“The artist is not a different kind of person, but every person is a different kind of artist.” (Eric Gill)
I'm a registered board-certified art therapist. I have a private practice providing art therapy and psychotherapy to people with diabetes. I'm also an adjunct professor at Holy Family University in Philadelphia where i teach Introduction to Art Therapy.
I love to travel, play games and watch movies with my husband, Jason. I'm an artist and writer, and I like doing anything creative like cooking and photography. I also have a diabetes blog, The ****er Compartment.
To increase awareness of the mental health issues that accompany diabetes.
To live a balanced life, keeping diabetes managed without having to sacrifice the things I like to do or the foods i like to eat.
Liz Phair, Foo Fighters, **** and Mary Chain, New Order, Cure, Patsy Cline, Marvin ****e, Nine Inch Nails, Beastie Boys, and lots of others
Star Wars, 16 Candles, Raider of the Lost Ark, High Art, On Golden Pond, Pretty in Pink, Say Anything, Juno, Iron Man
Favorite TV Shows
30 Rock, Chuck, Dexter, Entourage, The Daily Show, True Blood, 90210
I tend to read a lot of books about art therapy and mental health. However, my favorite diabetes book is "Diabetes Burnout".
I guess some people would consider my diet soda habit a vice, but it's a pleasure I won't go without.
I adore my husband and my critters, and I believe I can live a full and happy life with diabetes.
I'm Lee Ann, a community moderator here at dLife. I was diagnosed when I was in kindergarten in 1978. Diabetes has been a very bumpy road for me. I've lived with depression since I was a teenager, but for most of that time, it's been managed. I also had an eating disorder from my teens into my early 30's, but I've been recovered for 5 years now.
These days, I wear a pump and CGM, I count carbs, and exercise is a work in progress. I write a diabetes blog called, The Butter Compartment, and do advocacy work, especially related to diabetes-specific mental health issues. I'm an art therapist, so I'm always looking for innovative ways to use art to help diabetics and raise awareness about diabetes. Off-line, I have a private practice providing art therapy and psychotherapy to people affected by diabetes, and I'm Adjunct Professor of Art Therapy at Holy Family University.
I live with my husband, Jason, and our reptilian children. I'm an artist, and I like other creative activities like cooking, gardening, photography, and writing, and I love to travel.