Bypassing Perfectionism For Body Acceptance And A More Creative Life

Donna Otter, Expressive Arts Therapist Extraordinaire, guest starred in today’s episode to introduce listeners to Expressive Arts Therapy and share how they can get more art in their world. Make sure to listen to the end of the episode for Donna’s generous giveaway. You can contact Donna Otter, MA REAT directly at to inquire about her services or to be included in her newsletter for upcoming workshops.

Donna shared the following list of resources for our readers:

Start (or keep) Creating for a Bigger Life and Happier Body Image

How Expressive Arts Works:

Art Heals, Art as Medicine, Trust the Process, by Shaun McNiff

Art is a Way of Knowing, by Pat Allen

These Books Make You Want To Make:

Mighty Ugly by Kim Werker

Wreck This Journal by Keri Smith

Fearless Creating by Eric Maisel

Marry Your Muse by Jan Phillips

The Artist’s Way, by Julia Cameron

Steal Like An Artist & Show Your Work, by Austin Kleon (great newsletter & Tumblr too)

Messy Artist Books to Inspire You:

Spilling Open by Sabrina Ward Harrison

The Journey is the Destination by Dan Eldon

Land Art:

Andy Goldsworthy: A Collaboration with Nature by Andy Goldsworthy


Four-Eyed Monsters

It’s Kind of a Funny Story

Check Out Donna’s Snail Mail Art Website At:

Donna will be offering Create Your Way To A Better Body Image workshops in San Diego this coming May and if there is enough interest, in Portland as well.

Here are the blind drawings we created during the episode.

D.J. DanielleThe Serious One
















































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