A Long & Beautiful Journey
Sarah Dionne grew up in a family of artists. She began studying fine arts in her early years and later in college.
Yet, her creative spirit was different from the other artists in her family.
She was always more intense, becoming lost in her work for days, losing her inspiration to depression or finding herself feeling totally isolated and alone.
Sarah lived with childhood trauma and undiagnosed bipolar well into her late twenties. Her illness led to many difficult battles that created enormous shame, launching her into eating disorders and an impulsive, chaotic life.
Finally, in 2006, Sarah began a long journey of self discovery and healing. She committed herself to restoring her mind, body and spirit through creative expression, spiritual study and Yoga. Out of a desire to help others like herself, in 2009 she began a path to become a psychotherapist at Simmons College School of Social Work, where she focused her studies on spirituality in psychotherapy.
Since then, Sarah has been privilaged to work with bereaved children and families, refugee children and mothers, prenatal and postpartum women, girls and women living with eating disorders and more.
She has many years of study and practice in the areas of creative arts therapy and narrative therapy (the therapeutic art of story telling).
Then, in 2016, Sarah had her daughter, Anna, which changed her life forever.
During postpartum, she battled depression and anxiety, the eating disorder reemerged and she found her mental health spiraling out of control. Because of self-judgement and shame, it took Sarah two years to finally get the help she needed and deserved.
Anna inspired Sarah to change her life. Sarah made it her mission to completely accept all of herself, mind, body and spirit, so that her daughter would have the opportunity to grow under her loving and compassionate influence.
Anna's inspiration did not stop there. Soon she also gave Sarah the vision for JoAnna and the Spirit Frog ©
Today Sarah's purpose is to offer mothers and girls compassion and support so that they, too, can totally accept and love themselves, mind, body and spirit to live the joyful and abundant lives they deserve.