DW Healing Arts LLC
South Bend, Indiana

Category: General

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 […]

The Power of Words

October 3rd, 2016
General, Stress and Anxiety

Each year I try to choose a theme word to help me focus on my goals. In 2016 (as in 2012), my theme was Self Care. It encompasses a number of other words as well. I created this word cloud poem with various supporting words. When I take time to name the things I want […]

Lectio Divina in Nature: Reading the Book of Nature

September 20th, 2016

Nature is a very rich source of Divine inspiration. This exercise is an opportunity to “read” God’s creation by taking a leisurely walk outdoors. Lectio divina (Divine reading) of scripture is one way to communicate with God through prayer and meditation in order to gain new insights. You can adapt this method of sacred reading […]