Reflections on “Ashore”

“Ashore” – towards dusk when the water calms to glass, time to return home from an exploration ashore, looking for seashells and rocks, or having a picnic in a quiet secluded place…a boat tied to shore, waiting its return to harbor just in time for nightfall. The boat waits until we are ready to board. … [Read more…]

Story work and the Art of Recovery: a two-part interview with an Art Therapist

Art Therapist Stefanie Hinman, explains the significant role of art therapy and story in the lives of children, adults and adult children who have suffered trauma. Stefanie: “Emotions are the language of the heart and artistic expression is a way to give our heart a voice. Connecting with our heart, connecting with our emotions, making … [Read more…]

Illusion vs. Reality: “Quiet Moment”

A realistically painted scene of a peaceful seascape, when dusk brings calm to the waters, and moonlight  glistens off the darkening waves and two people on a boat pause after a days activities to share thoughtful reflections. A scene, almost photo-realistic in its likeness of reality, OR is the scene anything like the reality we … [Read more…]