My name is Rachel and I am an Expressive Arts Educator, Artist. & Writer teaching people how use creativity for self care, awareness, and wellness.

 

Here you will find videos, courses, and inspiration for how you can use your art to go deeper. We don't just make beautiful things, we make things with meaning and create as a radical act of being alive.

Learn how to use your creative process as a tool for practicing mindfulness and learn more about your emotions and well being. 

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 A few times a month I share deep, thoughtful musings to keep you keep digging deeper in art & life. 

A Summer Book Club for Creatives

Celebrated Author Patricia Leavy & I have teamed up for the perfect summer pairing!

 

Grab Patricia's brand new book Shooting Stars and get

my e-book Mindful Expressions for free.

Join us August 29 for an interactive Facebook live 

where we will unpack Shooting Stars

& the significance of art to our healing.  

 

Shooting Stars is a novel about walking through our past traumas, moving from darkness to light, and the ways in which love – from lovers, friends, or the art we experience – heals us.

Mindful Expressions includes 12 creative mindfulness prompts and mini lessons. Explore a different principle of mindfulness through a different creative medium in 5-10 minutes using simple supplies.

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Learn to manage Anxiety & Stress through creativity & mindfulness. Beginning September 2020 in the Inspiration Library monthly lessons will explore an evidence based practice for managing anxiety & stress through art & creativity. Join a live class or catch the recording later.

 

Build skills & awareness for managing anxiety & stress through creative mindfulness. 

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November 19, 2018

I take 37 breaths each night before I fall asleep. One breath for each year I have been on this planet. I don’t know how long it takes me, some nights longer some shorter, but I do know that it never feels the same. 

The first breaths tend to be quick and tight and by the time I get into the 20’s I begin to find a rhythm only to abandon it in the 30’s where suddenly I am done. It never feels like enough. I always want more. 

I started this practice out of a deep concern I have around how I am managing stress. Specifically, I want to be aware of the stress that I carry in my body. It is deeply important to me that I recognize the tension, anxiety, and anger I feel each day and that I discharge it, or at the very least, be aware of it and tend to it. I know that my ability to care for myself is connected to my physical well being. 

Many years ago I read Gabor Mates “When the Body Says No” and it turned me onto a world inside my body that once was hidden away. I began to see that the little...

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