Meditation is a very valuable skill that takes practice. You learn a lot by getting quiet. Meditation can help you talk with your parts! When you start to meditate, your brain starts too & it goes in all sorts of weird directions. The more you meditate the calmer your mind gets, but don't ever expect … Continue reading How Meditation can Help You Talk with Your Parts
Have you had a busy day or it's late at night & your brain can't shut off? Are you waiting for someone? Are you just bored? I've got the best tool for relaxing (or a good use of extra time) - DOODLE! Studies show that repetitive hand motions helps to lower blood pressure and relax … Continue reading The Best Tool for Relaxing – Doodle!
February is the "love" month so what better way to celebrate is committing to a practice of self-compassion and self-love? This month my blogs will be about what I think the essential steps we need to take toward the practice of loving ourselves. The first step I took was understanding that I am made up … Continue reading Essential Steps Toward the Practice of Loving Yourself
During the last week of the month in our year of creative discovery, take time for reflection. Look back on the pages you did during the month - what are they saying to you? Your art is in the doing and the conversation you have with it. Art comes from the way down deep inside … Continue reading Take Time for Reflection
Here's a super easy altered book page to help you gain your sanity! A Stop Doing List! We all need more space in our day to relax and de-stress so what about making a stop doing list in your altered book? We all have to do lists that are overwhelming just to look at so … Continue reading Super Easy Altered Book Page to Help You Gain Your Sanity
I just posted this yesterday but it applied to me this morning. I got up and turned on my computer, went straight to the coffee pot, and the thought that "had" me was, "what am I supposed to DO this morning?" While waiting for the coffee to get done I started a different blog decided … Continue reading Rethinking My Energy/Mindset When I start the Day
Today I'll give you suggestion for what you can do on your creative/self care retreat! The night before start getting ready by organizing what you'll need and take deep breathes if you start hearing that part of us that doesn't want to stop. I know that I will hear a recording from the past that … Continue reading On Your Creative/Self Care Retreat
This is one of my favorite altered book spreads. "You know that dream where you can fly? It's not a dream" and Define Yourself. Today I'm going to define what brings me energy as an artist and it isn't about making money!! Once you are declared/recognized as a person who makes art, a lot of … Continue reading Sometimes Art isn’t About Making Money
I have thought about blogging every day and have had really good ideas. Then I think about actually going to my computer and . . . . no energy even to turn it on. What happens when you feel dried up? I've been doing art and focusing on my other biz Creating Your Path and … Continue reading What Happens When You Feel Dried Up?
Sometimes when I look inside I sense a whirl of different thoughts, projects, and what if's colliding with my desire for inner peace. This is when I turn to my art. I see the creative process as an active meditation which is why art is great for the over thinker. One aspect of seeing the … Continue reading Art & the Over Thinker