Aug 20, 2014
Kendra struggled with depression and anxiety for as long as she could remember. A high school art teacher assigned a weekly art journal as part of her class work. Kendra wasn’t thrilled with the process. She didn’t like using other people’s journaling prompts and she felt inhibited knowing she was creating the journal for a grade.
She moved a thousand miles away from home for college, and her struggles got worse. She turned to art journaling again, this time on her own to make sense of what she was experiencing. She ultimately decided to leave college, partly from the clarity she had gained by working on her journals.
Her life continued - she got married and had a son. And her depression and anxiety continued. Her work with her art journals moved into a deeper phase. She’s come to believe that this way of connecting to herself is key to maintaining her well being through her ups and downs.
Kendra graciously shares her experience with art journaling and how it has supported her as she moves through her life with depression and anxiety. She shares how anyone can start a daily art journaling practice to support their own well being, no matter where they are and what they are experiencing.