Ashes To Everything: Grief, Guilt & Love

I chose water today.  Brass, water, Japanese characters on a bowl in which calcium and carbon will reside.   It is time to move Mom from the patriotic priority shipping box to something more decorative and dignified.  Guilt plants doubts … Continue reading

Bliss Point and Art – How Do You Find Yours?

Hello friends!  It has been awhile since I’ve posted, but I have good reasons!  I have been prepping work for a batch of back to back shows.  I am at my best when I’m creating and these shows have empowered … Continue reading

FLUTTER BY. . .Panic and the Power of Anyway

FLUTTER BY. . . Flutter by Red wings of courage flutter by Calm my fluttering heart soothe my shallow breath Flutter by Red Wings of courage flutter by Soothe the trembling of my hands, my legs, my eyes and my … Continue reading

Here at the Brain Creative, we talk frankly about both the challenges of living with a mental health diagnosis and the peace of recovery.

The statistics are staggering …

  • 1 out of 4 live with a Mental condition. (World Health Organization
  • In 2011, the American College Health Association–National College Health Assessment (ACHA–NCHA—a nationwide survey of college students at 2- and 4-year institutions—found that about 30 percent of college students reported feeling “so depressed that it was difficult to function” at some time in the past year. ( National Institute of Mental Health)) Continue reading

Communication and Mental Health Recovery

Communication is challenging for many of us from time to time. For those with a mental health diagnosis and his or her support team, it can be even more imperative. In this audio, I offer some tips for loving communication. 

Personal Geography – Exploring The World Within Through Altered Books

The soul reveals itself when we work meditatively.  So it is with art journaling.  I recently began a personal geography altered book project.  The canvas?  A copy of the World of Warcraft Atlas I found at the thrift store for … Continue reading

Rewriting Our Truth Lessens The Power of PTSD Triggers

Rewriting Our Truth Lessens The Power of PTSD Triggers.   PTSD and panic have a way of finding the scars and trying to re-open old wounds.  Rewriting our truth is an arduous process at times, but we own every moment. … Continue reading

The Vessel Project – Shining Light Into A Grieving Heart

I recently enrolled in Beryl Ayn Young’s Illuminate ecourse.  The course guides participants through the expression and healing of grief.  For more information about the course, click here:  http://www.berylaynyoung.com/illuminate/ As I grieve my mother’s death, I thought that perhaps the … Continue reading

Naked Art – Revealing Ourselves

The subconscious mind is a mine, holding nuggets of gold for those who dare to travel into the dark to find the light.  Such is the nature of art.  The creative braveheart pours his or her Spirit Energy into each … Continue reading

An Inconvenient Life: Grieving Mom And Gaining Myself

So. . .I see that the envelope of death certificates from the Rusk County Registrar of Deeds has arrived.  Paper documenting the end of my mother’s life.  Am I ready to read the cause of death?  NO. Will it break … Continue reading