Doodle Lesson to help you ground yourself
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! 🤪
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…
Teach me to Draw: A Thumbs Up
Doodle to Connect Episode 1:
Featuring guest artist, Ian Phillips (my son 😊).
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…
A Doodle Exercise to Stop Outsourcing Approval
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:
- doing good enough
- loving and lovable
- imperfectly perfect
It takes time to build our inner committee of support... and I found little creative tricks to help along the way…
Doodle Heart Exercise
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
- 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…
Creative Healing 101 - Combining Shapes with Doodling
Mindfulness & Self-Compassion Doodle Lesson
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…
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.
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