December Was Intense…

As I said in my last post, December started out with the Retreat. Then after we got back, December was very much about personal reflection and preparation for the holidays, both for ourselves as YAVs and for gaining understanding as a community, and as volunteers, observing the cost of the cold and joyous season on the lives of those we serve.  … More December Was Intense…


How Spending A Weekend Away From ATL and Hiking Amicalola Falls Strengthened Our Community.

Part of this hike is actually a piece of the Appalachian Trail. I mention this hike because if I’m honest, I was scared of this and the potential challenge it presented. I am not a hiker. … More How Spending A Weekend Away From ATL and Hiking Amicalola Falls Strengthened Our Community.

Thoughts and Thanksgiving

Things are moving. Sometimes it seems like everything is moving super fast, at top speed, and other times it feels like things are moving incredibly slowly. I experience things and can remember how I felt hours and even days after, and sometimes I can’t remember what I was feeling an hour ago. It depends on how things strike me. I have to say the past two months have been filled with lots of feelings and lots of adventures.  … More Thoughts and Thanksgiving

In the quiet hours

Mornings are hard for many people. There tends to be an understanding between humans that mornings are for quiet contemplation and reflection. Walking to my bus stop in the morning is one of my favorite parts of my day, though I am by no means a morning person. The cool air and the sounds of … More In the quiet hours

Listening and Learning. 

Working at Central, there is a lot to learn. There’s the training for how to do intake. There’s learning how to answer the phones and how to answer people’s questions. There’s learning how to pick up on the mental illnesses that clients come in with, and there’s learning how to listen. It’s important to listen to the client and what they need of course, but learning to take the time to hear their stories is very important. … More Listening and Learning. 

My Job

Boring title, I know. But honestly I’m going through something that makes creativity hard. As much as I feel this way, I also know that art therapy is real and alive and helpful especially in times of trouble. So come and join me in these troubled waters even with their boring titles. … More My Job