• Creative Expressions, Art Therapy Blog

    self-help exercise

    Here’s what I want you to do today.  Print this blog, or get a piece of paper and a pen. Set a timer for 15 minutes. For 15 minutes, write down every single little random funny bit about why you “heart” yourself, and every big deep emotional philosophical reason as well. No stopping. No editing. You can edit later. You don’t have to look at the clock, because your timer will go off when it’s time. Just write, in list form, like a grocery list, all the reasons why you like yourself. They can be your skills, your attitude, your physical appearance, your relationships, whatever you want. For 15 minutes, just…

  • Creative Expressions, Art Therapy Blog

    breathing green

    It’s visualization time, everyone. Ignore the cars outside, the other browser screens, your text message buzz. Look at this picture for just a minute. I’ve actually been there, I took this photo. I’d like to share it with you as best as I can. Imagine, first, your feet. Springy on the soft, damp dirt. Sometimes small sticks break underneath your feet. Sometimes you sink in deeper. You watch for details. Tracks stay in this kind of wet earth. You can tell the history of this path just from looking. It makes you feel closer to the ground, closer to the green. And oh, that green. Sometimes it takes you by…