On June 24th Dorsey McHugh and I had our first big book signing event at Two Old Hippies, a "hip" place in Downtown Nashville that is a whole lot of fun! And a very appropriate place for our "debut" due to the fact that Dorsey lived and breathed hippie back in the '60's and early '70s. I knew about them....but I was too busy being "Suzy Homemaker" for my single parent family…Continue
While we don't actually have a new family member, I feel like I birthed a baby in getting our new book finished. My friend, Dorsey McHugh and I have finally released our project, Be Your Finest Art, that we have worked on for about a year and a half. It seems like forever and it was not an easy task. But I have been thinking with a grateful heart that that year and a half…Continue
Dan and I are at the beach for a few days after attending Michael Hyatt and Ken Davis's LAUNCH conference in Orlando. It was a wonderful event, as always. We met some amazing people and learned a lot. Dan spoke and was very well received and we both spent time one-on-one with participants who asked to pick our brains. We made ourselves available and were happy to do so. But after a few days of being "on" like that, we usually have to allow ourselves a recovery period. Perhaps it is our…Continue
Several years ago I read a book that spoke into my life on many levels. One word jumped from the pages into my brain and I have spent the years since embracing and better understanding the word validation, the process of recognizing the authenticity of one’s emotions or possibilities.
A well-meaning parent, teacher, or friend can undermine one’s potential by carelessly ignoring or carelessly discounting the importance of one’s passion or feelings. I am…Continue
My granddaughter, Clara, is very creative. She is almost seven years old and I learn something from her every time we get into art projects. Which is often. She has been part of our art classes at the Sanctuary since she was four and she is always an inspiration to us adults in the class because of her fearlessness in attacking any art project. She just starts it...and no matter what happens she finishes. Often she has stood up in class and…Continue