Bestselling author Lisa Brown on healing through art and journaling


Published January 6, 2022- Her programs are unique by providing a framework for creating art and journaling through the process, she helps her clients experience “art as therapy”. Artist Lisa Brown always intended to be an art teacher. But since 1998, she has offered a much deeper experience than what you might think of as an art class. Working with many different types of support groups—bereavement, cancer survivors, brain-injury sufferers, and others—Lisa guides them through an art project during which they also keep a journal about what they are creating. Her twist? The journal is a series of questions and answers about the artwork, but the questions are written with the student’s dominant hand, while the answers are written with the non-dominant hand. Lisa used her art-and-journaling mix to help herself through her own tragedy, the overdose death of her 23-year-old son several years ago, and therefore can empathize with people struggling with pain and adversity. During Covid, however, she pivoted to different types of projects—smaller, more bite-sized theme ideas—and she also targeted new audiences. “I had never done a Mother’s Day program but did during Covid. Having to stretch my programs to accommodate a wider audience made me extend my themes to consider everybody’s life, not just people who are had suffered adversity.”

You can read more about Lisa Brown’s work and her advice for staying inspired through challenging times in the compelling new book Women Who Boss Up Post-Pandemic, by Tam Luc, the author, educator, and podcaster dedicated to helping women “boss up.” The book collects 16 interviews with women who are side hustlers and multitaskers, who faced the uncertainties of the Covid pandemic—and other obstacles—by embracing their strengths and finding their authentic paths. They have so much to share and to teach, and while every story is unique, there is creativity and perseverance at the core of each one.

Tam Luc is an international bestselling author and the founder of Women with Vision International who shares the triumphs, stress, and struggles of balancing her life to help women grow their businesses. After 20 years as an entrepreneur, she is able to help women leverage their messages and create the lifestyle they want through her unique book messaging strategies.

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