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. 

Spread Joy 8x10

Spread Joy 8x10

$18.00Price

Joy is a state of wonder, peace, and enthusiasm all rolled into one. We all know what it feels like, even if only in small glimpses. Sometimes it can feel elusive. I believe it's our job to cultivate joy for ourselves on a daily basis and that the most fulfilling days are when we can spread joy to others in small ways. 

 

∞ image is 6x6 inches

∞ print cut to 8x10 inches

∞ printed on cardstock 

∞ frame not included

 

Inspiration: It was actually while painting through the grief of no longer being able to teach art to my K-5 students during shelter-in-place that I made this piece. Teaching creativity and character programs to young kids fills me with joy. Getting to share my passion for art and inspire young minds with tools to find their own unique abilites is awe-inspiring. I love watching them light up when they see me and get to try new things. This painting was my reminder of the joy that children bring and the power of living in a state of joy.