Day 4: Remembering the Past with Positivity
January 04, 2021
When you complete a big accomplishment, and you are asked how you did, do you normally focus on what you did wrong...or do you celebrate what you did well?
I admit that I have a habit of dwelling on what I didn't do as well as I had wanted. Sometimes I even get on a fixation loop of replaying my mistakes in my head. But what I have learned is that this is not a productive behavior and can lead to anxiety and depression.
What I have started to do is focus on what I did well and acknowledge that first. Then instead of looking at my errors as mistakes, I view them as areas of improvement instead of calling them failures. For every area of improvement that I identify, I assign a new action or make a plan to improve so that maybe I don't repeat that behavior or pattern in the future.
Today I want you to reflect on 2020. Push those negative thoughts aside.
Day 3: Create the Soundtrack to your Movie
January 03, 2021
Every great movie has a great soundtrack that accompanies it. The music sets the stage for the emotions of every scene. It pulls you in, your heart syncs with the rhythm of the beat, and you will connect with the moment and really feel the emotion more deeply than if there was no music.
Visualize this: If you could write your movie, the way you would want it to look, what would the story be?
Day 2: Sensory Scan to Connect with Yourself
January 02, 2021
The ability to relate and to connect, sometimes in odd and yet striking fashion, lies at the very heart of any creative use of the mind, no matter in what field or discipline.
-George J Seidel
Welcome to Day 2 of my 30 Day Challenge: Cultivate Creativity and Nurture Joy. Today we will look at connecting with yourself using a sensory scan.
To begin this challenge, simply sit down. You can do this exercise anywhere you are that is a safe place to just sit and exist for a few moments.
Day 1: The Power of the Words Within Us
January 01, 2021
It's time to Fall into Autumn. But try not to stumble, the holidays are almost here!
October 01, 2018
Can you believe that the first day of Autumn has passed us by already? Where did the summer go?
I have been creating so many new botanical inspired, handmade jewelry designs in my studio, and I can't wait to unveil them to you. But first, here is a quick overview of what I am planning to do the rest of Autumn.
Be sure to let me know if you will be attending the Chicago Holiday One of a Kind Show. I have free tickets and a VIP gift for you.
Look, that's me on NBC!
May 03, 2018
Botanical Illustration #6
February 06, 2018
Botanical Illustration #5
January 29, 2018
Botanical Illustration #4
January 22, 2018
Botanical Illustration #3
January 15, 2018
Botanical Illustration #2
January 04, 2018
Botanical Illustration #1
January 01, 2018