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. 

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You can help provide meaningful motivation to support creative enrichment and valuable character development to children...
$10 actually can go a long way to providing supplies for curriculum projects and our Community Artist choice box. CosmicKIDS is currently serving over 180 kids. Help us give arts education to hundreds more!



Children are our future. Miraculous and synergistic things happen for people, especially age 2-12 when you give them a safe space to explore how their own creativity can provide ample opportunities to deepen our relationship with ourselves, those around us and our planet.

When you give to CosmicKIDS, you will receive a special thank you from us, made just for you, to show you how much your support really matters and helps us!

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CosmicKIDS is not currently registered as a 501c3, but we work exclusively with them outside of private families. So while your giving is not tax deductible, it is charitable.

 

  • How will my $ be used?

    Your $10 gift provides art supplies and quality instruction, increasing access to creative problem solving.

    If not directly used for art supplies, it moves us one step closer to our goal of publishing the 'Elements of Art' curriculum & activity book... with the goal of giving everyone access to visual thinking strategies that develop character, promote leadership, and community stewardship through the arts.

  • Does teaching art really matter?

    It's crucial! Unfortunately there has been a trend of undervaluing the arts in our educational system. CosmicKIDS believes that along with the visible social justice and STEM movements growing in our educational systems, this shift will grow to recognize the integral nature of the arts in developing stronger executive function skills and critical thinking, as well as growth through exposure in the areas leadership, inclusion, accountability, community stewardship and faster acadmeic skill acquisition by making learning more fun!