Rise of Computers

Recently from two way different sources I heard a decry against social media and the ills it is causing.  Stop, just Stop.  The ills they refer to are depression, disconnection, and suicide.  Does anyone stop to think that as computers rise in demand and popularity, arts and sports fall?  To afford more computers in school,…

Product vs Process Art

Art is a magical thing.  Museums are filled with art.  Viewing master pieces most people say, “I can’t do art.” I was told in 7th grade that I couldn’t do art and not bother taking any more classes.  I listened to that teacher and I believed because what I did never looked like the teacher’s…

Here and Now

Here and Now is the ultimate in accepting my past and recognizing my future has not arrived. 11. Being in the present here and now. https://healingfromcomplextraumaandptsd.wordpress.com/2017/07/16/25-obvious-non-obvious-self-care-issues-complex-trauma-survivors-struggle-with-lilly-hope-lucario/ Judy writes her perspective here: https://theprojectbyjudy.wordpress.com/2017/11/15/self-care-11-of-25/ Another interesting thing about Here and Now is how often I dreamed of being anywhere but where I was.  My counseling sessions opened…

Don’t let nobody wrinkle your Smooth

Inspiration can come from many sources.  “Don’t let nobody wrinkle your smooth” is wisdom from the Stickman in this video.  By example he demonstrates how art blesses lives of those creating it. https://inspirationbygod.net/3843/the-wisdom-of-king-solomon-and-the-stick-man/ Recently I am facing challenges that are results from someone else facing their challenge.  I was getting really upset last night by…

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.) …