Entries by Raina Cowan

What Is Art Therapy Part 3

This is Part 3 of my #marketingmondays series on What Is Art Therapy. I may have accidentally skipped Part 2. All I know is I wrote this, and it doesn’t quite seem like Part 2, but it’s what I wrote so I’m gonna go with it. Who says it has to be linear, right?! Before […]

What is Art Therapy?/ #Marketing Monday

I’m going to spend the next few #MarketingMondays exploring what Art Therapy is. Please note, it’s difficult to convey in words what is primarily experienced through the body. Art therapy (art making) is by nature a physical experience as much as it is mental. As Confucian scholar Xunzi (340 – 245 BC) said, “What I […]

Pet Loss

TW: Pet Loss A month ago this past Friday, we had to say goodbye to our beloved 16 year old kitty. He was super social with people and our other cats, insisting on greeting and inspecting everyone and everything that came through our doors. He was demanding, mischievous and rambunctious, especially at night (some cats […]


Tips for Contacting a Therapist

It takes courage to contact a therapist. Whether it’s your first time seeking therapy, or you’re a seasoned pro, here are some tips to help you find a good therapy connection: First off, if you are in crisis, call a crisis hotline. You will get immediate assistance. Help IS out there. For example, the National […]

What TO Say to Someone Experiencing Infertility

Let’s start with what NOT to say to someone experiencing fertility struggles, or Infertility. –Don’t say “Relax, and it will happen” or “Stop stressing and let nature take it’s course”, or anything remotely like either of those examples. -Don’t say “Things happen for a reason” or “It will happen when (or if) it’s meant to […]

Legitimate, a post-Infertility/Adoption Reflection

A significant milestone happened the other day. I briefly picked up my 9 year old, resulting in a back spasm that brought me to my knees. Ibuprofen, ice, stretching and rest gave me time to ponder. This is no longer a little kid I can carry and hold. She is made of solid muscle and […]

Mother’s Day 2021 The Real “Real”

Pampers has created some enlightened campaigns in recent years. They’ve featured same sex couples, included dads, and affirmed the hard work of moms. Their website is chock full of educational resources for families on infant care, developmental milestones and more. Just in time for Mother’s Day, Pampers dropped a new ad. https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210506005945/en/Pampers-Launches-%E2%80%9CMillion-Acts-of-Love%E2%80%9D-Initiative-To-Inspire-Remind-Parents-Of-Their-Infinite-Capacity-For-Love This in itself […]


As of July 1st, 2019, I have new digs! Situated between Logan Square and Avondale, my new office is located within blocks of the Logan Square Blue Line at 3411 W Diversey Ave, Suite 8, Chicago, IL 60647. The building is part of the Milwaukee-Diversey-Kimball Landmark District, so designated by the City of Chicago in […]

Other Mother’s Day

Mother’s Day 2019 is fast approaching and the birth of the latest royal baby in Britain is all over the news. I was born in London but grew up in the US. I visited my British grandparents many summers of my childhood and still have family there. As a mom of a multiracial child, who […]