Admittedly, I am a couple of days late with this post, but that’s okay. One of my 2018 intentions was to spend more time in nature, and I realized as of late I haven’t been making the necessary time. So for a solo summer solstice celebration I took myself to the Russian River to soak in the beauty, play in the water and welcome a new season. It was glorious. I am back feeling refreshed and connected.
For those that aren’t familiar with the term, summer solstice is the first day of summer and essentially marks a halfway point through the calendar year. From here on out the daylight hours grow incrementally shorter. And is an auspicious time to take inventory of your year thus far.
Here are some questions to think about:
If necessary, now is a great time to course-correct by reprioritizing; scheduling time for the things and people who matter; as well as assessing what supports you need to show up for the life you want to live. That support may look like therapy and coaching or may be rooted in spiritual practice, a support group, relationships, community or ideally a mixture of some of the above.
Most of all, it’s important to remember this process does not need to be shame-inducing or stressful. It can be creative and joyful as we pause, assess and re-plan accordingly.
In keeping with the theme of taking inventory, I have exciting news to share.
Six months ago when I transitioned full-time to private practice, I took an interim office space while I continued to actively dream of and seek an office space that would allow for the expressive arts therapy component of my practice to come more fully alive (ie space to make a mess!)
As many of you know, real estate in the Bay Area is no joke and it’s been a challenging quest – however I think I’ve landed in the right spot.
As of last week, I am moved in to a new unique office space. It is set in a lush garden setting with a rustic feel. The actual office space is cozy and serene, with a talk therapy space as well as an art therapy nook. This new space also allows for me to offer additional weekly sessions.
I’ve included some photos below for a preview, but I invite you to visit! I’m curious to hear how your year is going, about your successes and challenges, and how I can support you, creatively and joyfully, live in alignment with your intentions for the second half of 2018.
Till next time,