To the Pain

A challenge in “Princess Bride” rather than a fight to the death it would be a fight to the pain.  The description stayed vivid in my mind.  The implication is death is preferred to pain and pain must be avoided at all cost.  Through my life experience I learned that isn’t always true.  When I…

Zentangles

I have the attention span of a gnat when it comes to meditation.  The moment I sit down to meditate or pray I can see the checkered flag waving, the start of the racing thoughts flooding my mind.  Meditation fail.  I am working on an Art therapy online class.  My teacher posted a blog post…

Calming yourself (part 5)

A post on Facebook led to a link to an article with 49 phrases to use to calm an anxious child.  I am going to explain how these can be used to calm an anxious adult, especially yourself:  (My inner child needed lots of calming, especially when I was in counseling and remembering my past.) …

Enjoy

Sometimes I write a blog post that belongs on both blogs….today is one of those days. One of the challenges that I have is believing I deserve joy, happiness and fun.  I separate them because each one has its own nuance and source.  I was introduced to this concept when I read Life’s Uncertain, Eat…

Posters to share

I am very careful with copyright laws.  So unless I have permission from the artist I don’t post someone else picture.  I try to quote and site words I share.  If I make a mistake I will gladly make corrections.  However, sometimes I come across some great posters that I wish I made.  Next best…

Crafting works

I’m always on the look out for articles that back up what I experienced.  One of them is doing crafts, drawing, or photography.  For me it is crocheting, for others knitting, or any of the other numerous creative endeavors that help a person feel more relaxed.  One of the benefits is the need to be…

Break out the crayons

The coloring craze hit main stream.  Adult coloring books are sold where ever I shop.  Fabric stores, department stores, even food stores.  This article suggests new ways to loosen-up with art using bilateral drawing or what I call two handed scribble pictures.  By the way, Chihuly uses this method to create art.  http://www.chihulyworkshop.com/chihuly-drawings.html   https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/arts-and-health/201509/bilateral-drawing-self-regulation-trauma-reparation…