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Protecting My Child
Posted by Laurinda | September 25, 2023

A short poem inspired by the important work I do in helping children (including inner children) hold on to  the sparkle and magic of life. The precious gift of witnessing...

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Devil’s Child
Posted by Laurinda | February 9, 2023

The following poem and artwork, Devil's Child, is an example of how I used a combination of talk therapy, art therapy, play therapy and mindfulness to make peace with and...

Stop Being the Victim
Posted by Laurinda | January 30, 2023

The first step needed to stop being the victim and start taking back control of your life after trauma.  "You can’t sit under the chicken coop and ask God to...

Do I Have Unresolved Grief - Sage Affect
Do I Have Unresolved Grief?
Posted by Laurinda | January 16, 2022

An essential guide on what unresolved grief feels like and how to unblock the grieving process. Are you grieving the death of a loved one or a pet?  Perhaps a...

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A Time for Everything
Posted by Laurinda | August 26, 2021

Dedicated to my dad, Derick Mocke (1 September 1943 – 14 August 2021) "There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under heaven." Ecclesiastes 3:1  These...

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When All Hope is Lost
Posted by Laurinda | February 4, 2021

If you feel a little lost and in need of hope, you may like to read about the one thing you can try TODAY to help you find the motivation...

The Surprising Benefit of Art Therapy - Sage Affect
The Surprising Benefit of Art Therapy
Posted by Laurinda | July 2, 2020

All around the world, 'Headline News' is drawing our attention to how overwhelmed, stressed-out and anxious we all are. I'm not sure about you, but I can certainly relate to...