Expressive Arts

May in the Arts

The art classes from Wellness Within will be moving from Thursday evenings to Fridays, starting in May.  These classes are the “Art Journaling for Teens” and a new adult class “Get Creative.” Get Creative , will begin at 1pm -2:30, and follow a theme for the month. No experience is needed, and we encourage everyone […]

The Spring Equinox at Wellness Within

Even as the rain falls, we see the trees bursting with blossoms, and it’s just the end of February. Nature knows when spring is coming, even if the weather is absurd. Our area is breaking the winter slumber because the sun is turning to favor our side of the world. We of modern times call […]

Art Workshop in March

What do you get when you combine Adventures in Photography, Therapeutic Art and Writing As A Path To Healing? A couple of hours filled with fun and creative time with friends!   The three expressive arts muses from Wellness Within are joining forces and planning several workshops to give everyone a taste of our healing […]

Sharing Stories

Our expressive writing sessions will be offered again starting Wednesday February 5th from 5:30 – 7:00 pm. I hope those of you reading this will consider dropping in and joining us.  I hear from members that they are interested in writing, but feel intimidated by it and don’t think of themselves as “writers.” Please consider […]

Life in a Tree

In the expressive art process we use the symbol of the tree as a representation of our human form. The Tree is not drawn or painted to look like a tree in our physical world, but to mirror our body, mind, and spiritual growth. This is to aid our understanding of self on a deeper […]

Embrace your Creativity with an Open Heart

When a child sits and paints a picture for you, you instantly love it. You embrace that precious piece of paper, and sing their praise. The child has painted from an open heart. There is no internal judgement or shame, just pure joy and delight. The moment was expressed live and “in the now,” as […]

Lightning in a Bottle

While I was in treatment, I often turned to writing. It can be a confidante, a release, a way of capturing that “lighting in a bottle” emotion that can envelope you as you sit and reflect on your path. The poem below was composed on a trip I took to Tahoe right after I completed […]

Seeing through the clouds