self reflections

Self portrait
Acrylic on cardboard
A little summer reading .
A little summer reading .

i’m enjoying some time to self reflect these past few days…taking in some good reads and delighting in time to re-examine my life.  I fully recommend this read.


Falling into Faded Fantasies

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These works represent a time lapse. Longings and dreams fade…the narrative changes…people come and go in our lives and we adapt, we merge, we yield. Nothing is lost… just re-purposed, re-homed, re-fueled.We tell stories to make sense of life. My story Is being assembled as I go.

I’ve been away from my blog for quite some time, but I am emerging…

Wishing peace and blessings-  Holly

Pass it On

Hi blogger friends,

I am passing along a fantastic deal I’m promoting through Groupon for a new expressive arts couples workshop I’m hosting through my therapy business.  To visit Groupon  click here:   Expressive Arts Couples Workshop      Here’s a little more info about my relationship with Expressive Arts.

Liftaway Oil, encaustic, ink, and paper mixed media  24" x 28"
Oil, encaustic, ink, and paper mixed media
24″ x 28″
I was first introduced to expressive arts through a personal journey of transformation following a significant and life altering accident.  As I healed from serious physical injuries and emotional trauma related to my accident, art making was the healing agent in my life.  From this experience I have sought training in expressive arts therapy as both a therapeutic tool for my clients and as a way to work with individuals and couples for personal growth, transformation, and relationship enhancement.  Expressive arts utilizes the power of creativity to open up the body, mind, and spirit. It refers to the intentional use of creative modalities such as guided writing, poetry, movement, visual art making such as painting and collage, as well as drama to generate growth on a personal level and in relation to others.  When we use creative expression with this type of intention we access our inner wisdom and true nature. This connection to one’s self facilitates growth emotionally, spiritually, physically, and relationally.  Every person has within them the ability to create. Unfortunately,most of us have lost our ability to tap this potential.  In a world dominated by left brain processing, creative caapcity is left behind or censored with judgements of what is good.  Expressive art is a process oriented practice that eliminates the need for perfection.  You need not have any artistic skill to benefit from expressive arts.

Expressive Arts is beneficial on many
1) It honors the life of each person individually and as part of a whole.
2) It encourages freedom of expression personally and in relationships to others
3) It provides a non-verbal, right brain form of communication that enhances words
4) It unlocks emotions and deepens a persons sense of understanding by access to wisdom in the body, mind, and emotions.
5) It helps open a sense of connection to others by building a sense of safety, fun, and freedom to be one’s true self.
6) It helps focus attention
7) It reduces stress
8) It strengthens the autoimmune system
9) Creates a sense of well being and peace

I hope you’ll pass on this on:)


and visa versa

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