What is LifeStyle Design?

 

 I arrived at LifeStyle Design, through a series of projects in Graduate School after years of studying various therapuetic modalities personally and porfessionally. Over time it has developed into a comrehensive and specialized set of change-based facilitation approaches founded in artisitc processes. The personal and professional development that have occured in the process have been utterly transformative in every sphere of my life. My mission is to support the transmission of this process out of myself into the lives of others by helping them design objects, experiences, and systems of sustainable growth. 

 

As a concept and practice, LifeStyle Design, is a culmination of my passion for the arts and education coupled with my professional and personal development in the Behavioral Sciences, Psychology, and other therapuetic modalities. Essentially, it is the culmination of health, healing, purpose, and a desire to put this work in service to a greater good. My discovery of and identification with the term 'lifestyle designer' happened in my second year of Graduate studies in the Arts and Consciousness program at JFK University in Berkeley, CA (2014) and continues to evolve with each new client, project, and community collaboration. 

 

This unique approach is founded in conscious engagment in and commitiment to a cyclical rotation of key creative and mindfulness practices, coupled with the belief that every aspect of our lives is an art form filled with limitless potential for learning, beauty, and meaning-making. It is based in the idea that by aligning with the creative genius of our inner children, through supported access to symbolic, intentional, and communal activity, we can align with the natural cycles that compose our lives to find precious healing, learning, and relationship building in the process. A single moment can seed tremendous change. Through simple kindness to ourselves and others, guided mindfulness, and authentic creative inquiry, we can actively support essential and necessary life change. We can choose to boldly embody the creative, adaptive people we need to be to meet life's inevitable shifts with consciousness, creativity, and vitality. 

 

LifeStyle Design is the choice to live life as creatively, consciously, and resourcefully as possible. It is the belief that all living things, as part of a larger whole, are interconnected... that our choices are rooted in this knowing and the impact of our decisions matter. 

Reclaiming A Peaceful Energy, 12 x 12" Hand Embellished Print

Reclaiming A Peaceful Energy, 12 x 12" Hand Embellished Print

$90.00Price

You too can transform pain into beauty through conscious self-compassion and a willingness to grow through what you go through. Transformation doesn't feel graceful. It feels gritty, but the willingness to feel it, be in it and take simple steps toward self-care can have a cumulative healing effect.

 

∞ limited edtion print; only 10 in existence

∞ hand embellished with gold leaf

∞ 12 x 12" 

∞ printed on extra thick card stock

∞ free shipping

∞ please allow 7-10 days for arrival

 

Story behind this piece:

 

*Trigger Warning*

 

When I was 21, I was raped. Creating this piece was a cathartic and transformative part of my healing process. Reclaiming A Peaceful Energy gave me agency as I released the shame I had been holding and reframed my experience into an opportunity for growth. I emerged from the making of this portal (the orginal was a large mixed media painting inside of a window), as a new version of myself. I enjoy looking at this piece every day and now I feel called to share its magical healing powers with you.

 

We all have our own trauma;  some with a small t and some with a capital T. 2020 alone was traumatic, but it also gave us a new foundaiton for growth and healing from enduring eye-opening hardships collectively.

 

Give yourself a visual reminder of your own strength and resilience with Reclaiming a Peaceful Energy.