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Mindfulness and Wellness, Uncategorized

November 10, 2023

18 affirmations for family gatherings

18 Affirmations for Family Gatherings

Family gatherings can often be far more uncomfortable than we’d hope. Our families are the ones who mold and raise us, so we naturally come to the table with certain baggage. It’s all too easy to jump in with heavy expectations and find yourself disappointed at every turn. Conversely, if our expectations are too low, […]

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Creativity and Innovation, Uncategorized

November 7, 2023

the gears of creativity-the creativity cycle explored

The Gears of Creativity-The Creative Cycle Explored

In my previous article, Why the Creativity Cycle is Like an Outstanding Cup of Coffee, I discussed the necessary ingredients of the creative process, such as the importance of protected time, a culture that supports creativity, constraint within the creative process, and not taking the process too personally. In this article, I’ll explore the creative cycle and […]

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Neurodivergent, Uncategorized

October 26, 2023

The Best Therapies For Obsessive Or Intrusive Thoughts

The Best Therapies For Obsessive Or Intrusive Thoughts

Have you ever felt like a passenger on your own train of thought? When our mindfulness is a distant memory, intrusive thoughts have a knack for wrapping their little claws around our poor, undeserving subconscious. These intrusive thoughts are immediately and obviously time-consuming, upsetting, and ultimately unproductive, but even if we’re able to recognize the […]

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Body-Informed Wisdom, Uncategorized

October 20, 2023

the benefits of full body wisdom

The Benefits of Full Body Wisdom

Full body wellness is the often elusive state of having both mental and physical vitality. We may categorize these two distinct types of wellness as being independent of one another, but the truth is that they’re more intertwined than we realize. The connection between the mind and the body is a powerful thing, but to […]

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Burnout, Uncategorized

October 13, 2023

how to work hard without burning out

How To Work Hard Without Burning Out

Hard work is actually an essential element of a satisfied life. As humans, we crave the feeling of working hard and seek it out when we don’t find it naturally. But hard work is exactly what it says on the tin: it is hard, and it is work. So that means even though hard work […]

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DBT, Uncategorized

September 21, 2023

help me listen better

Help Me Listen Better

To truly listen to another person is about more than just hearing them out. On some level, we all understand the importance of listening, but putting that understanding into practice doesn’t always come naturally. That’s where the DBT Skill Active Listening can lend you a hand. Partaking in active listening can make you a better […]

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Art Therapy, Uncategorized

September 7, 2023

how to get started as an artist

How to Get Started As An Artist

Creativity is intelligence having fun. – Albert Einstein Being an artist begins in the mind. Do you ever see faces or animals in the clouds? That’s called pareidolia and it means your imagination is alive and well. If you appreciate looking at or listening to art, you can create art.  So how to start? Set […]

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Relationships, Uncategorized

August 31, 2023

show more emotional intimacy

Show More Emotional Intimacy

Emotional intimacy is something we all need, but not always something that comes naturally to us. It can take a lot of courage to share your vulnerabilities, even with somebody you trust. If we don’t have a lot of experience letting people into our internal worlds, the prospect of letting our guard down can be […]

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Creativity and Innovation, Uncategorized

August 17, 2023

How to be creative even when you’re anxious

How to Be Creative (Even When You’re Anxious)

Creativity can be easy to chase, but hard to capture, especially when you’re feeling anxious. When we’re worried, our productivity is bound to take a dip, and this can have a multiplicative effect on our anxiety. We cannot work because we feel so anxious, but we are only so anxious because we cannot work. Anxiety […]

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Art Therapy, Uncategorized

August 10, 2023

is making art selfish

Is Making Art Selfish?

  “Creative work is not a selfish act or a bid for attention on the part of the actor. It’s a gift to the world and every being in it. Don’t cheat us of your contribution. Give us what you’ve got.”― Steven Pressfield The problem with the word “selfish” is that it posits that being […]

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