Acute and/or prolonged exposure to stress can disconnect us from ourselves by shortening our attention span and muddying our mental clarity. This stress can easily start habits like obsessive worrying or constant shallow breathing, both of which are hard to break and have little benefit. The goal is to encourage a daily art practice and to reframe art-making as, rather than a far-off, sacred but unattainable dream, an activity of everyday life that is so common that it becomes “nothing special.” When an artist cannot find enough peace of mind to practice her craft in a particular place, she suffers a loss of an inner homecoming. An inability to focus on art-making for too long creates an experience of loss of creative peace and internal freedom.