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. 

Expressive Arts Time Capsule: My Message to the Future

Expressive Arts Time Capsule: My Message to the Future


My Message to the Future is an expressive arts time capsule in the form of dynamic coloring sheets that can be printed out and drawn directly on or to serve as inspiration for a time capsule of your child's own design. I designed it as a gentle and creative way for students to make a bit of meaning out of our current difficulties. 


The six page packet focuses on fun and easy dimensions of the self as openings to build awareness, resilience, and connection. A collection of creative prompts with drawings to spark your kiddo's imagination so they can make it their own.


A creative SEL resource ideal for parents or educators for students learning remotely. The Time Capsule can be introduced as a week-long project with one page completed per day or supplemented as a month long unit with one page shared per week. Both approaches have been enjoyable for students in the digital classroom and at home. Ideal for 3rd- 6th grade with accomodations easily being made for one year below or above depending on context presented. 


Please take this and make it your own. Many students have used these as "seed ideas" that generated other creative projects for their unique time capsule.


What will their message to the future be? And yours?


(If you would also like a hard copy mailed to you, please contact me with your address and it will be shipped out next day via USPS, free of charge.)