Friday, August 26, 2011

$19 dollar 90-Minute Art Therapy Session with Kate King

If you've been interested in Art Therapy now is a great time to try it out for an incredibly affordable price!

Weekly Plus is hosting a deal for a 90-minute individual art therapy session with Kate King for only $19! You can find this deal under the "current deals" tab at
This deal will be available for purchase on the Weekly Plus website until September 1, 2011.

Feel free to contact Kate with any questions about this deal at or 970.319.9960


Monday, August 22, 2011

"North Star" by Kate King

She finds herself sailing in the nighttime waters
unsure about the horizon, and without a north star.
She must be the north star—embody it
for it was never promised that the rising sun would shine again
it was only assumed.
A closer look toward the frosted reflection of a face in the current is so still – so certain
until punctured by the motion of another form.
Then, like dancing nymphs of clouded dreams
the solidity of form disperses
to be adopted into the vastness again.

Doors and windows swing open and closed.
Opportunities introduced and retracted as the steady clock ticks
marking the aging moment.
The future becomes the present, and is fleetingly renamed as the past.
Too late.
What once was will never again be
and how to start anew without old names stands as a quest toward danger.
The oldest patterns lie like deep-set wrinkles
posing as reminders and promises, all together yearning to be repeated.

When the horizon is lost the directions become twin-like
removing clarity and flirting
as the ship sways and swings in its search for steadiness.
Amazingly the center shifts
as though taking its pendulum form and grasping
for tethered points that were designed for such a moment.
Realization strikes like fire on skin
while the choice is finally made in all its catastrophe.

Heads turn away as the beauty introduces herself.
They do not wish to see the creature
born from the ashes of old habits.
They cannot navigate what they do not know.
She must source her own wisdom from gifts before learned
and she must be still enough to listen.
A beating source more loud than before beckons.
The code is difficult but not impossible.
She realizes that this life is tiresome and fierce
and lovely.
She knows, but only needs to hear herself
above the screaming chorus that beckons her distance from her truth.
Steadiness appears like an old friend
inviting clouds of uncertainty to pass.
The end looks like the beginning, with its hope-drizzled veil
and she realizes that she knows the only possible answer:
to exhale and confidently step into the beautiful unknown.

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

In the mood to be inspired?

Amazing book: One; How Many People Does it Take to Make a Difference? Dan Zadra & Kobi Yamada

What Can One Do?

"The forest was quiet - too quiet. From out of nowhere came the clatter of horses' hooves, and then silence again. A few moments later a flame sprang from the dry leaves. 'Fire?' roared the bear. 'Run for your lives,' cried the crow. The forest animals, great and small, all fled in panic toward the river. But one small bird remained on the far bank watching the forest burn. 'What can we do?' he cried out. There was no answer. 'But this is our home,' he cried again, 'We must do something - it's on fire!' Silence was the only answer.

At last, he swooped down from his perch, scooped up a bill-full of water and flew over to dump it on the fire. Time after time he flew from the river to the fire until his weary wings were singed and covered with ash. High above, the gods looked down at the chaos below, and they laughed.

'What in the world is that little bird doing?' asked one god. 'He is trying to put out the fire with a bill-full of water! But why? I will find out.' And the god went down to Earth to ask the bird.

Later, when the god returned to the skies, he was surrounded by the other gods. 'Well? What is he doing?' they all asked at once. The god replied softly, "He told me, 'I am but one. I cannot do everything, but I can do something.''

Tears welled up in the gods' eyes and fell as gentle rain on the flames below, quenching the fire."

"Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?"
--Mary Oliver

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Art Therapy and Eating Disorder Treatment

I just came across this incredible website called Adios Barbie. It is positive body image website, and it holds an abundance of incredible information and support for those struggling with eating disorders and body image challenges.

Check it out at:

And see a great article about Eating Disorders and Art Therapy on the site's home page.

The beauty of Art Therapy when working with eating disorders is that it is a powerful expressive medium for spilling emotions into a creative form so that they can be witnessed, shared, and released from the body. Once engaged in a creative expression, emotions and experiences (both conscious and unconscious)can find release and transformation through the art. This helps the client to see their struggles in a type of mirror (the art) that they themselves have created. Not to mention that there are not always words for the happenings of the body and psyche. This is where the art comes in as a vehicle of expression to utilize as a type of language for difficult emotions and experiences that cannot be fully expressed in words. Powerful stuff!

Monday, August 1, 2011


How often do you show loving kindness toward yourself? Often the kindness we show to others is not reflected towards ourselves. Often this lack of self-compassion results in treatment toward ourselves that we would never put onto others. Negativity, insecurity, doubt, and meanness are just a few ways in which we show a lack of self-compassion to ourselves.

The practice of loving kindness encourages a supportive, compassionate perspective when thinking, perceiving, and being involved with our inner dialogues. Truthfully, beating ourselves down does nothing for us. Perhaps increased happiness and prosperity will come if we treat ourselves with kindness, love, and compassion. Here are a few loving kindness phrases to help with a kindly inward-facing attitude.

-May I love myself just as I am
-May I be truly happy
-May I find peace in this uncertain world
-May I be free from sorrow
-May I care for myself with ease
-May I love and be loved
-May I pursue a life that holds meaning and purpose