Boycott: Letter to Fresh & Easy about 51 Fifty Energy Drink

Wrote a message to the folks at Fresh & Easy via Facebook. I’m a shopper at their store and know them to be supportive of their community in many great ways. It’s my hope they help this campaign and let 51 Fifty Energy Drink company know they need to do better with their name and…

Art Therapy: “My Art Matters” Call For Artwork

Art Matters: My art matters and your art matters. This is especially significant if you’re on a journey to mental health and wellness. When living in the world of colors, shapes, textures and patterns, the brain does not focus (or is not capable) on anxiety, depression, stress, intrusive thoughts and traumatic memories. At least, that is what…

Spoken Word: “21”

This spoken word performance spotlights one person’s experience of growing up in the dysfunction of alcoholism. It also illustrates a creative avenue available for coping, working through pain, taking something haggard and making it mean something, and creating new life, via art, from the experience. More performances, various topics, posted by Button  Poetry, can be found on…

Art Therapy: Starting A New Series

Art therapy is also occupational therapy or psychiatric occupational therapy. It’s proven to be a literal life-saver in my experience. When my brain is too tired to process language, as it is struggling right now, colors, texture, patterns and lines are a world I explore. It’s calming, creative and let’s me breathe. I’ve heard or…