Book Recommendation: The Emotion Code

Posted on Nov 23, 2016 in Books

The Emotion Code by Dr. Bradley Nelson is an incredible book that describes how trapped emotions can get stuck in your body, and what to do about it.  The author talks about how emotional memories from traumatic events can cause prolonged pain, and eventually disease.  This may show up in your body as physical pain, […]

Wheel of Life Vision Board Class

Wheel of Life Vision Board Class

Posted on Oct 8, 2016 in Art, Events

Last night I hosted my first Vision Board class and it was a smashing success!  We had 7 lovely ladies (+ myself and Olive) gather on a cozy fall night in one of the spaces at WeWork.  I first asked participants in the class to complete a wheel-of-life worksheet to find out which areas of […]

Book Review: The Five Love Languages

Book Review: The Five Love Languages

Posted on Oct 5, 2016 in Books

This book has come up again and again in my health coaching program.  Many people turn to overeating or other unhealthy behavior because they are craving sweetness from another area of their life.  In this classic, Gary Chapman determines that there are 5 Love Languages:  Quality Time, Touch, Gifts, Words of Affirmation and Services.  Which […]

Olive!

Olive!

Posted on Oct 5, 2016 in Art

Meet Olive!  She’s a 5 year old Jack Russell Terrier who I adopted from the Seattle Humane Society back in January.  Before I got her, I had always heard what high energy dogs Jack Russells are, and it’s true!  Olive is like my little personal trainer.. a big dog in a little body is what […]

Meditation: Foundational Exercise

Meditation: Foundational Exercise

Posted on Jul 15, 2016 in Health

  Bubbled Up Taught by Reiki Master, Daisy Thompson This can be done standing, walking, laying down, sitting down, driving…wherever, whenever, multiple times a day! Close your eyes (if possible). Now imagine a bright white light bubble that extends 10 feet in diameter. This is your space. You choose what comes in and goes out. […]

Why Health Coaching?

Why Health Coaching?

Posted on Jul 8, 2016 in Art, Health

  As many of you know, I have a Masters of Fine Art from Rhode Island School of Design. So what does health coaching have to do with art? My answer- it has EVERYTHING to do with it! As a coach, I will be helping people live in “creative mode”. Creative mode is all about […]

Art: Bubbled Up

Art: Bubbled Up

Posted on Apr 6, 2016 in Art

For the past few months, I have been deeply involved with researching, practicing and making art about healthy boundaries. Being a highly sensitive, empathetic person, my environment affects me greatly. This can either be a really positive or a really negative experience, depending on what I have allowed into my bubble. Because boundaries are permeable, […]

Self Care: Alignment

Self Care: Alignment

Posted on Mar 28, 2016 in Art

Self Care: Alignment Physical discomfort in the body generally means that something is out of alignment. Two months ago, I got a new pair of sneakers, but simultaneously I also developed discomfort while I walked. Once the pain became unbearable, I decided to call the chiropractor. As we searched for the root of the problem, […]

Suspend Disbelief

Posted on Mar 28, 2016 in Art, Exhibition Review

Suspend Disbelief Have you ever been to a contemporary art museum and thought “why is that even in a museum?”  Throughout my life as an artist, I have almost always carried a little grudge about other contemporary art.  Contemporary art is not about instant gratification, or instant understanding, it is about accepting that the artist […]

Book Review: The Instruction by Ainslie MacLeod

Posted on Mar 8, 2016 in Books

Book Review:  The Instruction by Ainslie MacLeod Are you living in alignment with your soul’s purpose?  According to the teachings of Ainslie MacLeod, to find out who you are, it is imperative to find out where you’ve been.  We are all here to learn specific lessons, overcome certain fears and accomplish distinct missions.  To find […]