Take Root Therapy February Newsletter

We dive into loneliness, try to reconcile after a friendship breakup, and do some planting.

A Letter From Our Founder


Hi everyone,

Happy Leap Day and Happy Black History Month!

I hope you have found ways to care for yourself and each other this month, especially with everything we have been contending with. I had the opportunity to attend a training last weekend, and during an art activity, I was asked what I wished for the person sitting beside me, the small group I was working with, the community of art therapists I was amongst, and ultimately, for the world. The two words that came up over and over for me? Understanding and connection. I know it is simple, but I truly believe that so much of what ails us as a society and as a global community could shift if we tried to understand and connect.

This month’s blog article is about loneliness, the opposite of connection, which we all experience from time to time. If you struggle with loneliness, you are in good company. I hope our article can remind you of that and encourage you to change your relationship with this all too human feeling.

If you know that you need support with this or with anything else, I hope you reach out. Our email address is info@takeroottherapy.com, and you can reach us by phone or text at (323) 388-5578.

Saba Harouni Lurie (she/her/hers)

On The Blog

Why Do I Feel So Alone?: Understanding the Loneliness Epidemic and Cultivating Connection as the Antidote

Loneliness is one of the most common human experiences but is also one of the least talked about. According to research, 80% of people under 18 and 40% of adults over 65 report being lonely at least sometimes. Still, when we feel lonely, it’s hard to believe that anyone will understand what we’re going through, so people often suffer in silence…

How to Help

Solidarity & Snacks Fundraiser

Come join us at the Bob Baker Marionette Theater for a night of fun and fundraising for continued community care for our DTLA unhoused neighbors. There will be live performances, photo booth, food, and more! Come together to make a difference in our community. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to connect with others and contribute to something meaningful. See you there!

Saturday, March 7th
6:00PM – 9:00PM

Bob Baker Marionette Theater
4949 York Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90042

Community Events

Plant Day: A Celebration of Plants

Get ready for Plant Day at the Central Library on March 2, 2024—a family-friendly event celebrating all things plants! Plant enthusiasts of all ages are invited to experience the joy of connecting with nature in this free event starting at 10:00am.! The day sprouts to life with energizing keynote speeches by Jeanette Marantos from the LA Times Plants Newsletter and the green gurus of the Dodger Landscaping crew.

But wait, there’s more! Roll up your sleeves and get your hands dirty in our interactive workshops led by seasoned plant pros. Whether you’re curious about urban gardening, sustainable agriculture, or herbal remedies, they’ve got something budding for everyone.

Saturday, March 2nd
10:00AM – 3:00PM

Central Library
630 W 5th St
Los Angeles, CA 90071

Art Field Trip to The Getty

Join Painted Brain’s Art Field Trip to The Getty for an exciting day exploring the stunning Getty Center in Los Angeles, CA, USA. Get ready to immerse yourself in a world of art, culture, and beauty as you tour the impressive collections and exhibitions at this renowned museum.

The group will meet at 10:30am. From 11am – 12pm you will receive a guided tour of the exterior of the Getty Center. After this tour you will have time to explore the rest of the museum.

Whether you’re an art enthusiast or just looking for a fun day out, this field trip is sure to inspire and delight. Don’t miss out on this fantastic opportunity to experience the best of the art world at The Getty!

Tuesday, March 5th
10:30AM – 1:30PM


Getty Center
1200 Getty Center Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90049

Garden Workshop: Spring into Spring

This March, get hands on with garden educators from Garden School Foundation to dig into eco-friendly plant and flower activities. Explore the benefits of growing live grass and various flowers that can be repurposed to make one-of-a-kind spring gifts. In this workshop, participants of all ages will learn how to plant a living wheatgrass basket or use pressed flowers to create a greeting card or make a recycled button pin.

Saturday, March 9th
12:00PM – 3:30PM


Hauser & Wirth Los Angeles
901 East 3rd Street
Los Angeles, CA 90013

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