The 5 Cycles of Visual Journaling

Someone once asked me if I work in my visual journal every day. This got me thinking about my process and caused me to step back and notice how I…

Explore Your Archetypes

What are archetypes? It is surprising to me that the word “archetype” isn’t more ingrained in our common knowledge today.  It should be because we are literally surrounded by archetypes…

The Seasons of Our Lives

The mythological story of the goddesses Demeter and Persephone are model for the seasons of our lives.  From them we learn that life is a cycle of birth – death…

Maintaining Agency During Uncertainty

So, here we are. Our lives have been turned upside down and changed in ways that would have been unimaginable just a few months ago. Is your sense of agency…

Experiential Learning Using Art and Process

Incorporating art with process often leads to deeper learning and insight. When I began my first visual journal, I had already been blogging about women’s relationships with one another in…

The Visual Journaler and Coaching

The Visual Journalertm is a synthesis of coaching psychology, mindfulness, and visual expression. We are creatures of images.  The body-mind speaks in color, metaphor, shapes, and imagery.  And art is…

Visual Journal Exercise to Reduce Stress

Visual Journaling is a way to help you calm down after a stressful day.  Being able to soothe ourselves and see the beauty in life are so important to a…

Unfinished Business

In Gestalt psychology, when any aspect of life is left hanging, it is called unfinished business. Unfinished business is when there is an interruption in a relationship or in our…

6-Step Process for Mindfully Healing Painful Emotions

There are moments in life that are frustrating, confusing, scary, and difficult to endure.  There are other times where we feel negative emotions like anger, loneliness, jealous, anxiety, and fear….

3 Keys to Partnership Leadership

Is your leadership style authoritarian or partnership?   As we look around the world and see how companies are run, governments are organized, and even families and communities are structured –…

Roadmap for Navigating Transitions

As a child, I was inspired by the words of Dr. Martin Luther King, “I have a dream”.  The famous speech that was delivered on my birthday in 1963 left…

BREAKING THROUGH OBSTACLES

One of the greatest impediments I’ve observed to human change and growth is holding onto to outdated beliefs, thinking, and behaviors. Consider a time when you seriously wanted to address a personal…