Babs McDonald has degrees from Virginia Tech, North Carolina State University, and the University of Georgia. Her PhD is in Adult Learning from the University of Georgia, where she studied personal transformation and environmental spirituality. Babs is the founder of Natural Inquirer, a free natural resource science journal published by the USDA Forest Service for K-12 students. In 2017, Babs experienced an ischemic stroke, sending her on a personal journey to learn and experience as much as possible about stroke recovery. In this essay, Babs describes her experience of using mindful art as a self-styled occupational/physical therapy.
The Journal for the Humanities in Rehabilitation is a peer reviewed, multi-media journal using a collaborative model with rehabilitation professionals, patients and their families to gain a greater understanding of the human experience of disability through art, literature and narrative. The purpose of this interdisciplinary journal is to raise the consciousness and deepen the intellect of the humanistic relationship in the rehabilitation sciences.
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