Being a counsellor, I just love to have deep conversations about emotional healing.

 

I warmly invite you to listen in on the "deep chats" below.

 


Painted Guru with Bebe Butler

Bebe gave me my first "big break" in the online creativity world and it was just in the nick of time. When I first talked to her on the phone I was working in a 67 year old government art program for Canadian Veterans. Our program was sadly in the process of shutting down due to funding cuts, and I was in the midst of a grief process.

 

Because I did not have time to explore what anyone else was doing online I was hesitant about participating in Bebe's online project. I wondered out loud, "What is this online creativity world?"

 

I will never forget sitting on the curb in the hot sun outside the studio, listening to Bebe's bright beguiling voice saying, "You can do this!" And, I intuitively said, "Yes!"

 

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Creative Practice and Emotional Healing

This Skype interview with artist and deep soul Hali Karla was a delight for me - even as my Skype froze hilariously at certain points. I love Hali's depth of inquiry and refection in the interview process which was no doubt deepened in her former career as hospice nurse. Hali walks with such tender connection to creativity, healing, and the transparency of suffering. We talk together about creative practice, creative community, and knowing how to pace ourselves in the spontaneous creative/emotional process.


Art therapy and Anxiety

Margarita Tartakovsky, when years ago she wrote an article called Five Quick Facts on Art Therapy. At the bottom of the article was a link to a list on my blog called Top 50 Art Therapy Blogs.

 

When Margarita contacted me with a list of questions about art therapy and anxiety, I greatly enjoyed our exchange. You can read our Q&A on Anxiety and Art Therapy - here.


Self-Acceptance with Collage Art Therapy

A fun conversation with Stacy Hoffman-Farmer about healing emotional repression with collage therapy. I loved Stacy's honest willingness to share of herself with me and we had a great conversation about the benefits of collage as a form of personal therapy.


Spiritual & Practical Abundance

A great conversation with Wild, Creative and Confident Coach Sarah Marie Thompson about melding the spiritual world with our practical world to create more abundance.


Working Inspired VS. Working Tired

A wonderfully lively conversation with Egypt Burge, a women’s self-care coach who has put together an interview series on self-care. What came up for me in this self-care summit was the topic of burn-out, and how as we can often do too much in an effort to "get ahead."


Life Purpose and the HEro's Journey

I loved talking with faith coach Christina Sharp about healing the emotional self so that we can see the possibility of something bigger. We discuss how our survival selves are driven by fear, and how to overcome fear to embark on the "Hero/Heroine's Journey."


Parenting Expressive Teens

Looking back, I see that I had "stuff" to emotionally heal from my teen years around giving away my power as a young female. This made me overly anxious about my daughter. I recently had a great conversation with teen resilience coach Deanne Barrett about how I healed my "inner teen" through deep contemplation, writing, dance and drawing. I share about this process in the You Tube interview below. Please join us in our lively conversation.


How to Find Your Intuitive Art "Style"

 

What a fun conversation about all things art I had with Addie Hirschten - artist and podcaster extraordinaire. We talked about my evolution from being a gallery artist, into becoming an intuitive/expressive artist. 

 

As an expressive arts facilitator over the past ten years, I have worked with artists from the ages of 2-106. I shared some of my discoveries with Addie about how, as artists, we can find and develop our unique intuitive art "style." 

 

Join us in this creative conversation!


Intuitive Creativity

Janet Kirlew - the editor of this digital magazine from the UK is a creative force - documenting the lives of strong women in trade and business. This article that I wrote for her is about finding success through intuition. You can read it HERE.