Therapist vs. Artist

Therapist vs. Artist

Being a therapist and an artist creates a dichotomy in how I offer my own creativity.  It’s an interesting resting place to sit and think.

I’ve been trained to listen to help people dive deeper into their experiences and to bring my own self into the background.

At the same time, I’m an artist.   I want to express my own self and my own heart in the ways I create, be it through writings, movings, painting, etc.

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Our Body as a Roadmap

Our Body as a Roadmap

I recently posted a quote from the Storyteller’s Throne on Instagram.  Here’s the quote:

Our body has been the canvas on which our life is painted.  Everything shapes us. And you were able to find the human in that and the beauty in that.  Instead of only seeing the marks that some may consider other than beautiful … Continue reading “Our Body as a Roadmap”

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The Body Electorate

The Body Electorate

  • I’ve talked about my journey with body image; learning to see the beauty in the imperfections, the scars, the shapes history has traced along my skin.
  • I’ve talked about how that particular journey informed a lot of the beginnings of Grace’s character in The Storyteller’s Throne.
  • I’ve talked about the point at which Grace sees herself literally standing in front of her and the emotions that rise to the surface there.

This blog post … isn’t about the therapeutic dance between experience and emotion, it isn’t about The Storyteller’s Throne and it isn’t about my personal journey.

This blog post I’m officially dedicating to all the women … or womyn (if you prefer) <3 Continue reading “The Body Electorate”

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Radical Empathy

Radical Empathy

Radical Empathy …

Defined in simplistic terms as:

Radical – adjective
(especially of change or action) relating to or affecting the fundamental nature of something; far-reaching or thorough.

Empathy – noun

the ability to understand and share the feelings of another.

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