What is “Make a Mess”?
“Make a Mess” is about reconnecting to our creativity. It’s about playing, exploring, getting curious and trying new things. It’s about the creative process, and the obstacles that often stand in the way (hello self-doubt).
“Make a Mess” is about the power of creativity. It’s about better understanding ourselves and our worlds (because creativity gives us these gifts). It’s about using creative tools to process our pain and connect with ourselves and others.
I like to think of mess-making as a synonym for creativity. Because creativity can seem intimidating, or too serious. So many of us don’t even think of ourselves as creative because we don’t make art.
But you are. You are very much creative. That’s what “Make a Mess” is all about.
In addition to writing “Make a Mess,” I write “Weightless,” a blog about loving our bodies and ourselves at every weight, shape and size. I wrote my first post on November 1st, 2009. Wow. Time flies.
I’m also an associate editor here at Psych Central. I pen pieces on everything from anxiety and ADHD to marriage and mindfulness. You can catch up on my latest writing here.
I co-wrote the eBook Heart to Heart: 20 Poems, Meditations + Affirmations to Embrace Your Body & Cultivate Kindness, with my close friend and Curvy Yoga founder Anna Guest-Jelley.
Unofficially, my writing career began in elementary school when I composed my first-ever fairy tale (my mom still has it!). Officially, I began freelancing after graduating with my MS in clinical psychology from Texas A&M University.
Thanks so much for reading!