As the summer transitioned into autumn, I found myself falling into a bit of a slump. I was struggling over where I stood regarding my Expressive Arts Degree; it was difficult to get myself motivated, and I questioned whether I should stay with it or not. This came as quite of a surprise because I was so in love with my chosen path just a few months earlier. Spending July at EGS was one of the most inspiring things I’d ever done. I felt calm and grounded, yet excited and challenged at the same time. It was very fulfilling to be immersed in the expressive arts every day and surround by like-minded people, all while being held and inspired by the abundant beauty of the landscape. [Read more…]
Saas-Fee, what to say? For three intense weeks, I called you home. After waking to the sound of cow bells each day, I got ready to step out into the crisp morning mountain air. Making my way down to breakfast, I strolled alongside the fields of wildflowers, gazing at the 360° alpine view, I was filled with a sense of freshness and awe. The hills of Saas-Fee certainly are alive!
Most mornings I was excited and energized, eagerly awaiting the offerings of the day. But there were also days when weariness took over my body and mind. Slowly sipping coffee with my classmates, we would try to delay the day’s happenings. But, no matter how tired I felt, once I was back up the hill and settled into the EGS classroom, it was easy to remember why I came. [Read more…]
This exercise was introduced to me by my teacher of Social and Developmental Issues in Psychology. It seems to be a common exercise in art therapy, and it’s easy to see why; it can give a very insightful look into one’s interpersonal relationships with other individuals and within social groups. [Read more…]
I’ve been up since 5 am, is it excitement or ? Both, I suppose. I also could not wind down and get to sleep last night, but when I did, I slept hard and well. I wasn’t willing to try and sleep more. For my first night, I am happy with five hours; I don’t want to waste a moment here in Saas-Fee, there is no time to roll around in bed. I got up, made myself a cup of tea and did sun salutations as I watched the golden glow of the sun slowly illuminate the snow-capped mountains. [Read more…]