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Stories and inspiration to help you keep the memories of your loved ones alive

It's Time to Build Your Self Care Routine

Self-care. It’s become a buzzworthy term throughout social media over the last few years. You know this, too, from the hundreds of thousands of Instagram accounts and bloggers who promote it, as well as articles across all media underscoring its importance. It feels like wherever you turn these days there’s a mandate to Sleep! Hydrate! Breathe! Exercise! Ohm! I don’t know about you, but for me these blaring reminders can sometimes become stressful and overwhelming, because I feel like I’m supposed to do all of these things, all the time. And of course, those feelings result in the complete opposite of self-care.

Visual journaling is the art of self-discovery; through image-making our truest feelings are revealed – through writing those feelings are interpreted. Through this process the conscious and subconscious minds can have a conversation, allowing your authentic voice and inner wisdom to emerge, awaken and be heard. Being either an artist or writer is not required to do the process of visual journaling.

Writing to Heal Stress, Grief and Loss

During this era of sheltering-in due to the COVID-19 pandemic, stress is the word most often used to describe the high levels of anxiety, anger and fear that so many people are experiencing. But when looked at through the lens of loss – loss of everyday freedoms, loss of employment, loss of income, loss of health, loss of life – framing our collective and individual experiences as one of grief due to loss may be more accurate.  Healing writing – also called expressive writing or grief journaling - can be a way to explore the many complex and multi-faceted emotions you may be experiencing at this time due to COVID-19-related losses.