Engage the Healing Power of Creativity!

Weekly Meditation Group @ The Lotus Center (via Zoom)

Join us for a weekly guided imagery meditation with music and imagery on Wednesday evenings from 5:00-5:30pm EST. Meditations are led by Leslie Haatvedt and Aric Attas.

Abstract photograph by Aric Attas titled Standing on the Shore of the Cosmic Ocean, No. 13, 2023. Inspired by cosmology and spirituality.
Standing on the Shore of the Cosmic Ocean, No. 13, 2023

Please contact me to learn more and to have your name added to our email list. You will receive a reminder and a link each Wednesday morning. Hope to see you there!

NPR recently interviewed members of the Arts in Medicine program I am helping pilot at Florida Cancer Specialists in Vero Beach. Hear perspectives on the healing power of creativity from a doctor, artist/cancer survivor and patient receiving chemotherapy.

Grateful to be part of such an amazing team bringing creativity to the chemo room! Special thanks to Tania Ortega-Cowen for helping tell the story in such a compelling way!

Listen to the story here:

Cancer Journal

In 2014 I was diagnosed with oral cancer and underwent surgery and radiation treatment. In order to keep up with friends and family I kept a blog here:

I started my first “blog” in 2001 after being diagnosed with Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma. It was a great way to express what I was experiencing and connect with family and friends. Sharing my experiences in this way had a profound effect on me as I went through chemotherapy. I found a deeper connection with friends and family and even made a few new friends along the way! Here’s a link

University of Florida is widely recognized as a pioneer in Arts in Medicine. You can learn more about their amazing programs at the Center for Arts in Medicine website

Curious about Arts in Medicine? I’ve created a YouTube playlist above with some great talks sharing a variety of perspectives on the subject.