Floating around the interwebs is this article, written by a self-professed extroverted teacher. She writes about complaints she receives from parents of introverts that she requires her students to answer questions in class. She says she has done research about the different needs of extroverts and introverts, and has come even more strongly to the… Read Article →

Sometimes you just need to take a few minutes in your day and look at something beautiful. Take a deep breath. Imagine the green. Breathe it in. Breathe out gray, concrete, stiffness, anxiety. Breathe in nurture, balm, and all the oxygen you need.

I am in the process of creating a goal workbook – something you’ll be able to use and really dive deep into. From time to time I will give you a little tidbit here. So here’s your first taste: What you do with this – print it. Then do what it says. Don’t think. Just… Read Article →

This picture has been floating around the internet the last couple of weeks, and I think it deserves another little bit of spotlight. In my time as a counselor I’ve heard a lot of parents express a lot of anxiety about their children. But it’s amazing – they don’t say “I’m anxious” or “I’m afraid.”… Read Article →

have you ever been to postsecret? I remember way back in the day waiting all week til they would refresh their blog and I could see a new batch. The idea is that people around the world create a postcard with a secret on it, they mail it in, postsecret photographs and publishes them anonymously…. Read Article →

For my Master’s degree I spent a full year writing, collecting, analyzing and editing this project. I surveyed over 1000 homeschoolers from 48 different states. I asked them approximately 175 questions – including 5 mental health measurement tools. I measured depression, anxiety, happiness, character strengths and their attitude towards seeking professional therapy. In addition, I… Read Article →

I am very pleased to announce that I have 3 new art therapy workshops open for this spring! You can sign up by sending an email to royadedeaux@gmail.com. You can check out more details at royadedeaux.com! You can see the flier right here!

Materials:CardboardMulticolored papermarkersacrylic paintmod podge/gluepaintbrushes Started out by having everyone paint a “canvas” – choosing a piece of cardboard and painting it with acrylics paints. Then we asked everyone to take a variety of small 3 x 5 (ish) pieces of paper in different colors, and we asked them these questions: We asked each individually, and… Read Article →

This week the theme was on our “journey.” We started out by reading the poem Wild Geese by Mary Oliver to set the mood for our group. Poetry By Mary OliverThe Journey One day you finally knewwhat you had to do, and began,though the voices around youkept shoutingtheir bad advice–though the whole housebegan to trembleand… Read Article →

This week’s focus was on the qualities of resilience that each individual has gathered/learned over the course of their life. We talk frequently about getting “gifts wrapped in shit” in the Creative Expressions group – that perhaps the circumstances were not ideal, however many of the characteristics we learned from them are essential to our… Read Article →

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