Mindfulness Through Art

This workshop aims to help children develop simple mindfulness skills to assist with relieving stress, managing emotions, building self-esteem, relaxation and resilience. This workshop incorporates a variety of mindfulness strategies and mindful art that children can use during their everyday lives.   Details: Cost: $50 Who: Children aged 6-12 years Where: The Cr3ative Space, Varsity Lakes […]

Creative Living

  I have finally finished reading Elizabeth Gilbert’s “Big Magic.” I had pre-ordered this book before its release in 2015, but have only this week managed to get around to reading it. I have to admit that I didn’t find it earth shattering or particularly enlightening, as I think I have already been experiencing my […]

Gratitude

Gratitude… This seems to be the word being bandied around a lot lately.  But what is gratitude and why is it so important? Vocabulary.com defines gratitude as a feeling of thankfulness and appreciation.  So why is this feeling of thankfulness and appreciation so important? Positive psychology researchers have been studying gratitude and they have found […]

How to Use Art to Help Reduce Stress

Being creative is one of my favourite ways to reduce the stress in my life. I have found that when I am stressed I get irritable and/or depressed, sleep badly, comfort eat and am not a very pleasant person to be around.  Maybe you can relate to some of these, or maybe you “share” your […]

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How Art Saved Me

“Creativity is what helps me escape a lot of my inner demons.” – Demi Lovato A friend and I were talking recently and we got onto the topic of mental health.  Through our conversation we discovered that we both suffered from anxiety.  She encouraged me to share my story, as we had both found comfort […]

5 Ways We Benefit From Being Creative

Why do people create? There are so many answers to this question, but the underlying theme is that we create because it makes us feel good! Researchers are continuing to study the effects and benefits of creativity.  They are proving what artists have known for centuries, that the pursuit of self-expression is good for our […]