My New Mexico trip…

…was even better than I planned.

And I planned a lot.
I spoke at 3 venues, 2 of which were full-day workshops, making visual aids to take home and use the very next day.

“How to identify Red Flags in troubled Teens,
through ART”

That was my topic and the response from my attendees was overwhelmingly positive.
Teachers, care providers, school councelors, therapists, probation officers… ALL walked away with my
Art with a Purpose’ packet which included my work-book, (with directives and lesson plans), art supplies and assignments ready to copy.
ALL are immediate resources when a student/client/patient is having a meltdown.
These ART BINS are my way of teaching facilitators which lesson to choose for specific curcumstances.

Let’s start with ART !!!


I met many remarkable people along the way. People who have a conviction to understand this frenzy with opioid & fentanyl abuse.
Doctors who are trying new methods of treating the root of addiction and stopping the negative stigma of those who are addicted.

Here I am in Espanola, NM (in the oldest church in the US, reportedly) at a ‘People of Substance’ Summit, where 80 professionals attended and the panel conversation was extraordinary.
I feel so blessed that I had the opportunity to share my wisdom with these people.
Thanks to the Rio-Arriba County Health and Human Services who hired me to make these presentations.

Also, a BIG thanks to who interviewed me and videoed my presentations. We are in the editing process right now, so please stay tuned.

A heart filled with gratitude,

PS. I also visited 9 girlfriends along my journey out West. My next blog will be about that… just sayin’