Sunday, October 26, 2014

An Exclusive Interview with Feminist Patricia Leavy about Receiving a National Creativity Award

Patricia Leavy, Ph.D. is an independent scholar and novelist (formerly Associate Professor of Sociology, Founding Director of Gender Studies and Chairperson of Sociology & Criminology at Stonehill College). She has published sixteen books including the best-sellers Method Meets Art: Arts-Based Research Practice (Guilford Press, 2009, 2015) and novels American Circumstance (Sense Publishers, 2013) and Low-Fat […]

Finding the Artist within: Art Therapy and Eating Disorders

Art Therapy has been a powerful and effective coping skill that the eating disorder community has embraced for decades. Art therapy helps and challenges a person to create and to reflect on the process of the art making experience and the art work they create. This process is powerful especially for someone who is suffering […]

Easing Physical or Emotional Pain…Mindfully

In our society, we have almost become “programmed” to view pain as a bad thing.  Actually, physical pain serves a very helpful purpose as a messenger.  If we didn’t feel it, just think of the damage that could be done from, say, a hot stove or a broken bone!  As well, we also tend to […]

BODY EMPOWERMENT – “Feeling the Mind/Body Connection with Adrienne Glasser”

As part of the weekly Wednesday posting of my ongoing YouTube series “Body Empowerment,” here’s “Feeling the Mind/Body Connection with Adrienne Glasser (Body Empowerment 82)” originally posted May 20, 2013, on YouTube.com by Caroline Rothstein. In honor of International No Diet Day, this video addresses the difference between diet as a noun, versus diet as a verb. […]

BODY EMPOWERMENT – “Psychodrama with Valerie Simon”

As part of the weekly Wednesday posting of my ongoing YouTube series “Body Empowerment,” here’s “Pscyhodrama with Valerie Simon (Body Empowerment 80)” originally posted April 15, 2013, on YouTube.com by Caroline Rothstein. Guest Valerie Simon, LCSW, PAT, Creator of The Inner Stage, talks about the power of psychodrama for healing. About BODY EMPOWERMENT: Founded in 2008, “Body Empowerment” […]

Wedding Day Yoga Leads to Bliss

This week I celebrated my wedding on the beach.  My husband and I were married privately 6 months prior, and had decided we wanted to create a special beach wedding celebration with close friends and family.  The thought was that it would be “easy” carefree and “simple” to host a gathering for 70 close friends. […]

Feminist Scholar Blurs the Arts and Sciences: An Intimate Conversation

*This interview of Dr. Patricia Leavy was originally prepared for publication in the now defunct arts e-zine, HerCircle* I interviewed scholar and novelist Patricia Leavy for an UpClose Interview featured in February 2012 HerCircle E-Zine, about her passion for blurring the arts and sciences. Since that interview Leavy has gone from being a professor to […]

Is yoga like stand-up comedy?

“You’re a yoga teacher? Cool…show me something really impressive!” This is a typical response when I share that I teach yoga (and teach the teachers!).  I think that it must be what stand-up comedians feel when they divulge what they do, and hear the inevitable “Say something funny!” Oh, the pressure! When I get that […]

Birds-Eye View

The last time I went to Pikes Peak (not far from the place that I now call home), I had no intention of doing anything other than hiking and enjoying the scenery with my husband. Little did I know that I would have two experiences that changed how I feel about the world around me, […]

The Blessing of Affirmations

When you look in the mirror, what’s the first thing you say to yourself? If you are like most women, it’s not something kind or complimentary. Most of us are WAY too hard on ourselves, and the media doesn’t help with that. Think about it…can you recall ONE company that promotes happiness with what IS […]

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