The Tao of Pooh
CPTSD and disenfranchised grief imbalance my wellbeing often, &, without notice. When I could no longer remain in the workforce, I had no idea how to survive, let alone redefine.
Courage was found in pairing spiritual practices such as QiGong, Reiki & Yoga with sensory practices like photography & crafting. In time, a creative coping alchemy formed.
This website is my journal of surviving, redefining & seeking estrangement from chronic trauma.
Sincere gratitude to Helpful Changes, Special Olympics, Ideal-Way, LHSC, Now I Lay Me Down to Sleep, Autism Ontario London Chapter, London Abused Women’s Centre, Fanshawe's CICE Program, UWO, Children's Aid Society, PPOC, Anova & JENN Photography for their years of goodwill.
"If we can share our story with someone who responds with empathy and understanding, shame can’t survive." Brene Brown
Generating photographic imagery has been my go to sensory practice for over 35 years.
”Nature does not hurry, yet everything is accomplished.”
Crafting is my adaptive coping. I allow myself to be open & receptive to the benefits of various media.
”At the centre of your being you have the answer; you know who you are.”
Completing new activities with no expectation of outcome offers growth from daily vulnerability.
”Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life,”
Ilderton, Ontario, Canada
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