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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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Intuitive Painting As A Spiritual Adventure

Intuitive Painting As A Spiritual Adventure

I often think of the intuitive painting process as a spiritual adventure. It reminds me of this lovely quote from the poet John Donahue: “Behind your image, below your words, above your thoughts, the silence of another world waits.”  I really see creativity and...

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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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You Can Create No Matter HOW You Feel!

You Can Create No Matter HOW You Feel!

There’s a lot of different ways that people unconsciously shut down their creative flow. But one of the more popular methods is by believing that you can only create when you are in a particular frame of mind. Sometimes it’s a belief that you need to feel inspired, or...

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An Invocation To The Glories Of The Unknown

An Invocation To The Glories Of The Unknown

What I sell is the unknown. I make it safe for people to explore the invisible, to not know what they are doing or why they are doing it and trusting that it's OK to do it anyway. I give people permission to do away with stories. With explanations. With understanding....

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Some Notes & Musings On The Creative Process

Some Notes & Musings On The Creative Process

I’m pretty sure it will come as a surprise to NO one to hear that I spend a lot of my time thinking about creativity. I’m endlessly curious about what it is, how it works, what gets in the way of its full expression and what helps to keep us in creative flow. So today...

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