Native Self-care Project

Native Self-care Project

Native Self-care Project

transforming stress burnout & compassion fatigue | self-care for tired eyes, fingers & minds.

About us

Are you struggling to keep up with your stressful thoughts or lifestyle?

Chances are, life has presented you with ample amounts of intense emotionally events that have made choosing your self-care harder to do and even harder to maintain with pandemic related stress, family life, school and or business responsibilities.

The Native Self-care Project was created to support people of color\colour, college students, interns, social workers, counselors, support staff or essential workers looking for cost effective ways to organize their mind while doing more self-care and social distancing.

Design & Define

Native Self-care Project is an expressive art program inspired by author, heARTist and Self-care Coach I A.M. Talley, an army veteran and former addictions counselor

Discover the 7 principal design & define self-care recovery prompts in a Self-care heART Room and begin taking creative ownership of your feelings 

Imagination borders reality...not the other way around--I A.M.

In the realm of possibilities where will your self-care come from? 

Find out with do it content designed for built in accountability, support in a virtual community and coaching options.

Become a paid member now & get access to our:

  • Native Self-care Library featuring self-care mind-maps, short essays, poems and hacks to get started
  • Native Self-care heART Rooms for live expressive art workshops
  • Native Self-care heART Workshops for virtual journaling

Plus, FREE access to the Mighty Networks mobile app, which makes participating and designing virtual  journals a breeze from any mobile device.

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What others are saying

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


My daughter and I recently enjoyed a fun night out together at a finger painting class facilitated by 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 Ann-Marie’s class 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. 

Shannon Fessler

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.
Pedro N.

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!!

Zelma Hayes

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