Sunday, June 28, 2009

art therapy

Art therapy is a mental health profession that uses the creative process of art making to improve and enhance the physical, mental and emotional well-being of individuals of all ages. It is based on the belief that the creative process involved in artistic self-expression helps people to resolve conflicts and problems, develop interpersonal skills, manage behavior, reduce stress, increase self-esteem and self-awareness, and achieve insight.

to read more about art therapy, click here.

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

trader joe's vs. starbucks

i'm not much of a summer gal. this conversation has come up numerous times and folks seem to be surprised that i don't like summer. i don't hate it- it's just my least favorite of the seasons. i see why people love it, though. summer does have its perks:

- the concerts
- the new movies that come out
- more daylight
- people are happier and out more
- vacations
- water sports
- pools are open
- nights out on the porch
- an excuse to eat ice cream every day
- camp meeting!!!!

the thing i look forward to most, though, is TRADER JOE'S STRAWBERRY LEMONADE! don't waste your money on starbucks iced passion tea lemonade; TJ's tastes like it but better! try it for yourself!

Monday, June 15, 2009

if i was a rich girl....

i would:

1. hire a personal driver
2. start my own business
3. hire a personal assistant- someone to check my email & organize my life for me... i know i'm not that important, but i've realized that i'm just not that good at it on my own. it would probably be a REAL SIMPLE employee.

*shout out to my girl, gwen stefani, for her inspiring music*