Wednesday, March 23, 2016

PinkHiTopAdventures on Etsy!

Since starting this blog, my goal has been to destigmatize mental illness by sharing my journey of recovery from depression, anxiety, and addiction. It's purpose has also been to help those suffering, their friends, and their families feel less alone, and to share resources and tips I've learned along the way.

I'm now expanding on this mission - the "resources" part in particular; and this week, I opened a store on etsy - PinkHiTopAdventures [go figure...]. Check it out when you get a chance:  

The purpose of this fresh new store is to promote mental wellness through creativity. As of today, it has 18 items, and more will be added each day. I'm starting with craft supplies manufactured by other companies, but in a few months, I'll be releasing a new product created by Pink Hi-Top Adventures exclusively. Stay tuned!!

As I've mentioned before, creativity is a great way to calm and focus the mind, and a perfect outlet for expressing emotions and communicating experiences that are difficult to share face-to-face.

A great example of creative, mental wellness tools which have become very popular recently are coloring pages for adults. [See Google: coloring pages for adults,, Barnes & Noble.] My husband bought me one recently, and I have to admit I was a bit dubious at first. When I gave it a try last week though, I was amazed at how relaxing and almost meditative the activity was.

Sculpting, painting, drawing, dance, music, writing, knitting, and gardening are all creative tools for mental wellness. Can you think of more?  Share your ideas with us here or on Facebook!