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 Electing Trump as president is terrible, but our fight is not over till we stop caring and stop working for equality! I’m happy to learn that Hollaback(one of my all time fave orgs) and 15 other nonprofits have banded together to launch #MomentofTruth: a campaign to document a rise in post-election hate and violence. People can […]

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Sunday, December 4 at 9 AM – 5 PM Reserve Your Spot You are invited to join us and get certified in Mental Health First Aid at no cost. The course typically has a $170 fee per participant, but through a San Diego County grant, Mental Health America of…

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I made this last week on my walk home from work. Creating art outside in nature is so balancing. I love to take walks in the park and stop to create art out of leaves, flowers, pine cones, rocks, twigs or even litter. I become so absorbed in the process that I rarely notice when […]

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Affirmation for Your Heartsong: I follow my heartsong. I sing it loud and strong. This is my heartsong. Listening to it all along. On this journey of life through the good and the strife. Guiding me with loving light, shining bright. This is my heartsong. I sing it oud and strong. ***  “Peace Love and […]

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Have you seen this beautiful video from a few of the survivors of the Orlando shooting this summer?   Hopefully it will inspire you to give a little gratitude to yourself and those around you today. You can support victims of violence and be the change by sharing love and compassion towards everyone and choosing non-violence […]

Be Different coloring page

This is one of the pages from the free coloring book I created, “Peace, Love & Weirdness“. Affirmation for Weirdness I am weird. I appreciate being different. Creating more weirdness is good. There is balance in being weird. Weird is wonderful. Normal does not exist. Average is a measurement. Typical is comfortable. Different is energizing. […]

diy therapy

A major blockade in depression is communication. It’s difficult to communicate unhappiness with family and friends, especially when it feels all-encompassing. You might began to feel like a burden to others if you are consistently unhappy.  After a while I was tired of my own depression, but I didn’t know how to communicate my feelings. A […]

imperfectly perfect coloring page

This is one of the pages from the free coloring book I created, “Peace, Love & Weirdness“. Affirmation for Imperfection Perfection is a perception. Imperfection is natural. Flaws are normal. I am imperfectly perfect! Imperfection is valuable. Imperfection is reality. Unique, different, weird, ugly. Perfect, normal, beautiful. These are just words. I am perfectly imperfect! […]

outside art by Leah Oviedo

“The Earth does not belong to us, we belong to the earth.” Creating art outside in nature is so balancing. I love to take walks and pause to create art out of natural debris and litter. Here is some of my recent work.       After I make art out of trash I throw […]

Trust Yourself coloring page

This is one of the pages from the free coloring book I created, “Peace, Love & Weirdness“. Affirmation for Trusting Yourself I am capable. I trust myself. I trust in what feels good for me. I trust in my struggle. *** Click HERE to download this FREE coloring book. You might also enjoy my other […]