Making a 15 Minute Life/Art Collage

Making a 15 Minute Life/Art Collage

Happy 2020! There is something remarkable about a new decade. I’m feeling the shift more than I expected. The transition to 2020 is potent and I am enthusiastic about the year(s) ahead.  Art is the anchor for me in the ups and downs and having a creative...
Passion Projects: Making Art

Passion Projects: Making Art

I am committed to the creative process. This involves making art, helping others make art and seeing projects to fruition. I feel most alive when I’m in the art space and helping people have meaningful creative experiences. Some art pieces or projects come to...
5 Reasons For A Creative Day

5 Reasons For A Creative Day

“What art offers is space – a certain breathing room for the spirit.” John Updike I often wake up in the middle of the night with inspirations in various forms. If I’m writing something, ideas might flow in. When I have spent a day editing film, moving images...
On Being an ‘Art Therapist’

On Being an ‘Art Therapist’

I am an art therapist – to be specific my titles are ‘expressive arts therapist’ and ‘somatic movement therapist’. My work is out of the box, and when I tell people what I do it usually requires a fair amount of explanation. In many ways, this is really amazing...
Having Fun Despite it All

Having Fun Despite it All

“I arise in the morning torn between a desire to improve the world, and a desire to enjoy the world…This makes it difficult to enjoy the day.”- E.B. White Despite it all, the inner and outer drama of life – it is important to find time to let...
Why Does Therapy Work?

Why Does Therapy Work?

“As a therapist, I get to help people change their stories.” -Lori Gottlieb, Therapist, Author There has been a lot of publicity about therapy these days. People are speaking about their therapy experiences on podcasts and radio shows, writing books about it, and...
Recovery Profile, Sobriety Collective

Recovery Profile, Sobriety Collective

I was recently highlighted as one of the recovery profiles in The Sobriety Collective blog. Laura Silverman is the creator of this fun and useful recovery hub for people either “self-identifying as in recovery from substance use disorder and/or mental health...
Podcast Interview on ‘The Unruffled’

Podcast Interview on ‘The Unruffled’

Find my interview on The Unruffled Podcast  hosted by Tammi Salas and Sondra Primeaux. They explore all topics related to creativity and recovery.  I so appreciated their questions/comments, and am inspired by the attention and passion they bring to the podcast....
In Dedication to Marlene Aron, Artist

In Dedication to Marlene Aron, Artist

I recently lost a dear artist friend, Marlene Aron. Marlene passed away suddenly, a few days before her last art retrospective in San Francisco. Her death had a strong impact on so many people because Marlene led a life that sent out ripples of inspiration. I did not...
How to Write Sympathy Messages

How to Write Sympathy Messages

25 Professionals Share the Best Ways to Support Someone Who is Grieving I was recently approached by Sympathy Messages who have a really useful website that helps people write sympathy cards, and send messages to people who have experienced grief or loss. She asked 25...