You’re a what? An Art Therapist…ART THERAPIST!!!

Although I am a true advocate for art therapy, mental health, and art education.  I sometimes find myself dreading that question we often get when meeting new people… “What do you do for a living?”  And well, I try to con...

Why a Dandelion?

It was just the other day that someone asked me about the name of my studio. I paused for a second to remember the meaning behind it. It then occurred to me that I don’t often share why I named my art therapy private practice after what some think is ei...

February 25, 2019

When I need just a second to mentally check-out, I reach for my phone and hit the Instagram app. Zoning and scrolling is such a mindless activity and I am not hating on it! I typically enjoy and welcome the mind-numbing brain break, however sometimes when I’m scrolling...

January 17, 2019

In the month of January everyone is in search of change, inspiration and motivation. And I am no different. I have found a simple way to do this is by reading daily quotes. Quotes on apps, quotes on Facebook, quotes on Instagram. They are all around us. And well, I rea...

What is more important to children’s development: the process or the product of art making?

This answer can be complicated because BOTH can be important to creating healthy individuals however, to help children develop their Creative Confidence FIRST focus on the proces...

It’s “March Madness, Baby!” For those of you who don’t know, March is full of competition, rivalries and the drive to be called the NCAA National Champion of both men’s and women’s college basketball.  I LOVE basketball, but sometimes it’s been more about that feeling...

February 9, 2018

What do you say to yourself when you’re all alone? I darn well know, that at times our inner voice can be harsh, judgmental, lack empathy and let’s face it, be downright bitchy. As a first-time momma and working professional, I am hearing this voice speak up a little l...

January 7, 2018

The clock has reached midnight on December 31st and you were faced with the always-challenging task of declaring (and sticking to) a New Year’s resolution! What was yours? Was it the same as last year’s? Did you already know as the words came out of your mouth, that it...

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