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Isolated Together - How to feel less lonely

Isolated Together - How to feel less lonely

If you're anything like me, you might be experiencing loneliness while sequestered in your corner of the world...even if you're an introvert. Personally I kinda hit rock-bottom in the lonely department. But because of a few tricks I had up my sleeve, I've managed to crawl out of that dark and lonely hole. 

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Quarantine - Passing time in my journal

Quarantine - Passing time in my journal

Well, here it is, April 10th, 2020. We're at least three solid weeks into a nationwide quarantine, and there's a wicked snow storm here in Maine.  If this isn't the perfect day to stay in my cozy clothes and pass the time in an art journal, I don't know what is.  I don't have anything profound to say. No helpful tips for surviving sequesterhood. No humor to pass along. Just a bunch of brightly colored boxes, from my cubicle to yours.  Enjoy! You can find a list of links to the materials I used at the bottom of this page.    MATERIALS I...

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Mind Shift - 6 Steps to Manage Your Fear

Mind Shift - 6 Steps to Manage Your Fear

There's no denying it, we're living in uncertain times right now. Fear, anxiety, and panic are settling in around the globe. So are anger, frustration, and lots of other unsavory reactions. But for the simplicity of writing this blog, I'm just referring to fear.  I wanted, in some way, to help people move through their fear,  so in good hocus-pocus, woo-woo fashion, I asked the tarot deck what I should paint, and I turned out with the Wheel of Fortune. This is what that card means:  The Wheel of Fortune reminds us that seasons change and fortune fluctuates - nothing is permanent. Change is one of its...

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Action - How Even the Smallest Actions Empower You

Action - How Even the Smallest Actions Empower You

Are you feeling like you just can't? You want to stay in bed, binge every season of every show ever made. Maybe eat a pint of ice cream and a bag of chips for breakfast and call it a day... Meanwhile, calls need to be returned, applications filled out, dog let out, and when was the last time you washed your hair? I was having this EXACT day not too long ago.  Even though I'm a pretty chipper, optimistic, proactive bitch, I'm still 100% human and get depressed and overwhelmed from time to time. And I can certainly spiral into detachment and avoidance as easy as...

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The Importance of Rest

The Importance of Rest

If you're exhausted, but feel compelled to be "productive", this blog is for you.  Because I love mixing science, the mystic, and adding a dash of creativity, I ask the tarot deck what the theme of my art journal be. I ask what kind of science should I share with the world? I pulled one card. The Four of Swords, upright. And the meaning of that card is this: Recovery, contemplation, relaxation, passivity, rest. After a time of intense activity and/or pressure, there is a period of calm and recovery. The four symbolizes the rest after a difficult challenge, especially when you need...

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