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 it every day, this means doing the best you can on … Continue reading Creating Your Mental Happy Place for those with cancer
Are you ready for a creative stay-cation next week(6/18 - 6/25)? I will be hosting a free Facebook Live event using an altered book and the Hero's Journey every day at noon central time. As I teach at a summer art program here in Madison, I will be going live after class to bring … Continue reading Altered Book Stay-cation
There are jokes about "being tired of being tired" but they are not very funny if that is what you live with. When I started the Dear Diary Project, I thought journaling through goals as the focus and it still is, except this tried thing has almost taken over my days again. The thought about … Continue reading Dear Diary Mental Responsibility is Tiring
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 in my head? and even the big one: Why am I … Continue reading Dear Diary – Why?
Don't let the fear and anxiety build up inside you - learn to creatively purge.
I've had a road block with writing my book for several months. At first the section of "self discovery through the creative process" was blank in my mind. About a month ago I had an idea start to form around that section will focus on story. The story we repeat to ourselves may have been … Continue reading Road Blocks with Your Project
Why journal and what is an art journal? Any type of personal journaling helps you to craft the questions that you need to answer for yourself. The first step in deeper self awarness is asking yourself the right questions. If we don't have a question, how can we dig deep and uncover OUR truth. It … Continue reading Why Journal and what is an art journal?