Year in Review – Prompt #5 Kind gestures

Sometimes we are encouraged to dive into a vision for the new year without processing the year that has been. Have you ever experienced that? As an art therapist and coach I know that feeling, accepting and integrating our feelings, ‘good’ and ‘bad’ is an important part of good health, and an important part of…

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Year in Review – Prompt #4 Giving

Sometimes we are encouraged to dive into a vision for the new year without processing the year that has been. Have you ever experienced that? As an art therapist and coach I know that feeling, accepting and integrating our feelings, ‘good’ and ‘bad’ is an important part of good health, and an important part of…

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Year in Review – Prompt #3 Self-care

Let’s review the year that was and celebrate what we did! Sometimes we are encouraged to dive into a vision for the new year without processing the year that has been. Have you ever experienced that? As an art therapist and coach I know that feeling, accepting and integrating our feelings, ‘good’ and ‘bad’ is…

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Year in Review – Prompt #1 Books

Through the last two months of 2018 I’m sharing some end of year reflection prompts to help you integrate the experiences of this year and finish up feeling good about yourself, your journey, the year that was and the year that’s coming up. Here is the first Year in Review reflection and journaling prompt…. —–…

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Let’s celebrate our positive impacts

Today I want to celebrate the positive impact we can have by just being ourselves, gloriously, messily, unashamedly ourselves. I read somewhere that for each person who reads our blog and leaves a comment, another 3 or 4 or 5 or however many have probably also read it and been inspired by it. Similarly if…

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Why graduating is the start not the end

I recently hit a milestone that many people reach when they’re quite young. Can you guess what it was? I got my drivers license. Now what took me so long and how I finally did it that’s another story. But for now what I want to share is the way that reaching our milestones or…

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The yin and yang of creation

Sometimes people want to push and force the creative act. “Make it happen NOW!” They say. “Of course you have time!” They say. Force myself with productivity hacks! Override all doubts and protestations! Deny myself down-time and work around the clock to Make. This. Thing. Happen. But in my experience sometimes waiting has a purpose.…

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Highly sensa… what now?

Highly sensitive person (HSP). The phrase gave me the heebie jeebies when I first saw it. Not another category! I thought. Not another ‘them and us’ I mourned. Not another label that whiffs of ‘oh I’m special and you’re not’ I huffed and puffed. I also thought it sounded a bit like ‘highly complainy people’.…

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Honouring your multiple interests

This article includes some tips from fellow multipassionate ‘scanners’ (or multipotentialites) on how they are combining their interests to create a great life. Barbara Sher describes scanners as follows: “Unlike those people who seem to find and be satisfied with one area of interest, you’re genetically wired to be interested in many things, and that’s exactly…

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