Archive for February, 2017

You can heal your life – Louise Hay’s Affirmations

Louise Hay and affirmations are a big part of our family’s life now. My corporate brain has a hard time explaining this to others because it sounds hokey. But they work! When I first created CTU, affirmations and “I” statements were seen in the mainstream market as selfish / self indulgent. Now, I think more and more people understand the power they have for healing, self empowerment and peace. I’ve used them for years in my health healing but it was only recently I started using them with the kids. Last year our son started getting hives and we did…

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Dream Doodling – Guatemala

Dream Doodling – For some reason I’ve been drawn to the country of Guatemala. One of our dreams is to take the kids back with us to help build a school. This doodle is my version of a vision board of my family there. Years back, before kids, I spent 3 weeks travelling on my own throughout the country. The entire time, I felt safe. I spent a week with a widowed woman in a little village off of Chichicastenango. I got the chance to head into the jungle to collect medicinal plants with a group of village women, tried…

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Jumping in with Two Feet

Jumping in with two feet today! I recently stumbled across @bymariandrew and did her Skillshare course. OMG did I love it!!! The first exercise was creating this pie chart of resilience. This exercise was very therapeutic as I was able to see moments in my life where I crumbled, thought the world was over or I wished it should have been, and how I made it through. And how it’s now a part of the fabric of who I am. For example, In my 20’s a break up with a guy I moved in with – way too young –…

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Reentry Back into Being Creative

Reentry back into the creative artistic me has been much harder than I thought. Doodling for the purpose of being creative is where I know the magic has always been. But the entrepreneur , business brain me is so incredibly dominant. These are drawings over 2016 where I was able to draw just to be creative. After 30+ days of 2017 , sitting idle, I’ve decided to ground myself in action by using this channel not to promote anything or sell anything but to play… because I know intentions matter & that I am willing to move slowly to not…

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Bringing the Family to the Table

I have been taking an incredible online course with Brene Brown on imperfect parenting. We spent this snowy Sunday bringing the family to the table to work on how to create a place,home & family where the kids felt like they belonged. It is amazing what kids (mine are 8&9) shared about how they see themselves in the world. And some of their real struggles even at such a young age. We worked on 2 projects today from Lesson 1 – what it means to belong in our family & what does love look like in action. Not just words…

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