Color Therapy!

I love adult coloring books for mindfulness and relaxation. Such a simple concept that is super effective in taking a break from life’s stressors and creating something beautiful.  When I feel stressed or have trouble sleeping I just start right in and if I can detach from what is bothering me-even for a minute-I call it a success! Some of my pages from a coloring book called Creative Coloring Inspirations can be found below:

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Defying Stigma of Anxiety/Depression Through Art

I came across this amazing link below of visual representations of depression and anxiety depicted in photography. I found this to be so inspiring and accurate. From working with my clients and from my own experiences I can attest firsthand to the role stigma plays in accepting and addressing mental health issues. Spreading the word through art forms enables people to relate to one another and normalizes these struggles. Loving it!

http://www.upworthy.com/12-grave-photos-that-capture-how-depression-and-anxiety-can-feel