Longest Light!

Happy Summer Solstice, everyone!

The start of summer is here and I am delighted. In celebration of summer, I thought I’d share some joyful, expansive images, videos, music, and quotes.  Blessings to you as you slip on your flip flops and make some sun tea!

First, here is an art journal entry I created this morning to honor summertime and this day of longest light:

Light!, mixed media art journal entry by Courtney Putnam.

“’Come with me,’ Mom says.
‘To the library.
Books and summertime
go together.’”
Lisa Schroeder, I Heart You, You Haunt Me

A John Denver classic:

“…summer, after all, is a time when wonderful things can happen to quiet people. for those few months, you’re not required to be who everyone thinks you are, and that cut-grass smell in the air and the chance to dive into the deep end of a pool give you a courage you don’t have the rest of the year. you can be grateful and easy, with no eyes on you, and no past. summer just opens the door and lets you out.”
Deb Caletti, Honey, Baby, Sweetheart

Peter, Paul & Mary’s “Weave Me the Sunshine”:

“Some of the best memories are made in flip flops.”
Kellie Elmore

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About Courtney Putnam

I first came to healing work through art and writing. Creating collage art and poetry in particular allowed me to deeply understand the benefit of self-expression in the healing process. But, I also began to see the benefit of bodywork (manual work in the form of massage and energywork in the form of Reiki) as keys to unlocking the emotional stresses we hold in our bodies. I became a Reiki practitioner in 2002, received an MFA in Creative Writing in 2003, received my massage license in the spring of 2006, and became a Reiki Master in 2010. In my practice I bring together these three areas -- the body, the mind, and the spirit (or energy body) -- so others may experience profound and positive change in their lives.
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