Please welcome Shannon:
“You must love yourself before you love another. By accepting yourself and fully being what you are, your simple presence can make others happy.” – unknown
I like to consider myself an explorer of life. I live in the Midwest with my husband, my 2-year-old son, and another baby boy due to enter the world some time in October. I make art, love yoga, practice being mindful and living presently each day, and I especially love connecting, sharing and growing with others.
I believe each and every one of us is an artist and has the innate ability to be creative. I think most of us are taught at a very young age to conform, to be like the others, that the sky is blue and the grass is green, and that only certain people are born with artistic ability. The rest of us will only have to wish and wonder what it must be like to be creative. I’ve struggled with these beliefs throughout my life and chose to let my self-doubt and fear get in the way of being authentically me.
Through years of soul searching, questioning, reflecting and lots of practice, I have found myself at a place where I can say, “I am an artist,” and I actually believe it! It is a wonderful feeling – to embrace myself as a creative being – and I have a passion for helping others rediscover their creative sides. That’s why I created my first e-course called, “Inside Out: A Creative Adventure of Self-Discovery.” This course offers you an opportunity to learn more about your dreams, helps you let go of self-doubt, worry and fear, and allows you to embrace living a more authentic life. Through art, writing, yoga and meditation, you’ll take time to slow down and go within, to relearn how to connect more deeply to your heart - the place where your true wisdom lives. This 4-week online experience allows you to become a bold explorer of your own life, in the comfort and privacy of your own home, at your own pace, while connecting to a like-minded community.
Inside Out is a beautiful compliment to One Small Change because I believe that we can find true happiness in our lives with one small change at a time. When we love ourselves, and become more aligned with our true nature, we feel a sense of deep connection to the people and the world around us. When we take care of ourselves we are happier and in turn, spread that goodness and joy to all those we come in contact with. What a great way to take care of our wonderful earth!
As a way to give back to our earth, and in honor of One Small Change, I would like to offer a special this week. If you sign-up for the Inside Out e-course by next Friday, May 28th, 30% of your registration fee will be donated to NRI Global Charity Haiti. (They still need our help!)