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Do you ever find your mind wandering during the day?

If you're like me, you find your mind meanders down many paths each day! ūü§™

You may start out with a pleasant storyline and before you know it a familiar sense of dread, panic, or anger infiltrates your mind.

Uh oh... you were having a lovely morning walk, looking around and then out of no-where, there's the conversation you just had with your partner playing out in your mind again or maybe worry sets in about the meeting with your boss next…

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Teach me to Draw: A Thumbs Up

Doodle to Connect Episode 1: 

Featuring guest artist, Ian Phillips (my son ūüėä).

I often allow inspiration to guide my doodles. Often, for me, the doodle appears first and sometime later the message follows. Other times I will find a word, poem, quote, or in this case an exercise in a book that sparked my interest. 

My previous two blog posts had me exploring the idea of affirmations and how we can create new neural pathways within our brain by repeating tenderly crafted sayings that fit our so…

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A Doodle Exercise to Stop Outsourcing Approval

Thumbs up blog 8.1.22

Do you find yourself in an everlasting loop of seeking approval from someone on the outside?

Welcome to the club. The icky yucky truth is we can sometimes never get enough reassurance from anyone on the outside club!

Building an inner committee of support that's always there to remind us that we are:

  • okay
  • doing good enough
  • loving and lovable
  • kind
  • fun
  • imperfectly perfect

It takes time to build our inner committee of support... and I found little creative tricks to help along the way…

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Doodle Heart Exercise

email doodle 7.19.22

You may have days when checking inside with your Inner World may feel too broad, unending, or just plain overwhelming.

On those days I like to simplify.

This is a simple doodle exercise for you to practice checking in with yourself. All it requires is:

  • a piece of paper
  • pencil/pen
  • and that moment during the day when you notice your heart

As you are going about your day and feel that twinge, cringe, or ache inside... allow yourself to stop for just a moment. Take a breath. What do you no…

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Creative Healing 101 - Combining Shapes with Doodling

This Doodle Lesson combines the basic shapes that we drew in the previous blog post allowing us to create everyday objects.

Materials used:

Happy Doodling,

Dr. Trish





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Mindfulness & Self-Compassion Doodle Lesson

This Doodle Lesson discusses Mindfulness & Self-Compassion.

Materials used:

Happy Doodling,

Dr. Trish





Video is 5 minutes in length, set to music. Music courtesy of: https://www.bensound.com (acoustic breeze)

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Creative Healing 101 - Doodling Shapes

When we allow ourselves to scribble or doodle we are giving our overactive thinking mind a break. This "distraction" allows us to bring our attention to what is right in front of us, our scratch paper and pen...

In this video I will demonstrate drawing basic shapes. Continuing to work on lines and shapes is like building a visual alphabet. Soon we'll begin combining shapes to make recognizable objects. 

Allow yourself the freedom to be a beginner again and just enjoy the process. If you need t…

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Creative Healing 101 - Doodling lines

Learning to draw again, as we did when we were children, allows our expressive, body based brain to come alive. 

This is helpful when we feel stress, panic, fear, or simply don't have words to describe what were experiencing. 

For this exercise grab a piece of scratch paper and a pen and follow along.

In this video I'm using Suffle Art Marker Set and Canson Watercolor Paper or I also love Mixed Media Paper

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How do I care for my Inner Child if I was never taught how?

I often hear from clients how difficult and awkward it feels to listen to their inner child. Many of times it's because:

  • There was no one to role model self-care
  • Their childhood was unhappy and they're scared to re-visit old feelings
  • They feel silly because they are grown now

The list could go on and on. We find ways to resist those places inside that make us most nervous. Dissociation of childhood memories is a common phenomenon. With dissociation of memories, the inner child is often n…

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2 Minute Doodle Teaching - Relational Repair

Repair in Relationships

Join the little doodle characters as they explain the importance of honoring the timing of both yourself and the other person as you seek to repair a recent relational rupture. 

A disagreement, fight, or misunderstanding is to be expected in our most important relationships. This is a relational rupture. A rupture can also be unintentional as with a preoccupied parent, a partner that is looking at their phone when they say their listening to you, or a friend that forget…

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