Portal to the Inner Realm: Preparing a Junk Journal Cover to Welcome You Home

“Your junk journal is a place just for you,” I tell my Junk Journaling for Resilience (JJ4R) students, “and every part of you belongs here.” This emphasis on building a place of self-belonging is vitally important when we engage in artistic practices as healing practices. In a sense, cultivating self-belonging is one of the key … Read more

Let’s Talk About Sex

When my daughter was 4, one evening at the end of a very long day… Just when I thought she was about to fall asleep, she said, “Mama, how did I get in your belly?” I did not feel prepared for this conversation. I searched my mind and seemed to recall something I had read … Read more