Art Therapy: Pockets of Peace during the Struggles

This post is for anyone just doing their best to survive. Who are keeping a brave, happy face even when times are unexpectedly cry-through-it tough. Especially for the moms, who try so painstakingly hard not to let their kids know how real the struggle is sometimes. These pictures are highlights from my day. They do…

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Subscribe for LIVE Online Classes that will make you Smile!

It’s time to bring a music and dance education into your own home! Get ready for fun, learning, expression and confidence as we create art and memories together. ALL classes begin after Labor Day. Registration during August will guarantee your enrollment in September. My high-quality courses and affordable payment options are outlined below… The Arts…

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Dance. For. Joy.

Want to cut a rug in your own home? That’s right, I’m bringing dance to you! Whether it’s because you’re learning something new or because your heart is racing, dance lifts us in amazing ways! I’ve been enjoying movement for over 15 years and am thrilled to share how it can help raise your spirit.…

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Hopeful Spirit: Meditation and Mental Breaks

Feeling unhappy? Overwhelmed? When was the last time you relaxed? Don’t have time to relax? I get it. You’re busy. Everyone’s counting on you. But what if you escaped for a few seconds by closing your eyes and just letting yourself breathe deeply? What if? What if you locked yourself in your room for a…

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Miracle Music

Miracles. Happen. Every. Day. I was dealing with some major PTSD triggers at the pool last weekend. I wanted to go hide in the corner and cry. I thought about letting the kids play on their own while I watched from the side. I even considered just having us all pack up and head home…

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Loving Me For Me Post-Mastectomy

I usually try to hide my tears from my kids.  And my breakdowns.  But not this time.  They knew I was having a REALLY rough day.  Sammy kept sitting next to me, holding my hand.  Michael stopped when he walked by to give me a gentle side hug.  Sophia was my gopher girl, filling my…

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What I Never Knew I Had In Common With Elizabeth Smart

I know I haven’t taken many pictures or been writing much this week…at least it may not seem like it.  But I really have been!  In fact, I think it might be a record-breaking week as far as numbers of photos and words.  So here is a little peek at what has been keeping me…

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What I Never Knew I Had In Common With Elizabeth Smart

I know I haven’t taken many pictures or been writing much this week…at least it may not seem like it.  But I really have been!  In fact, I think it might be a record breaking week as far as numbers of photos and words.  So here is a little peak at what has been keeping…

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When Mom Melts Down She Asks for Mom

I could hardly see through my tears.  Since 10 o’clock the night before I had been trying to swing out of this darkness, but now it was 10 o’clock in the morning.  I couldn’t stay in bed forever.  The kids were going to need me.  I couldn’t keep calling and texting my husband.  He couldn’t…

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Who’s On My Trampoline? or Jumping Out Of Depression…

Today was rougher than usual.  Just trying to write that much, I misspelled and had to retype three words. Sigh. Maybe it’s because I was up past 1:30 a.m. last night and I’m up regularly with my 2 year-old throughout the night.  Maybe it’s the stress that comes with am unemployed spouse.  Maybe it’s the…

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