Confirmations, Signs, and Moving Forward

Confirmations, Signs, and Moving Forward

I’ve been writing and processing about life, meaning, and moving forward at https://storygarden.substack.com. It’s my attempt to inspire authentic living. I hope you will check it out. That writing collided with me personally and professionally in a...
Play Therapy: Paper Chain Mood Rings

Play Therapy: Paper Chain Mood Rings

When my husband deployed to Afghanistan a couple of years ago, we had a rough idea of how long he would be gone. I made a chain of 220 paper rings. At the end of each day, my four boys and I broke one of the paper rings off. This helped my younger children visualize...
Learning from Home/Parenting During a Crisis

Learning from Home/Parenting During a Crisis

I am not homeschooling my children. I am schooling them from home. Not only that, but I am also getting my children through the first crisis in their lives, a global crisis. I am a mother first. My children are human beings first. I am balancing getting them through...
Play Therapy Week 2020 — In Jamaica

Play Therapy Week 2020 — In Jamaica

Every year, the Association for Play Therapy promotes “National Play Therapy Week” in February. This year, I had the pleasure of giving play therapy workshops in Port Antonio, Jamaica, during National Play Therapy Week, which was celebrated Feb. 2-8. The...
Using Theater & Expressive Arts in Community Building

Using Theater & Expressive Arts in Community Building

Before I write about my experience using theater and expressive arts in community building, I’d like to make a disclaimer. I have zero theater experience. Except, of course, that one play in third grade in which everybody got a part. That was enough for me to...

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