Tag: Mental Health

Artist Shannon May Mackenzie Drew the Story of Her Rape

Artist Shannon May Mackenzie Drew the Story of Her Rape

WOW. Speechless. Thank you, Shannon May Mackenzie. This piece of art is brilliant, beautiful, touching, and so inspiring. The story of Shannon May Mackenzie’s rape now lives on in this short, masterpiece documentary. The pain and hurt that other peoples’ actions can cause us is so real. A rape is like someone robbing you of […]

Understanding the Fight, Flight and Freeze Response in the Brain

Understanding the Fight, Flight and Freeze Response in the Brain

I’ve spent a lot of time this past year studying and learning about the brain; how the different parts communicate and work together. I’ve researched, read, and talked to doctors & health professionals to learn more about how the brain works and how it can take control for us in […]

MEO does Karate! – MEO*TV Snapchat Story

MEO does Karate! – MEO*TV Snapchat Story

When we first tried to get MEO into Karate, it was kind of an embarrassing nightmare.  I say embarrassing because my husband and his family own a Karate school and our daughter, who has grown up there, screamed bloody murder when we tried to get […]

Anxiety Illustrated

Anxiety Illustrated

I found the article below on one of my favorite websites: Greatist.   Greatist.com is a website with a mission to spread healthy attitudes around the world (YES!) by offering realistic choices that you can make (and actually stick with!! YESYES!) to help you live your healthiest, happiest life. Simply put, (and straight from their website) […]

For Hire: Personal Cheerleader

For Hire: Personal Cheerleader

Job Description: Someone to follow me around and offer words of encouragement on demand. Okay maybe not… that seems a little creepy actually. Maybe we can work out an on-call deal. Or… maybe I’ll just bookmark this AMAZING Pep Talk Generator instead. The Pep Talk Generator, a project by Babe Vibes, designed […]

Food Photography

Food Photography

As an artist and a designer in ED recovery, my interest in food has stemmed from a creative place I never knew existed in me. For as long as I can remember, food has been a turn off, so to find a way to connect with and enjoy […]

Richard Scarry’s Books Changing For Good

Richard Scarry’s Books Changing For Good

I have such fond memories of Richard Scarry books and videos! Not too long ago, I came across this article and was excited to see some pretty awesome updates made to them.  There were subtle messages throughout these books sculpting the way children thought about their roles in the […]

Exploring Ninth Street in Durham, North Carolina

9th Street in Durham, NC is a place so close to my heart.  I don’t get to visit it as often as I’d like, but I take every chance I can to.  I’ve recently had the opportunity to do some chalkboard art at The Rickhouse‘s 8-foot by 8-foot chalkboard (It’s AMAZING!!!!), so […]

Be Kind to Yourself

A couple weeks ago, I was having a heart-felt conversation with someone that led to me talking about my fears, self-doubt, and insecurities.  In that conversation, I was asked a question that continues to linger in my mind… “What would you say if someone was saying these same things […]

Collection for a Cause  |  The Be Free Collection

Collection for a Cause | The Be Free Collection

Sometimes what you’re most afraid of doing, is the very thing that will set you free.   Embrace uncertainty. – Sometimes what you don’t want is exactly what you need.  Sometimes what you’re most afraid of doing is the very thing that will set you […]