New Recovery Center to Talk To

I understand there is a recovery center near me that specializes in a gender responsive residential substance abuse treatment program that serves female parolees and their dependent children. As a Female Offender Treatment and Employment Program (FOTEP), New Hope reduces recidivism through intensive treatment and case management services. Our goal is to help women obtain and maintain a drug- and crime free life.

Sounds like a perfect place for Cosmic Smash Booking to land.

I’m making a Cosmic Smash Book just for them with the intention of bringing love and healing to the women and their children. I’ll let you know how the results.

Art Heals and Saves!

Open Studio April 2013

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We had such a good time on Sunday at open studio. Twelve women showed up on a cold and wintery day, well at least for us in Southern California so we held it indoors again.

There were women making their first Cosmic Smash Book and othes were learning to make their first pages in the book.

Cosmic Smash Booking is all about art healing and saving ourselves so we may go out to heal others and their children. I just didn’t know how much fun it is to create these books and work in them. Now we name them and add scent to them using essential oils or your own perfume.

Our next Open Studio is May 5th, just send me an e-mail and I will gladly send you the details.

Art Heals and Saves!

Time at Riverside Recovery Center is Complete

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I started at the MFI Recovery Center in December 2012 and did not imagine how much I would love bringing Cosmic Smash Booking as a tool of long term recovery to recovering addicts.

I cannot show you the women because of anonymity but I can show you their books. I miss them terribly. I loved preparing for out session together starting on Tuesday and holding space for them until after our session on Friday.

My time ended with them due to the State pulling back funds and they needed to cut back hours and art hours were the first to go. My time was non-billable to them but they have other lessons that are mandated to give.

So, I’m off to my next Recovery Center ….. wonder who that will be?

Art Heals and Saves!

Making Smash Books in the Superstition Mountains

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Smash Booking in The Superstition Mountains of Arizona was pure magic. Up against the mountains on a river like part of the lake ….

I drove on a sunny warm day on the I10 (I’ve learned only Californian’s but a ‘the’ in front of an interstates name) from my home to Arizona to go kayaking and guide my Sisterhood of Sisters On The Fly them on their Smash Book Quest.

After having lunch with a friend in Apache Junction, I started the sort drive to the lake and once I hit came around a corner at Lost Dutchman State Park the sight of the mountains overwhelmed me. My breath was taken away by the power of the mountain. I called my friend Susan who taught me to breath in the power of the mountain to get centered and then I headed into the campground to join the 80 women already camped Canyon Lake Marina.

I wish I had a photo to show you the canyon we kayaked in or the night kayaking with about 20 kayaks all light up under the moonlight but I don’t. I will get better about taking photos so you can see these wonderful places.

The Smash Booking was so fun and the books are beautiful and full of energy and love. I was so honored to be their quide.

Art Heals And Saves!

Liebster Blog Award from Sumaiyah Dymonz Yates

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Hi There!  With great excitement I share with you the great honor of receiving the Liebster Blog Award from Sumaiyah Dymonz Yates.

Sumaiyah Dymonz Yates writes and shares her passion for poetry, art journaling and committment to her message of the healing power of art.

She awared streetlightpeople.org this wonderful award in appreciation for the way in which streetlightpeople.org created Cosmic Smash Booking using the Color Of Woman Intentional Creativity Method to support those who are on the lifelong road to recovery from addiction.

The Award:

This award was designed to be a blog award in the pay it forward fashion. Once you’ve been nominated, you award it to five blogs that you like that have fewer than 200 followers, to encourage new visitors to visit these blogs.

The Rules of Accepting This Award

Thank the person who gave you the award and link back to their blog. Post the award onto your blog. Give the award to five bloggers who you appreciate that have fewer than 200 followers. Leave a comment on their blog letting them know that you have given them this awesome award!

Paying It Forward

I  found it very very difficult to select five people to give the award to. It is an honor to pay it forward and offer the award to the following people. All of these women hold workshops that in alignment to their sacred work within the context of the Great Work Project. When I talk about someone with passion and commitment, I am saying they are putting into action their Soul Work by holding workshops, labs, trainings, and counseling.

Although I cannot confirm the number of followers for all of these blogs (some don’t have followers listed…), I encourage you all to visit all of these wonderful women, their blogs, and their offerings. They will enrich your life and help you to bring, and keep, abundant joy in your life. They all certainly have touched my life, and I am better for it on a daily basis. Enjoy!

Marla Dee – Because of her passion and mission of restoring order to your space, clarity to your vision and freedom to your life using the Clear and Simple Method.

Amber DD Bonnici -  Because of her passon and commitment to mothers with children. Amber DivaDawn is a writer, artist, dancer, teacher and healer. She lives on the Big Island of Hawaii where she shares her aloha, connecting and inspiring women to discover their unique divine expression. She dances through life with kids, paintbrush and pen.

Franceska Alexander –  Soul Evolution Arts – Because of her passion and commitment to gently guide you to explore the delicate underlayment of personal story using expressive arts which includes visual, intuitive, language, somatic, ritual, and performing modalities

Susan Rossi – Flying To The Heart – For her passion and commitment to help you discover how to nurture roots, fruits and blossoms in the garden of possibilities, to align with your unique purpose and calling, and to shine your own brilliance and beauty in the world. She uses traditional shamanic techniques as well as the process of intentional creativity to guide you to bring healing stories and symbols into form through shamanic journeying and art as a creative spiritual practice.

Havi Mandell – HeARTrageous Life – Her work and passion is to clear away the “I’m not creative” self-imposed limitations to living fully and freely. She teaches the processes to make painting, writing, and spiritual connection easy, intuitive and inspiring. She will bring both sides of your brain and all sides of your creativity alive, embrace your power and unique gifts, and guide you to step into your own shaman muse and HeARTist self.

Cosmic Smash Booking:

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Cosmic Smash Book is a creative journal which you create with me as your guide.  This book can become your spiritual portal to discover more about who you are and  find answers to questions that have been just out of your reach.

Personally I use my book as part of my spiritual mediation process.

We also provide workshops to recovering addicts as a tool of long term recovery.

Color of Woman Method:

Color of Woman School

Here is where to learn more about The Color Of Woman Method as founded by Shiloh Sophia McCloud

Canyon Lake and Cosmic Cowgirl Smash Books

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Event is on Saturday April 17th at 9:00am under the Ramada  Cost:  $`10.00.  

Hi there!  This is Cathlene Fishman, Sister #35, aka Catt Geller your Cosmic Smash Book Guide.

Cosmic Smash Book is a creative journal you create with me as your guide.  This book can become your spiritual portal to discover more about who you are, find answers to questions that have been just out of your reach. Personally I use my book as part of my spiritual mediation process.

I find it is easier to understand what this books are when you see one.  A video showing you some of the books I have create is here.

I will bring all the supplies you will need.  However, if you decide you want to make a book and sign up below, keep your eyes open for paper, ribbons and little trinkets that might want to come with you and be part of your book.  Be sure to listen and bring them.

If you are interested, please click here and register. The $10.00 donation will be collected at the door. All monies will be used for supplies. Any monies left over will be donated to streetlightpeople.org to provide art supplies to addication recovery centers.

I look forward to being your guide soon.

Catt – Sister #35