Classes

Hello Brave Souls and Welcome… 

I am so glad you are here! 

The following classes can be taught in a class format or one-on-one.  I am here to help you however I can and in whatever format you would feel most comfortable in.   You can contact me with questions or check out the calendar page to register for upcoming classes.  

SOUL BOOK

Are you like me? Do you ever have times when you find you have forgotten who you are are, what you want out of life, and what you are about? Your SoulBook will help on those days…it will be a sort of guidebook for your soul…to use when you are feeling lost…ya know?

I wanted to design a fun, beautiful, quick art journal/book out of simple, inexpensive supplies like cardboard and tape, and THIS is that class. I LOVE IT and can’t wait to teach you how to make your own.

I’ll show you how to gather a whole bunch of this and that and use it to collage onto your pages. Then there are written pages and pages of words and sentences for you to choose from and cut out for your pages…things that every Brave Girl heart needs to remember…things that we sometimes forget.

Most important of all is that you bring yourself along so that YOUR SoulBook is uniquely yours. I’ll walk you through every step and give you lots and lots of ideas that will guide you through creating your very own beautiful, soul-stirring SoulBook that you will LOVE! 

SOUL RESTORATION

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This is the fundamental core class that I teach.  The curriculum was developed by Melody Ross.  This was a life changing class for me and I believe it will be for you as well. This is where it all started. This is the course that we believe every human being should take at least once. This course is the heart of the work we do and feel called to do.

Are you needing some restoration? Is your soul telling you that it’s time for YOU take this course?

There are so many things that get us out of alignment with who we are and leave our souls in disrepair. We often believe we need to change who we are when we don’t like the way life is going.

We don’t need to change who we are…even if we feel like we want our life to change. We just need to RESTORE back to who we have always been.

Are you in a transition and you don’t know what to do next? Are you still reeling from a difficult time in your life? Have you forgotten who you are and what you want out of life? Do you feel like you make the decisions that others want you to make instead of the decisions that you want to make? Have you forgotten about your talents and gifts and your purpose? Do you feel like you are not deserving or worthy of good things and so you have just settled for whatever you can get in life? Are you just absolutely exhausted at how hard life has been, day after day? Do you just need a tune up? This course is for all of these reasons and more. Whether things are really hard and you feel destroyed, or whether you just need a bit of a refresher to get you back on course.

Imagine yourself as a house…a beautiful perfect house…starting out with fresh paint and beautiful windows and lovely carpets..filled with all of your favorite things and your favorite music and everything that brings you comfort. This is the house where your soul lives.

Things sometimes happen in life, sometimes quickly and sometimes over time that kick our doors in, break our windows and destroy our walls. We stop making boundaries for ourselves and find that others are actually LIVING in our soul house, leaving us nowhere to sleep, no food left to eat….moving our furniture to their liking and putting up their own art.

Some of us aren’t even living in our own soul houses anymore…feeling totally disconnected from our truest selves and beyond repair. But we aren’t beyond repair. We just need to reconnect with our own deepest wisdom and reacquaint ourselves with our Truth-Teller, our source of truth and light. It is not only possible, it is wonderful and necessary for each of us.

Soul Restoration is intended to help every human being heal the past, confront old beliefs that have been holding them back, then find and keep the bravery needed to stay joyfully true to their own path. It works.

This enjoyable and powerful workshop is designed to help you really really think and hear your own soul again…to help you remember what brings you the most joy, to realize & remember all of the things that you are good at and that make your heart sing…to get back on track and to unleash the courage and motivation to stay on track…to find the courage to let go of what is not right for you, what is hurting you and what is holding you back..and most importantly…to reunite with your soul.

We hope you’ll join us. It will be one of the best things you’ve ever done for yourself.     

TRUTH CARDS

Let’s make some art with truths that are personal to you!

The truth card kit is perfect for anyone who is just beginning their Truth Card journey, but it is also great for those who are already truth card pros!  These are small enough to put in your purse or around the house to remind you the beautiful truths about yourself.  You can also make some to give to others who need to be reminded how amazing they are and the beautiful truths about them. 

 SHE DID IT ANYWAY

Life is so much about making decisions, day after day, minute after minute. Just about everything in life can be dramatically improved simply by making different decisions…decisions that are right for us individually.

Perhaps one of the most destructive beliefs that we can ever have in life is to believe that we are powerless over our circumstances, over our moods, over our relationships, over our future. While it is true that we have no power to change other people…we absolutely have power to change the things that are within our own realm of influence.

The things we CAN change can almost always be changed with our own decisions. We can choose what we want to do next, we can choose how we want to feel next, we can choose what will will let go of next, we can choose what we will listen to next, we can choose what we say next, we can choose what direction we will head in next. Life is so much about choosing what to do next. We start to feel powerless when we think we have to know exactly how things will turn out. What we really need to know day after day, is what we will do next. Then we have to do it.

We live in a culture that has somehow made us believe that if things are difficult or if we are struggling, we are doing it all wrong. We live in a culture that often gives us the message that we should quit doing things that are difficult and that life is meant to just be really easy, really fun and we can get everything quickly and without a lot of effort. This leads to feeling powerless, because as we all know….just about everything meaningful, important and valuable requires some kind of sacrifice, some kind of bravery and most of those things also take time. Important things take time. While our culture tries to teach us that if we have to work for something, we will suffer….the opposite really is true. When we want something and we know it is right and true for our own individually life…we get joy beyond compare when we act out in bravery to achieve it, take care of it and grow it.

This lesson is about bravely looking the scary stuff in the face….and then going out and doing it anyway. 

 THE DECISION MAKER

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Making good decisions is one of the most important and also the most difficult parts of life. Often, we feel completely paralyzed when making a decision so we just don’t make a decision at all and either stay stuck or let someone else make our decisions for us.

Making good decisions starts with the brave work of figuring out what we actually want out of life, what we believe in and what we are willing to sacrifice for. Once we ask ourselves some crucial questions, and then make it a habit to ask ourselves those same questions every time we need to make a decision… it becomes easy to decide what will we do next in our lives.

Every decision we make affects our ability to make the next decision for our life. When we make our decisions from a place of power, knowing that we chose what we are living… life takes on a new feeling that spreads to everything we do and everyone we come into contact with. We are not powerless! We can make the best decisions for our lives and feel at peace.” – Melody Ross

GO WHERE THE PEACE IS

Go Where The Peace Is

When it comes down to it, the single thing we want most is PEACE. There is nothing better. Enjoy this lesson about how to find peace, and how to keep it and protect it.

It has been said over and over again throughout history that the most important thing we can ever attain is peace of mind. Peace is really what our whole soul craves and strives for…it is the place where we can find clarity, where our wisdom resides and a place of inner peace is really what is intended for all of us.

Why then, is it so difficult at times in our life to get to a place of peace? And then when we get there, why is it so hard to stay there?

We get to choose so much about our lives, and especially about ourselves…we are not powerless. We can choose to go where the peace is, we can choose to create peace, we can choose to stay where the peace is.

When in doubt…do the thing that feels the most peaceful. This may not be the easiest thing to do…but it is always the right thing to do. Peace is good. 

FLYING FREE

Flying Free

As a child, we often have no doubt that we can learn new things, try new things and shoot for the stars. Something or lots of somethings often happen along the way that either makes us forget what we know, or makes us believe that it was never true in the first place. Sometimes we know it is true for others, but we think for us it is just too late.

So what is it that may be grasping your ankles, keeping you from reaching or even moving forward at all? How long have you felt held back, trapped, caged or restrained from the things your heart once yearned for…from the things your heart still aches for?

This lesson is all about claiming the truths of our freedom, and exposing the lies that put walls around what is ours to claim. We are meant for using and enjoying the exquisite gift of choice. We are meant for freedom and agency and new beginnings and do overs and beautiful flights of our souls.
We are meant for it…..all of us.

It feels good to fly free. It is the height of our beautiful potential. When we are flying free we are doing exactly what we were designed to do, being exactly who we are and we are letting nothing enslave us. We can be free of the shackles of destructive or addicting behaviors because we need nothing to fill in the voids that come from feeling trapped, restrained and held back from the joy of who we are.

It does not feel good when we feel like our choices have been taken away, or we feel like we are not making decisions from our own deepest truth. It does not feel good when we draw tight constraints for how much love, joy and goodness we are allowed to experience in our lives. It does not feel good to feel enslaved by anything…..it does not feel good because it ts so offensive to our highest selves, our souls. We are all meant to live in freedom of spirit, of thought, of heart.

Let’s take some time to really explore what may be holding us back or keeping us trapped. Let’s all fly free together….then let’s help each other along the way whenever and however we can.

It does not feel good when we feel like our choices have been taken away, or we feel like we are not making decisions from our own deepest truth. It does not feel good when we draw tight constraints for how much love, joy and goodness we are allowed to experience in our lives. It does not feel good to feel enslaved by anything…..it does not feel good because it is so offensive to our highest selves, our souls. We are all meant to live in freedom of spirit, of thought, of heart.

Let’s take some time to really explore what may be holding us back or keeping us trapped. Let’s all fly free together….then let’s help each other along the way whenever and however we can. 

BEING TRUE TO BEING YOU

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It is sort of cliche to say “BE TRUE TO YOU” isn’t it, friend? It is certainly a phrase that is over used, just like many of life’s greatest truths are. Sometimes important words are so over used that we stop really thinking about what they mean and especially what they mean to us in particular.

This lesson is about really seeing yourself RIGHT NOW. Looking at who you are RIGHT NOW and you have always been as well as who you have become. This lesson is about acknowledging and accepting and LOVING all of the parts of yourself, RIGHT NOW, wherever you find yourself on your journey.

Please don’t get caught up in the cliche of the title of this lesson. Please REALLY think about what it means to be be true to who YOU are. To be able to be true…we must first figure out WHO we are so that we can be true to her. This is a lot of important soul work, and it is work that not many are brave enough or disciplined enough to do. You are here, and you are so so soooo important, important enough to take the time to really investigate on a soul level to figure out exactly who YOU are.

It is so important to give ourselves the love and grace of not comparing our lives, or our selves, or our attributes or our circumstances to those of anyone else. Comparing is the greatest barrier to figuring out who we are and who we are meant to be. It is such a distraction to investigate the lives of everyone else to try to figure out what our own lives are supposed to be. We will never find ourselves by looking at others. We will only find ourselves by quietly, patiently, lovingly and mercifully looking and listening to ourselves and our deepest truth. It is so worth the work to be able to live with such authenticity. The greatest freedom comes when we finally take total and complete responsibility for ourselves, our lives and who we were created to become. Taking time to remember, restore and work toward our truest selves will bring great rewards to our lives and to the lives of all those that we love. To be a woman who knows who she is and who walks confidently in that truth is the greatest gift we can give to others. Please be you.

 LET IT GO. LET IT FALL. LET IT BE

Let it go. Let it fall. Let it be.

There are so many things that make our lives so much heavier and more stressful and more painful than life ever has to be…than life was ever MEANT to be. We hold on to things that were never meant to be held on to.

As human beings, we have the choice to hold on or to let go of our experiences, our thoughts, our habits. In nature, we see that plants and animals naturally let go at different seasons…the way a tree loses it’s leaves and then grows new ones that turn colors and then fall away again year after year. The tree does not have a choice about this matter….the tree lets it go when it is time to let it go.

We can learn a lot from seasons in nature. Every season has its lessons and its experiences. Every season also has its own beauty and its own purpose. Every season is necessary to get us onward to becoming what we are meant to become next. Yet, we have such difficulty letting go of things that were meant long ago to be let go of…so that we can move on to the next parts of our lives…so that we can move forward.

Think of the things you may be holding onto that are keeping you from moving forward. Things like grudges, or outdated goals or dreams. Let go of hurt that comes from things not turning out the way you may have wished they would turn out. Let go of what you might expect to happen that you have no control over. Let go of fantasies you may have that are keeping you from being happy with how your life is now. Let go of anything that doesn’t feel peaceful. Let go of what is not yours to carry.

It is also so important to give life a chance to work itself out….because often we can push and push and push for things to turn out the way WE want them to turn out, when life is going to happen exactly the way it is meant to happen. This is when we let it be.

Sometimes we even have to let things fall that we wanted to stay put. We have to let things die that we wanted to stay alive. When we let life be, and find joy in all of it….our suffering will decrease and our joy will increase. Time to let it go.

It really is time.

Zentangle and Mindfulness

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Are you under stress?  Do you want to learn some mindfulness techniques while also creating art?  People of all ages can learn how to Zentangle.  I believe everyone can create art, no experience needed. 

Zentangle is a fun, easy, relaxing way to create lovely images by drawing structured patterns called “tangles.”  Zentangle art is unplanned so you can focus on each stroke and not worry about the result.   You will learn there are no mistakes in Zentangle.  There are no erasers in life so why would you need one for Zentangle?  You can learn to use them as an “opportunity” to go in a different direction that you may not have thought of before.  You will learn how to apply what you learn in Zentangle to your lives.  

Through the Zentangle Method you can relax, focus, expand your imagination, trust your creativity, gain self-confidence, increase sense of well-being, increase you awareness, respond confidently to the unexpected, discover the fun and healing in creative expression, feel gratitude and appreciation for this beautiful world, and perhaps most importantly . . . Have fun! The Zentangle Method works because it is simple, fun and effective and it helps you get out of your own way.

General areas that a Zentangle practice benefits include: Phobias, Addictions, Pain management, Conflict resolution, Workplace burnout and more…

You will be amazed at what you can create.

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