Beth Ann Short ’99 published her first book, Creative Wellness: Art Journaling with Mindfulness in October 2016.
Creative Wellness: Art Journaling with Mindfulness is an interactive journal designed to help individuals find balance in their lives through the creative process. Following prompts, readers explore eight dimensions of wellness through writing, drawing, collage and painting.
“Adding mindfulness, imagery, symbolism and art making to the journal process engages both hemispheres of the brain,” Short writes. “In an age where so many are striving for inner peace and balance, this tool engages anyone willing to try.”
Beth Ann Short earned her M.A. in Art Therapy from Marylhurst University in 1999. She is a board certified art therapist (ATR-BC), has a private practice in Portland, and she teaches Adolescent & Young Adult Development at Marylhurst.