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Author: DIANE MATHIAS

Diane L. Mathias, MA utilizes the creative arts for healing and transformation. Her life work covers decades of practice; this includes the creation and implementation of experiential classes for the bereaved, cancer patients and those seeking transformation and growth. Mathias uses writing, art, the Native-style flute, drumming and mixed media in this powerful and effective work. Her love for this work is evident. Mathias states, "As a writer, an artist and a musician, I love to create a sacred space for change. This work does just that..."
Never Too Old to Begin: The Inner Creative Process of Lary Hansen

Never Too Old to Begin: The Inner Creative Process of Lary Hansen

  We are never too old to begin.  Lary Hansen, retired Canadian Air Force, is the perfect example of this. “As a child, my mother told me I didn’t have a creative bone in my body.” Lary smiles. “She was quite surprised when I first showed her my work.”  Lary started carving birds when he was 66 years old. Some people develop their talents later in life. Lary’s delight is both contagious and inspiring. He is living proof that we…

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The Inner Creative Process of Michael Potter, Digital Photographer

The Inner Creative Process of Michael Potter, Digital Photographer

The Inner Creative Process of Michael Potter, Digital Photographer When I viewed Michael Potter’s digital photography I was filled with delight. My eyes were feasting upon beauty. I met Michael and his wife, Brenda on a labyrinth walk and at that time I had not yet seen Michael’s photography. I later learned how Michael purchased his first digital camera when he was 46 and was inspired to create a more artistic rendering of the original photo image. His desire was to increase…

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It Takes a Village to Write a Book: More Lessons from My New Dog

It Takes a Village to Write a Book: More Lessons from My New Dog

There was Stryder, my gentle giant of a dog, standing on the table.  I felt overwhelmed.  Have you ever felt this way about your creative work? Last night I was sitting at my patio table and writing on my laptop. All of a sudden, there was Stryder, my gentle giant of a dog, standing on the table. He is now very comfortable in his new home; he no longer cowers in fear but jumps! He jumps on tables, on chairs…

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When Fear Effects Our Creative Work: Lessons from My New Dog

When Fear Effects Our Creative Work: Lessons from My New Dog

Two weeks ago I found my new dog. Well, actually, he found me. And every day  I am so aware of how my life is reflected in this journey.  Let me explain… This is Stryder of the Bluebottle Pathway, Stryder for short. He is an Irish Wolfhound mix. And yes, he is quite a big dog. From what I have been told by the amazing woman who “rescued” Stryder, he has never been an inside dog. He slept under the…

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