"This work is unlike any other, in its range of rich, conjuring imagery and its dexterity, its smart voice. Carroll-Hackett doesn’t spare us—but doesn’t save us—she draws a blueprint of power and class with her unflinching pivot: matter-of-fact and tender." —Jan Beatty

Posts tagged ‘Healing Grief’

Daily Prompt Love <3 Cleansing

1 March 2018

“By cleansing your mind, your soul will shine through you.”-Yogi Bhajan

Make art about cleansing. 


Daily Prompt Catch-Up! 12 New Prompts!

12 February 2018

The world today desperately needs tenderness. Make art about acts of tenderness, tender hands.


13 February 2018

Make art about losing time.

losing time

14 February 2018

Make art about feeling fragmented.


15 February 2018

Make art about the weight of grieving.


16 February 2018

Make art about righteous anger.


17 February 2018

Make art about what shines.

Lotus flower

18 February 2018

Make art about the betrayal of children, betraying a child’s trust.

betraying children

19 February 2018

Make art about what patriotism means to you.


20 February 2018

Make art about who watches over you.

watching over

21 February 2018

Make art about working toward the answer.


22 February 2018

Make art about the revolution.


23 February 2018

“And a little child shall lead them.”- Isaiah 11:6 Make art inspired by this. 

child shall lead


Daily Prompt Love x 2 — On Teaching Children, and Feeling Safe

27 January 2018

When I was a child, my parents, who very much lived lives of service, took us little kids with them when they volunteered, at migrant farm camps, at the soup kitchen, while working with refugee families or others, wherever their volunteerism took them. Today, I was blessed to work with amazing parents who are teaching their children by setting the same examples, modeling for them lives of service. The children worked with us, learning what I learned as a kid—that we are, in fact, our brothers’ keepers, and that, yes, a single act of kindness, of service, can make the world a better place.

Make art about what we teach children by our actions.


28 January 2018

Make art about feeling unsafe, about steps you take to make yourself feel safe again, about taking down your own dragons.

unsafe dragon

Daily Prompt Love <3 Honoring

13 November 2017

Today is my late husband’s birthday, and the anniversary of my baby brother walking on to the next life. So to celebrate them, today, I launched a new literary magazine, K’in. 

They filled my life with so much beauty and humor and wisdom and joy. It only seems right to honor them by creating something beautiful. 

Make art about honoring the dead. 

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Daily Prompt Love <3 Not Alone

16 October 2017

Make art about realizing you’re not alone. 


Monday Must Read: The Body Keeps Score; Brain, Mind, & Body in the Healing of Trauma by Bessel A. van der Kolk, M.D.

body keeps score

This book helped me tremendously. Thanks and Love to Carmel Mawle for suggesting it to me. 

“Essential reading for anyone interested in understanding and treating traumatic stress and the scope of its impact on society.” —Alexander McFarlane, Director of the Centre for Traumatic Stress Studies

A pioneering researcher transforms our understanding of trauma and offers a bold new paradigm for healing in this New York Times Science bestseller
Trauma is a fact of life. Veterans and their families deal with the painful aftermath of combat; one in five Americans has been molested; one in four grew up with alcoholics; one in three couples have engaged in physical violence. Dr. Bessel van der Kolk, one of the world’s foremost experts on trauma, has spent over three decades working with survivors. In The Body Keeps the Score, he uses recent scientific advances to show how trauma literally reshapes both body and brain, compromising sufferers’ capacities for pleasure, engagement, self-control, and trust. He explores innovative treatments—from neurofeedback and meditation to sports, drama, and yoga—that offer new paths to recovery by activating the brain’s natural neuroplasticity. Based on Dr. van der Kolk’s own research and that of other leading specialists, The Body Keeps the Score exposes the tremendous power of our relationships both to hurt and to heal—and offers new hope for reclaiming lives.

Read an Excerpt

Buy the Book

Sampling of Reviews



Dr. van der Kolk Speaking

How to Detoxify the Body from Trauma: Interview

Healing Trauma/Creative Activities



Take care of yourself ❤



Daily Prompt Love Catch-Up <3 Healing, Exits, & Wisdom From Reverend Barber

2 July 2017

Make art about natural healing.

natural healing

3 July 2017

Make art about your exit strategy.

exit plan

4 July 2017

Make art inspired by this quote from the Reverend Dr. William Barber, II

rev barber


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