At my office we have a cabinet that has some of our 'favorites' - books, cds, plaques, journals that we as therapists love and recommend. Of all that we have on our shelf, what I am constantly reordering is these lovely hearts pictured below. To me, they celebrate our unqiueness as individuals. They are all individual - with different colors and textures. I often will pull out this little heart container of hearts and ask someone - which one describes how you are feeling today. Once I did it with a very tall man (he had to duck to get through our door) and after he described which heart - you won't tell the guys at my office that I am sitting around here sharing my feelings with hearts! Promise, no! But, it is a fun experience.
Clients find many creative ways to use these hearts ... they give them to a child to remember that mom is thinking about them during the day, to remember someone special to them, to honor and be kind to themselves ... If you want some, I order them through Grief Watch and love their website.