She is a published poet and has logged numerous speaking engagements, including a national conference appearance. Intrigued by genealogy, the author researched her ancestry and became a member of The General Society of Mayflower Descendants and the Daughters of the American Revolutions (DAR). She
Adeline is passionate about adventure traveling, writing, and photography. She also loves to hike, ski, paint, and spend time doing hot Vinyasa yoga. Most of all though, Lindstrom loves spending time with her beloved husband, Sean, and their three children- Rose, Klaus, and Luca-all of whom bring great joy. Adeline can be found hiking throughout western Pennsylvania rain or shine,with her golden retrievers, Jack and Zoey. She plans to add a horse to the equation soon too!
Being open to trying poetry, yoga, and painting unlocked my fundamental need for an expressive voice and regain a more balanced sense of control in my life.
Research supports the use of creative outlets in mitigating mental health symptoms of anxiety, depression, and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder symptoms. A 2010 review by Stucky and Noble: The Connection Between Art, Healing, and Public Health: A Review of Current Literature is a helpful outline of research studies. There are more recent systematic reviews of the effectiveness of creative art therapies that point to the need for better executed research to prove efficacy.
Based on my professional and personal experience, I think creative outlets are protective factors for balance and wellness for anyone. After all- there is no immunity to life’s unpredictable stress! By being open to new pursuits, even at the risk of feeling humiliated, can be a surprising growth experience. I started acrylic painting in December of 2016 and made my first portfolio of twenty-two paintings in celebration of my one-year anniversary. Some of my paintings and photographs are shared in the Gallery. What wonderful and addictive outlets my creative pursuits have become- I had no idea I would unearth and tap into so much expression! Being open to trying poetry, yoga, and painting unlocked my fundamental need for an expressive voice and regain a more balanced sense of control in my life. These activities fueled my motivation and momentum to climb out of the dark places of my soul. Feeling ridiculous, stupid, or worrying about what others think at times, becomes an inconsequential price to pay for receiving and experiencing the simple joys of life again.