30 October 2017
Make art about recovery.
31 October 2017
Make art about what’s haunting you.
1 November 2017
At twelve, I took my confirmation name from St. Margaret of Scotland, wife of King Malcolm, who was particularly known for feeding the poor, for, though she was a queen, going out among them daily, and for inviting hundreds of the poor into the castle to eat.
It’s All Saints Day.
Make art about a saint.
16 October 2017
Make art about realizing you’re not alone.
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 ❤
2 July 2017
Make art about natural healing.
3 July 2017
Make art about your exit strategy.
4 July 2017
Make art inspired by this quote from the Reverend Dr. William Barber, II
21 June 2017
Make art about finding your way through the dark.
22 June 2017
Make art about illness.
23 June 2017
Make art about what the body remembers.
17 June 2017
Received several thank you emails from my online students today when our class finished. They never understand, I don’t think, how much I have to thank them for ❤
Create a thank you note (written, visual, musical, etc.) to someone else, someone who doesn’t realize how much gratitude your feel for them.
18 June 2017
My son came home this weekend, to celebrate Father’s Day with me 🙂 He says since I’ve been both mother and father, I get to celebrate both days. My mama always joked, If you can stand them til they’re twenty-two, you’ll get them back as friends. 🙂 I am so grateful for those kids, my three closest friends ❤
Make art about children as friends.
19 June 2017
Make art about peacemakers, about working to heal division.
14 June 2017
Make art about ways of finding (re-finding) your joy.
15 June 2017
Make art about taking a risk on Love.