November 8-10, 2023 the Healing with Love Summit is sharing conversations that Larissa had with a diverse group of individuals who were open to sharing their differences, and their shared and connected desires. We all want to be loved, and accepted, to be safe, and part of a community and to be able to live our most authentic lives. How we show up in the world is different for everyone, we are all unique. That uniqueness is the beauty in the world.
Access the summit for free November 8-10, 2023 after which the conversations will be moved to YouTube. Or you can purchase lifetime access to the summit which includes the conversations, plus a different healing practice included with each conversation. 25% of the proceeds will be donated to causes that help uplift and empower marginalized communities. Inside we have also included important information and statistics about some of the marginalized communities.
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I spoke to Dr. Lynn Carey for a wonderful conversation about creativity and healing, and I am sharing some of the takeaways here with you.
In an era where quick fixes and instant gratification are often the norm, Dr. Carey's approach is a breath of fresh air. She emphasizes that true healing comes from within, by aligning our physical bodies with our emotional and mental states.
This holistic approach to health doesn't just stop at physical ailments; it extends into every aspect of life. From her own experiences, she learned that living in alignment with your passions can be a potent source of happiness and fulfillment. This isn’t just some abstract idea either—it’s backed up by science! Studies have shown that engaging in activities we love boosts our immune system, reduces stress levels, and contributes to overall well-being.
But how does creativity factor into this? Well, according to Dr. Carey, everyone has the potential for creative expression—whether...
Hey there, fellow wanderers of the wild and unpredictable adulting realm! Today I’d like to take you on a little journey that explores the untamed wilderness of the proverbial life crisis.
I know, I know, I feel like I can already hear you saying, “Oh no, this sounds like it’ll be really depressing.” But, stick with me here, because I would like to offer the perspective that going through my own life crisis was actually one of the best things that ever happened to me. Sure, it can be kind of terrifyingly depressing at first (I’m not one who is going to flat-out lie to you), but I also think that it can end up being a much-needed kick in the pants in life if you open yourself up to receive its bigger message. Much like anything else, though, it’s all about your perspective and what you choose to do with the experience. So, I’d like to take this opportunity to share my hot take on it and provide some new, fresh...
Art supplies can be very personal, and everyone will tell you something different, but if you don't know where to start, here are a few of my absolute favorites for creating.
Gesso is a must-have for painting and art journaling, the brand I use typically is Liquitex. I buy it in larger containers and add smaller amounts to a jar for ease of access, plus it keeps it cleaner. I think most brands would be fine I just know and love Liquitex.
I typically use Golden Matte Medium as my all-things collage adhesive, any time you need to stick something down this is perfect. Liquitex also has a great Matte Medium that I occasionally get. Matte is the finish, it also comes in gloss, but that to me is more for a final coat.
Gel Matte Medium is great for sticking things that are a little thicker or are not completely flat. It is also great to add to your paint to make it a bit more heavy bodied so you can add some texture. Again, I use Golden, but I am sure...
Each day of the 5-Day Feminine Intuition Challenge we ran March 27-31, 2023
Today, we'll explore the basics of intuition and how you can recognize it in your life.
Take a few deep breaths and tune in to your body. Notice any physical sensations you may be experiencing. These sensations can be an indicator of your intuition. Trust your gut feeling, and allow yourself to follow its guidance.
Today's exercise is intuitive journaling. Take a few minutes to sit quietly and center yourself. Write down any questions or concerns that are on your mind. Without thinking too much, write down the first response that comes to mind. This response is likely coming from your intuition, so pay attention to it and trust it.
Today, we'll focus on cultivating trust in yourself and your intuition.
Think of a decision you need to make. Take a few deep breaths and tune in to your body. Notice any physical sensations you may be experiencing. Now, ask yourself: "What is my intuition...
Over the past few years as I’ve been doing more and more art, I have kept hearing comments like “You should start trying to sell that”, “if you finished enough pieces you could exhibit”, and similar comments that all seem tied to the idea that I should become some sort of art machine or production line. I have visions of the person talking to me assuming that I am in a little workshop somewhere churning out copies of Van Gogh’s Starry Night for pennies on the pound.
Recently I have been listening to an audiobook written by Nick Hornby called Dickens and Prince: A Particular Kind of Genius. In this short tome (which I highly recommend, Mr. Hornby is a fine writer and observer of the British character, and no, I’m not paid to write this recommendation) the author makes the following points
Dickens' first long novel is The Pickwick Papers, before he finishes publishing it, he starts publishing Oliver Twist, and before he finishes publishing...
Over the years, I have created more than 1000 mandalas. Each mandala is an exquisite sanctuary that holds the transformative power of creativity and soothing meditation. This mindful practice anchors me into the present moment where I find peace and balance.
This sacred circle has aided my ability to focus and concentrate. I feel balanced and at rest. Mandalas are an exercise in connecting with my deeper self. They have aided me in opening up to new ideas and explorations. Allowing each mark to work its magic aids me in practicing self-tenderness and compassion. Recognizing my unlimited soul as a perfect place for rest. This place where I am always enough.
Carl Jung calls the circle the archetype of wholeness. Wholeness means complete and lacking nothing. Harmony and unity, infinite, and eternity are notions also connected to the circle. It makes sense that so many wisdom traditions make use of a circle The...
Valentine's Day is typically a day dedicated to celebrating love and affection between intimate partners, but it's important not to forget about the most important love of all - self-love. In today's fast-paced and demanding world, it can be easy to neglect our own needs and desires, but taking time to prioritize self-care and self-love is essential for our overall well-being.
Self-love refers to a positive and caring attitude towards oneself, recognizing and accepting one's own worth and value. It involves treating oneself with kindness, compassion, and respect, and it is the foundation of a healthy and fulfilling life. When we love ourselves, we are more confident, resilient, and able to handle life's challenges.
Here are some ways to cultivate self-love and celebrate yourself this Valentine's Day:
Practice self-care. Self-care is an essential component of self-love, and it involves taking time to care for your physical, mental, and emotional well-being. This can include...
Change can be hard, but it can also be a wonderful opportunity to discover and showcase your creativity. Whether it’s a change in your job, home, or lifestyle, creativity can help you make the most of the situation and live your best life.
Using your creativity is also a great way to relax at the end of a difficult day. Activities such as painting, crafting, music, and writing can help take your mind off of the stress and onto something more positive. Plus, it’s a great way to express yourself without saying a word.
Creativity is not just about producing works of art. It can also be used in everyday life to problem solve and make decisions. Thinking outside the box and considering different perspectives can help you come up with unique solutions to problems that may have been difficult to solve before.
Let’s explore some easy ways to use creativity to embrace change.
The best way to use creativity to embrace change is to think outside the...