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Making Self Care Creative

The older I get, the more essential my art becomes in my self-care. Making personal art goes light years beyond a day at the spa for true mind/body/spirit. We are multifaceted beings and each of our facets need attention to shine brightly. The most… Continue Reading “Making Self Care Creative”

Practicing self-love and Boundaries with Social Media

We’re all burnt out right now with the chaos of the world and it’s time for personal boundaries limiting our input of news. One of the most stressful aspects of human nature is the feeling of loosing control and helplessness. I will say that’s… Continue Reading “Practicing self-love and Boundaries with Social Media”

Emotional Processing When Your Life an Unexpected Hard Turn. . . Part 2

There are times in our lives when we feel ripped out of a situation. Here are some ways to balance your thoughts and get back to you. If you’ve read Part 1 then you know journaling is a great start to sorting out all… Continue Reading “Emotional Processing When Your Life an Unexpected Hard Turn. . . Part 2”

Emotional Processing When Your Life an Unexpected Hard Turn. . . Part 1

There are times in our lives when we feel ripped out of a situation. Here are some ways to balance your thoughts and get back to you. One way to see life is as though we are living out our story on the pages… Continue Reading “Emotional Processing When Your Life an Unexpected Hard Turn. . . Part 1”

Get Creative with Nausea! Self Care When You aren’t Feeling Well.

I had a “touch” of stomach flu or something last week and being nauseous reminded me of my chemo treatments and stem cell transplant. I found that getting my mind on something else was the key to “forgetting” I was sick. The BEST way… Continue Reading “Get Creative with Nausea! Self Care When You aren’t Feeling Well.”

Be Kind to Your Art, Be Kind to Yourself

Personal Art is stuff you make for yourself, be it an altered book, art journal, a quilt, a knitted sweater, collaging a treasure box, or anything else. You are making yourself a gift and you can practice compassion throughout the process. Here’s how to… Continue Reading “Be Kind to Your Art, Be Kind to Yourself”

Not Creative? Think Personal Art not Fine Art!

  If I had a dime each time someone has told me, “I’m not creative” I would be a billionaire!! When I hear this it sounds like a challenge to me. I would love to help everyone who says they aren’t creative, see that… Continue Reading “Not Creative? Think Personal Art not Fine Art!”

Creatively Through Cancer

Getting a diagnosis of some form of cancer is all too common in our society, but that does not make it any easier for anyone. Those with cancer and their support people need all the tools they can get to process all the emotions… Continue Reading “Creatively Through Cancer”

Waterdoodles 101

Instead of words here’s a how to video for one of my favorite creative projects! You may hear me sigh several times but that’s because my words float away into the abyss sometimes when I’m talking. Heavy sigh!! Have fun trying this and the… Continue Reading “Waterdoodles 101”

Dear Diary, Why am I Here?

“Why am I here?” Probably the most asked question in all of history and a perfect exploration for you in your diary. Here’s the best part of the question, it’s one only you can answer for yourself. This is a decision YOU decide. It… Continue Reading “Dear Diary, Why am I Here?”