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. 

Elements of heART WORKBOOK

$33.00Price

The Elements of heART workbook is an interactive coloring book that takes young A.R.T.I.S.T.S. through the elements of art, or "universal art tools." Shared through the lens of a growth mindset and an emphasis on making strong character choices, this book is a compliation of over five years of successful, creative lesson planning.

 

Eight total units with over 150 dynmaic activities for all ages (especially ideal for K-5) that break down drawing and design components into simple steps that will empower creativity and inspire conscious choice-making. 

 

Units Include:

 

LINEar Attention

SHAPE of Responsibility 

FORMing Trustworthiness

COLORful Imagination

VALUE of Solution-Seeking

TEXTURE of Tenacious Tendencies

SPACE of Self-Awareness

Art > Paper: Party + Community Building Templates

 

This is a self-published, ever-growing creation that is not available in stores. I work with a mom and pop printing shop based in Oakland, CA to produce small batch orders as we explore various publishing avenues. Books are spiral bound with vynal covers to protect the cardstock covers.

 

Please allow 7-10 business days for arrival.

 

Inquiries welcome prior to order. Seriously, if you're curious, but not sure you're ready to drop $35, reach out with questions or just to start a conversation. I'm happy to work with you to determine whether this would be a good investment for your kiddo.