Tag: art as therapy

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”

Creating Your Mental Happy Place for those with cancer

One of my go to mental strategies for coping with a chronic physical condition is crafting my mental happy place. The most important self-care tip I can give you is: doing your best to remain as positive as you can. This doesn’t mean faking… Continue Reading “Creating Your Mental Happy Place for those with cancer”

What??!? I have Cancer??!!?

I still remember that evening I went in for an MRI to investigate weird nerve pain and was walked over to the emergency room for further testing. The minute the radiologist said, “We found something and called in the neurosurgeon” I knew that I… Continue Reading “What??!? I have Cancer??!!?”

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!”

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?”

Dear Diary – Why?

Why start a diary? I propose that it is to find the “why” in yourself. Why do I feel_________?, Why do I react like this_________? Why do I keep finding the same person to love? Why do keep hearing the same thing repeat itself… Continue Reading “Dear Diary – Why?”

Purging in an Altered Book

Don’t let the fear and anxiety build up inside you – learn to creatively purge.