DW Healing Arts LLC
South Bend, Indiana


Words Have Power

I often have a word to focus on for the year. I’m not sure when I first started choosing a word. Sometimes the word chooses me, especially in 2014. I gradually lived into the word “Balance” in 2014, as I worked on creating the Balance Resource Cards. The word balance appeared everywhere, even in my […]

Take a Mini Stress Break for the Holidays

The Holidays. Do you ever get overwhelmed this time of year? Are you able to fit everything you want to do into your week and still have time for quality self care? This season sometimes feels like I hit the fast forward button. Stress levels get elevated. My thinking gets fuzzy, my sleep patterns get […]

The Power of Gratitude

October 30th, 2017
General, Holidays, Mind Health, Seasonal

Gratitude boosts your immune system and elevates your mood. Yes, being thankful helps you become healthier! There are many studies and articles online that show the benefits of an attitude of gratitude.  Some people keep a daily journal with the things they are thankful for.  The book One Thousand Gifts: A Dare to Live Fully Right […]

Self care tips for Mildly to Highly Sensitive People

Self care. As an occupational therapist, I understand the sensory processing issues that can overwhelm people during the day. The “50 shades of sensitivity” are a continuum from high to low sensitivity.  When the brain is over-stimulated, it triggers the sympathetic nervous system (SNS), dumping chemicals in the body which creates a fight or flight response.  For […]

Embracing Creativity for a Happy, Healthy You!

Embrace your inner creativity today! DW Healing Arts

Research shows that creativity can positively impact health and well-being.  Creativity engages the right brain, accesses the unconscious self and increases awareness of your emotions and “inner landscape”.  The creative process is most important as a self care practice, not the finished project. Art and other creative activities help to switch your body’s stress response […]

Creating Space to Breathe

February 27th, 2017
Body Health, Stress and Anxiety

I have a confession. I still don’t have all the clean clothes and swimming suits put away from my vacation a few weeks ago. My husband’s birthday presents from his co-workers are sitting in a pile, waiting to find new homes. Today I tackled a month’s worth of mail, hoping there were no late bills. […]

Photo Meditations

February 10th, 2017
Mind Health

  I’ve always enjoyed photography. I go through cycles of viewing life through the camera lens until my attention is shifted to other things, which causes me to push aside this practice. Eventually I am captivated by a view or a flower or an interesting photo on social media. Then I find myself reaching for […]