Our mission becomes, designing vegan skin care aromatherapy products, and expands to hosting expressive heArt labs (Seminars), workshops & making rooms for self-care support that help you
heArt Workshops are for transforming pandemic related stress, racial trauma, generational trauma, family life, school, work, business and personal life stresses into expressive artwork for self-care
Shop our NativeSelf Care Labs (expressive heArt work supplies) Customizable Gourmet Vegan SKiN FOOD Aromatherapy Butta’s, self-care prompt cards and much more…
We know that each participant has their own wellness and well-being goals. We also know each participant takes away a work of art and compliments themselves more, knowing their heart works for their self-care too.
My daughter and I recently enjoyed a fun night out together at a finger painting class facilitated by NativeSelf Care Coach, I A.M. We had such a great time learning about ourselves while finger painting together. The class was fun and insightful. I would recommend your heArt workshop to people of all ages. It was a great bonding experience with my daughter. Thank you I A.M. for guiding us through the finger painting process. We discovered things about ourselves individually and collectively.
NativeSelf Care Labs is an expressive art self-care web app developed by Jamaican heARTist, Poet and NativeSelf Care Coach I A.M. Talley. An army veteran and former addictions counselor who now helps others take creative ownership of their feelings and life--by skillfully combining sensory reduction techniques with aromatherapy skin care, finger painting and journaling
Imagination borders reality...not the other way around--I A.M.
Plus, FREE access to the Mighty Networks mobile app, which makes starting or resuming your self-care a breeze from any mobile device.
When I want to relax I finger paint a very close friend I A.M. shared with me and it has been awesome experience. So a Few weeks ago my sister Clark Stephanie and I had our own paint and sip. I Love her so much. I’m sharing her creation there are no mistakes in ART. Beautiful no stencil just what in your heart at the time. Representing her Team Who Dat!!
It honestly took me a while to process what I experienced on Friday. When I was a kid I used to like to paint, but when I loss my sight in my late teens I thought that painting was never going to be accessible to me anymore. Painting for me was a way to express my emotions and cope with life. Thus, believing that I could not longer paint made me feel incomplete. It was not until BlindConnect put together a self-care/painting workshop that I was able to reconnect with that part of me. The workshop not only helped me to realize that blindness does not have to limit my creativity, but also it allowed me to process many thoughts and emotions that I was struggling with. I want to thank all the wonderful staff and volunteers off BlindConnect for your great mission and vision.
You are absolutely perfect at what you do. I was standing in the back of the room while you were facilitating crying my eyes out. It was incredible, beautiful, moving and powerful! I love you and we are super honored that you have chosen to give back with BlindConnect as your cause.
-Raquel O'niell: President of BlindConnect