Creative Juices Arts Blog

Welcome to my blog page! I love writing about the healing power of the creative process. Here you will find a collection of all of my writing from all the way back to 2005! Enjoy!

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Painting Ourselves Whole

Painting Ourselves Whole

My husband,  life and business partner in all things creative, Tim Lajoie,  has been writing more and more these days and this post is written by him.  I’m so enjoying how his wise perspective is contributing to the conversation about this powerful expressive arts...

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The Promise of a New Box of Paints!

The Promise of a New Box of Paints!

It finally arrived! I had been waiting all morning, checking my phone, tracking the number of stops until it got here and then, “cuh-thunk”, the satisfying thud of a heavy box unceremoniously dropped on our front porch. I pulled the box inside and grabbed a knife to...

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How Long Does It Take To Truly Heal?

How Long Does It Take To Truly Heal?

  In my early days as a psychotherapist whenever I would begin with a new client I would often get the question, “How long is this going to take?” Meaning, how much time will it take before I am healed and this problem I am bringing to you is permanently solved....

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For The Times When There Is No Map

For The Times When There Is No Map

No matter what it might look like from the outside, everyone is learning the hard way.   So give yourself a break.   If you’re struggling or floundering or feeling stuck and confused and can’t see a way forward out of whatever is challenging in your life right now,...

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The Inner Critic and The Art Police

The Inner Critic and The Art Police

In the Wild Heart Expressive Arts approach to intuitive painting and art-making we are in a continual dance of trying to navigate our relationship to the judging mind also known as the inner critic.     I’m defining the inner critic as the part of our psyche that is...

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What To Do When You’re Creatively Stuck

What To Do When You’re Creatively Stuck

Some tips for when you find yourself at a creative standstill. Don't expect yourself to be creative. Or original. Or goddess forbid an ARTIST! Don't even call what you do creativity. Or art. Simply pick up a brush if you paint. Open a notebook if you write. Put on...

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Making Bad Art Fun!!!

Making Bad Art Fun!!!

  I am totally dedicated to helping folks find their way back to creative flow. Which means I’m endlessly curious to discover what gets in the way and BLOCKS creative flow. One of the most nefarious and unfortunately popular of the creativity blockers is...

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