Journaling is a common activity therapists, doctors, family and friends suggest when going through loss or grief, not because it makes the pain go away, but because it releases the pressure that builds beneath the surface. The words you write won’t take away the pain, but they will offer you acknowledgement in a time whenContinue reading “Journaling through grief”
I love finding little gems in my daily journals. Flannery O’Connor said, “I write because I don’t know what I think until I read what I saw.” This is the best side effect of writing. There are so many benefits to journaling, but this one is by far my favorite.
The Art After Loss Workshop was created out of my own journey through loss after we lost our baby boy when I was 25 weeks pregnant. Art After Loss is modeled after the steps I took to work through my loss, so you’ll take similar steps, but your journey will be a personal one. EachContinue reading “Art After Loss Workshop”
When I began my daily journaling practice I was hoping to form a more consistent journaling rhythm as-well-as to form a more honest and personal relationship with myself and my writing voice. Up until that point, I found my journaling to be a list of things I did that day or a long winded dramaticContinue reading “Daily Journaling Practice”
We began homeschooling our kids in kindergarten while working from home. The kids were little, and it was a choice we made to keep them at home with us. We had a curriculum and plans in place, yet our daily homeschool/work situation rarely looked like the pretty schedule I created and hung on the wallContinue reading “14 Ways to Successfully Homeschool”
My husband and I have been self-employed and working from home for 19 years. During those years I homeschooled two kids through graduation. I found in all those years the most important thing is to have a great morning routine. Otherwise your mornings drag out and by the time you get to work your dayContinue reading “7 ways to start your mornings right when social distancing”
Handwritten letters are a lost art form. Modern technology and convenience have replaced handwritten letters (even viewing them as archaic) and replaced them with a crazy form of shorthand, filled with abbreviations and emojis. I may be somewhat old-fashioned, but I love handwritten letters and journals. It’s my goal to find handwritten journals, diaries, datebooks,Continue reading “Art in the Written Word”
I hope you all had a chance to play with color last week and that you were able to discover which colors evoked emotions. Were you able to find a color palettes that spoke to you? What did you decide to create with your selected color palette? During my color play the purples were callingContinue reading “Using Color Swatches in Collage Journals”