Continuing with week 3 of Brene Brown's e-course and the intention of cultivating a practice of calm and stillness, I completed the following art journal spread. For the first page we were prompted to share a photo of the place that represents calm for us. That was easy. I could have chosen any beach photo, but I knew it had to be a photo of the ocean. Whether its the Oregon coast or my favorite beaches in Kaua'i, the ocean is my favorite place to find calm. Next, I mapped out my calm practice with core strategies that help me keep my cool. I also included my legend with the guidelines that help me when things get stressful. Truth be told, I can be a spitfire, easily riled and reactionary, and it's hard to change years of learned behavior. The legend represents the essentials that help me stay calm and centered, while acknowledging that there will be times I screw up and have to start all over.