Creating Your Health Blog

Articles, Musings, & Resources for Creating Your Health
from a Mental Health and Creative Arts Therapy Perspective.
                                                                           -Christine Matteson  LCAT, LMHC

 

                    

The Field where the Game of Life Happens

The Field where the Game of Life Happens

Early this morning, I walked along the Erie Canal.  I notice my cell phone battery is dead (once again), so no podcasts, music,or conversations to keep me company today.   Gray skies and barren trees;  I was searching for beauty in the landscape. While it wasn't...

Holiday Peace and Tranquility

Holiday Peace and Tranquility

What is it about this season that gets many of us worked up and frazzled?
Wonder how you can have a peaceful holiday this year?
This post includes information about types and triggers of stress as well as strategies for more ease and joy this month.

When enough is enough…The “B” word

When enough is enough…The “B” word

What's the B word? Bullshit. There is an awful lot of it goin' around, isn't there?  We all have what I refer to as a... Bullshit Indicator. Mine's been going off with regularity. How about yours? One of the biggest falsehoods that causes my bullshit indicator to go...

Unlearning Fear part 2

Unlearning Fear part 2

There are two basic motivating forces: fear and love. When we are afraid, we pull back from life. When we are in love, we open to all that life has to offer with passion, excitement, and acceptance. We need to learn to love ourselves first, in all our glory and our...

The unlearning of fear.

The unlearning of fear.

Love is what we are born with. Fear is what we learn. The spiritual journey is the unlearning of fear and prejudices and the acceptance of love back in our hearts.    ~ Marianne Williamson   I love this quote as it certainly rings true for me. Recognizing that...

Big Announcement

Announcing:  Creative Arts Counseling and Consulting   I am happy to formally announce the opening of my private practice, Creative Arts Counseling & Consulting, a psychotherapy service in the Eastwood area of Syracuse, NY. I am a licensed Mental Health Counselor...

How does your garden grow?!

How does your garden grow?!

Weeding:  uprooting pesky plants that invade our gardens so that our flowers and crops can live and flourish. God knows, I love a good metaphor*. Poets and philosophers use gardening metaphors all the time. I mean, what better than nature itself to stir the spirit....