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Free Super Powers

The other day my eldest son asked me at dinner, “if you could choose to have one super power what would it be?” At once my mind was flooded with the possibilities which were quickly erased by the impossibility of it all.  I tried to let my imagination soar.  I took my time trying to […]

Baring Witness

One of the many things I love about being an Art Therapist is that we are taught to sit in silence with the client and hold the space for creative expression to unfold.  We do this by being present: present to our cleint’s needs, present to our client’s expression, present to our inner response and […]

Week-End Reflection

Spectacle of play Hugs from animals Warm my heart Little arms pull me in To magic Imagination Time to play All in a day, All in a day I wonder at this spectacle of play it’s power to usurp my work Power to revitalize my spirit Energize my soul Worries gone For the time being […]

I Am Here

As the official first day of winter approaches and New Years lurks around the corner, I find myself gathering more and more resources together, laying out ideas and plans for self-development. It’s as of I’m nesting, the same way I did before my first son was born; creating and gathering things together to welcome his […]

Finding My Muse

  I’m taking in the beauty of others and finding the beauty within Words resonate Bathing me with their wisdom Sparking recognition in what I can offer Sparking, igniting, that creative flame inside   I use to write in my journal,  my diary.  I would go into coffee shops and bury myself in books as I […]

Dreamy Giveaway!

  I’m very excited that the Dream Dialogues eCourse will be beginning in less than two weeks!  I am so looking forward to guiding the Dream Dialogues tribe through this eCourse and sharing this wonderful inner journey  with kindred spirits. And as I believe that there is merit to the phrase “the more the merrier” […]

Dreams Awake

When I was a child I use to have a reoccurring dream that I was flying. Sometimes it was blissful, soaring high in the sky. How powerful and untouchable I felt. Sometimes I would flounder, dipping low to the ground where my pursuers tried to reach me. I would fearfully flee barely escaping their grasp. […]

Putting Things to Rest.

In my part of the globe, it is the time of the year to prepare for longer stretches of time in doors with the cooler weather. My garden beds are put to rest (except for the stuff I am overwintering) and I tend to get the urge to declutter my indoor space more in preparation for […]

Confession time

I have a confession, I’m not a writer.  At least I don’t really see myself as a writer or even a blogger.  Oh I am an ideas person for sure, and I can write a darn good clinical report.   But writing and blogging for the general public (for lack of a better term)  is […]

The Art of Discovering Yourself

Over the years I have tweaked the way I balance work and my creativity. While being an art therapist certainly brings out my creative side, it’s not enough. I have found great value both personally and professionally to explore my creative side more in-depth through my inner-child and inner-muse. It is my hope that these […]