Anchor Pages with Krysty Krywko


Are you familiar with the concept of morning pages? Julia Cameron, the author of The Artists Way, explains them this way: 

Morning Pages are three pages of longhand, stream of consciousness writing, done first thing in the morning. There is no wrong way to do Morning Pages– they are not high art. They are not even “writing.” They are about anything and everything that crosses your mind– and they are for your eyes only. Morning Pages provoke, clarify, comfort, cajole, prioritize and synchronize the day at hand. Do not over-think Morning Pages: just put three pages of anything on the page…and then do three more pages tomorrow.

This is an exercise that helps you have more consciousness during your day. It’s a process to help open your creativity. It’s all about uncovering, getting unstuck. 

Today’s guest, Krysty Krywko, has her own process called anchor pages. She uses art and creativity to help people heal.  

First up we talk about how Krysty chose to rebrand herself and her business. She shared why she knew she needed to make the change AND admitted why it felt so hard to release the old name/brand.

“I can change my mind anytime I want to change my mind”.

Krysty Krywko

Krysty shares her anchor pages process and how she uses this in her own work. It’s working through a series of prompts. 

  • Name it and claim the emotions you are feeling right now.

  • How do you want to feel?

  • What actions do you need to take?

  • She reminds us that the actions are usually small steps that allow us to make a change. 

    She’s using this process with creativity to help clients with sobriety and recovery. She encourages using a journal to allow for creative expression when doing this work. I know for sure that we are all recovering from something, and this process is something anyone can do. 

    Krysty reminds us that it’s perfectly fine to start where you are, with what you have. Use the kids’ crayons and markers, cut photos out of magazines. Her advice: don’t censure. Just start. 

    The power lies in the process.

    Hear how this process is different from creating a vision board. Krysty shares how some of her clients have used this journal-creating process to gain clarity in life. She also explains 3 of her favorite ways to get started so you aren’t working with a blank page. 

    Final words: Start where you are. Don’t worry about showing anyone else and remember that there are no rules. You can’t do it wrong! 

    Links from Today’s Episode:

    Krysty’s Website

    5 Day Recovery Roadmap Sessions

    How a Sketchbook Saved My Life, Krysty’s Video

    Krysty’s Instagram