50 am, WLW-AM/Cincinnati OH
10 min taped w/Jim Scott, 50,000 watt AM

5/16:10:00 am, VoiceAmerica Network-national
30 min live w/Kathryn Zox, nationally syndicated

6/1: 11:00 am, Money Matters Radio Network
10-20 min live w/ Stu Taylor, Nationally Syndicated

6/6: 9:00am, WLTP-AM/Vienna, WV
10 min live w/Doug Hess, AM Talk Radio

6/15: 7:10am, WBEX-AM/Columbus OH
10 min live w/Dan Ramey, AM Talk Radio

6/19: 9:30 am, KFRU-AM/Columbia MO
10 min live w/David Lile, top-rated AM

6/19: 10:05am, WOCA-AM/Gainesville, FL
10 minutes live w/Larry Whitler, AM Talk Radio

6/20: 9:10 am, WPHM-AM/Detroit MI
10 min live w/Paul Miller, mid-sized AM

7/17:  8:50am, WRPN-AM/Green Bay WI
10 min live w/Jason Mansmith, AM Talk Radio

7/29: 9:00 am, WNEW-AM/Washington DC [Int #2] 30 min
taped w/Dr Alvin Jones, 50,000 watt AM