Wellness

Seeing the Light Through Darkness

Seeing the Light Through Darkness

Most of us are having a really tough time right now. At the same time, beautiful things are happening all around us. At the beginning of the pandemic, when my business came to a complete halt, I had my own version of a three-year-old temper tantrum. It wasn’t pretty, but emotions are natural. It’s ok to be angry, sad, frustrated…

Embracing Discomfort

Embracing Discomfort

In this whole process of change, we’re spending more time in our homes than ever and we’ve needed to use our space differently. Many people are using this time to remodel their homes and yards. I wonder if, like me, they are seeing the spaces in their homes from a different perspective; realizing what works and what doesn’t. I’ve had…

Creative Break

Creative Break

In March, when my business suddenly changed, like most everyone else’s,  I was no longer facilitating in-house art therapy groups. I felt a deep loss. It was then that I realized how important it was to me to be creating within a community and interacting with people about their artwork.  It was very clear that I needed to create art…

Rebalancing

Rebalancing

Have you taken the temperature of your mental health? The recent increase in using thermometers to check for symptoms of COVID-19 got me thinking about the general imbalance of attention to our mind with respect to our overall well-being. We may seek advice from a nutrition expert when we want to eat healthier, or look to exercise experts to find…

Creative Break

Creative Break

Our schedules are disrupted and our senses are either over- or under-stimulated because the normal things we hear, see, and touch in our daily routines have changed because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Your emotions are real and valid. We all need ways to express our strong emotions in productive ways that don’t diminish their value. Taking a creative break is…

Make Your Mark

Make Your Mark

We are born to create. It’s in our DNA. We were made in the image of the Master Artist himself, yet we often discount what is innate by saying “oh, I’m not good at art,” “I can’t draw” or “I’m not creative.” Maybe we narrow the definition of creativity to artistic ability alone. It’s as if there’s some unattainable, high…

Gratitude in Struggle

Gratitude in Struggle

Being grateful does not mean things are easy. But gratitude can be a blessing when expressed while we are going through our most difficult challenges in life. Lately I’ve been through various trials and horrific experiences, and while I would never choose to go through them, I can see how I am growing and changing as a result of these…

Growth in Transition

Growth in Transition

I’m a learner. I may be an Art Therapist, business owner and Adjunct Professor, but I still remain a learner. I look at my life and the world around me in wonder and amazement. Something I hope never changes. Choosing a state of wonder helps me embrace life’s transitions and changes as it’s often full of circumstances I would never…

Belonging to a Community

Belonging to a Community

Community and a sense of belonging are important to all of us. When we are isolated, we are in our own heads too much and we can overthink things or become fixated on them. The desire to feel connected to others is essential to our personal well-being. I know it’s essential to mine. By nature I’m a people person. Currently,…

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