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Go ahead and CRY. It’s okay to let out that pent-up pain. Yes happiness is one of our goals, but we are imperfect beings and we feel sadness.  Our real goal is to find BALANCE.  Why do we stop ourselves from expressing negative emotions? If you’ve lived as long as me or are an emotionally […]

In the book, “Shortcuts to Mindfulness: 100 Ways to Personal and Spiritual Growth” by Catherine Auman, LMFT, I like how the author begins with the harshest truth of individual empowerment, “It’s a painful process; there are no two ways about it.” From my own experience  with therapy there are no easy fixes when it comes […]


This guest post is part of the What’s Your Story project here on this blog. My name is Kiyoshi Shelton.  My artist name is Kiyoshi.  I was born in Saginaw, Michigan and received my first introduction to music from my father who is a music teacher.  He was a band director who always taught different bands growing […]


Political and activist graffiti art in Lynchburg, VA.


Art made from trash is litter-ally a great idea.

diy therapy

Mike Veny wants is to look at your depression as an asset not a liability. His TED Talk is about “..transforming the stigma surronding mental health into strength.” WHAT DO YOU THINK? *** Find my BOOKS on and Purchase my ART  on Ready to HEAL from depression? Read my D.I.Y. Therapy posts. *** *** Ads directly […]

hello wreath outside art

You can find art anywhere if you’re willing to create some magic.


Are you ready for an emotional exploration!

Self love diet by Michelle Minero

Have you ever started the new year off with a resolution to go on a diet, lose those extra pounds, and start exercising regularly? If so, you have joined countless others who make losing weight their number one focus. Perhaps you’ve also joined them in being unable to keep the resolution continuously for even one […]


What does self love mean? Can healing really be as simple as loving ourselves?


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