Crouching down in the corner of his room, he was continuously shedding tears, letting the burden of his emotions smoothly trail down his squished cheeks. The weight of society and load of the thoughts was greater; than the mass of his existence. That specific moment was a halt in his life, a point where he thought he wasn’t brave enough and do not belong to this perfectly faked world. The boy was internally shattered; until life once again taught him that it’s okay to not be okay.
Connor Dean is a 17 year old actor and competitive tennis player. He was born in Florida and lived there until he was about 7 years old then he moved to Los Angeles with his parents and his older brother. He went to a hybrid homeschool in which most of his school is online but takes 2 classes at the high school. He is the captain of his Varsity tennis team, if they have a season this year!
Art has always been an expression of self. Looking to help those suffering mental health issues, it should come as no surprise that art has become a therapeutic tool. Art therapy has helped all generations develop their creative side while exploring what ails them. Utilizing creative processes also helps those looking to enhance their well-being, self-confidence and social skills. Going beyond just coloring between the lines, art therapy offers something for everyone, in good times and bad.
We had the opportunity to speak with Amy White. Amy White is an intuitive medium, a channel, an energy healer, and, what she likes to call herself, a truth bomb dropper. She works with people and helps them connect to their inner knowing. She teaches how to use that inner knowing to help guide us each on our individual journeys. When Amy does this work, depending on her audience, she can help bring forward people’s inner wisdom so they can begin to trust, move through things that block their path and begin to lead their life from a place of knowing as opposed to looking outward. She empowers people’s lives, so they can start to feel like they are fully embodying their experience.
For our second episode of the The World of Positivists, (Positive Podcast series) we had a conversation with Taylor Concepcion on their passion for social issues, empathy and how they currently help people who are abusing drugs.
Hard to believe, but positivity started in Ancient Greece as philosophers Plato and Aristotle pondered the elements of what it meant to live a positive life. Through questioning what makes us happy or what a positive life would entail, these philosophers started the journey to understanding positivity.